Tablescape Thursday

11.11.2009



Today I'm going to participate in my first ever Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch! Yay! Head on over to check out tons of beautiful tablescapes. Hopefully I'm not breaking any of the rules by posting pics from last year's Thanksgiving dinner at our place (let's face it, my mom did most of the cooking though!). Yikes. I've been saving them to show you now. On a Thursday. Just 2 weeks until turkey day 2009!!

Last year, we had just my immediate family over, so there was only six of us (a nice, quiet relaxing dinner). I didn't go very crazy with the decor, mostly because I procrastinated by accident like usual...and I don't really have very much in terms of lots of china or table linens or antique flatware.

We use our white Staccato dishes from Crate and Barrel that we registered for for everyday and special days. White goes with everything:) I bought fresh flowers from Stop and Shop in oranges and browns and whites and put them in vases inside my 2 Birch sleeves from Pottery Barn. Used little white votives for ambiance and mini-pumpkins and gourds for color.




I tied the taupe napkins with jute and tucked a pressed leaf inside each one. Super easy.



And this is not part of the table, but I made a circle garland to hang on the fireplace (copper cardstock circles cut out with a circle punch, letters printed on cream paper and cut out by hand, all mounted with glue dots on chocolate satin ribbon).



Thanks for having us, Susan!

This year P and I headed home to Pa for Thanksgiving. Can't wait! What are your plans?


26 comments:

  1. very pretty, i love the quiet beauty of it all~

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  2. Very beautiful! Simply stated and relaxed. I am having family and friends to my home for Thanksgiving. I like your idea of posting last years table, I think I will do that next week. Then I'll be all geared up for the big day! Have a great rest of the week...
    ~Really Rainey~

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  3. That's beautiful! I absolutely love your taste! I love that ribbon idea for the fireplace!

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  4. Your style is simply beautiful. The table looks gorgeous and I love the banner! :)

    Hurray for PA! ;)
    Roeshel

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  5. Your tablescape is just beautiful! Very, very classy. I ADORE the touches from nature. I might have to steal some of your ideas. (My daughter got a flower/leaf press and I might have to put her to work!)

    We have my parents over for a lunch meal, then are off to my husband's parents for an evening meal. It's so yummy, but difficult to later even walk to bed! :)

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  6. Beautiful tablescape. Simple elegance :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  7. The leaves tied to the napkins are a wonderful touch. A beautiful table. I don't think I have ever set a beautiful table...I must make an attempt!!
    Janell

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  8. Beautiful, Sarah!! I think simple tablescapes are the best. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  9. Love the leaf napkin rings you made. Such a beautiful table! Did you get my e-mail? Just wanted to make sure. Have a good day!

    pk @ Room Remix

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  10. Wow -- that was so pretty! You set a beautiful table!

    Janet

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  11. What a a beautiful table. So simple, yet elegant. Wonderful job. I especially liked the pressed leaf in the napkin.

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  12. I love the birch sleeves, so pretty. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday...you will get hooked quickly! Sue

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  13. Simple and classic. It looks like a PB ad. I love it.

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  14. Lovely and subtle. I particularly like what you did with the napkins.

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  15. Very pretty table...so clean and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love your garland! And your table is so elegant! Everything is just so pretty.

    ~Liz

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  17. Wow, thanks, everyone! What a wonderful welcome to Tablescape Thursday!! There are some amazing tables over at that party...great inspiration.

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  18. I love the elegance of white and taupe. Beautiful table!

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  19. I love the simplicity of your table and the use of such great textures, It looks very inviting. Love,love the birch, I just puchased 3 burch vases for my Christmas table, love the texture of it all, great job, kathysue

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  20. You set a very lovely table! Just found your blog.

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  21. LOVE IT!! You have the best blog ever. :)

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  22. Well this might be your first tablescape to share with us but I certainly hope it won't be your last. What a gorgeous and subtle table. I like this look. I just found your blog and I'm glad I did! :)

    Donna

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  23. I love your tablescape! I especially love the idea with the napkins...oh and those birch thingies!!

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

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  24. I love it! The flower arrangements are my favorite part.

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