Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Our Thanksgiving Table


This year we will celebrate Thanksgiving at my parents' house.  I went over yesterday to help mom wrap up a few things and get the table prepared. 

We pooled our accessory resources and the only thing we purchased was a new round of candles.  The green Bordallo chargers, napkin rings and bunches of wheat are mine, and everything else came from shopping Mom's house.  

The centerpiece is an old silver tray filled with moss, pine cones, and a mixture of gold and silver candlesticks.  We gathered the moss while in the mountains for Fall Break.  

Mom and Dad picked up a set of antlers on that trip to New Mexico.  I worked them into the table setting.  If you read this post you know I want more of my own!

I love to use Mom's classic "Friendly Village" pattern for Thanksgiving.  I think it mixes so well with the green chargers which add some color to the neutral-ish Fall palette.




The Kids' Table:
I went super simple here, knowing that any decoration would only get in their way!  The table is covered with butcher paper, place mats are drawn on with marker, and cups of crayons are waiting in the center.  They can create a masterpiece while they dine!
Well, at least one thing is ready for Thursday!  Now I just need to make a pecan and chocolate pie, cut out, bake, and frost sugar cookies, and make homemade rolls in the next 24 hours.  Oh, and take care of 2 children and do laundry and finish up some last minute grocery shopping.  
Happy Wednesday everyone!


The Lettered Cottage

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11 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Jennifer! Love that you included the moss! Good luck getting thru that list!

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  2. Jennifer, what a gorgeous table! Isn't it nice to be able to use things that you already have? Also, to think of "entertainment" for the children, while they dine...Genius!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Be Blessed!

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  3. LOL! I so hear you! Us mom's don't catch a break the next 24 hours!
    Your mom's table is beautiful! And I LOOOOOVE your idea for the butcher paper! Genius!
    I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
    xo

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  4. Really pretty - love that you used the tall candles in brass candle holders - I always seem to use votives, but I really do love tall tapers! Love the kid's table too!

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  5. Your table is so elegant...love the pine cone centerpiece...and I love the table cover on the "kids" table...such a fantastic idea!...

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  6. Your table is just perfect for Thanksgiving! Very elegant and inviting. LOVE the chargers! I have a couple of serving pieces in that same pattern and would love to have more. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

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  7. Super pretty table - thanks for sharing! Take care, Laura

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  8. Beautiful table and so inspiring. I love your centerpiece arrangements. Great chargers! I'm also partying at Better Late than ever Tksgiving bloh hop. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  9. The grownup table is gorgeous. Love those green chargers and the mix of silver and gold.

    But I also love that you made the kids table special by drawing on those placemats. So cute.

    Thanks for sharing at the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving inspirations party.

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  10. How pretty was that table. I love the tray with pine cones and the moss. I am so glad that you came by to link up at the Better Late Than Never party!

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