On the heels of Thanksgiving, before rushing headlong into the Christmas Season as I usually do~ I’m lingering at the table with a warm palette of neutrals and a touch of soft gold. . .enjoying the last few days of November.
I found this 222 Fifth, Gold Leaves pattern at T. J. Maxx several weeks ago~ there were only a few pieces remaining which suited my purposes and table for four.
I decided then that these dishes would provide a gentle transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas~ with the blending of the acorns & oak leaves on the salad plates together with the pine cone sprays on the dinner plates.
I’ve always loved organic materials at the table . . . flowers, birds’ nests, greenery. . . pieces of the garden and in this case, remnants of fall with the dried leaves, acorns and bloomed grasses. . .
A pheasant feather, gold dipped pine cone, soft grasses along and some pieces of evergreens~ Leyland Cypress & pine~ are tucked between the dinner plate and placemat for a seasonal embellishment along with an oak leaf and acorn. . .
A bit of sparkle and a soft glow provided by the votive holders and beaded placemats, are precursors to the glitz and glamour of the season. . .
My matelassé coverlet is layered with two wool blend throws in a tan and white plaid pattern, also found at TJ Maxx recently, for a little added warmth and soft color~
Mikasa’s French Countryside goblets with their graceful silhouette and flatware from Target with a hammered surface add additional softness to the table.
A lidded tureen~ adorned with an oak leaf pattern on one side and pine cone spray on the opposite~ is filled with greenery, a found bird’s nest filled with blown quail eggs, pheasant feathers, grasses & gold pine cones & oak leaves. . .
After searching for acorns & oak leaves, I found myself foraging along the aisles at Target~ delighted when I found these votive holders~ the hob nail-like surface echoing the detail & texture of a pine cone.
A little seed of an idea germinated with the advent of the Christmas Season. . .
And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I decided to share a little dish love as a gift as I approach my two year blogiversary in January.
A gesture of thanks for your generosity in taking your time to comment and for those who follow. . .
Which still amazes me and I am extremely thankful for :)
This giveway includes four 3-pc place settings, tureen, and this 50 x 70 inch wool blend plaid Lauren throw~ to be given to one winner.
No Tweets, Facebook Likes, or Following is necessary to enter. Just let me know you’re interested in providing a good home to these dishes & cozy throw in your comment to be included in this giveaway and I’ll throw your name into the tureen :)
Winner will be announced on December 10th.
This giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations to Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul!
Thanks so much to ALL for your encouragement,
visits, and kind comments!
Wishing you the Warmth and Blessings of the upcoming Christmas Season~
A Gentle Transition Table Details:
Plates & Tureen/Gold Leaves by 222 Fifth/ T.J. Maxx
Goblets/ Mikasa French Countryside/ Tuesday Morning
Tealight holders & Flatware/ Target
Napkins/ Pier 1
Lauren Wool Blend Plaid Throws/ T. J. Maxx
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