I've decided how our table will be set for Thanksgivings.. and it's not even the day before!!
Since I dropped off the "Not buying anymore dishes" bandwagon in January, and I reasoned I could use these for Thanksgivings, I challenged myself to try these dishes on. Yes, you read correctly that I fell off the bandwagon (I started Jan 1) around... let's say.... ooh, ouch.. January 14th!
It was NOT my fault. Really. That email from One Kings Lane just jumped up and down in my inbox and I had to act on it.. fast.. I mean real fast. I never even slowed down until I was at the finish line! The price was so low, it literally took my breath away. Okay, enough excuses....
I used a linen tablecloth and napkins from Williams Sonoma. Brown with a green band. It's great to use chargers on fine linens because it keeps the little messes off the tablecloth! This is one of their jacquards that are made in Russia. Great feel and drape!
I brought in my nut trees. I had seen these years ago at Horchow's for a pricey amount. Especially for nuts. So I went to the grocery store, picked up some nuts and then purchased some styrofoam shapes. It's better to spray paint them with spray paint made for styrofoam.. brown would be my choice. That way you can't see anything behind the nuts if they don't overlap. Use hot glue (not the low temp type) to adhere the nuts.
I really like the addition of the pears and the little vases of wheat. It was too early to go buy some flowers and expect them to last until next week. I'm thinking of some of the little mum buttons and maybe a berry type of something to poke in with the wheat.
Still loving these Libbey Rock Sharpe glasses.
I like to keep a towel or spare napkin with the water pitcher. Easy to catch any drips.
Antiques make a good accessory for this chore!
The pears are also found in the plates. I think I'll do a sugared fruit centerpiece for Christmas.
Yes, dear sweet husband, rest assured we can use the same dishes twice!
I love to use the silver pieces I have. Call me silly/stupid/crazy, but I love to polish silver.
I like to polish a piece or two every Saturday. That way they are never all tarnished at the same time.
Can you believe these pears are fabulous fauxs?
The fauxs look very much like the pears on the plates!
Another treasure, one of those use many ways candlelabras.
I might or might not get the sterling out of the safe. But this set of Old Company Plate is really one of my favorites.
And then I remembered that I had purchased these white boo pumpkins specifically for this table. Better late than never, I put them on the dinner plates.
Notice that there is no salad plate. I tend to do a Buffet for the bigger meals, only because it's easier to have everyone get what they want than to pass a gazillion bowls around the table. How do you serve?
Tablecloth & napkins - Williams Sonoma
Chargers - Tuesday Morning
China - Lenox Holiday Tartan
Water stems - Mikasa Parklane
Wine stems - Libbey Rock Sharpe
Flatware - Old Company Plate
Candlesticks - antiques
Today, I'm thankful for you. For your visits, your comments and your continued support. You make my life a lot brighter each and every day. Your visits make my day. I get most of my visiting done on Saturdays! See you the. Have a very blessed Thanksgivings with you and yours.