Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Table Prep

I have been getting ready to host Thanksgiving here at our new home this year.
 I started to wash my Grandmother's Spode and wanted to do something a little different than what I've been doing FOR YEARS. The Spode is that is my always use my Grandmother's china. But I wanted to liven things up this year for a few reasons:
-We don't have a formal dining room in our new house. Too formal is just too much for me when our table is pretty much in our kitchen and living room.
-My style has evolved to be a little more eclectic these days,  so even though I'm using incredibly traditional dishes, I wanted to do something more unexpected with the table cloth.
 -I love bringing in natural elements no matter the occasion.
 -I don't like buying things for a tablescape, so I always use what I have and forage my house for things to use. So I started by washing the dishes and playing with different table cloths. Then I moved things around from my mantle onto my table and this is what I decided on for the main elements of my Thanksgiving Table this year!

Apple Green Velvet is a bit unexpected but it pulls the green out and  livens up the Spode pattern ("Cowslip").
Natural Wood pieces, feathers, wheat, almonds,etc.
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