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16 November, 2010

My Thanksgiving Table...Cream With Natural Elements

IMG_4260 I have been playing with some ideas for my Thanksgiving table for several weeks now and I think I have finally found one that I really like! It combines drop cloth, burlap, family heirlooms and Goodwill finds...an unusual combination, I admit! Let me show it to you...

IMG_4021 …since our co-host Baby Kitty is preoccupied at the moment…watching the fall leaves blow around in the backyard. It’s his favorite thing to do this time of year and has been since he was a just a little guy! lol

IMG_4269 At the center of it all...literally...is my grandmother's dough bowl filled with pillar candles tied with raffia and mini pumpkins on a bed of dried pinto beans! (Ooooh...sounds like a new vegetarian dish!) I thought a little pop of orange was needed with the creams and naturals on the table. It’s a variation of a centerpiece I did last year with white pumpkins. (Click here to see last year's before version!)

IMG_4310 On either side of the dough bowl are my Pottery Barn inspired hurricanes. I love their subtle addition of  fall color and texture! (Click here to find out how to make them...so easy!)

IMG_4345 How do you like my tablecloth? It's a $5.00 drop cloth from Home Depot! lol They come two in a pack for under $10...already hemmed! I just washed it with a little bleach, popped it in the dryer and then pressed it with a steam iron and...voilà!  It is topped with my ruffled burlap table runner that I showed you several weeks ago! (If you would like directions for making one, click here.)

IMG_4273 The plates were a $10 Goodwill find...a service for four of Chris Madden Felice. I added a few pieces of my Wedgwood Queensware Plain to complete the setting. The embroidered napkins were $1.00 for four in the clearance aisle at Home Goods.

IMG_4287I love the chunkiness and the scrolled details of the plates! They really glow in the candlelight, don't you think?

IMG_4306 Here's a better look at the burlap and drop cloth...more texture! The flatware is my mom's Towle Silver Flutes...I like the simple lines. There is nothing like the wonderful patina of old silver!

IMG_4268 I am using my Irish crystal iced tea goblets along with some wine glasses I found at Goodwill. I like mixing it up a little...can you tell? lol

IMG_4265 I also mixed in a few odds and ends. This is one of my favorite GW finds...a silverplate roll-top butter dish! I had let one get away and was determined to grab the next one I found. It was only $6.00!

IMG_4305Here's a final look at my table. I really like the combination of the rough textures and simple fabrics with  the polished silver and sparkling crystal. I think it is simple and elegant without being too fussy.
Now all we need is our Thanksgiving dinner...turkey with herbes de Provence, dressing with giblet gravy, wild rice, congealed cranberry salad, broccoli casserole, sweet potato soufflé with brown sugar pecan topping, baby lima beans, green bean casserole and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert! It's the same every year, but my brother-in-law says that we have perfected it, so why change? lol
What do you think? Have you already planned your table?


I am joining Amy at Whisperwood Cottage for the Talent Scouting Party at Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project!  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!
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Before and After Party on Wednesdays
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursdays
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 on Fridays
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
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
See you next time! A la prochaine!

92 comments:

  1. It's just stunning Debbie!
    I love the mix of creams and the neat textures!
    Those plates were an awesome find! I so want some like that. And your runner looks so perfect!
    A fabulous table!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  2. I love it...never thought of drop clothes for table clothes...what time did you say dinner starts???LOL...

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  3. Love love love. Love everything.
    Especially that butter dish. It is amazing.

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  4. Deb it looks amazing. I love the cream and all of the textures. So sweet to have Grandmas dough bowl at a table that all will sit and be thankful. Great job and great finds, Miss Diva Thrift Queen!! love you, Kathysue

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  5. Deb, it is just so pretty with all that cream and natural elements. Thanks for linking this up tonight.

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  6. Wow Debbie, Your Thanksgiving table is so elegant. I too love the textures of the burlap and drop cloth juxtaposed with the silver and porcelain. Your grandmother's dough bowl is perfect as a centerpiece too.

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  7. HI Debbie! Your table is gorgeous! I love everything - your dishes! What a deal. I love your centerpiece and I would love to copy it!! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Totally stunning from end to end! I love the neutrals and the idea of mixing all these textures. My favorite look ~ beautiful layers of textures in both ceramics and textiles. You definitely have the creative genius that it takes to pull this off, Debbie. I'd love to be dining at this table.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    PS.
    Love the idea of the drop cloth. I need to remember that one. ;-)

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  9. I just love your table...I think it looks elegant with the cream color and the splash of orange.
    Love it!
    Suzann

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  10. I love the mix, too. I've needed a white tablecloth - must remember to buy a drop cloth. Enjoy the Thanksgiving season! Sally

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  11. Debbie, you table is very simple, but oh so elegant. I like the idea of using a drop cloth as a tablecloth...perfect cream color, which can be hard to find, especially when you need one! Did you iron it and was it hard to get the wrinkles out? You got a great deal on those beautiful Chris Madden plates. Your centerpiece is very pretty flanked with the mini corn candles.
    Give that gorgeous Baby Kitty a couple scratches behind the ear from me.
    Have a great week.

