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    carolinajewel
    Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:16 pm
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    Here are some of my Fall tables.

    This is how I started out the fall:

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    Here's my centerpiece:

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    Then I found these cute pumpkin plates at Dollar General, these green goblets on clearance at Target and these flatware holders from Cracker Barrel.

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    How about everyone else? I'd love to see your tables. icon_biggrin.gif Jewel
    CountryLady
    Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:17 pm
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    Gorgeous, as usual!!! I love those cutlery holders.
    As you know, we Canadians have already done the Thanksgiving dinner ............. I didn't take any fotos BUT my GD did was running around with her new camera. I'll get her to e mail to me icon_wink.gif
    Dreamgoddess
    Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:18 am
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    Jewel, your table is lovely as always. I think my favorite thing is the runner you used. It's so pretty! The flatware holders are cute too. I don't remember seeing any of those plates in our DG. I would have snapped them up too if they had them. icon_lol.gif

    CL, I can't wait to see your photos too.
    Kim D.
    Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:23 am
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    Your table is beautiful! I love the turkey centerpiece. icon_biggrin.gif
    CountryLady
    Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:07 am
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    Here are the tablesetting fotos taken by Alyssa on Oct 11th, Thanksgiving Day up north icon_wink.gif


    carolinajewel
    Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:41 am
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    Love your Thanksgiving table CL - and you know I love that turkey! icon_biggrin.gif Jewel
    French Tart
    Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:56 pm
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    I am addicted again, GREAT tables Jewel and Country Lady - love the pumpkins and the turkey!
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    BecR
    Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:26 pm
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    Such lovely Thanksgiving tablescapes, ladies! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tables with us. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Becky
    PrairieHarpy
    Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:50 am
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    That is beautiful. Wish I had presentation skills. All I had to blog was a messed up (but VERY YUMMY) "Leftover Pot Pie". icon_smile.gif Great job.
    dishdoyenne
    Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:35 am
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    In the "better late than never" mindframe... I'm sharing my Thanksgiving table, too. icon_smile.gif

    The table, early in the day. Our dinner was at 6 p.m. instead of midday.



    The centerpiece is basically just a hodgepodge of whatever I could come up with scavenging through the cabinets. The cut glass punch bowl is vintage, sitting on a small round mirror.



    I put a battery-powered flickering tealight inside the base of the punchbowl, and was pleased with the results! A static photo leaves a lot to the imagination, but it's all I've got. icon_smile.gif



    The Native American figurines were purchased at Hobby Lobby a couple of days before Thanksgiving when they discounted all fall/Thanksgiving merchandise to 80% off. The elements thrown into the centerpiece were wooden apples I've had 22+ years, silk leaves (from my box of fall decos), pinecones, pecans and acorns picked up in walks on my street, some fake fall gourds on clearance at Walmart, a length of ribbon from who-knows-where that was in the bottom of my pantry, plastic faceted "jewels" from that box of fall decos, flat glass beads with glass acorns mixed in that I found at Pier 1 a couple of years ago, and one new candle purchased 50% off at Kohl's. To get the height I wanted inside the punch bowl, it's sitting on top of another candle.



    A closer shot of one of the figurines and the punchbowl -- you can see one of the plastic jewels sitting on top of a pincone...



    Above each place setting, I put a pair of gourd candles in silverplated butter trays. I have sons (no daughters), and boys + fire = happy. Go figure. icon_cool.gif



    A close-up of scattered things on the tablecloth. The smaller nut is a native pecan, the larger nut is an acorn (yes, really!) from my front yard. Burr Oak acorns are HUGE. They are often 3" tall.



    Time to eat!



    The china is Myott "Thanksgiving" -- bought a full set (including teapot) for $60 a while back. The flatware is viande-style silverplate from the 30's called "Marquise." It needs restoring, as someone 'dipped' it before I bought it, but that'll be later. icon_smile.gif The linens are vintage linen/rayon blend, probably from the 50's. The silverplate covered individual tureens are vintage Crescent Silver; they're holding warm fruit compote. (They have little Pyrex glass bowls inside.) The stemmed tea glasses were a set bought at Costco last year. Everything but the flatware goes straight into the dishwasher!

    I have seen a lot of Thanksgiving table photos that have used these Myott turkey plates, and it's always interesting to see how people incorporate them into their tablescapes. I saw some sets of dinner and salad plates at Marshall's this year, so I guess they were not difficult to find...?

    Thanks for letting me share, this will be my last tablescape through the upcoming holidays. icon_sad.gif The contractor shows up Monday morning to rip out my existing kitchen and start building a new one. I am HOPING to have it finished by Christmas, but...probably not...being realistic. *SIGH* Just trying to stay focused on what the end product should be. icon_biggrin.gif

    Please wish me luck...I'm going to need it!!!!
    Lynn
    CountryLady
    Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:47 am
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    Your tablescape is gorgeous Lynn!!! I LOVE the cloth & napkins with the "cutouts" and the little candles are adorable. We have White oak trees & Red oak trees on our property but the nuts are not even close to the size of your Burr oaks icon_eek.gif I'll have to Google that tree type!
    I wish you lots of luck in your kitchen reno!!! We lived in a "construction" zone for many months while we were finishing our new home .............. not fun but well worth it icon_wink.gif
    dishdoyenne
    Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:59 am
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    Thanks, CL! icon_biggrin.gif

    Check out the new OT thread I started, there's a pic there that shows scale a lot better than the smallish acorns I used on the table. Burr oaks are gorgeous trees, but I'm not sure how adaptable they are to other parts of the country. I never saw one before we moved to Texas.

    Maybe CarolinaJewel will be able to hunt down and post a photo of the pinecones from eastern NC. When I lived there, we used to gather up humongous pinecones and bake them to kill off the "critters" hiding in them. Some of them were easily 12" tall. Those giant pinecones were only found in the coastal plain, though, not in the piedmont or higher elevations. They're spectacular in large baskets as a fall decoration.

    Ok, I gotta get busy and start packing up the kitchen. icon_sad.gif
    carolinajewel
    Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:45 am
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    I love your Thanksgiving table dishdoyenne! Your centerpiece is spectacular and even better that you had most of the decorations already. I love the punchbowl and the tealight must have been beautiful. I did a similar thing with a winter tablescape last January and I know photos just don't capture the effect.

    Those acorns are amazing! We do have big pinecones in eastern NC, but not in my yard. I am decorating a barn this week for a Civil War reenactment and will be tramping through the woods in search of some and will be glad to post pictures!
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    Peggy Lynn
    Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:59 pm
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    beautiful tables!!icon_smile.gif)
    Bonnie G #2
    Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:06 am
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    These are lovely and show so much talent and imagination. What a warm, inviting way to have a wonderful day with family and friends.

    Afraid I won't be decorating this year as it'll only be me, DH and DD at home so instead of eating here will be taking us all out for a wonderful dinner in Walla Walla and am looking forward to that. It'll be the first time since we've been married that I haven't done dinner myself so will be differant but in a fun way. That said Christmas WILL be here at home no matter how many folks can make it.
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