Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Our table is set and ready for the family to come enjoy Thanksgiving together tomorrow.

I had a whole different tablescape in my mind for this year. However, when I went to put it together it just didn't seem to flow. Even though I'm sure no one but me would notice, I didn't like the way it looked.

So, I changed it all around the last minute. I was going to have the tablescape be acorns, pilgrims and leaves.

The idea started because I bought the little acorn place card holders from Pottery Barn.

I decided to go with the traditional Turkey theme. I got out my new napkin ring holders. That are turkeys.

My turkey plates. I added turkey place cards.

Then for the little favor, I got everyone a chocolate turkey from See's Candy.

I added a few bits of the original tablescape I had in mind too.

I scattered some fall leaves around to bring some color into the tablescape.

I used a few of my pilgrims. Only new ones I bought this year. I'm sad to say, I was so busy this year that I didn't get to the storage to get all my Thanksgiving decorations out.

Other then the tablescape, my house is not decorated for Thanksgiving. On the bright side, that means I can get right into decorating for Christmas though.

I put a big candle holder in the middle of the table. You must have candles, right? It is clear glass with fall leaves and when the candle light flickers through the leaves it's so pretty.

I also added some small pumpkins around the candle.

My dear friend, Claire, gave me these darling turkey salt and pepper shakers when I first met her. How sweet! They look perfect on this tablescape too.

I want to wish all my blog friends a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those of you (like me) that will be heading on Black Friday, I hope you get lots of great deals.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I've linked up to Tablescape Thursday and hope you will stop by there to check out the other wonderful tablescapes.



Mari said...


Aledia said...

So pretty! Love your theme and your little acorn place card holders, Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your Thanksgiving tablescape. It is beautiful! One of these days, I am going to get some Thanksgiving china. I love yours. And the turkey napkin holders are precious. Your little acorn placecard holders are sweet! Have a wonderful day with all your family. Enjoy! Love & blessings from NC!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is beautiful...down to every last detail! Love the place card holders and your dishes are just perfect!

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Colored With Memories said...

love it! everyone will feel right at home at your lovely table!

enjoy your day!


Tablescapes By Diane said...

HI LOVELY LADY, I LOVE YOUR Thanksgiving Tablescape. With your lovely turkey plates with the acorn card holders. I hope you have a Great Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

The Southern Belle said...

I know the frustration when you don't think your table "flows." You took action, though, and made it what brought you joy. I know your family will be impressed when they see what you prepared for them. Lots of love abounds! Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Joanne, I named my post Gobble Gobble today too! And I love those little acorn place card holders ! Have a great thanksgiving. Linda

Marigene said...

So many of us have those same dishes and each table is so totally different...I love it! Your table turned out beautifully.

Entertaining Women said...

The polychrome transfeware turkey plates are so gorgeous. I don't think that you could have gone wrong with your tablescape one way or the other. Everything looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Very cool! Those turkey napkin rings really, really rock! I like the way you offset them to the side. I know what you mean about being dissatisfied and having to change everything out. I do that more often than I like to think about! :-( Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and that you have a great upcoming week!

Miss Janice said...

Love your Thanksgiving tablescape...I have a few of those dishes, but not a set! Love the placecard holders also! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving:)

Tania said...

Happy thanksgiving, I love your dinner ware. Beautiful

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Jonanne
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Your table looked very pretty! I love See's chocolates as buy them every time we travel west.

To answer your questions about my camera...I use a Nikon D60 and usually shot on auto, no flash. I upload to Picasa and edit there. I usually don't saturate my photos but sometimes I brighten them if they are dark.