I started the fall season with a screaming, bright, glittered tablescape here, so I decided to end it with this pale, natural colored table for our Thanksgiving. After tomorrow, these flowers and pumpkins will be thrown into the woods, so believe me, they are living on borrowed time. Especially the mums. They have seen some good times, but they're about spent.
Since there are only the two of us, I decided to change it up a bit and set the table in the bar at our drop leaf table.
This is pale and cool and serene.
I added these turkeys that I gilded a couple of years ago. I did a post on how I did it here. And you can see how I used them on a much more formal Thanksgiving table here. I kinda like how the gold mixed with all of this earthy stuff.
I used three candlesticks on each end. The wooden ones hold these great birch patterned candles from World Market.
These feed my faux bois addiction, so I bought a bunch of them.
Don't you love the little squirrels on the small candlesticks? I used them first on this table with a great squirrel centerpiece.
Here's the placesetting.
It was when I spotted these turkey napkin rings at World Market that I decided to do this table. Aren't they precious?
The little squirrel salt and peppers made another appearance.
The quilted placemats are souvenirs from France. Love. Love. Love.
I chose this light colored wooden handled flatware. It was carried by Kmart in the Martha Stewart line years ago, and I used this cream, acorn patterned plate from Crate and Barrel. If anyone has a couple of these and you would like to sell them, I'd love to replace the ones I broke. Seriously!
As I was photographing this, I decided to add this wooden bowl to be used as a bread and butter dish. You'll see them in some pictures and not in some. Same way with the orange pillows. Now you see them, now you don't.
Pay no attention to the empty picture hook above the pampas grass!
Almost ready for coffee or tea.
Over the table hangs these French shelves. The fall dessert dishes that I had up here were too busy to go with this table, so I replaced them with these bittersweet colored pheasant dishes.
I swore to myself last year that I would buy no more fall dishes, but I caved when I saw these at Z Gallerie. I love the table I set last year with these.
I wonder how many Thanksgivings this guy has seen. He's an antique German paper mache turkey that I've had for years and years. Martha Stewart has these, too. Just saying.
Although it will be just Mr. Pressed Pants and me for dinner this year, my heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for all of my blessings. I hope you day is filled with smiles and hugs and laughter.