For the first time ever, my daughter is away for the holidays with no opportunity to make even a quick visit home. She will soon be finishing up her second six-month round of working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, but for now she is far away. I’m certainly looking forward to the day she comes home in January!
I’ve nonetheless set a very pretty table for a small Thanksgiving gathering, keeping it simple but celebrating the season with Fall colors and textures.
For the place settings, I couldn’t decide between Johnson Brothers’ Windsor Fruit or Harvest Time – both are perfect for this time of year and with very similar coloring, so I used two of each, with pretty rattan chargers set beneath.
I really liked working with the tablecloth in this setting – it is actually a single drapery panel, made of tan velvet. Hard to get a good picture of the texture, but maybe this shot of the Oneida Chandelier flatware gives a hint of it. It felt very sumptuous!
Napkins are a hem-stitched style and are from Pier 1. I removed the Gerbera Daisy blooms from ready-made napkin rings and substituted silk sunflowers.
The centerpiece is made of silk florals from Dollar Tree, real tiny pumpkins from my favorite city-fied pumpkin patch, and hand-cut wooden leaves.
Actually those wooden leaves are tied together with jute twine and raffia, and are a bit of handmade Fall decor that normally hangs on the door! I just re-purposed it for my table because it was just the right motif and gave a little bit of height without being overwhelming.
Drinkware consists of large green water goblets from Dollar Tree, plus smaller crystal pieces rimmed in gold found at the Goodwill. For this meal they aren’t for a beverage, though, they’re for a small serving of cut fruit!
I just love all the texture around this table –
Equally lovely Thanksgiving colors and textures when it is all gathered up and ready to be put away!
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Wishing you and yours the most bountiful Thanksgiving!