Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

I took advantage of  warm temperatures to set a table for two~ with a little color inspiration from a pair plates I found at HomeGoods.

Blue married with shades of rust and brown seemed like an unlikely Thanksgiving color combination but Mother Nature, seemed to give her stamp of approval with the water reflecting the blue sky, along with the pairing of the colors in the Royal Stafford turkey plates.

I repurposed a pumpkin as a vase for a centerpiece, hollowing it out and filling it with wet floral foam.

The centerpiece will last several days to a week, kept in a cool place out of direct sunlight to slow down the evaporation process, replacing some of the leaves and foliage as they start to wilt.

You can see another version of a pumpkin vase and mini vases in tiger stripe pumpkins here.

There will be 14 of us celebrating Thanksgiving this year at my sister-in-law’s house. My father-in-law will be absent and visited at assisted living, so we will rally around my mother-in-law to keep her from feeling blue.

Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue Details:

Fringed throw/ Target, several years ago

Matelasse coverlet/ Bed, Bath & Beyond

Turkey plates/ Royal Stafford, HomeGoods

Oak leaf chargers/ Bordallo Pinheiro, HomeGoods

Goblets & Napkins/ HomeGoods

Woven chargers/ Pier 1

Napkin rings & flatware/ Pottery Barn

We are Counting our Blessings and Giving Thanks~

Wishing you a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving with a touch of Blue

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  41 comments for “Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    November 20, 2012 at 5:25 am

    I love those pretty plates Mary, the little pop of blue looks great! Sounds like you’ll have a festive Thanksgiving-enjoy:@)

  2. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    November 20, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Mary, enjoy the traditional dishes and let us know of any new ones that are worth making next year. Have a happy, fabulous Thanksgiving!

  3. November 20, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Hi Mary, your turkey plates are wonderful. I think the touch of blue really brightens the autumn colors! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope your mil feels happier too. It must be so hard for her and she sounds like a very nice person from all your references to her in your posts. I’ll be trying to cook with one hand, so maybe at last my daughter or hubby will learn to stuff the bird!! Linda

  4. kim
    November 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

    This is so breathtaking with that view. I love your new plates and the acorn ones, too. It is all so pretty. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. November 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Those plates are beautiful. The centerpiece is gorgeous. Wonderful post!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mary!

  6. November 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I am thankful for this incredibly beautiful post that you shared!

  7. November 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

    The plates are wonderful and what a gorgeous tablescapes.

  8. November 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

    You know how much I love your gorgeous tablescapes by the lake. I love all of the beautiful natural arrangements in the pumpkins. So exquisite Mary
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  9. Carolyn
    November 20, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I like the color combo on your plates. A touch of the unexpected. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Carolyn Nc

  10. November 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

    What gorgeous plates, Mary! The entire setting is just beautiful. I love seeing the pops of blue mixed in with rusts and browns for fall. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. November 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

    This is a gorgeous setting on so many levels. I have the same amber goblets and my friends always go for those when they visit. I just posted my Thanksgiving table setting and I used them there, too! Small world. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving where ever you are! Erin

  12. November 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Mary this is such a lovely setting! I love the blue in the plates! Your centerpiece is perfect for Thanksgiving! Happy Holiday! hugs, Linda

  13. November 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Prettiest turkey plates ever! Everything looks lovely.

  14. November 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Lovely post, Mary. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. (I keep looking at those turkey plates every year and pass them up — someday I’ll take the plunge!)

  15. November 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Mary, I’ve always like blue with the rusty colors of fall. Mother Nature knows how to paint beautiful scapes. Your table is as remarkable as ever. I’ve never used a pumpkin as a vase, but like this idea. I think I”m going to add some turkey plates some year. They make me smile. ;-)
    Counting your friendship among my many blessings. Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend……….Sarah

  16. Suzi Lapere
    November 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

    You consistently take dining & elevate it to a place of beauty, refreshment & the enjoyment of God’s gorgeous creation. It calms me each time I visit. May God bless you this Thanksgiving & continue to grant you the gift of creativity.

  17. November 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    So beautiful, the turkey plates with the touch of blue are perfect with the blue water and blue sky. Love the Bordallo chargers, I must look for some, the color is great for fall. As always your table and the centerpiece are lovely.

