Thanksgiving Table

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As we all put the Halloween decorations away today, I know my American friends thoughts will turn to preparing for Thanksgiving. I thought I’d share my table from our Canadian Thanksgiving a few weeks ago.

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I was really pleased with how the table turned out, this is the first time I’ve hosted Thanksgiving. I started out with the burlap runner, see how I made it here. I used my regular white plates, and these new amber glasses, which I scored on clearance last year, they’re House and Home from Zellers.

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At each place setting I made a napkin ring out of simple twine, and oak leaves cut out with my Cricut machine, similar to the ones I used to create the fall branches I made here. Each person also received a Maple Cream Chocolate as a little favour.

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My sister, who is a florist, brought these beautiful flowers. I love the way she incorporated the grapevine, large seed pods, and acorns. She made two smaller arrangements, which worked out beautifully for this large table.

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The oak leaves and acorns theme was carried throughout the table, with a scattering of the glittered acorns I made earlier, see the how to here.

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I really like how the colour palette of the table came together, using the nature burlap, twine, and book page and kraft paper oak leaves, combined with the glitter of the acorns in coppers, silvers, and brown, and the subtle orange of the cinnamon roses on the table, and the amber glassware. There was the suggestion of the typical orange, red and yellow but in a more subtle subdued palette.

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On the console table, my antique turkey, and some candles dressed up with a little ribbon, and a bowl full on caramels!

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Over on the buffet there is one of the fall branches, and a simple pumpkin on a dessert stand. I also have my apothecary jars filled with seeds, and nuts. I love the covered dessert plate holding three white little pumpkins.

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Dinner was a great success, and it was wonderful to spend time with family and friends.

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Great food, and even greater company all gathered together to be thankful…now that’s when life is really a party!

This post is linked up at Between Naps on the Porch, We Are That Family, the Lettered Cottage, and Blue Cricket Design.

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  1. I absolutely loved your table! I really, really prefer understated elegance – and one that is not too cluttered! Even the small touches like the maple chocolate truffle continued the theme! What a wonderful family photo at the end! I’m going to have to borrow some of your ideas! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design says:

    Beautiful table and I love how the centerpieces turn out! Great job!

  3. Hi, Dannyelle

    I love your tablescapes! Its just lovely and I plan on using some of your ideas for my Thanksgiving dinner. By the way, I have pass an award to you, just click here and copy and paste to a post on your blog.

    Have a great week.


  4. What simple elegance! Your table makes a lovely fall statement. And the friends and relatives gathered around the table is priceless ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beautiful…simply elegant. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Such a pretty table…so evident that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving AND since your Thanksgiving is earlier than ours we get to steal ideas from your tables!!! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Wow! You do Thanksgiving up right! Your table is beautiful. At Thanksgiving about 50 of us descend on my great aunt’s house armed with paper plates and plastic silverware. I think I’m at least going to suggest some centerpieces being used this year!


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