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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

I've been going through my dishes and trying to figure out a Thanksgiving Tablescape so I decided to look at what I did last year.  Thought I would share it with you again.

Gold and candles always says elegance to me, so I've used that as the base for this tablescape.


Dried and silk flowers, feathers, berry stems and ribbon loops elevated on an ornate bronze and gold stand create the centerpiece.

Gold rimmed goblets from GW and the small etched glasses heirlooms from my MIL
The china is Noritake Marigold Japan made between 1921-1924 that I found at GW and there were also several serving pieces with the set.  It has the softest yellow color with a beautiful gold swag and flowers and heavy gold banding.  They're placed on gold chargers.


A beautiful serving bowl.


I think the gravy boat is stunning.


The platter is quite large.


I've placed a rusty/orange brocade runner down the center, and a mixture of gold and brass candlesticks in varying heights.  A berry garland and gold ribbon loops wind between the floral arrangement and candles.






The floral arrangment can be removed at dinner time and replaced with a big crystal bowl of fruit ambrosia.  This way all guests can help themselves and see over the dish to visit.


This was the table last year, and if I can't come up with anything any better, I may just do a similar one again this year.  lol

I am linking to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Be sure to visit her and see all the gorgeous tablescsapes every one has done.


Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.



64 comments:

  1. What beautiful china! You were so lucky to find the serving pieces! Your table looks grand!

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  2. That china is gorgeous...and you found at GW!! Unbelievable!!

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  3. Lovely table! It's worth repeating this year but with your tablescaping talent, I bet you can come up with a zillion more ideas!! ;-D

    XO<
    Jane

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  4. Stunning Marty!
    What great pics, the centerpiece is so pretty and I love that china!
    Your GW is the best!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  5. What a wonderful table setting Marty. Love the Noritake, good sets (like yours) are so expensive in the UK.
    I love the gold too, I totally agree...elegance :o)

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  6. Just gorgeous, Marty. I love the pheasant feathers added. Such a great fall touch.

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  7. Spectacular, Marty! I'm coming to dinner at *your* youse! I love your floral centerpiece ... and the dishes are beautiful. I must know ... where do you store all of your goodies?! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration, *Becca*

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  8. Such beautiful china and a lovely table!

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  9. This is truly fabulous! I've really been studying the pictures and trying to figure out how I can create something similar. I think I can!! I can't do the floral arrangement but I can hopefully find someone to help me make it. Love the mixture of candlesticks.
    Beautiful!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  10. I will be working on my Thanksgiving table scape this weekend. Yours is very beautiful and I love the floral arrangement. Very nice. La

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  11. The china is beautiful and that it was obtained at a thrift is very special. Your tablescape is lovely why change it?

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  12. Marty, I love your china, it's exquisite! That gravy boat is to die for!

    I hope to be back to blogging regularly soon!

    Nancy

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  13. Your china is lovely. Love your table from last year, so why not do it again? You can always change up the centerpiece or napkins if you want, but I love it the way it is!

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  14. I remember those beautiful dishes on the elegant table. I'm going to find some feathers one of these days - love the way they look in your arrangements. Sally

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  15. Oh Marty, how could you possibly improve on it? I love everything about it from centerpiece to gravy boat. Those dishes are so pretty. Can't believe that they were a GW find.

    I'm working on a Thanksgiving table that I will leave out until the big day. Yours is adding inspiration.

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  16. Absolutely stunning! So rich and elegant!

    Being so new to blogging, I'm discovering that taking pictures now helps to decorate from year to year, since my memory is so bad and I can never remember what I did the year before.

    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
    Sheila

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  17. Simply Stunning Marty.. love that china

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  18. LOVE every detail Marty. "It Perfection"!!! I'm in Love with the china, AND my favorite thing IS "the veggie bowl", LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it!!! The yellow on the china is SO different! It makes it quite unique!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Donna

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  19. This is a very beautiful table!!! I love your thrifted dishes!!!

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  20. Oh Marty! That is such a stunningly beautiful table!!

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  21. Oh my the dishes are gorgeous! What an amazing GW find! Beautiful tablescape.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  22. Marty you do set a lovely table!I'm off to see the leaves and then I'll be working on my own Fall Tablescape. Maybe you'll come take a look see? ~Ames

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  23. Love the Noritake! You have found some beautiful things at Goodwill. What a "good" Goodwill you have!!

    Liz

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  24. Wow- impressivly beautiful! Love the raised centerpice and the assortment of candles!!!

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  25. Everything is gorgeous, as usual. What a beautiful set of Noritake china, I'm sure you were delighted to find that.

