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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgivings Tablescape 2011

 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:28-29

Going to apologize for the picture heavy post ahead of time and thus keep the 
dialog short!
I am very traditional for this holiday. I love to use old things, passed down through generations or use the things I love most dearly. The table is either classic as seen above or more colorful as seen in this post HERE.

Silver goblets and Mikasa Parklane water goblets set in front of a white pumpkin's regal place at center stage.

An artichoke, pear and a bunch of grapes all "plopped" on top of the pumpkin. Maybe for Thursday I'll change out the fauxs for the real McCoy, maybe not. I also tucked in some oak leaves to soften the edges.

The regal pumpkin is placed on a silver plateau to further elevate its standing. More oak leaves tucked around the base.

A special gift for this Thanksgivings baby from very special friends.

A pitcher for water always graces the table, so easy to self serve.

My favorite sterling salt and peppers freshly polished. Call me nuts, but I love to polish silver. Do you?

Favorite Gorham Chantilly candesticks.

Found this table cloth, Irish linen embroidered in Cyprus, at an estate sale. It has 12 napkins, 12 coasters, 3 runners, and a few other pieces in the set. 

Butter dish at the ready to butter the rolls.

Honestly, too lazy to get the sterling out. So it's the mixed set of silver that gets used sooo much.

Loving the edge of this Myott Thanksgivings salad plate.

I usually place crochet doilies on top of the silver tray chargers. Keeps the dinner plates from sliding.











The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. Psalm 28:7 

Cast:
Tablecloth/npakins - Irish linen from Cyprus
Silver chargers - assorted silver trays from estate sales
Silver - knife/dinner fork-WMRogers Beloved; salad fork-Old Company Plate
Silver goblets - Spain
Crystal water goblets - Mikasa Parklane
Dinner/bread plate - Wedgwood Windsor
Salad Plate- Myott Thanksgivings
Crystal wine carafe - Tuesday Morning
Candle holders - Gorham Chantilly

I've got a giveaway going on HERE!
I wish you a blessed Thanksgivings. I hope it's everything you want it to be. I thank you for dropping in and appreciate each visit and comment. Sadly, I won't be able to visit until Saturday - so see you then! I'm linking up to Susan's Tablescape Thursday and the Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday. See you there!

22 comments:

Debbie said...

Just sat down for a quick pair of minutes and saw this. Marlis, it's just beautiful from beginning to end. I am crazy about that linen, what a find! The silver all over the table is just beautiful with it, and I love your centerpiece.

I hope you have day of Thanksgiving as lovely as your table!

Alycia Nichols said...

First, Marlis, you are NOT crazy for liking to polish silver. I get in my moods and just go nuts around here!!! Thank goodness I only have to polish the silver that is out on display, though, because I think I would otherwise come to hate it. There's just something so satisfying about seeing it go from black and weird to shiny and gorgeous! This is an absolutely beautiful and classic table!!! I think that when we think of Thanksgiving, this is the picture that immediately comes to mind. I love that fabulous pumpkin centerpiece!!! I also love the smaller vases with the tiny branches...they add so much to the overall look. The china, flatware, stemware, linen...everything is just perfect!!! I know that whoever sits at that table will be filled with not only turkey, but the feeling that you care enough to create something beautiful for them. Happy Thanksgiving, Marlis!

Alycia Nichols said...

First, Marlis, you are NOT crazy for liking to polish silver. I get in my moods and just go nuts around here!!! Thank goodness I only have to polish the silver that is out on display, though, because I think I would otherwise come to hate it. There's just something so satisfying about seeing it go from black and weird to shiny and gorgeous! This is an absolutely beautiful and classic table!!! I think that when we think of Thanksgiving, this is the picture that immediately comes to mind. I love that fabulous pumpkin centerpiece!!! I also love the smaller vases with the tiny branches...they add so much to the overall look. The china, flatware, stemware, linen...everything is just perfect!!! I know that whoever sits at that table will be filled with not only turkey, but the feeling that you care enough to create something beautiful for them. Happy Thanksgiving, Marlis!

