Thank you so much for the feedback on my last post. Based on consensus, I went with the silver beaded charger~~still surprised I hadn’t thought of it before. A bit of thistle is stuck into the napkin for color and texture.
I was so excited when I made the decision to go silver, but then panicked because most of my stemware is rimmed with gold. However, I was able to find enough plain glasses to use.
The centerpiece is a combination of potted plants from Whitfill Nursery (my favorite here in town) and fresh flowers. Ornamental cabbages, alyssum, and dichodra were replanted in various size containers. I used pot de creme vessels, cereal bowls and smaller bowls (that I purchased from West Elm and use for everything!).
The fresh cut flowers were purchased from Safeway. I was a bit surprised they had protea, which has a fun shape and is a lovely shade of rose. Coupled with roses and mums, the colors of the plate are well represented. Four silver candlesticks are staggered for height and dimension.
I added a few white pumpkins and a combination of real and artificial leaves.
One of my followers requested more room shots vs. close up photos, so here is a larger view of the dining room. My apologies for some of the darker photos. Our dining room faces east and between the front porch and the porte cochere, the natural light is very limited. One of these days I need to invest in professional lighting.
On one side of the dining room is a fireplace. Here on the mantle, the individual mercury glass votives spell GIVE THANKS.
The sideboard has our Pilgrim family (a Costco find several years ago) and a painting by the late California artist, Lynn Winans.
Wishing you and yours a blessed, loving Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for your continued support and readership of my blog. We have so much to be grateful for~~our prayers are with those who have lost their homes to fire and hurricanes. To our service men and women who are away from their families this holiday, thank you for your service.
Sending big holiday hugs to you,
Carol Murphy says
Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Love your blog.
Your cousin, Carol
Wow-beautiful job Sis! Looks stunning!
Jane Harrigan Horn says
Looks beautiful, Mary, as all your tables do! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!
So amazing Mary! Love your table! Lucky guests who get sit here . . .
We are all so excited. Still lots to do !