Monday, October 10, 2016

It's Thanksgiving in Canada!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! We celebrated this special holiday by travelling to visit our daughter and her boyfriend.

I was asked to set the table for our turkey dinner (are you surprised?) and managed to come up with a simple tablescape that wasn't too fussy but honoured the occasion...and I did it in record time for me!

I have to admit that this handsome fellow made his way into my suitcase for the trip there...just in case his appearance was required. (from HomeSense a couple years ago)

I set him on a large white platter of my daughter's and added some faux fall leaves from Dollarama to fill in the spaces.

Four orange votive candles were placed around the centerpiece.  Their glow provided the perfect ambiance to the table.

The colour scheme was orange and silver on a white background.

I used my daughter's silver chargers with her white square plates atop orange striped placemats.  Cloth napkins were folded in a bow-tie type fold and slipped into a copper-coloured napkin ring.

Since there were only 4 of us, it was easy to set the table quickly.

Additional candlelight and faux leaves decorated the nearby sideboard where wine stood at the ready.

The meal that ensued was absolutely delicious!  The hostess, with help from the host, served a fantastic turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

We are so thankful to have been able to be with them for Thanksgiving and for all of the many blessings God has bestowed on us.

Thanks for visiting!
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Maria Elena said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Sound like you had the perfect holiday. Beautiful tablescape, as always. Have a wonderful week! Maria

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Great job with the table and I love that you brought the turkey! Looks like you had a nice family celebration for Thanksgiving and that's what's important!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Such a lovely and simple table. That turkey is wonderful, I'd love to have one like it for my collection.

Nihal Zafar said...

Beautiful tablescape filled with love n care

Sandra Lee said...

I would have had to carry the turkey with me also. I hope your holiday is happy and filled with love.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Good planning on your part Lori to take your turkey with you. Good color on the table and you kept it simple but fun. Love the fall colors. I bet you had a great with your daughter.

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

It sounds like you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your table is gorgeous with all the beautiful orange color, and I love the centerpiece that you created with the stunning gold turkey!

Darlene Gardner said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Lori! The table is lovely, as yours always are. Your celebration looked intimate and cozy.

Pam Richardson said...

Lori, Happy Thanksgiving. Your tableis beautiful and your celebration sounds so perfect!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Lovely table, simple yet elegant and very warm and inviting.
Love that Turkey and I am not a Turkey person. lol

Blessings, Nellie

The Charm of Home said...

Looks lovely! Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

The Freckled Rose said...

Really great job! I'm saving this post for inspiration. Love those sparkly leaves!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Glad you got to spend it with family!!!