Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Thanksgiving...possibly the greatest holiday of the year.  The only thing I love more than the stuffing or the creamed spinach is the chance to set a spectacular table.

Oh, what fun I had with this one.  The inspiration for this table all began with these Harvest linens from Crate & Barrel.

Shafts of wheat have been embroidered with metallic threads on a natural linen background.  Butterscotch cotton napkins are a perfect compliment to these gorgeous placemats.

Let the layering begin.  This shiny silver and gold woven runner from West Elm gets things started.

My ruffly gold leaf(ish) chargers, also from the Crate, are next.  Those versatile plain white plates appear once again, just perfect every time.

And now...my favorite find of the season.  Not being the traditional turkey plate kind-of-girl, I fell in love with these whimsical Thanksgiving plates from West Elm.  Just a simple...




and thanks...

in shiny silver adorn these adorable little plates.  Many thanks to the folks at Better Homes and Gardens who ever so kindly have been emailing plenty of creative ideas all season long...like this fabulous centerpiece that took only minutes to assemble. All you need are some tiny cattails (West Elm), matching bud vases (IKEA) and dry beans (grocery store)!!

How cute is that?  The table is set...can't wait to share the day and a wonderful meal with family and friends.  Please feel free to revisit another of my favorite Fall tablescapes, Indian Summer, featured earlier this season.  And finally, a special thank you to my photographer, Laura, whose work just keeps getting better and better.


  1. Love your setting. You've accented the West Elm plates really wonderfully with the other pieces of your tablescape. The centerpiece is really lovely, too! A nice look that's seasonal but not predictable. Great job!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What great plates. Especially love the "wishbone" one. Happy Turkey Day!

    Robin Flies South

  3. I can see why you chose those plates--they are so fun! LOVE the placemats, and the little cattails make a great centerpiece! Very pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  4. What fun dishes. What a delightful Thanksgiving tablesetting.

  5. Delightfully creative design for your Thanksgiving tablescape. Sophiticated, modern, beautiful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  6. Incredibly cool plates, and GORGEOUS chargers!!!