Last weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada. Although this special holiday looked different this year because of recommendations by our provincial health officer to keep our guest list small, I still wanted to set a pretty table and mark the occasion in style.
I realize we are all going through trying times right now, but there is always something to be thankful for.
Whether it is for a small gathering or even just for yourself, bringing out your special dishes and creating a festive atmosphere is a terrific way to express your thankfulness and appreciation for all you have been blessed with.
I was pleased that I manged to accomplish that by using only items I had on hand and not buying anything new.
Inspiration for my tablescape began with these leaf bowls that I've had for many years but are still a favourite of mine.
Under the leaf bowls, I alternated the colours of the dinner and salad plates and placed them on a gold charger.
A little pumpkin was placed inside the leaf bowl as an extra embellishment to each place setting.
I made pumpkin placecards using Clipart on my computer and printed my guests' names on each one. These were placed next to a little bundle of wheat tied with curling ribbon.
I used my gold flatware for this special occasion...
...and I brought out my acrylic knife rests to make it look even fancier!
An amber coloured wine glass and a clear water glass served as the stemware.
Layering is everything when setting a table for a special occasion! A gold tablecloth was topped with two beige runners crossing the table. Orange placemats were placed under the runners.
A dark orange cloth napkin was tucked between the plate layers.
The centerpiece was created by placing faux foliage with pumpkins and gourds in a long basket tray in the middle of the table.
A ceramic pumpkin and gourd took centerstage when placed on a riser, covered by a cloth napkin, in the center of the long basket tray.
Various other faux floral picks, pumpkins and bundles of wheat were tucked in here and there. Battery operated twinkle lights were woven throughout.
Orange coloured pillar candles on brass holders were also given the twinkle light treatment with the battery packs hidden in the foliage.
Here's a full view of the tablescape.
The ambiance created by the candles and twinkle lights made our thanksgiving meal so cozy.
We started with pumpkin soup and homemade buns which my mom so graciously provided. Both were super delish!
Pumpkin pie and Chocolate Dream Dessert were served on my leaf shaped plates.
It was a lovely time of thanksgiving and even though it was just Mr Delight and I with my parents, the occasion was celebrated to its fullest!
Did you or are you planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a small gathering this year? So often we expend our greatest efforts when it is for a large crowd but why not do it for yourself or just a couple others?
This is the perfect opportunity to set that festive table for a cherished few, make all the traditional foods you love and above all, give thanks!
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