Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Thanksgiving Table

This years Thanksgiving table will be composed of a mix of natural elements and simple white dishes...which happen to be my favorite. There is just something about white dishes...maybe its the versatility of them to be able to be mixed with any holiday or season...or maybe it's the clean lines, or maybe it's just the color itself- because Lord knows if I didn't have two young kids running around, I'm pretty positive my house would be filled with all things WHITE.   

The placemats, used as chargers, are a Walmart find. Only $3.00 each for these beauties. I went on the lookout for a natural bamboo charger and was stunned to see the price I would need to pay for each charger. So the cheap-o look-a-like Walmart version will be just fine with  me! The white porcelain napkin rings are from Crate and Barrel. I convince my husband every holiday we host that I "NEED" something new....this year I got my napkin rings and placemats! 

The centerpiece is a thrift store pitcher and bowl set I snagged for only $7.00. The bowl is filled with some fall decor that went for 70% off at Joann's Fabric. Right now I have the pitcher filled with red roses my adorable husband brought home as a surprise the other night, but on Thanksgiving day it will be filled with white roses or mums....I haven't decided yet!  

Sorry about the lighting in this picture. My dining room has a beautiful huge window at one end, and unfortionately that is where the natural light stops in the downstairs of my house. We live in a row home and the lighting is "cave light" throughout the house. One of the requirements of my "future farmhouse" is that it must be overflowing with natural light...there is just something about the sunshine...just like those white dishes.  

I saw a free printable on Pinterest and I made a banner for the dining room window to remind all my guests about why we really celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. I think its important to be "Thankful" everyday....I just might leave it up for much longer then just the Thanksgiving holiday.   

You'll have to use your imagination and picture a matching candle on the lonely pillar. I need to run over to the Farmers Market this weekend to buy one that matches the other side. Those pillars are a Pottery Barn find from years ago- I am convinced they will never go out of style. I love them as much now as I did the day I brought them home.   

I'm sure this isn't the last time you will see this table this month. I'll be sure to capture many more pictures of the table in use with delicious turkey and mouth watering mashed potatoes on those pretty white dishes.

I hope everyone has a delicious and family-filled Thanksgiving! ;-)

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Under the Table and Dreaming
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