Fall has arrived in my dining room…at last! And I have to admit, I am beginning to think about Thanksgiving, too! Sooo…I am trying out a really different look for me. Want to see? Now this is not a full tablescape. I’m just playing with my dishes!
I have decided to go for creams and naturals with lots of texture this year! I am using a set of chunky, embossed ivory plates that I found at Goodwill (from Chris Madden for JC Penney) along with my Red Cliff ironstone tureen.
And on the hutch…what? Not my usual blue and yellow plates? No! I have replaced them with some wonderful cream plates…
…and added some little baby pumpkins for a pop of fall color! The pattern is Wedgwood Queensware Plain and I love it! And best of all, I got them at Goodwill…52 pieces for $68! That’s about $1.30 for each piece! Woo hoo!
And even better…this is my pattern! I already have a service for eight that I have had for years and, with our family increasing by leaps and bounds, I will need more! There will be fourteen of us next Thanksgiving, between my sister’s family and mine. For us, that’s huge, especially since my sister and I both have new grand-babies arriving in a few months! So you see…I need these plates! Really!
I also like the look of my pewter flatware and my brown goblets with the cream. Hmmm…I think I’m beginning to love the way everything is coming together! And on the table…
…remember this is just the bare bones of my tablescape..…a burlap table runner to add more texture…
…created with the help of my lovely assistant Miss Isabella, pictured here playing in the scraps!
Here is a better look at it. I have been seeing these ruffled runners and wanted to make one for myself. My friend Linda at Nina’s Nest and I have been discussing possible fabrics and measurements for a few weeks, so I thought I would try my hand at it! Head on over to Linda’s to have a peek at hers! Now…have I got you thinking about your Thanksgiving table, too? Well, here's something that might help you out...
Just in case you haven’t heard, I would like to offer a ruffled burlap table runner like this one to one of my readers! And I will make it to fit your table! I am celebrating some big milestones on my blog and it’s my little way of saying thank you to my wonderful readers! Click here to read all about the giveaway and to sign up if you are interested. I hope you will head on over!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Thanksgiving inspiration! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
See you next time! A la prochaine!