Monday, November 21, 2011

D'Orange Table

I love the whimsical runners that my new daughter-in-law asked me to make for her wedding, so they became the inspiration for our D'Orange Thanksgiving table (why French?  No clue, just seemed to fit....)

 Double napkins feather in a way that follows the turkey feathers and Indian Corn.  The little turkey shaped salt & pepper shakers were a gift from my sister years ago, marking one of my first family dinners.  The turkey was undercooked and cold.  My sister kept saying to me, "It doesn't matter what is on the table; what matters is who is around the table."  I've come a long way hosting wise, but those wise words are still my mantra. 
 Found this old guy at Home Goods one year, and bring him out every year. The way it is painted makes it both traditional and modern creating options for different table themes.
Flatware, Laguiole pistol handled knives, mixed with everyday beaded flatware Wallace Continental.  I liked the rustic quality of the knives, beaded spoon, and beaded plates.
 Bird plate from Pier 1, sale $2.48. I like the whimsical border with the paisley runners.
Placesetting, end of table, two napkins held together with simple wooden napkin rings.
 Simple silver pumpkin from 99 cent store, sits next to hammered aluminum candle sicks.
 Dear Ruby watches over the table machinations, deeply involved. 

Plates: Solis Pier 1
Bird Plates, Pier 1
Laguiole knives, Home Goods
Flatware, Wallace Continental purchased years ago
Glasses, Yellow Stem Goblets, Home Goods
Napkins, yellow and orange, Home Goods
Napkin rings, Dollar Store
Runners, handmade
Aluminum hammered candle sticks, Ebay
Turkey Salt & Pepper shakers, gift from sister
Ceramic Turkey, Home Goods years ago
Indian Corn, Ralphs Supermarket

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  1. Very pretty tablescape and lovely pics too!

  2. Lovely tablescape, CJ! I love the bird plates and I love the colors. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!...Christine

  3. Love your dishes and the fabulous linens, so pretty. The turkey is just fabulous, great tablescape. Thanks so much for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  4. A very lovely tables. Love the turkey and those bird plates!

  5. Your table is full of beautiful fall color and perfect for the day. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

  6. Precious treasures and family memories combine for a delightful Thanksgiving tablescape. I agree with your sister. Don't know that Sweet Mister would have given the same encouragement when we were first married and I made the cornbread with 1 1/2 C of cornstarch instead of cornmeal! Hope that you've had a blessed day! Thanks for stopping by my post for a visit. Cherry Kay

  7. Very colorful table! Love the fabric for the runners
    So you trot your HG turkey out every year then coop it up till next year, lol!
    It must be painful for it to see his kin gobbled up! :)
    Hope you had a great holiday, CJ,

  8. Great table...LOVE the paisley runners!!! The salad plates are adorable and your turkey is cute..the perfect focal point. SOMEBODY looks all tuckered out in that chair. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  9. How pretty your Thanksgiving tablescape is. Such fun plates and what a great turkey centerpiece.

  10. Beautiful the runners. The orange and yellow remind me of my favorite ice cream flavor, orange pineapple...yummy!
    Enjoy the long holiday weekend...


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