The first of several Thanksgiving tablescapes is ready at my house. Of course, I’ll have to replace the fresh flowers before Thanksgiving. It takes me awhile to get ready, and with 30 people dining at our house, I have to start my table setting early. (I’ll probably have to wipe the dishes and glasses the day before we use them. Don’t want any dust on our dishes!)
I also have to scrunch people pretty close together to seat 30. On this table, I’ve used eight of my Ridgway, England, Apple Blossom dinner plates. I’m seating 10 at this table, and I have nine Apple Blossom plates, but I thought it would look better to use different plates on each end, instead of only having one different plate on the table.
I’m using the Fall chargers that I got at Wal Mart several years ago. I found the Apple Blossom plates at a charity tag sale about 25 years ago.
On each end of the table, I’m using one of my Bombay, Old Ivory dinner plates, and since I only have 8 of the Wal Mart chargers, I’m using a brown metal charger under these plates. Since there is so little room on the table, I placed my mother’s flatware on the chargers.
I have eight “pressed flower” napkin rings, purchased at an Arts and Crafts Show some years ago, and on each end, I used a ceramic napkin ring, hand painted for my mother by a friend of hers.
The platter is marked “Japan”, and I also found it at an estate sale. The plaid table cloth is an April Connell, which I purchased on sale this Summer.
I bought the gravy server at a flea market long ago. It is also marked “Japan”.
I never buy anything specifically for tablescaping on my blog, but when I went to the grocery store and saw these beautiful peach colored roses, marked down to $6.00 a dozen, I splurged. Don’t ask me what the turquoise color has to do with this table. I just wanted to brighten the table a bit, so I used my blue Ball jars for the flowers, and my turquoise stemware.
One table down, and three more tables to go. Thank you for coming to see my early start on Thanksgiving tables. laurie