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  12. I love the dropcloth idea. And people can get as messy at the want and you won't be worrying about an heirloom piece. Everything looks so inviting.

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  13. It's beautiful Debbie, so cozy and inviting! I predict much lingering and good conversation after your meal-enjoy:@)

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  14. Everything looks so gorgeous!! I love your centerpiece and your plates are beautiful, what a great find!! The mix of natural elements are perfect!

    Love the drop cloth for the table cloth! I have some that cover my bench seating! Love them!!!

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  15. LOVE IT!! All the textures of the runner and cloth and the shine of your silver really make it stunning.
    Of course, the wonderful thing is your grandmother's dough bowl. What a treasure to use and enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  16. Debbie,
    What an elegant table setting for Thanksgiving! I adore those plates with the scrolls and that little butter dish. . .you found the bargain~of~the~day! The picture of Baby Kitty looking outside reminded me of the cat in State Farm yesterday when I changed their vignette. I put in a red floral and he (Sebastian) wouldn't take his eyes off it! Pets enrich our lives in wonderful ways.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Salut Debbie.....I just love the whole combination. The naturals and textures and creamy whites are my new favorite thing. You put it together beautifully! Linda

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  18. Chris Madden at goodwill... what a find!

    I love your grandmother's dough bowl!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  19. Our Thanksgiving is over but after seeing your gorgeous table, you are making me want to do it all over again! I love the combination of the neutrals and creams with the little pop of orange in the middle. The scroll edges on the plates add texture as does the fabulous burlap runner. Your photography has totally captured the "feel" of the tablescape too especially the glow of the pillar candles. Loving it!

    DD

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  20. Beautiful table, Debbie. I love the neutral colors.

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  21. Your table is just beautiful! Calm and serene and I just love every element of it!

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  22. I love your Thanksgiving table. I always love the look of neutrals together. The beautiful textures really make it work. I like the fact that a lot of your things are inherited or found! And really, is there anything you can't do with burlap and a drop cloth?

    Keep the inspiration coming!

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  23. Super gorgeous and great photos, thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful table. I love the combination of the whites, creams and browns. I haven't started my Thanksgiving table yet...I better get to it.

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  25. The table looks great and the butter dish is fabulous!

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  26. How simple yet elegant, Debbie! I think this table will get lots of compliments. I love the neutrals and the texture. I have tons of the drop cloth from one itty bitty project and I never thought to make a tablecloth! Very nice. And I adore your runner!! The plates are so pretty as well as the silver and crystal! Love it all!

    XO,
    Jane

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  27. Hi Debbie, Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful! I love the dishes, the candleholders and the dough bowl. Gorgeous!
    xo, Sherry

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  28. Oh so pretty and so thrifty, Debbie. I love all the texture. I smiled at the rop cloth cause I have a lot of them I use when I am oil painting. You are very creative!...Christine

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  29. Hi Debbie, your table of beiges and creams is so pretty! I've got to look into that drop cloth into a table cloth idea. Love it!

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  30. Your table is beautiful -how wonderful that you used your grandmother's dough bowl and your mothers silver -just lovely.

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  31. Gorgeous. Love it! How clever to use drop cloths. Especially love the dough bowl and silver butter dish! Very classy!

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  32. Truly...I gasped when I saw the bowl with the pumpkins and candles. It made my heart sing. I want it. Will you send it to me? I'm sure you wouldn't mind parting with that lovely dough bowl. :) Seriously, it is all so gorgeous. Love the burlap table runner. Love everything.

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  33. Debbie -- this is so beautiful! Love all your creative ideas! I'm having a little giveaway for my 200th post -- come on by and put your name in the hat!

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  34. Happy Early Thanksgiving Friend! Your post and pics are absolutely stunning and the best I've seen thus far on my catching up on the blog front this week. Seriously, you have done a fabulous job! I love the drop cloth/burlap table runner. You make it look soooo elegant, all of it! Miss you~ I'm sure you are as busy with your grandies as I am. Gotta lovem! ;) ~CC (Hopefully we can get together over the holidays at one point for a coffee and a little junkin!)

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  35. Debbie - everything is so elegant looking..from the dishes to that butter dish I would love to grab from you! LOL
    The cream looks lovely and you have done an outstanding job on putting everything together. I'm going to have to look at how you did your hurricanes..really inventive!!

