Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: Turkey Day

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.  
 Psalms 107:1 (NIV)

It's been months since I shared a tablescape with you all, and if I'm being honest, I haven't actually put together a new tablescape in a while.   I've had so many ideas rolling around in my head for summer & fall tablescapes, but I guess they'll have have to wait 'til next year!

However, I couldn't let November go by without sharing a past Thanksgiving tablescape or two
(before my blogging days).

I started with my go-to neutral tablecloth, & then warmed it up with shades of green, orange, & bronze.

Remember the turkey that is in my living room this year?
Last year it took center stage in my dining room!

I simply used a store-bought wreath to add some texture & color, & stuck the turkey right in the middle.

I then flanked either side with a big candleholder, which brought in more of the bronze color.   To add a little more interest, I not only filled the bottom of the candle holders with glittery pumpkins & gourds, but I also surrounded them with larger pumpkins, gourds, & berries.

I grounded each place setting with a Gracious Goods charger, then followed it up with cream Gracious Goods dinnerware.

Alternating green & orange leaf plates are perfect for dessert & bring more color to each place setting.

For placecards, I simply purchased pears in shades of green and reddish-orange and used a straight pin to hold the name in place.  The "torn" paper displaying the names keeps with the somewhat casual feel.

The double-layered napkins, as well as the napkin rings, were also alternated.
Some showed off the shiny, striped napkins & were held together with a multi-colored beaded napkin ring....

....while others displayed an olive green napkin. 
Okay, I'll let you in on a little secret.....these glittery gourd "napkin rings" aren't really napkin rings.  I had purchased a few small boxed of glittery pumpkins & gourds (remember the ones in the bottom of the candle holders?), & these actually came with the boxes, holding them together!  I couldn't bear to throw them away, so I turned then into napkin rings!

Gracious Goods goblets continue the look.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gracious Good Chargers - Horchow
Gracious Goods Dinnerware/Goblets - Ebay
Leaf Plates - Ross
Striped Napkins/Beaded Napkin Rings - Pier 1
(Click on the links above to see other tablescapes using the same items.)
I'll be joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!


  1. Hello, sweet Shae! I sure wondered where on earth you have been lately?!??!?!! I know life gets in the way of tablescaping, but it's nice to revisit one of yours from the not-too-distant past. That charger is the absolute best!!! I also really like the "torn paper" look on the fruit as a place card. Really great idea!!! Grat job on the napkin rings, too! I hope you are up to a slam bang Thanksgiving this year. We look forward to seeing you back on "the circuit" soon!

  2. Thanks Alycia! I've been busy growing a baby. :) Actually, for a few months I was so sick & tired, I pretty much did nothing. More recently I've been busy transforming my craft room into a nursery! I hope to have some time to get back into the swing of tablescaping soon! Until then, I plan to share a few tablescapes from the past! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving as well!

  3. Your table is beautiful!! I love the bronze turkey and those leaf plates are wonderful. Such a pretty color scheme!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I love your tablescape! The chargers are so interesting and really add a nice touch to the dish stack. I was really struck with the beautiful, deep, rich colors you used. Simply stunning!

    And the idea of pinning a place card to a pear is brilliant!
    Happy Thanksgiving!