Sunday, November 29, 2015

Giving Thanks, a Thanksgiving Tablescape


I know that none of you probably want to see a Thanksgiving table after the fact, but you're going to anyway. Considering that I had absolutely no idea just how I was going to set it as close as the very day before, I thought it turned out beautifully.
It was largely due to our good friend and dinner-and-baseball bud, Lennie, who was not able to join us, but sent a lovely little flower arrangement instead. It was a bit small for our table, so I surrounded it with some faux pumpkins and the result was quite pleasing, I think.

Then, I thought I'd do something really different with the napkins this year, so folded them into turkeys!
While they are more pretty than practical (because each diner has to deal with not only two napkins, but a securing pin and piece of foil), everyone enjoyed them and they were amazingly easy to do.
The best way to learn is to watch this video. I find that it really helps to fold them on an ironing board, and iron between each step. Also, do starch your napkin that will be used for the feathers.
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Here's what we had for dinner (and this took me THREE DAYS to prepare!) that probably tasted better than it looks.
Even two days hence, I am still recovering from it!
Now...on to Christmas!

Plates – Johnson Brothers “His Majesty”
Placemats – World Market
Tablecloth - Williams-Sonoma
Brown Napkins – World Market
Indian Corn Napkins – Made by my mother
Stemware – Gift from my dad

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9 comments:

Marigene said...

Beautiful centerpiece, Pattie. I ♥ the Indian corn napkins. Dinner looks delicious, too!

Gracie's Plant Works said...

Lovely table and the food looks delicious! Glad I found your blog -- visiting from Chloe's link party.
Kathy from A Graceful Table

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautifully done; love your napkins!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Chloe Crabtree said...

Those turkey napkins are really adorable! A lovely table. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story!

Laurie said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous tablescape with us at Brag About It! Your pictures are really lovely!
~Laurie

Sandra Lee said...

Stunning table!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What an amazing table setting! I love the turkey napkins. TFS! Visiting from Make it Pretty Monday

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Pattie, it's stunning! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-160.html Hope you are having a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh dear friend, this tablescape is exquisite! It's gotta be the best Tksgiving setting I've ever seen and the napkins...swoonnnnn!!!
I'm sure you had a great Tksgiving too. I'm pinning it for sure.
Hugs,
FABBY