My computer has been giving me fits today. I posted this without commentary, because I was having so many tech problems. Finally got it worked out. Please ignore the table apron in the center of the table. Yes, I painted this table back in July (here). At the time, I said I needed to get out the leaf for the table and paint the apron. Yikes! I completely forgot to do it.
Some of you may know that we host between 20 and 30 family members for holiday dinners. This Thanksgiving, our crowd has shrunk, so I've only set places for 22 people.
This is a table for eight in our sunroom. I started with a round placemat, bordered in leaves. The dinner plates are Ascot by Wood and Sons. Each plate has a different village scene on it. If you'd like to see all of the scenes, please click here. I used our flatware wedding selection (Old Master by Towle). The green stems were also a wedding selection.
I won these pretty paisley napkins last year at Plum Creek Place blog. The napkin rings feature dried, pressed flowers.
A squirrel and a pumpkin serve salt and pepper at this table, and the green depression glass bowl will serve whipped butter.
I serve the meal buffet-style, but I try to provide gravy at each table.
The centerpiece is on a burlap table runner, and it is a mixture of grapevine wreathes, deer sheds, pumpkins, stems of faux white berries and battery-powered candles in Fall wine stems. My sweetheart is calling these burlap-covered pumpkins "pumpkin bombs". For the Halloween season, I let some of my grands use paint pens on these pumpkins, so I had to cover their paint with burlap.
I've set a table for four in front of the fireplace in our family room. I bought the Thanksgiving platters at an auction at a great price a few years ago, and I'm using them for chargers on this table.
Two of the dinner plates on this table are Sango Delight.
The other two dinner plates are Noritake Berringer.
There wasn't space on this table for deer sheds, so I used deer shed napkin rings. I've had these plaid napkins forever.
Not enough space on this table for a pumpkin, so I used some small gourds. I didn't have any more of the leafy wine stems, so I put some faux leaves inside a wine stem to use for a battery-powered candle.
The gravy server for this table.
This table for ten is also in the family room.
I know I have (or used to have) ten of these dinner plates (Apple Blossum, Ridgways, England), but I could only find nine of them when I set this table.
So I used Bardello San Raphael on each end of the table. I used my mother's flatware.
Pewter turkeys hold the napkins.
This is the gravy server at one end of the table.
This little tureen will serve gravy at the other end of the table.
This centerpiece also begins with a burlap runner and contains the same elements as the table for eight. I was able to leave all of the pumpkins on this table in their natural state, because my grands didn't paint on them.The cranberry bordered stems were an estate sale purchase one time.
The tables are set. Now I just have to start cooking something to put on our plates.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving in your home? Have you started cooking yet?
I'm so glad you stopped by.
This post is partying with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Celebrate It Sunday at Celebrate and Decorate.