November 21, 2010

Thankgiving: Setting The Table

I am so corny.
I LOVE setting the table for company,
especially a grand daddy of a day like Thanksgiving.

I typically never do it the same.

I like to mix and match chargers, place mats, dishes and
even my grandmothers old monkey pod square plates from Hong Kong.

I'd like to think it sharpens my creative skills.
Not sure about that.
But I love to make a table pretty.

I also like to use things I already have and use greenery from outside.

Here is the table set for Thanksgiving 2007.
Can you tell I was into zebra at the time?

Rough cut strips of burlap with zebra strips of fabric underneath,
as table runners

Am I the only dork who actually likes to take pictures
of my table before all the fun starts?

Here is the table set for Thanksgiving 2008.

Same burlap rough edged fabric strips as table runners

Ditched the zebra, introduced mercury glass
Sprigs from the back yard

No, this next one is NOT Thanksgiving but
swap out the yellow daffodils and you've got a simple Thanksgiving Table
anyone could pull together

3 simple square glass vases
1 stem in each vase
(I did buy these guys at my local Trader Joe's)

My lovely sister in law got me these
timeless monogrammed napkins one Christmas.

I have used them countless ways.
Here I clipped some evergreen from the front,
tied it up with twine
and a mailing tag
with a hand drawn monogram for each guest.

I have yet to set our Thanksgiving table this year.
You know I'll be taking pictures, though.

Just priming the pump with this post.

Share with me ways you make your table setting extra special.

As always,

for visiting.


  1. Wait a minute the Christmas tree is up but the Thanksgiving table has not been set???? What's wrong with this picture? haha Love the table settings.

  2. So true, my friend. Priorities!

    Actually having a handful of folks over tonight for after frocking lasagna. Couldn't have the table set for Turkey day, anyway.

    Pictures to come.

  3. Can't wait to see what you have planned for this year. I am a nerd too, and usually set the table the day before the event. We are having Thanksgiving outside this year, so I can't set up until the day of. I'll post pictures.

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