This year I decided to work on Thanksgiving. My daughter – now grown – was to spend the day with her dad’s family, and the prospect of being paid “double time” seemed a better prospect than spending the day by myself. So although I didn’t get to serve a meal this year, I did take time to gather some pretty dishes in honor of the day.
I wanted to use my Currier & Ives ironstone, as I remember it so fondly from Thanksgivings past at my grandmother’s house, and I also thought it would be nice to feature the crocheted pumpkin my daughter made for me in the centerpiece. (Actually she made two of them, but the centerpiece seemed unbalanced using both of them.)
I paired the Currier & Ives with “Roxbury” by Meakin – together the plates seemed to suggest harvest and bounty. The tablecloth – while definitely more Spring-like than Fall – echoes the color scheme perfectly.
Glassware is a favorite – Whitehall tumblers by Indiana Glass in ice-blue – and flatware is my treasured Chandelier by Oneida. The Oneida is at least as old as the Currier & Ives!
I like the contrast of the sturdy ironstone and the delicate gold-embellished bone china with its elegant pattern.
Here are a few more views around the table –
I’m sharing my non-traditional Thanksgiving table for Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch! Click through for much more Autumn inspiration!
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Here’s an image to Pin if you’d like to save the Currier & Ives table for future ideas.
Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!