Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescape









I went with a calm look this year in my decorating for autumn.

Here is the tablescape that I'll be using for our Thanksgiving Feast.












I have never put this combination together, and I'm liking it.

I simply shopped my storage stash -
haven't spent a dime this year,
other than buying some real pumpkins and some mums.










It's cosy, warm and calm -  just the look I was after!
(And just the feeling I hope to be that whole day!)











The warmth of wood and touches of burlap
feels woodsy and right for an Autumn table.











I always enjoy aerial views of the dining table,
lends a nifty perspective from this distance.











Just a hint of fall colour on the sideboy buffet....
with a silk floral arrangement I made a few years ago.






















Easy fall centerpiece - low enough to be able to  
see over it - which helps keep the conversations going.










Majolica Chargers: Pinheiro Bordallo 
Wrought iron & s/s flat wear: Pier 1
Ivory plates : American Atelier
Goblets: years ago at Pier 1
Burlap runner: Etsy
Wooden dough bowl: local antique boutique










As always, thank you for stopping by for a visit!








38 comments:

  1. Hi Michele. I like the muted soft colours on your Thanksgiving table. It looks very homey and calming. The arial view really shows it off too. Have a lovely week.

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  2. Your table is ready for Pumpkin Pie! I love the whole display with those layers of plates. The dough bowl is wonderful Michele! So glad you shared!

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  3. Michelle, I love the simplicity of this table scape. Sometimes it is easy to over do festive decorations but this is so soft and lovely....with a touch of vintage in those harvest gold dishes and stemware. I actually have started collecting some of those vintage gold glass items...it works great with the color scheme of reds, golds and browns. The funny thing is, I received so much of this stuff for weddings gifts almost 40 years ago and was glad to get rid of it...now I want it back! :)

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  4. Looks like you are ready Michele… Looks so pretty! Love the soft colors.
    Have a wonderful Autumn day…
    XOXO Mary

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  5. Very beautiful and calm, Michele! Your family is going to enjoy Thanksgiving at your lovely table. ♥

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  6. These are such calm cozy colors! Beautfiul for Thanksgiving! Have a beautiful day! Lynn

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  7. I am seeing a lot of muted tablescapes this fall and it is very calming and pretty at the same time. Well done, Michele! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy this first week in November.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Love the combination of colors you used for your Thanksgiving table setting! So pretty, inviting, and serene! The napkins in the mugs are a nice touch, too! ~Rhonda

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  9. Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape! Not too busy, not too plain... just right!

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  10. Such a beautiful combination of colors - I love how peaceful it is - gives me ideas for my own table this year. I love how all the pieces fit together so well - what a lovely table.

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  11. So elegant and pretty. Love the layered plates--white with a hint of autumn. Your centerpiece is beautiful. The whole setting just draws me in. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  12. So elegant and pretty. Love the layered plates--white with a hint of autumn. Your centerpiece is beautiful. The whole setting just draws me in. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  13. Michele, I love your dough bowl and have wanted one for years. It looks great paired with your wooden candlesticks. I like your tranquil feel with fall textures and you didn't spend any money. That makes you feel good. I hope your Thanksgiving celebration will be all you hope for.

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  14. Hi Michele,
    Everything does look so lovely and serene. I love how the holiday look has turned to be more subtle, and not like Fall and Christmas just kind of take over. You balanced everything out so perfectly. Just love it!
    Hope your holiday season is filled with joy and fun new memories!! Christmas is only 7 weeks away! How did that even happen??

    Hugs,
    Becky

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  15. Hi Michele, I like the soft colours and layering of plates. I've often thought about a dough bowl as one was used in a demonstration of making shortbread at a pioneer kitchen I visited. Trying to rub butter into flour would be so much easier with sloping sides instead of the nesting bowls I have. Wonder if they're still made?

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  16. Hi Michele,
    Everything does look so lovely and serene. I love how the holiday look has turned to be more subtle, and not like Fall and Christmas just kind of take over. You balanced everything out so perfectly. Just love it!
    Hope your holiday season is filled with joy and fun new memories!! Christmas is only 7 weeks away! How did that even happen??

    Hugs,
    Becky

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  17. Michele, that's simply gorgeous.

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  18. Your beautiful tablescape is worthy of a Thanksgiving feast!

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  19. just gorgeous, Michele. love the pumpkin salt and pepper! you have kept it simple and cohesive with those wonderful place settings!

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  20. Your table is very pretty and I like all the colors that you are using. Don't you just love it when you find everything that you need when you shop the house.
    Have a great rest of the week. Hello November and I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving dinner.
    Mary

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  21. It looks like you've successfully created a mood of serenity for your Thanksgiving.

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  22. Your table is so pretty! You are right, the aerial view really gives a sense of the whole look. You have such a nice collection of dishes. Makes me think I need some solid plates to add to mine. :)

    Our family has a big gathering out in the country so there are no table settings but I do love to look at them.

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  23. What a beautiful table setting! And I have to admire the grand piano in the background, do you play such a lovely instrument? My daughter would probably skip Thanksgiving dinner to just play that piano lol! I loved the colors you chose for the table, and the aerial view was really fun! With this much thought into the preparation for Thanksgiving, I hope you will be able to relax and enjoy the time with your family and friends! :)

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  24. Oh, Michele, this is lovely. I like the serene and inviting feel of the table.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. I love your table, Michele! Thank you for posting it. I am at a loss this year and I sure need some inspiration.Enjoy your day! xxx Maria

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  26. Michele, that is just lovely.

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  27. Michele,

    Just dropping in to say Thank You for dropping in at LAWN TEA! bj is such a sweet person, and insisted on inviting a lot of her friends to come by and read about Towandaland---what an honor, especially as I have so few readers.

    I do love the quiet elegance of your table setting-, with the golds and pale colours--if you could see either of MY tables right now, you wouldn't eat my cookin'! We just renovated the downstairs kitchen, and THEN found the need for another bit of electrical work which necessitated emptying two of those gorgeous new white cabinets onto breakfast and dining table, having them taken down by dear friends, so we took it on "their own time" and got them down last weekend.

    So even with our expected ten-for-dinner, I'll probably still be getting out china and the centerpieces while the turkey's on the grill. Four willing GRANDS should make fun work.

    So glad to see you here! Thank you so much.

    rachel

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  28. We are of similar mind this year. I am working on a small table setting that is completely different from what I've done in the past in that it is neutral with a surprise pop of color. I'm just ready to shake things up a bit. I'm swooning over your dishes!

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  29. Your Thanksgiving tablescape is beautiful. All those little touches do imbue a sense of calm and peacefulness. Love those dishes and those pumpkin salt and pepper shakers are very sweet.

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  30. Michele- That is very, very pretty. You did a wonderful job on your table. Loving your dishes and your centerpiece is lovely. I really like the arrangement on your buffet, too.- It is just beautiful. Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

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  31. What a stunning tablescape! Such an elegant decors and designs. I love creating memories with families. :)

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  32. Beautiful tablescape Michele, love the fall colors you used! So elegant and not overdone.

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  34. I love all your decor, Michele, so pretty and calming. As always you have made your lovely home so inviting and beautiful. Hope your Thanksgiving is a very blessed one!

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  35. Hi Michele! Oh, your table is just beautiful! I love it and it's so classy looking. I see your pretty piano in the background. I wish you would show us more of your home, it's just gorgeous. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. I love your dishes and beautiful fall colors...nicely done!
    JP

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  37. I love your low key tablescape Michele. I do enjoy the warm color palette. Elegant without all the fuss.

    Have a great week.

    Janet

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