Bonnie Bee said...

Marlis, I so enjoy your blog post of gorgeous tables and I always re-pin your Pinterest ideas.. you are one talented lady! I love the elegant peaceful palette of your Thanksgiving table. Your family will be very impressed with all the shiny silver and beautiful centerpiece... a blessed Thanksgiving to you & yours

The French Hutch said...

Simply lovely Marlis. i love a traditional table too and this tablescape has so much of what I love. The beautiful turkey plates layered on the white, all the silver, especially love the goblets. Your tablecloth has just the right color. Simple traditional but yet so elegant. I have to mention I love how you designed your centerpiece with the pumpkin and fruits.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Bonnie said...

Beautiful and elegant table with a gorgeous tablecloth! Your centerpiece is so pretty. I love how you used fruit and vegetables. Your silver chargers, goblets, candlesticks and salt and pepper pieces make your tablescape pop.

Have a blessed day Thursday.

Liz said...

I love your pumpkin centerpiece and how you decorated it! Your tablecloth looks perfect with the turkey dinnerware. You mix of stemware is lovely and so are your silver pieces. Your silver chargers are awesome I always love how silver looks after the work is done! I don't own much of it, but I did my share of cleaning it as a child for my Mom. Tis is a beautiful and elegant table. Happy Thanksgiving~ Liz

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love your table especially the table linens. Love how they look so great with the Myott turkey salad plates. Joni

Mary said...

Marlis~ SWOON! I adore your elegant table~ your beautiful linen tablecloth is the PERFECT foundation for your collection of your family pieces. I love your filled pumpkin taking center stage too! I also enjoy polishing silver~ it reminds me of helping my grandmother enjoying the shared sense of history & accomplishment :) Wishing you & your family a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Maria said...

Marlis, there you go again with your beautiful linen! It's hard to see anything past that! But then, the rest of the table is just so lovely! Happy Thanksgiving!

lulumusing said...

What a great idea to use the doilies on the charger. I have lots that I saved when I last moved Mother, and that would be a great use for them. as always, your table is a delight. Have a great turkey day. xoxox

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Everything is so beautiful and elegant. I love the white and silver. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Entertaining Women said...

I love the creams and browns...and the Irish linens are zn amazing get. Spectacular! I pray that you'll have a peace-filled Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. One of my goals for the coming year is a trip to L town and lunch with you! Cherry Kay

Rettabug said...

Marlis, I think this is one of the most beautiful Thanksgiving tables I have seen yet! So many gorgeous pieces...yes, I love to polish my silver, too. Treasured heirlooms that connect us with the past...so special!

Happy Thanksgiving!
fondly,
Rett

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a gorgeous embroidered Irish linen table cloth! I wish I had hung on to the silver from my grandparents, but I must confess, I did not like polishing it. I'll just enjoy yours!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Debbie

Pat said...

Really like your table colors. That Irish linen tablecloth is beautiful, and I like what you did with the white pumpkin. Silver is nice, too. I could go on and on. It is all great!

Julio Muao said...

Greetings Marlis!

Just stopping by all of my favorite blogs to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season. Thank you for always inspiring us with your amazing talent.

Elaine said...

That is a wonderful tablecloth, and you chose such nice place settings to complement it. Your dishes are beautiful, and I love all the silver items!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Marlis!

Tess said...

Marlis...this is a gorgeous table, especially your centerpiece. I LOVE it. Your Myott dishes are gorgeous and yes, I like polishing silver. It's instant gratification!!!

Denise said...

Hi Marlis,

I hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving. This is a beautiful table! I love the Irish linen tablecloth and napkins, and boy do I love the brown transferware dishes! All your silver pieces add such elegance to the table, and you made a terrific centerpiece. Another lovely tablescape!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Marlis,
I had to detour from todays post 8/7/13 as soon as I saw your glorious turkey plates. This table is so beautiful. From the linens at the bottom to the top of your white pumpkin centerpiece. And polishing silver to me can be a form of meditation, living in the moment.
Hugs, Dawna

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