Boy time is flying by fast and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!
I set the dining table though we will be celebrating at my Mother's home.
Earlier this fall I showed you this antler shed that a local person had turned into a candle holder in a post "here". Somehow I wanted to incorporate it with this table and this is what I came up with. The candles ended highlighting the turkey's fanned tail very nicely. The curvature of the antler was a perfect spot to nestle the turkey into.
The pumpkins are seated on small wreaths made of faux magnolia leaves in rusty fall tones (Pier 1). There are also small pine cones that you can't see in this picture. These pumpkins had been in my big basket I loaded up for a fall display as seen "here".
Since the turkey is most often the main course on Thanksgiving I gave this guy center stage.
The stenciled leaf burlap piece is glued on and an adornment of a pine cone and leaves are tied around the ring with raffia. I filled the bottom half with dried corn to represent food from the harvest.
Williams Sonoma came out with these "Plymouth" dishes this year and I couldn't resist. They're more affordable than the Spode Woodland ones that I love so I decided to splurge on these.
I turned the lights on so you can see things better.
I rummaged through my linens and had found these placemats that I hadn't used. They worked the best with this tablecloth's coloring. The crackle finish wine glasses are from Pier 1 last year and the double old fashioned glasses are Ralph Lauren, Aston (from T.J. Maxx) The napkins are by Park Designs and the gold tone flatware came from Horchow a few years ago.
I love how they center has a ring of fruit designed on it. Perfect spot to center the turkey platter.
I have been aggressive this year and following the sales. I think I got this in August from Williams Sonoma and have been waiting to use it.
I'll be taking some of this down to my mother's and setting up the dining table for Thanksgiving.
Wishing you all blessings for Thanksgiving!
I'll be joining
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