I’m at the table with warm plaid layers and pumpkins in anticipation of Thanksgiving! It’s the last hurrah for fall leaves and pumpkins and we’re thankful for our mild weather in November, allowing us to dine outdoors and enjoy the soft golden light of fall.
The Thanksgiving countdown has begun which I know for many is actually the countdown to the Christmas season. While most folks are all ready making Christmas preparations, this is the time of year that I like savor and enjoy the last bit of fall.
While I enjoy decking the halls, 20+ years spent in retail purchasing Christmas merchandise in January, unpacking it in July to stock the shelves by September, can make you feel a little “bah, humbug” by the time November has arrived :). I’m thankful to have the time to enjoy each season as it comes these days.
I added a throws at each chair at the table, taking my cue from a favorite restaurant in the North Carolina mountains that we enjoy dining at in the fall. We always request to sit outside on the porch that overlooks a stream. They have outdoor heaters and provide blankets for your lap on request for a cozy touch if you’re chilled while dining.
With pumpkin season winding down, I used tiger striped pumpkins for mini vases at the table for each place setting.
You can cut your mini pumpkins, scooping out the flesh to make a vase for your flowers or use a short cut and easy method of adding a piece of foam on top for your flowers.
I filled the mini pumpkins with mums and hypernicum berries from the grocery store along with leaves, rosemary, and abelia and loropetalum sprigs, snipped from the shrubs.
A proud Tom turkey struts his stuff on the plates. His soft colors of brown with a touch of blue on the feathers and on the rim of the plate, set the palette for the table with a blue matelasse coverlet for a tablecloth with a soft brown plaid fringed throw for a table topper.
Copper feather napkin rings marry a paisley and stripe napkins. Bone handle flatware adds a warm organic feel along with amber bell shaped goblets.
Giving Thanks Table Details:
Dishes / The Victorian English Pottery Turkey Thanksgiving, HomeGoods
Flatware / Towle Seville
Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Chargers, Napkins / HomeGoods
Plaid throws, gifts and HomeGoods
Matelasse coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond
Urn, retail days
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving at your table whether dining with pumpkins or by twinkling Christmas tree lights!