The first of the 2014 Thanksgiving tablescapes is done. It’s a very simple table, but it does have some bling. I normally don’t bring out the bling until the Christmas season, but I was inspired to bring it out for Thanksgiving this year.
These are the candles that inspired this table. I couldn’t take a photo that did them justice. These are hand wrapped beeswax candles, and there is glitter rolled into the beeswax. They are sold in gift stores, but are produced by a company called La Petite Abeille in Vicksburg, Mississippi (I don’t think they have an on line store). They are so pretty with their subtle sparkle, but it just doesn’t show up in a picture.
In addition to the beeswax candles, I used some candles placed in gold rimmed old fashion glasses along with glittered faux fruit.
Y’all know I’m a bargain hunter. Years ago, a local gift store was going out of business. They had one sample of several patterns in Royal Doulton dinner plates. A bride would select her pattern, and then the store would order more to sell for gifts for her. I bought five of the unmatched samples. My only criteria was that each pattern have a gold rim and a patterned border.
So, the plates on this table do not match. I bought three of the Noritake plates at an estate sale one time, and since they have a gold rim, I used them on this table. I put the gold striped napkins on top of the plates to give a more cohesive look to a table filled with different patterns.
I’m seating 10 people at this table (yeah, we squish together to give thanks). I still needed two more plates. I have four of these Wedgewood plates, which I bought at an estate sale one time. I used one of them on each end of the table.
This stemware was another estate sale purchase. It was a set of eleven (At one time, it was probably a set of twelve). It gave me enough to use for 10 people, and an extra one in case one of them gets broken.
The round coasters were in a set of eight at another estate sale (some of them are the same scene). I used my Mother’s two leaf-shaped coasters at each end of the table.
My Mother’s salt and pepper shakers are on one end of the table.
On the other end of the table, there is another set of salt and pepper shakers, which I purchased from an antique store one time.
As I’ve said, we seat 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, so I may have a few more tables to share before turkey day arrives. Thank you for visiting.
I’m partying at Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.