Well, after looking at these pretty Thanksgiving tables I was inspired... and I am now showing you what I came up with for this year's table! I like Thanksgiving a lot because it is the most formal meal we eat. My husband loves to cook and I love to bake and set pretty tables! Also, Thanksgiving kicks off my favorite season-- the Christmas season!
The centerpiece is Mr. Turkey with the barley twist candle sticks and cranberry trees next to that.
The porcelain turkey is sitting amongst a vine of cranberries as well. There are lots of candles on the table as this room gets dark at nighttime as there is no overhead chandelier!
The dishes are Spode's "Woodland" pattern which is so much fun... we like to choose everyone's plate for them. My grandpa would get the turkey plate ('cause he's a turkey, har har). For the big meal we also break out the real silver too. The silver pattern is "Williamsburg Shell" by Kirk Stieff.
Above, I wanted to show you the fine detail of the table runner in the middle... hand made fine antique lace! Isn't it pretty?
Below is a look at the table from the other side where the lighting is much better! You can see the red on the cranberries some nice color to the table!
One last look from the other side...
We have way more people coming than 8... I am going to have to squeeze quite a few more place settings in and scrounge up some more chairs!
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