Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table

Last Monday was Thanksgiving here in Canada. 

This special holiday is always on the second Monday of October however, in many homes, the traditional turkey meal often takes place on Sunday.

We were fortunate to be invited to my parents' place for dinner on Sunday but I did do a Thanksgiving tablescape for a dinner we hosted earlier in the week. 

While I am calling it a "sophisticated" Thanksgiving tablescape, it also has a few rustic elements including pine cones.
The centerpiece began with this large white pumpkin I got at HomeSense this year.
I gave it some "glam" by adding crystals (off our chandelier).
A turkey and a cross were placed next to the pumpkin.
Next comes these sparkly candleholders, "Windswept" by Partylite years ago.

A white serving platter holds a variety of elements which carries the centerpiece the length of the table.  I'll show you the items required to create this look at the end of this post.
The full table view
The dish "stack" consisted of gold, black and white.
Place cards were flanked by a pine cone and a candle.
Thanksgiving dinner with dimmed lights and candlelight is always so cozy.
The sideboard is decorated with a simple pine cone theme with pine cones placed alongside my "HOME" clock.
Beside the sideboard sits a tall branch/feather arrangement and some white pumpkins.
On the other side, a candle arrangement and my "trees in fall" picture complement the décor.
 A new addition to our dining room is this rustic "word" wall art. I love that Mr. Delight picked it out and we felt that it did a good job summing up "our home".

Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus...
1 Thessalonians 5:18

As promised, here's a look at what you might want to round up to create something similar for your next Thanksgiving table.

Hope my fellow Canadians had a Happy Thanksgiving and all the best to my American friends for their holiday in November.
Thanks for visiting!
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  1. I love your table. It has just the right amount of bling. That white pumpkin is gorgeous!

  2. It is beautiful and elegant for sure, with all the glam and shine necessary, 'plus pinecones are perfect this time of year in ANY table setting! Love your white big pumpkin!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and you, yours and to Canada.

  3. the elegant color scheme. Your centerpieces are gorgeous!

  4. This is one of the most elegant Thanksgiving tablescapes that I've seen. Everything is gorgeous!

  5. What an amazing tablescape. Just gorgeous! Have a great weekend! Maria

  6. What stunningly beautiful table this is very elegant and like you said just a little bit of rustic with the pine cones and leaves very attractive to the eye.Susie

  7. G'day! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty
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    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List Pinned

  8. Very elegant, sophisticated and lovely. Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  9. I hope your family shared a joyous and plentiful Thanksgiving! It's wonderful that your parents hosted the dinner, and equally wonderful that you created a tablescape this fabulous just to share with us! I LOVE that ceramic pumpkin with the chandelier bling on it! Oh, yes...pinned that sucker in a heartbeat! :-)

  10. What an amazing tablescape and that white pumpkin that you used for a centerpiece is to die for!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
    I so wish our Thanksgiving Holiday here in the USA was in October. I think the end of November is way too late...
    Thanks for stopping by!!


  11. I just love your Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table. Hope you had a wonderful dinner and lots of family memories forever!

  12. Perfect inspiration, since I'm thinking about a more formal/glittery Thanksgiving table this year! Yours is beautiful!

  13. You have beautiful treasures for the holidays, love if you share them on Fabulous Friday Party
    Thanks Maria


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