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Thanksgiving at our house this year was all about lots of colors ... a casual setting ... pumpkins and a turkey constructed of sticks and natural dried grasses!
I have two sets of china that I use for Thanksgiving ... my Johnson Brothers "His Majesty" and this green Bordallo Pinheiro. This year, I added cobalt blue to the setting.
My tablescapes are usually inspired by a single element, and for this one ... it was the table runner! The green was a perfect match for one of the several sets of pumpkin shaped soup bowls I have ... and it was easy to match all the other colors with a variety of ceramic pumpkins!
These pumpkins came from World Market and the maple leaf cobalt blue salad plate is Depression Glass. My favorite elements of the tablescape are in the following collage ... I love the covered turkey bowl! The big turkey platter is so nice to have and I use it all year long!
The blue glasses are Mikassa and the flatware is Cambridge.
The big turkey and the little turkey napkin rings also came from World Market! I printed our menu and wrapped a candy bar to use as favors! Miss Phoebe expects candy at her Thanksgiving Table place setting!
Phoebe told me several weeks ago ... what she wanted on our Thanksgiving dinner menu! So, of course ... I made what she wanted. She also wanted to keep the menu a secret from her mom and dad ... so we did!
You can find the template for a Hershey bar wrapper online and I used Publisher to create the wrapper that I wanted! Easily done!
I'd like to introduce you to our turkey cheese ball!
The fireplace mantel in the dining room is usually decorated for the season! Green ... pumpkins, a tole painted tray and my beautiful pilgrims set the scene! I love making banners .. for Phoebe ... and this one matches our menu cards and favors!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'll probably share this post with a couple of the parties listed in my sidebar. Make sure you click through to see the other posts!
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