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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Today, I am thankful for a parade of tables tablescape

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Do you start your Thanksgivings day with a parade? Not sure we watch the whole thing, but the Macy's Thanksgivings Day parade is certainly on in our house. So I'd thought I'd share some past tables with you today.  I hope you enjoy the parade route... see you on the other side! The title and date are clickable links!

I totally love the vintage, handmade linen tablecloth. The color on the table comes from the fruit on the pumpkin and the few oak leaves. Rich silver and crystal take this casual table up a notch!


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This was our table in 2010. It's full of sentimental pieces. Copper chargers from Bernina and Chicago. Fabric for the tablecloth picked up on my travels, Silver from my grandmother, napkins from my mother.



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Thanksgivings 2010
The copper theme is further carried out with the large copper basin used for the centerpiece. Inserting fall leaves makes for a great arrangement filler usually for free.


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Pheasant feather placemats over a linen tablecloth give the table a very rustic feel. I had won the placemats from the Twiggery.. Oh gosh they are just fabulous. Simple wooden plates, very simple white salad plates, monogrammed napkins and additional rustic accents make for a polished, casual table.

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November 2010
The very vintage centerpiece is a great piece to carry out the theme some more. 


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This would be another great Thanksgivings table. Tapestry placemats, gold chargers, white dishes, gold salads, always a classic combination. 

November 2010
The white in the flowers ties the white napkins to the table. 


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Thanksgivings 2012
This year, we are dining on a linen tablecloth with Lenox china. So excited, it's new china. A new beginning. 

May the good things of life
be yours in abundance
not only at Thanksgiving
but throughout the coming year

12 comments:

Entertaining Women said...

So much inspiration to be found here. I drool over those copper chargers, and that primitive wood centerpiece makes my heart go pitterpat...and that old copper piece...I had one that I gave to my sister. What was I thinking? You're going to love your new holiday china. It's one of my favorite patterns....and on my list for "someday". Happy
Thanksgiving! Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Some of these are from "way back" when I first "met" you. It's so cool to revisit that!!! All classic tables that are as current now as they were then with all the gorgeous embellishments. Happy Thanksgiving!

Scribbler said...

Loved seeing your retrospective! You are one of the most talented in our merry band of tablescapers!

I think the Lenox Tartan is spectacular -- Happy TGV to you and yours!

Shelia said...

Every tablescape is so beautiful, Marlis! I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Marigene said...

Your tables are always so full of texture and gorgeous china!
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Marlis.

kitty said...

Oh Marlis, all of your tables are so beautiful. I would be happy to sit at any of those settings. I especially love the monogrammed napkins and the vintage centerpiece. Of course, those new dishes are spectacular. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Meredith said...

So very pretty. Love them all. Your details are exquisite as usual!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathleen said...

I couldn't pick a fave, they are all so lovely!
Happy Tgiving and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!
Many blessings to you dear Marlis!

On Crooked Creek said...

Marlis,
Lovely...each and everyone, dear friend! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Maria C said...

I, too, am thankful for YOUR parade of tablescapes! Happy Thanksgiving, Marlis!

Leslie's Garden said...

You always do such beautiful tables! I really loved last years, with the pretty white tablecloth and pumpkin, it was so elegant. I can't wait to see more of this years table. The nut trees look really interesting! Happy Thanksgiving!

Bonnie said...

I love your parade of tablescapes. It is so nice to have these memories to enjoy again. Thanks for sharing with us. Such a good idea. You are so creative and energetic.

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