Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Can't believe the holidays are upon us!  Thought I'd quickly share my tables for Thanksgiving.  So grateful that we were able to again come together on this day.   I set tables for 16, but at the last minute 4 didn't make it, so we ended up with 12.   I set two tables--one formal and another in the kitchen, with a more relaxed, casual feel. Without further ado, welcome!
The formal table in the dining room was set for 12.  I used my white and gold limoge china and Godinger iced beverage glasses.
I used a white tablecloth, that is a bit too long, thus the ends were gathered up for easier seating, and white linen napkins that were purchased at an estate sale.  I also found additional napkin rings to match some I already owned.    A gold and bronze runner was placed in the center.

I found cute little pumpkin place card holders at an antique mall, which, I believe, are copper.  The color went well with the bronze in the runner.  I found two bronze colored pumpkins at Tuesday Morning and used them on each side of the floral.  Speaking of florals, I didn't intend for this to be so, well, big.  

The candelabras were my grandmother's, then my mom's.  I like using something of hers on my Thanksgiving table.
Since I only had 8 of the copper place card holders, I used these wire ones, which worked fine.
Individual s&p's were placed at every setting.
Flatware is Modern Victorian by Lunt.

The casual table had a more casual feel--but same napkins and stems.  I used an orange tablecloth, brown runner, cornucopia filled with fruit, rose hips, and greenery.

My aunt and uncle stopped by for a visit, before venturing to their son's home.  My uncle is 95 (he just renewed his driver's license, which will expire when he's 103) and my aunt, my mother's sister, is 92.  They are quite amazing.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am heavily into my Christmas decorating, although I haven't changed things up much.  Hopefully I will have time to blog and visit with you all soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for hosting!!