I have a very busy couple of weeks coming up and decided to take a few minutes today to do a simple table for Thanksgiving.
I was putting some things away in my napkin drawer a few days ago and realized that I haven’t used my April Cornell sunflower linens in a while, so I decided to use them as my starting point.
I placed my sage green placemats (Fred’s… a few years ago)on the taupe tablecloth and used my fall-inspired napkin rings to hold the sunflower napkins.
I decided to use my Mikasa plates as the base and topped them with the shallow leaf bowls that I purchased at my flea market. Dollar General flatware is perfect for this place setting.
The leaf bowls are really pretty, and I like the way that the set consists of 4 different colors.
Because I purchased them new in the box, I did not realize that these plates were actually very shallow bowls until I got the home.
I love to fix soups and stews in cool weather, but these are really too shallow to use for that. The final analysis: I bought these thinking that they are plates and they are still plates! I will use them for salad, dessert, or any other type of use for a small plate in a table setting.
I decided the my Dollar Tree autumn leaf goblets would be great on this table.
Then I turned my attention to the center of the table. I really don’t have time to do an elaborate centerpiece, so I settled on candles and, of course, salt and pepper shakers.
I love the autumnal colors of these pillar candles. My son purchased them especially to go with the rustic wood candleholders that he made for me several years ago.
I decided that I needed another candle in order to set off the rustic ones. I placed my green variegated pillar candle in my silver candle holder with the hurricane. I love this look.
I finished off the look with my autumn leaf salt and pepper shakers.
After all, autumn leaves are a must on fall tables!
As for the next couple of weeks, my schedule is beyond busy. My son and his wife are coming in for a few days before Thanksgiving, so I have a lot of cleaning and grocery shopping to do. I also have an out-of-town trip for the day for my parents’ medical appointments and I’m working an extra day at the paper this week. The good thing about working an extra day this week is that I will be off the week of Thanksgiving, which means more time with my family and at home.
We will visit family on Thanksgiving and are tentatively planning a brief overnight trip on the weekend after Thanksgiving. So, yes, I am swamped, but I am loving every minute of it! If you don’t see any posts from me for the next week or so, you will know why. So happy Thanksgiving to everyone; be careful when you travel; enjoy your family and friends!