Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces

 I thought I'd share a few of my past Thanksgiving/ Fall centerpieces because I usually create them by shopping my house first.  I hope these will spark some ideas for you to create and set the prettiest Thanksgiving table yet.

  You can click the photos to be taken to the full post where I usually show or tell how I put them together.





Aubergine with amber and olive...love this color combination.  A ceramic pumpkin is perched upon a grapevine wreath and surrounded with silk mums and pheasant feathers.  

A rustic, autumn centerpiece is created with a wreath, facorns (fake acorns...you all know by now how much I like these) a cake stand and bark candle.

Here, I took an antique wicker tray and filled it with a small collection of vintage leather encased decanters.  This could be a cetnerpiece on its own (click the pic to see) and is flanked by silk greenery, shed antlers, pinecone candles, tealight candles and grapevine balls.  

This figurine was perfect to create the effect of a little boy walking his dogs through a field of pumpkins.  He looked so cute with my Spode Byron dishes.  I like creating tables that have a bit of a theme to them.

Grapevine balls sit atop a scrunched up tablecloth with apples scattered around...you could so easily replace this concept with gourds or mini pumpkins!




From a recent post, this centerpiece was created with a retired blanket from one of my boys' rooms, some Fall picks/sprays and a bunch of gathered wheat.

This one was made by starting with a top of an old chest that we use as a side table.  I simply topped it with some pinecones, fall springs and nuts, silk mums, candles and cute chipmunks.

How about an old flower seed box filled with candles?  You could add fallen leaves, acorns, pumpkin or squash seeds, etc.

Whatever you do, I hope that each of you has a most blessed, safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for so many things and so many people.  My readers and my customers are among those that I am most thankful for.  Thank you.  Enjoy tomorrow with your friends, family and loved ones.



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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Hutch with Red Turkey Transferware & Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

  You don't see much in the way of red at Thanksgiving but I wanted my hutch to have a little bit of a Fall feeling even though I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year.  I swapped out a few pieces of my usual display for some pieces of red, Thanksgiving themed ones.  This is the first year, definitely since being a Mom, that I can remember not putting any Halloween decor out and very little decor for Fall.   This is it about it.   With the whole Etsy filming I just did not find the time to do much Fall decorating.

The platter is a huge, 20 or 21" whopper big enough for a 20-24 lb turkey,  by Wood and Sons dating to the 1930's.  I displayed it last year on another table HERE, where I also told about the history of the turkey themed English wares.


It's surrounded by some bundles of wheat, my favorite little facorns, some pinecones and this trio of chipmunks.

So that's about all I have for my Fall decor! 
What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year?  We are going to one of my brothers homes and I am taking my corn and onion casserole that I shared here last year, a new dessert that I have yet to ever make but I have it planned out in my mind...so if it turns out good I will share, and hmmm...not sure what else I'm going to take just yet.

One quick reminder...tonight is the last night to enter the giveaway for this circa 1830's blue transferware plate. 

 Just leave a comment, which I would very much appreciate,  on the Etsy blog post and you're automatically entered to win.  Thank you to everyone who watched the video and who has left a comment on the post.   





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