Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. 
 
We were fortunate to have had two dinners last weekend to celebrate this special holiday.

On Saturday evening, my parents hosted the larger family gathering at their house with a delicious ham and scalloped potatoes dinner.
On Sunday, I prepared a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings for a much smaller group.

 
  Of course, whether the gathering is for a few or many, the table should be set to reflect the significance of the occasion. This silver turkey from HomeSense made the perfect centerpiece.

 

It was placed on a clear pedestal cake plate and nestled amongst a faux berry wreath along with some glittered pumpkins and silver wire balls. 

 
 
 
A square silver candle and a mercury glass candleholder were placed on each side of the turkey centerpiece.
 
 
Place settings were created using white and orange dishes on a silver charger.
 
 
A side view of a place setting.
 
The full table view.
 
The sideboard was decorated to compliment the colours used on the table.
 
 Silver candlesticks and ...
 
 
 
...orange mini-pumpkins
 
 
 
with tall branches and more pumpkins in the corner.
 
 
Though we were few in numbers, we celebrated in style and of course, were thankful for the meal and our many blessings.

 
 
I hope all my fellow Canadians had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish my American friends all the best for their upcoming holiday in November. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!


 
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42 comments:

  1. Your table is stunning, love all the elements of the Mercury glass and the pumpkin orange and the white and the earth tone, I just love it all, such a beautiful and inviting space,,

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving from one Canadian to another!!
    Love your table setting!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving and your table looks so beautiful.

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  4. Love your centerpiece ! Your table was beautiful !

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I love your colors - nice mix of warm and cool! That turkey centerpiece is wonderful!

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  6. So beautifully done. I'll have to remember this setting in November.

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  7. What a beautiful table setting. I love all of it. I didn't realize y'all celebrated in October but it looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table with all of us!

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  8. Wow! Just Wow! Stunning DD! I love your use of the silver with the traditional Fall oranges and golds! That has to be the most elegant turkey I have ever seen :-) Thank you for sharing your holiday table!

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  9. I didn't know the timing of Canadian Thanksgiving. Thanks for the education! Your table is gorgeous - that silver turkey? Stunning!
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  10. Just gorgeous , it takes your breath away , thanks for sharing :0.

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  11. Such a gorgeous table, so warm and elegant!....Christine

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  12. There is only one word to describe your table but elegant! The silver turkey is the perfect piece for the centerpiece with the candles and pumpkins. I love the place setting with the leaf bowl and napkin. Glad you had a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving for everything was beautiful!

    Pam

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  13. Happy belated Thanksgiving to all up North! Your centerpiece is beautiful!! The whole setting is just gorgeous!

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love all of the details, the fall colors, the mercury glass...wonderful table.

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  15. Simple stunning! You captured the seasons' colours perfectly. Every Thanksgiving I always think of our year we lived out west. For whatever reason, this season always sticks in my memory. It was so beautiful out there, and I remember it was a perfect Thanksgiving backdrop. Hugs, Diane

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  16. Such a wonderful table.

    You're always welcome at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. Just beautiful! I love the turkey and all of the mercury glass and silver.

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  18. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me a comment, as it lead me back to your lovely site.
    Your Thanksgiving table setting is beautiful. I bought a turkey just like the one you have as your centerpiece a few weeks ago. I love it!
    Have a beautiful week,
    Suzanne

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  19. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me a comment, as it lead me back to your lovely site.
    Your Thanksgiving table setting is beautiful. I bought a turkey just like the one you have as your centerpiece a few weeks ago. I love it!
    Have a beautiful week,
    Suzanne

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  21. A beautiful and festive table, glowing the amber and sparkling with silver, strewn with fall's fiery foliage and set for loving guests, to celebrate and give thanks for their blessings.

    Thanks for stopping by Poppy View and hope to see you again, soon.

    Poppy

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  22. How lovely! I just love everything but man would I love to have a turkey like that! No kidding he is amazing. As always everything is perfect :)

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  23. I'll trade you my mercury glass pumpkins for your chandelier! Wow that is so pretty! Your whole room is gorgeous, a beautiful setting for a special Thanksgiving meal! I love your big proud silver turkey sitting proudly on that nest of leaves, bittersweet and pumpkins. I am pinning this for reference for our Thanksgiving!
    Jenna

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  24. Really awesome.. What a variety dude... Great festive table .. Nice to see... Very proud of canadians...
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  25. What a gorgeous Thanksgiving table. LOVE the silver turkey and the pumpkin colors with silver.
    I especially like your chandelier and lamps on the sideboard, too.

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  26. Wow, everything looks so pretty! Festive touches with your beautiful chandelier...nice!
    Thank you for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  27. Wow how beautiful! Your centerpiece is fabulous! I wish I had a HomeSense near me because I want that turkey! The silver accents are fabulous and I love those leaf bowls. Love the side view of the place settings...beautifully done! I kind of wish our Thanksgiving was earlier like yours since it ends up so close to Christmas.

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  28. Everything looks gorgeous! Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you. xo

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  29. Your table is perfection, however my favorite was the fall vignette you displayed in the buffet. Gorgeous!

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  30. Such a gorgeous tablescape!! Love all the sweet fall decorations! :) Happy weekend! xo Holly

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  31. Gorgeous table! Love the centerpiece.
    Have a great week...

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  32. I knew I would love your Thanksgiving table. It is just stunning!! Mr. Turkey looks grand right along with your traditional colors. You always have beautiful tables.

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  33. A "belated Happy Thanksgiving"...I know your guests felt very cherished & welcomed at this GORGEOUS table!
    So many pretty things to look at & appreciate...very nicely done!

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