Baby Makes 5

Baby Makes 5

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Brunch Table

I am starting to play around with tablescapes for Thanksgiving...I wanted to show my table from last year.  It was an extra special Holiday as we were so "thankful" that my older brother was able to join our family for the long weekend...we don't see him often.  We actually went out (gasp!) for the big dinner but I hosted a delicious, all homemade, brunch the day after Turkey Day, which is kind of a fun twist I think. 

 I used a mix of brown and white transferware as well as all white transferware set a top silver and gold chargers. Do you see our S&P set...?  A very special unique tranferware pair I found in an antique shop in NC...I love them!  On the other side I used a white set of turkey S&Ps that I have had since our first year of marriage. I used Ralph Lauren gold velvet mats and matching napkins tied with chocolate brown organdy ribbon.  I tied on a delicate hand blown glass pine cone ornament as a favor.  I loved how it caught the light and sparkled.  Do you like my daughter's contribution...the silver EGG she placed in the cranberry dish?  5 and she loves to set a table like her Mama!  Our silver is Melrose by Gorham - still love it after 12 years of marriage and we use it pretty often,not just for special occasions.  Fresh "fall" flowers were the centerpiece - I added pheasant feathers for added texture and again, tied on an oversize gold acorn with the same ribbon. I used small mercury glass votives as well as a pair of silver candlesticks that were a wedding gift.

Everyone got a card to write what they were most grateful for...and then hung them with gold silk ribbon from the chandelier...see what Charlotte's gratitude card read...BARBIES!....aww, love it.

So, what are your table ideas this season...?

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LydiaO said...

I love your transferware. What a fabulous idea to use the glass pine cones. I'm going to have to copy you!

mississippi artist said...

Brown transferware is one of my favorites and this is lovely. I think feathers in an arrangement just say fall. Very pretty!

Barbara said...

I just love brown transferware and alas, have none. The pine cones are so pretty on the table. I really like the thankful tags hanging from the chandelier. Lovely table. I look forward to seeing what you do this year.

Maria said...

I love your idea of hanging gratitude cards from the chandelier! What a beautiful reminder of what Thanksgiving is all about! I think I'm going to borrow your idea, if you don't mind . . .

Mimi said...

Beautiful the brown and white transferware.

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful table. My table has brown and white transferware this week too!

- The Tablescaper

Alycia Nichols said...

I am a super fan of brown & white transferware (or ANY transferware for that matter!), and I love to see it mixed with silver AND gold. Very pretty combo. The silver egg contribution to the table is very nice and a sign of great things to come from your daughter! :-)

Sarah said...

It looks beautiful!
(And thanks for your toy suggestions...I ordered it today...looks like something by kids would love!)

Life with L said...

Your table is beautiful with the brown Transferware. The card idea with the Thankful wishes is wonderful. I love the pine cones. Beautiful job.

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