Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Time to Give Thanks

We just got back from celebrating Thanksgiving (Canadian) at our daughter's place. 
We had a wonderful weekend visiting with her and her fiance and all agreed it was indeed a
"time to give thanks".

I created this little vignette at our house just before we left town.  
It reminds us that anytime is a good time to give thanks for all our blessings.

I wanted to share with you the lovely centerpiece(s) my daughter created for her Thanksgiving table.
She admits to not having inherited the "tablescaping bug" and does not usually take pleasure in setting a fancy table so I was pleasantly surprised when she came up with this centerpiece idea.
 She found these white bowls (3 of them) in the "dish section" of HomeSense and added the real mini-pumpkins and faux leaves for a simple but effective centerpiece.
By placing three of them down the center of the table on the new cream coloured runner and dark brown tablecloth (both also from HomeSense) and adding some candles, she created a terrific tablescape!

  She had the copper coloured chargers and square white plates but I bought her the dark brown salad plates I found during a stop at a Safeway grocery store to get our Thanksgiving meal supplies. 
(I should have got her some coordinating napkins too!)

For the actual Thanksgiving dinner, we decided to add some of the dried corn bunches she had, one to each bowl and some others just placed on the runner.

Crystal candlesticks with white tapers were added to the center of the table to create a bit more drama.

Although it is pretty simple by some of us true tablescapers' standards, I think she did a terrific job in picking out the elements to purchase and combining them in a very pleasing manner.  She has plans to replace the pumpkins/leaves in each bowl with other seasonal decor (eg. pine cones, ball ornaments and greenery for Christmas).

I hope that by showing these pics, my daughter's centerpiece idea can provide inspiration for those who want to add a bit extra to their table but don't know where to start.
For more inspiration be sure to check out these terrific blog parties.

Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper 
and a new Autumn Arrives Party at Savvy Seasons Autumn Arrives Party


  1. The beautiful colors of Fall against the browns..lovely! What a nice Mom you are to help her creat such a lovely setting.

  2. Your daughter's table setting is very pretty. I also am not a tablescaper, and don't enjoy setting the table either. A Canadian Thanksgiving sounds wonderful! I found you at autumn arrives at Savvy Seasons.

  3. Your daughter's table looks very nice and festive too. Love the little pumpkins! Thank you for sharing and have a delightful day.


  4. I love the look of several mini centerpieces running down the middle of the table. This look is clean, but elegant and beautiful for the season. She did a great job pulling it all together (with a little guidance from you) and it all works! I like shopping at the grocery store, you'll never know what you might find! Bravo!

  5. Your vignette is stunning! Magazine worthy. Your daughter did a beautiful job on her table. I love the darling bowls all decked out for fall. The candles give off such a glow.. the dark chocolate plates are the crowning touch to her beautiful table.. hugs ~lynne~

  6. I think she did a great job. It's a nice clean fresh tablescape.

  7. I saw your post on Savvy Seasons. What a lovely table setting! I think you and your daughter did a great job!

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  9. Beautiful vignette.
    Your daughter did a lovely daughter isn't big on tablescapes, either...just give her a plate and eating utensils and she would be happy!
    I do like those salad plates, I so seldom see brown dishes that when I do on TT I get excited.

  10. How pretty and elegant. Love those salad plates.

  11. I love how she did the centerpiece and the dishes are very pretty!

  12. It is beautiful, DD> And how nice you got to sit and relax! :)
    Love the colors, and the centerpiece down the middle. DD must have been so proud of herself!

  13. For not being into tablescaping, she certainly did a wonderful job! The centerpiece and table settings are beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. Right on to your daughter for giving it the ol' college try! She did a wonderful job!!!

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Your daughter is a Tablescaper !!! She did a Beautiful job putting this all together sweet lady. She needs a blog.
    I miss your sweet comments sweet lady, hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  16. I definitely think there'sa recessive gene just waiting to be stimulated. Your daughter did a fabulous job. This is my first visit to your site, so I spent a bit of extra time browsing through some of your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a wonderful spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  17. So pretty, so festive and so very warm. I sure do enjoy visiting your blog.

    Debbie Kay

  18. Hi there, what a lovely table your daughter presented for you to celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday. She must have picked this talent up from her mother, don't you think???? Anyway, lovely job and you must be proud of her. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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