  18. November 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I could sit there all day- what a magical table. Those turkey plates are the prettiest that I have seen. Susan at Romancing the Home

  19. November 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Exquisite! Love the diffused afternoon sunlight. Blue and rust is a perfect combination.

  20. November 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Hi, Mary! I’m sorry that your father-in-law won’t be able to be there this year. I know that must make your mother-in-law very sad. It is wonderful that all of you guys will be there to love and support her. Your father-in-law will no doubt enjoy and appreciate the visits for the holiday. Your table is beautiful! Pulling from nature’s cue always yields something magical, doesn’t it? The backdrop is just amazing! What a fabulous centerpiece!!!!!!!! That must weigh a ton! It’s gorgeous with all those flowers and those huge artichokes! The little pumpkins are pretty as a picture, too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your extended family, and give your father-in-law a little extra hug from the crazy lady in Kansas City who wishes him the best this holiday season! :-)

  21. November 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I sure wish I had seen those chargers!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS. Love the turkey plates too. I would love to be able to set a Thanksgiving table outside!!! Your setting however, could never be improved upon. It makes my heart happy every time you do a table here. Wishing you a BLESSED Thanksgiving. I will be thinking of your in-laws too. XO, Pinky

  22. November 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Such a beautiful table setting. The flower arrangements are especially stunning!

  23. November 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    You have the most beautiful setting for tablescapes on your lake! Wishing you and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  24. November 21, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for sharing such a breathtaking spot and table. Your use of pumpkin and artichokes is perfection!

  25. anon
    November 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    we could be twins, same same same, colors and items, you have a lake i have a sea, we sure do gravitate to the same things~ wishing you a very happy thanksgiving, thanks for all the color and joy you share year round~

  26. November 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Mary, what a stunning centerpiece and the little mini, too! What perfect turkey dishes for your blue sky setting. Happy Thanksgiving as you cheer up you MIL.

  27. November 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    So beautiful. I saw those turkey plates at HG and also thought the color was a bit off. Your handled them masterfully. Love the centerpiece.Awesome chargers.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    – The Tablescaper

  28. November 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Beautiful…wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  29. November 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Wow! You are amazing! What a fabulous table, and the pictures are exquisite! I want to be like you when I grow up!
    I hope you feel better soon, stinks to feel rotten for the holidays.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  30. November 22, 2012 at 2:44 am

    What a wonderful Thanksgiving table made all the better by the water in the background. I adore those plates you found at Homegoods. I’m dying for some turkey plates of my own.

  31. November 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I just love your tablescapes by the lake. This one is really lovely, I love the blue in the plates! Your centerpiece creations are always gorgeous! You have a real talent! Happy Thanksgiving!

  32. November 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    The assorted throws create the perfect background for your Thanksgiving canvas. Thanks for the visuals on the pumpkin centerpieces. Yours are vibrant and the perfect punctuation to your lakeside tablescape. We spent years reserving the private dining room at the assisted living center for my mom and taking our family and the Thanksgiving feast to her. It’s hard, but it was so worth the effort. I pray that your mother-in-law will have peace in this difficult situation. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  33. November 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Oh this is SO pretty!! Really elegant!

  34. November 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Just gorgeous, Mary! I love love your fresh centerpiece. Exquisite! I’ve had company and very busy the last few weeks so I must catch up on all your posts I have missed.

  35. November 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Sooo gorgeous!! You have such an incredible setting~ I would love to come for dinner there!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  36. November 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Stopping by from Tablescape Thursday. Absolutely stunning table and the outdoor shots are stunning! WOW! I love it all!

  37. November 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    This is sooo pretty!! Great “inspiration” plate too

  38. December 2, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I am determined in 2014 to get better at making my own centerpieces! You are such an inspiration and are so generous in sharing your know-how. This centerpiece you’ve shown us is just beautiful! I particularly like the mini-pumpkins . . . next year, next year . . .Well, at least I’ll give it a whirl! Your entire table is lovely. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your in-laws. It’s hard when a loved one has to go into assisted living. I wish your father-in-law health, as well as your mother-in-law! Take care, Maria

  39. Glenna
    September 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I look for your page all the time. Brightens my day and inspires me. Love the tablescapes are beautiful. Love them all.

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