Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Tables

I've been out of town this week, so didn't have time to set a table for Tablescape Thursday.  Instead, I'm posting some photos from past Thanksgivings, before I joined the tablescaping tribe.  I didn't take many pictures of my tables back then, so this won't take long!

This table is from 2007, when there were just three around the table -- my husband, my son, and me.

This was a super-simple centerpiece -- a glass bowl with yellow apples anchoring yellow-striped alstroemeria and hypericum berries.  I've had the tapestry runner for years.

The placesetting included my wedding china, crystal, and silver, and I dressed up the napkins a bit with a sheer ribbon and sprig of faux berries.

This was last year's table.  We had eight around the table, with my father-in-law and my daughter's family joining us.  The centerpiece is again a simple one -- my favorite kind!  I used two types of mums and hypericum berries in a silver-and-glass piece from my in-laws' collection.

I used my grandmother's wedding china, Admiral by Heinrich H&C, and I set the dinner plates on gold pottery plates from Pottery Barn to highlight the gold in the design.  The embroidered linens were also my grandmother's.  I do not look forward to ironing that tablecloth this year!

In this view, you can also see the small silver bowls holding Seckel pears, which I found in a large container at Sam's.  They are so little and cute -- not to mention tasty!

You can see more of the pears in a glass bowl on the sideboard, which held dishes we needed for dessert.  Salad plates allowed us to try more than one dessert!

 And, finally, here's one more super-simple fall centerpiece idea.  The wooden candleholders are from the Pottery Barn outlet in San Marcos.  I hope to get back down there soon!


Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for visiting my table this week!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!



22 comments:

  1. I can't decide which I like the best. I love the buffet set for dessert. I think I'll do that this year. I love having a setting just for dessert.

    Just beautiful.

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  2. I love your tables. Your grandmother's treasures are quite grand. Happy Thanksgivings.

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  3. I know it's not the main thrust of your blog, but I wanted to say how much I like your buffet. Such a nice piece.

    I think we have the same stemware. Moonspun?

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  4. Tricia -
    Thanks for taking the time to share. I'm thankful that you are so faithful with your blog. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  5. The tables are beautiful, my favorite is the one with your grandmother's china...it is such a pretty pattern.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Tricia.

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  6. Hi Tricia, you were very clever to take pictures of all your tables even before blogging! I wish I had done the same. I have a similar tablecloth from my husband's grandmother and it is impossible to iron. I have actually sent it to the cleaner to have pressed, and it comes back beautifully done. Your tables are all so inviting. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Linda

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  7. Love the stroll through you previous Thanksgivings. Your flatware is beautiful and I love your crystal too. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. Lovely table, Tricia! I love your candlesticks holder among everything else! Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

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  9. Tricia, I'm glad you reposted these shots of Thanksgiving tables from years past. Lots of *pretties*, as my DGD would say.
    Your centerpieces are lovely & so is all that gorgeous china. I ♥ to iron beautiful linens...just send it my way! LOL

    Happy T'day!

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  10. Hello Tricia...

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! I do hope that you're enjoying your time out of town! Well my dear, I enjoyed your past Thanksgiving tables...all sooo pretty but I think my favorite is the table with your Grandmother's china! What a beautiful pattern and your gold plates just "frame out" that china perfectly! Love, love, LOVE the silver bowls with the pears!!! Hehe...I have had pears on the brain this autumn! Thank you for sharing your pretty tables with us, my friend!

    Warmest Thanksgiving wishes...
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  11. The tables are beautiful! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. beautiful table Tricia... simple and inviting... love your wooden candle holder.. its something different... your grandmother treasure is absolutely wonderful..
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  13. It makes your grandmother and me happy to see that you are using her beautiful china for your Thanksgiving table. They are gorgeous and your tablescape was lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  14. Tricia...I so like your table. It is very elegant and simple and very inviting.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  15. I prefer simple centerpieces as well. Your tables are so classy and inviting!

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  16. How pretty these all are -- hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  17. That white table linen is beautiful, but I know it must be a real bear to iron!!! It goes really well with your napkins...It's gorgeous!!!

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  18. Hi Tricia
    I have posted a different thing this time on my blog, hope you will enjoy it, if so please let me know

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  19. Tricia, I am so late getting around this week. Been cleaning us after Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas. You know the drill.
    I Love your previous tables. It is good that you can enjoy your family pieces. The silver is beautiful and the pears look yummy.
    See you again soon. Thanks for visiting. Hugs, Ginger

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  20. OOPS!! I meant cleaning up after Thanksgiving although we can always do a little touchup on ourselves. LOL Ginger

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  21. Tricia, These are all pretty tables. You had tablescaping talent before you began joining Susan! I like the first setting best. Lovely centerpiece, and I like the table runner and the napkin rings. Nicely done.
    Blessings, Beth

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  22. Hi Tricia,

    I think I really do like clean, simple tables the best (even though I've set a lot of tables with very little "white space"). Yours are all beautiful. You really have a gift for creating lovely centerpieces!

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