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  26. Hi Marty,

    Well this tablescape is definitely a winner for any year! I love that Noritake china...so beautiful and how wonderful to find it at GW!! It is so elegant and looks very expensive on your table! All the little touches are beautiful...I love the crystal you chose and the table runner as well. The centerpiece is so grand and elegant.just a fabulous Thanksgiving tablescape!

    Miss Bloomers

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  27. Very elegant and beautiful china. Love the centerpiece especially with the feathers. Nice touch!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Andrea

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  28. Beautiful table. So happy to see it again. I'm sure you'll get your imagination geared up and come up with a new table for this year.

    - The Tablescaper

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  29. Marty,
    What a pretty table. You always have such great things to share! I LOVE your china! I can't believe you found it at GW!!!What an amazing find! Thanks so much for sharing, this was a treat!

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  30. Wow, Marty your table is gorgeous! Love the center piece and the stand that it's in is so pretty. I can't believe you found your dishes at GW. Talk about a find!

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  31. Hi Marty! I think this china is my favorite among all your dishes. I cannot believe you got them at GW. They are so pretty!..Christine

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  32. Lovely Marty! Beautiful china and wonderfully arranged centerpiece you've created!

    Nancy

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  33. Marty, this is just stunning! I agree that gold and candles make the perfect basis for an elegant tablescape and this one is gorgeous! I know sometimes, it is not that you can't think of a new idea for a tablescape but that you loved one so much, you want to use it again. And with this one, I think you SHOULD! It is worth more than one special occasion!

    DD

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  34. Tradition is wonderful. Of course on TT we are trying to be creative, but some traditions like Thanksgiving, people look forward to the same things. I love it. Change your floral and maybe a few little accents but do the same, it works!

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  35. Oh so lovely and I'm so glad you repeated this post! You never cease to amaze me, Marty!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  36. You set so many beautiful tables, Marty. I love the dishes and the gorgeous centerpiece.

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  37. Hi Marty,
    Today I have no tablescape, because my first blog party "International Christmas Cookies" kept me busy. Wouldn't you like to participate with an special cookie recipe? The link is open until Nov. 6.
    Your table is so special. The feathers and berries in the center piece are really give a fall feeling. And the dishes are gorgeous. The look so charming with this romantic design. Thank you for showing again your special skills in table decorating.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  38. Your dishes are beautiful Marty! I love the pheasant feathers in the centerpiece too:@)

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  39. Love that china, was that one of those that you had to bid on?

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  40. This is just stunning, Marty. You always do such gorgeous tables.
    Carol

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  41. Love the whole table especially the centerpiece! It really adds a WOW factor!

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  42. Beautifully done Marty and a great inspiration for this year!

    :D Lynda

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  43. Absolutely stunning.
    -Jo
    -LazyonLoblolly

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  44. Beautiful table, Marty. I really like the pale yellow china.

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  45. Wow Marty, the table looks beautiful. I love the gold charges with the rusty/orange runner, those two colors look great together.

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  46. Marty, I love this. I particuarly love the way you have elevated your centerpiece in the stand there (love the classical dolphins on it). The feathers and the berries are favorites of mine, and you did such a good job arranging them in that stunning centerpiece. I also like the pops of gold on your candles. I'm a huge lover of gold candlesticks. And your heirloom goblets are lovely as is the china you found at GW! That was such a find!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  47. Thanks for sharing your lovely table. It's a great inspiration as I ponder my Thanksgiving table!

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  48. Marty, whether you do the same, or change it up, it will be wonderful. There is something so cozy and inviting about your home. To me, if someone comes in my home and tells me that they feel cozy and comfortable, that is one of the nicest compliments I could hope for.

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  49. Oh Marty...it looks fabulous...so elegant! I love your china and your centerpiece is wonderful! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  50. I really love the use of varying heights of candle holders.

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  51. I was just thinking I needed some tabletop inspiration and here you have presented me with a truly lovely option. I adore it.

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  52. You had me at yellow and gold! Gorgeous!

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  53. What a beautiful tablescape to share with your family on Thanksgiving day. Can I come?

    Enjoy your day.
    Gail

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  54. I am a Texas girl too! Enjoyed my visit to your blog!

    Julie
    www.equusvilla.blogspot.com

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  55. Beautiful inspiration, Marty!

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  56. What a great GW find.Your china is beautiful. Love the raised centerpiece. it's lovely.

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  57. That china is gorgeous. I love the swag effect on it. And that you got it at Goodwill is amazing.

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  58. So elegant, so gorgeous!!! I wouldn't change a thing for this year! It's perfect!

    Katherine

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  59. Just beautiful. And how lucky were your to find not only the china, but those wonderful matching serving pieces?! Great tablescape. You should do it again for the holidays this year.
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  60. So elegant, how do you find time to do these beautiful table settings?

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  61. Oh WoW Absolutly Gorgeous TFS:)
    Terrie
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/

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