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  36. This is stunning! I saw your burlap table runner the other day and made one. Now I must have the drop cloth tablecloth. Who knew a tablecloth could be so easy? You did. I have just become one of your followers.

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  37. Your table is beautiful. Have you got your menu as organized? I'm am working on mine.
    I love the drop cloth idea. I'll check it out. They would be easy to dye, too, I bet.
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  38. What a great idea using a drop cloth for a tablecloth! It looks really great with the burlap runner.

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  39. Debbie, your table is just stunning! I have purchased some burlap ready to make my table runner at the weekend. Thanks for the tutorial!!
    Suzyq

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  40. Both stunning and elegant! Love oyur table :)
    And Baby Kitty is a cutie!

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  41. Stopping by from the Boring to Better party!! Just gorgeous! I have the same dishes in the golden yellow. Beautiful table setting!

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  42. Your table is stunning! I like the natural elements of your burlap table runner juxtaposed with your crystal and silver. I envy your grandmothers dough board and love the way you created your centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. The candle holders with the corn pulls everything together beautifully. Just the look I am attracted to. I would give you an A+.

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  43. Oh, my Lord! This is stunning!!

    Are you inviting me over? lol


    Lovely.


    If you have some time, please go take a look at my new post today. Thank you!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  44. This is such a peaceful and elegant setting! I really admire your centerpiece in the bread bowl -- simple, yet sophisticated!

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  45. Simply divine! You can do a table like no one else :)

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  46. I love your table, and Baby Kitty! I can't believe you found those beautiful dishes at Goodwill. I never find anything good there. This is a stunning table. The texture, the colors, all the natural elements. Gorgeous!
    Brenda

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  47. Debbie, it looks WONDERFUL! You kicked this one out of the ball park, my friend. And that Baby Kitty... I love him so! LOL!

    Love all the elements on the table, and aren't your proud that you made some of them??? I wish you were here to help me decide what on earth to do for runners in my dining room for the tour of homes. I am at sixes and sevens. I guess it will work out, but when??? LOL!

    SO glad to get to see this neat table. Thanks for sharing.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  48. I love all your creamy whites. I have to say that by this time of year I'm sick of all the orange. I sort of want it to go away after Halloween. This is a very soft, elegant yet comfortable look.

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  49. It looks beautiful, Debbie, simple and elegant! You did a great job, mixing things in, it looks perfect!

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  50. very pretty, i love quiet simple colors~

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  51. Hi Debbie, I agree with EVERYONE! IT is stunning. I think I'm going to do this too. I love the calm serene look of it all. It is gorgeous. And don't you love those drop cloths? I use them for all kinds of things, I just love them and made curtains for my entire upstairs with them. They are great. What a wonderful post. I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  52. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today (or was it yesterday?) I love your table - I love the name of your blog (why can't I be that creative with a 'name')... and I LOVE that you used the drop cloth from Home Depot, which is my favorite store! I used a HD canvas drop cloth for the cover of my first workroom table too! It worked like a dream and was cheap! The silver looks so perfect next to the canvas and burlap - I really love the burlap on the table. A lot of people are using the burlap on the windows lately and I'm not a huge fan, but I LOVE it on your table!

    I'm your newest follower! I am looking forward to coming back and reading more. I hope you'll come back and read my blog soon too. I'm trying to get my dining area ready for TT on Thursday (BTNOTP) but I've got big changes I'm trying to achieve, not sure if I'll get there in time!

    Take care,

    Michelle
    www.jamiesoninteriors.com

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  53. Debbie, This table is brilliant. I love the idea of a drop cloth. This is the best idea I have seen in a long time. I'm trying this!!!!
    I love the serene and soft look of this table. Very simple with touches of elegence. That domed butter dish makes me swoon! And what a blessing to have your grandmother's dough bowl.
    Yvonne

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  54. Debbie, I just had to pop back in for another look at this gorgeous table. Your style makes my heart sing. I look to you for inspiration!
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

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  55. Artfully done, love your use of white, such beauty!

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  56. Love it! I am so burned out on color that I, too, am considering using creams for this Thanksgiving. I LOVE that burlap runner! I can't sew a lick, so I won't be making one...but I really like yours! Have a happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  57. I love this! Please stop over and see my simplified similar version of this look. I will be out of town for Thanksgiving, but I wanted a festive look on the cheap. I hope you like it.

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  58. Very pretty! I love the white plates! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  59. Debbie, what a lovely table! This is just what appeals to me - subtle colors, lots of texture and simple elegance. Gorgeous! I love your burlap runner and your dropcloth tableclth. Your centerpiece is just right. Lovely!

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  60. Debbie,

    Just elegant. I love the butter dish. Everything is just beautiful.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Carol

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  61. Love the results of your "playing around" with your Thanksgiving tablescape! Isn't it wonderful to shop and pair Goodwill finds to refresh the look of some of your own pieces?

