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07 November, 2012

Thanksgiving Tablescape...Burlap and White Pumpkins

026 Thanksgiving is almost here and I am still working on a few elements I will be adding to this year's tablescape, so in the meantime I thought I would share last year's tablescape. It is a combination of some of my favorite things…white pumpkins with burlap, bittersweet and mercury glass. Let me show you!

002 Miss Kitty will be assisting me today since Baby Kitty is taking advantage of the pretty weather to have a golfing vacation at Amelia Island. He will be back in plenty of time to enjoy the holiday with us!

008At the heart of the centerpiece…three white pumpkins surrounded by a variety of natural gourds and small pumpkins…all in shades of green, white and yellow.

020 You might recognize the pumpkins...faux pumpkins from Walmart that I painted ivory. I love the stem!

036 I wanted the center pumpkin to have more importance, so I wrapped it with bittersweet and elevated it. I just used an overturned tea cup topped by a saucer as a little stand.

005 I scattered votives among the gourds and pumpkins to add a little glow to the centerpiece. Even in the daytime, I think candles add so much ambiance to a meal.

011 I am using my Chris Madden Felice plates again this year…a Goodwill find of four place settings for $10…one of my favorite bargains!

023The silverware is my mom’s…in the Silver Flutes pattern by Towle. I love its wonderful patina! The acorn pattern napkins were a sale find at Williams Sonoma. I topped each plate with a little dumpling squash that complements the colors in the napkins.

013 I am using my Irish lead crystal goblets along with some Goodwill wine glasses that were about $1.00 each. I like to mix things up a bit! Can you tell?

021 On the table is my drop cloth tablecloth. I just used a drop cloth from Home Depot, washed and bleached it several times, pressed it and put it on the table. Easy...because it’s already hemmed. I topped it with my ruffled burlap table runner (Directions for making it can be found here.) I think they add a rustic element and I love the contrast in textures!

028 At each end of the mercury glass candlesticks from last year. I like the look of them…just enough elegance without being stuffy.

039 On the buffet is the vignette I showed you earlier this fall…centered around an arrangement in my grandmother’s dough bowl. I decided to use traditional orange pumpkins instead of cream for a little pop of color.

040On the hutch I have just added a few pumpkins and some bittersweet to my blue and white collection. The colors on the table are neutral, so I thought that I would keep things as they are here. I like the contrast of the colors…a little unexpected in the fall. I have also added my Red Cliff ironstone tureen and tea service and some more mercury glass candlesticks.

044It will be small this year…a cozy family dinner since we will have already had the big dinner with our extended family. There will also be two high chairs pulled up to the table! I think this is my favorite holiday…family gathered around the table making memories and enjoying each other’s company. How about you? Do you love Thanksgiving as much as I do?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Thanksgiving tablescape! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

DIY Showoff for the Fall Festival
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special 
See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Love all. Every piece is so detailed. Shapes and shades or pumpkins are just pretty. Beautiful settings.

  2. Hi Debbie! Oh, your table is absolutely so pretty! Love your bargain dishes - gorgeous. Your centerpiece is so pretty too. Everything you do turns out so awesome. Miss Kitty is such a pretty little helper.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Debbie, I do like Thanksgiving. Your table is one I'd love to enjoy for the season. Much like what I plan to do. I like the simplicity of natural elements and the rustic touch of linen and burlap. Absolutely adore the napkins you found. Were they this season? The color is perfect for this table.........Sarah

  4. You could really be THE Goodwill spokesperson. Love your Walmart pumpkins, too!

  5. Deb your table is so pretty, love the colors you used, in fact those are the colors I will be using this year!! I need your napkins!!! You are so much more talented than you realize!! Love it all, xo Kathysue

  6. Beautiful table. LOVE your curtains!

  7. Debbie,
    What a lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape,dear friend!!! I adore the pops of green with the white pumpkins and your acorn napkins!!! Seeing more of those "drop cloth" tablecloths here in the Land of Blog lately! Love how you've incorporated the silver candlesticks on the table and buffet! The best part of the Thanksgiving meal (outside of the breaking of the wishbone) is the love that surrounds the table and flows freely from place setting to place setting! And I'd've created the "perfect" setting for just that! Have a blessed Thanksgiving, dear friend!!!

  8. Beautiful, Debbie...simple and natural. I have a ton of drop cloth I need to do something with. I like the pop of color with the napkins, they look very fallish!


  9. Debbie, your tablescape is so pretty. I love the white pumpkins and all the colored ones with the gourds. Beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

  10. Beautiful tablescape, Debbie. It's simple and elegant. I do love your blue and white china with the fall colors. I never would have thought it would look that great.

  11. Debbie,
    Miss Kitty has been such a star lately! Please give my loving regards to Baby Kitty.
    Your table is lovely. Painting the pumpkins white last year was an inspiration!
    Some day I will get me a dropcloth for a tablecloth. I was actually looking at them today!

  12. This is beautiful. The colors are very soft, but still convery a fall feeling. Well done.

  13. I'm lovin' those cream plates. So gorgeous! Your table looks so pretty with the white pumpkins.

  14. This table is so gorgeous Debbie! Really lovely! The colours and the natural elements are fabulous! Angie xo

  15. Your table ;ppls sp ;pve;u. I like the contrast in textures and colors you've used.

  16. OOOpppps, obviously hit the wrong keys. Your table looks so lovely.

  17. This is a gorgeous table! Love all the creamy pumpkins... and those napkins are my very favorite this season. YOu hutch makes me swoon!!!!
    Love it all!

  18. Fabulous table as the white pumpkins and the really need to rent yourself out for parties and craft lessons...

  19. I adore Thanksgiving and your table--how lovely!

  20. So pretty, I love all the white pumpkins, I didn't buy nearly enough this year, and when I started Thanksgiving decorating I didn't have as many as I wanted and there were no more to be found! I might try faux pumpkins after seeing yours, they look so good! Thanks,

  21. So pretty...I love white pumpkins and bittersweet. We have some growing in the back yard, but the leaves are still on it and so I may have it in time for next year! It will just be the two of us for Thanksgiving I think, not even worth setting the table!

  22. Simply Beautiful and your cupboard makes me miss my blue and whites!

  23. The pictures of your home and the decorative talent is like looking at a Pottery Barn magazine. WOW! Amazing and oh so gorgeous, everything. Patty

  24. Your table looks beautiful. I love those napkins! The white pumpkins look good on that burlap runner that I love!!!

  25. Beautiful Debbie! Love the pattern on the napkins! Thanks for linking up with HSH!


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