Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bountiful Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving's all about bounty, right?

So I made my Thanksgiving Day centerpiece bountiful
with pumpkins, nuts, leaves, and dried hydrangeas from the yard. Bordered by a rustic bird and birdhouse on one end...
and a bird draped with garland on the other.
Nestled in their feathers are miniature white pumpkins and dried hydrangeas.


Tablesettings are Gourmet Expressions in Great Room Cream resting in rattan chargers. Each salad plate varies in shape just enough to make it unique.
Silverware was my mother's.
Sandwiched between the plates are ivory napkins. A brown satin ribbon secured by a salad fork and placecard top it off.
The placecard is a leaf cut out of scrapbook paper and bordered with brown cardstock. Guest names are stenciled on the leaf. A different nut glued on each placecard represent the nuts from our family tree. :)

Stemmed glasses hold brown berried garland.
On the buffet, a menu, golden pumpkin, and a turkey make a pleasing trio.

A simple menu made from cardstock and printed off the computer.


Did you know Benjamin Franklin proposed making the turkey the United States official bird, stating that the turkey is a far more intelligent and noble fowl than the eagle?


I ask you, if he'd gotten his way, would we be eating eagle for Thanksgiving?? ;)


I'm contributing to Tablescape Thursday at Susan's place.

42 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This IS bountiful and beautiful too! Perfect Thanksgiving vignettes. What clever place cards. laurie

Deanna said...

Dear Marsha,
May you have a very blessed THANKSGIVING!

Your Bountiful Thanksgiving Table is absolutely gorgeous. You've really gone all out and it shows.

I like everything about your details. The tablecloth is really neat as well.

May God Bless,
d from homehaven

"Blossom" said...

You did this right! I love the dishes right down to the cholcolate ribbon with the place name nuts. How adorable.

susan said...

Marsha--I love centerpieces and this is a masterpiece. I love your using the dried hydarangeas--beautiful! Your place card is perfect and so creative. I'm not sure if we'd have enough "nuts" for our family :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Stunning!!!! This is just gorgoeus. I love all of the pumpkins, berries and nuts. Your place settings are gorgeous and the name tage with the ribbon is just perfection. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Awesome table. I love that cute little bird. That was my favorite until I saw the menu posted. Now that's a beautiful addition to your table. And so easy.....my favorite kind of project.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! You did good. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your centerpiece is stunning, Marsha!! So creative. And the place settings are very elegant. I love the place card idea and the printed menu. Sometimes family needs to be treated like company.

Very nice!

xoxo
Jane

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the plates/salad plates.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh Marsha, this is a beautiful table. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Marcia

Sandy said...

Everything is so lovely!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Just beautiful and I was checking out your menu for ideas for things to serve my own family who is all coming here for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the posting a lovely table and great ideas.

Christi @ A Southern Life

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is so lovely and unique to have a Thanksgiving day brunch.
Susan

Rettabug said...

How special looking! Your menu is the sweetest touch, along with that little birdie! LOVE the pale color palette you've chosen...its beautiful! :D


fondly,
Rett

Mimi said...

I ♥ your bountiful centerpiece! That tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous, such a rich color. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, What a beautiful table setting. I love how you present your menu- very elegant!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Yvonne

Shelia said...

Your table is so beautiful. I love the bounty in the middle of your table. There's so much to look at! Your dishes and all are just lovely. What a cute idea using the fork for the place cards. Happy Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julie said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TABLE YOU HAVE SET... lOVE THE MENU AND THE PLACE CARDS...iT IS ALL SO PRETTY
XOXO
JULIE

Jeanette said...

Where to start...the hydrangea? the menu? the pace cards? the colors? It is all so inviting and lovely.
Jeanette

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Really nice--like the brown cloth and the pretty centerpiece. Cute idea on place cards! Have a nice Thanksgiving.

Freda Marie said...

Love everything you have done, the dishes and your place card arrangement are over the top.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love your little turkey! This is so pretty and what wonderful place cards.

santamaker said...

Love what you did for your centerpiece. Thanks for some great ideas. Your tablesetting looks so pretty.

Atticmag said...

Beautiful. I'd love to be a guest in your home! Love the stemmed glassware. Actually love everything on the table :D
Jane T.

The Tablescaper said...

Great tablescape! I particularly enjoyed the ribbon and placecard - great touches.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

This is a beautifully bountiful table! Each element reflects the season of celebration of Thanksgiving. Your dishes are wonderful. I like the place cards and the menu. Both add an elegance to this table. Perfection! ~ Blessings for you and your family. ~ Sarah

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your table is just beautiful, you have just done such a good job making it look so welcoming and warm

Melody said...

I love your color scheme. The whole table is so inviting.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Wow Marsha! I LOVE absolutely everything about your table. The tablecloth is gorgeous, the centerpiece is so pretty with all the gourds and pumpkins, and those place cards are just too cute. Thanks so much for sharing and happy TT to you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so pretty. The colors are soft, the hydrangeas really add something special to the look. I love the dishes. I really enjoyed my visit.

Sue

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love, love, love your tablescape. I love how you added the strip of ribbon and the placecard. Fabulous!!!

Sonia said...

I really love your fall tablescape, I think it's so great when you can use things from your yard that look so pretty. I love using dried hydrangeas. I love the place cards you made, such a nice detail. Have a great Holiday! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Cynthia said...

Lovely table. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Perfect...What else is there to say? Thank you, for sharing.

food with style said...

its so beautiful... your taste is so similar to mine, love all your little touches and the gardens bounty~

Amy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Natural, warm and inviting!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Ooooooh, I love your dishes! Very cute having the menu on an easel.

Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the ribbon on the plate with the fork on top. The "nuts from our family tree" holding the placecards - terrific! Your menu sounds delicious and great presentation of it on the easel.

DD

Kim said...

@Cheap Chic Home. This table setting is just scrumptious! You put a lot of hard work into it.

honeysuckle said...

Your bounty makes for a lovely table! I love the personal touch of the printed menu and individual place cards. i am sure everyone at your brunch will enjoy it all!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything is just beautiful! The little place cards are so clever.

Shirley said...

Just a wonderful table setting. Beautiful for fall. Love the extra special place cards and the menu. Things like that really make for a memorable meal!