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    :D Lynda

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  62. I really like your table. the dishes are wonderful. I so love the burlap!!! I think I will have to try one myself. did it shed horribly while you sewed? Great table!

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  63. What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  64. You have a great eye!! The burlap table runner is awesome and works so well with your dishes, which by the way, was a fantastic find! They are great! I love this!

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  65. I L.O.V.E this table! The neutrals are so very calming. Your GW finds are amazing...those plates are so pretty! The burlap runner is perfect for Thanksgiving...and the centerpieces are so warm and inviting. Have a wonderful holiday! Thanks for sharing.
    Sharlotte

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  66. I really like the scroll work on the plates against the burlap. Very elegant.

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  67. Debbie I wanted to stop back by and thank you for joining in Junkin Finds Friday. Again you table is gorgeous. I worked on mine today and I will be using my gorgeous burlap table runner you made for your giveaway! I am excited to see how it all comes together.

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  68. Your table setting is just beautiful! And...those cats...well, I am in love!

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  69. Hi Debbie, Oh how I wish you were my neighbor. We would have such fun playing with our dishes and cats together! :) As always you have set a beautiful table. Love that butter dish! Oh my...I don't think I've ever seen one but I will be on the look out now.
    Great post (always!)

    Donna

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  70. "Kitty is SO darn Cute sitting there in the window." Maybe sugarplums are dancing in his head!!!
    Your table is gorgeous... I LOVE those dishes, they are wonderful and they looks fantastic with your runner(which I REALLY LOVE)... Thank you for sharing... Have a wonderful week,
    Donna

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  71. Elegant table for Thanksgiving.
    My cat is the color of yours..he likes to sit in my window also.

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  72. Debbie,
    Your thanksgiving tablescape is so stunning...love the look of it!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  73. Wow! This is wonderful. I love the matte against the shiny...the texture against the smooth...the elegance of silver against the organic of the corn husks, beans, and pumpkins....absolutely delightful! Thank you for sharing your sophisticated design. Cherry Kay

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  74. Wow what an inspiration for me. I love those white plates! Beautiful table setting. Love your blog!

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  75. Debbie, this is GORGEOUS!!!! Those plates are just beautiful and your entire setting is so inviting and warm. ! I love the burlap runner and the elegant touches~ the hurricanes look quite charming too!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

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  76. If you took home ec, I bet you made an A!

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  77. Nice butter dish and I like the look you came up with!~Ames

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  78. Love your thrifty mix! Beautiful and inspiring!

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  79. Debbie, you DO know that you're going to cause a run on Home Depot for drop cloths, don't you??? LOL

    What a wonderfully serene & soft tablescape you've created! I adore every single inch of it but my heart rate soared when I saw your silverplate roll-top butter dish! *sigh* Why can't I ever find such wonderful treasures???? Can I just give you my CC number & let you shop FOR me???

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  80. Debbie,
    Your table is so special! I do love everything about it. I'm thinking of making a run to Home Depot, for starters. Really. Or just send Mister over.
    The textures, the place settings, the centerpiece. It's all lovely.
    And Baby Kitty is a star. Don't you love how cats take themselves so seriously? So many of the traits that are so endearing in cats are not attractive in people. They always make me smile!
    Have a wonderful weekend and Thanksgiving!

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  81. Debbie, I am leaning more and more to a neutral palette these days and your table really fits the bill! Love how you decorated the hurricanes and added the little white pumpkin to accent the place setting. Really, really, nice!! Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving celebration next week. hugs, Sue

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  82. That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  83. Debbie, I love your choice for the color scheme of your Thanksgiving Table. I love the cream dishes!!

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  84. Thankyou for this lovely post! I am having family over to my house for the first time for Thanksgiving and needed some serious inspiration. I have dishes very similar to the ones in your post. I even bought some burlap 2 weeks ago! Something told me to buy it even though I had no clue what I was going to do with it. LOVE! Thanks!

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  85. I really like this table. Especially, the burlap runner. It adds wonderful texture! I am featuring 3 completely different Thanksgiving tablescapes this week over at my blog. Check it out!

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  86. This all looks totally beautiful. I might have to steal your centerpiece idea. Kinda wish I hadn't used my last good drop cloth when I was painting!!

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  87. This is my kind of table. Great texture and you would never know how budget friendly it is if you hadn't told us. That butter dish is so cool! Thanksgiving tables are so much fun. My favorite thing is the dough bowl.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  88. DEbbie- lovely runner -so simple and romantic - I dont think it would look so stunning on different fabric .Cream is soft also - very warm Thanksgiving
    Kitty looks great as well-very attentive to outside
    Margret

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  89. Another great tablescape, Debbie!

    Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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