Sunday, November 30, 2014

Main Table for Thanksgiving Dinner in Natchez, 2014

I got to spend Thanksgiving at home in Natchez. I had to set 2 tables because all guests would not fit in one. The adults sat here and I had a table in front of the fireplace in the kitchen for the kids. I will share that table next week because I do not want to bore you with picture overload.
 We were 9 adults, actually 11 but 2 of them came late because they had to attend a family dinner so they just joined us for dessert. I placed 2 chairs on one end of the table to accommodate all since my table normally only holds 8.

 I chose to use Polish pottery instead of the usual traditional orange and green Thanksgiving plates. They are my "Go to" dishes when I do not have too much time to prepare because they are stored in the kitchen cabinets and are easily accessible.
 However, I added rust colored napkins to have the feel for Fall. I mixed and matched the Polish pottery plates and some of them have some rustic colored design in the center, but mostly blue, green and white.

 I have this big wooden bowl that I filled with squash and pumpkins for my centerpiece. I added a few antlers and straw twigs to make it look somewhat rustic.

 I used amber iris goblets and Polish pottery wine glasses.

Here is a close up of the plates showing woodsy designs, which I think are perfect for Fall.
 Polish pottery and Spode S & P shakers and pumpkin and asparagus napkin rings from Williams Sonoma.
 Artichoke and pinecones for place card holders, also from Williams Sonoma.
Thanks again for all your visits. I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving celebration with your families and you are enjoying your preparations for Christmas now. I also am very thankful to all the hostesses of the following memes.
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Vel Criste said...

Saw some of this on FB and it is impeccably gorgeous!

Crystal Grandeur said...

So beautiful Christine. Love the way you have arranged the table. Each piece is wonderful. Love the napkin rings. Beautifully taken photos. Happy to know that you had a beautiful Thanks Giving Day. Love and hugs sujatha:)

Unknown said...

Christine , every time I get a glimpse of your home, I am amazed at how it is so beautifully decorated.
Your Thanksgiving table is so pretty. I love that you chose to use the pottery dishes. The make a true statement to this beautiful table setting.

SmilingSally said...

Morning Christine,

Your blue Polish pottery is always beautiful. It certainly works for Thanksgiving.

I love that your table sat 9 people!

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

Annesphamily said...

Very pretty table you have set. I like all the accessories that set the table as well. Always a lot of fun to see everyone at Blue Monday. Enjoy your week.

Anonymous said...

You must have been busy:) Opulent Thanksgiving international table!

Lady of the Manor said...

Gorgeous table setting, Christine!! I love those Polish dishes, so pretty!

allisamazing said...

Such a beautiful table!


Wow my friend, you had lots of guests for Tksgiving. A trip came out so I didn't have the family for Tks.
Your table is gorgeous, the Polish pottery is lovely and it fits in all festivities, as I think blue and white is fort everything. The napkin rings are adorable and the tablecloth is fabulous, like a it all, as usual!
Have a great week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You socked this out of the ball park, Christine. What a lovely tablesape, and I know everyone had a marvelous time. You are the queen of entertaining. :-)

I am finally back in the land of the living. Boy, it took some time!



Lulu said...

How you have combined color and texture is just wonderful and so is the cloth. You've given me new ideas for using the pottery.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Christine...your Polish pottery is so it. Gorgeous tablecloth.
Have a wonderful week.

Jacqueline said...

Your dining room couldn't be more beautiful! I love all of the rich colors in the room and on the table. I was inspired by your posts on your cruise and so we ended up on the Allure of the Seas a couple of weeks ago. Thanks, you were the one that got me there. I can't remember if you went on the Allure or the Oasis, but it was AMAZING!!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This table, and the whole room, really, is just stunning. Such an interesting combination of lovely items assembled in a way that I would have never considered. I'm not sure just what I like best, but that flatware is calling my name.

Denise Marie said...

How fun! I love doing the unexpected sometimes. It looks amazing!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

You always set a nice table. This one looks really great!

Traci said...

Such a gorgeous table! Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Warm and inviting. Perfect for Thanksgiving. Gorgeous tablecloth, and loooove the wallpaper! Very pretty.

Alycia Nichols said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely table, Christine, and a nice sized crowd. I like the idea of putting 2 on each end of the table. I think that will be my go to move in the dining room from here on out when we have more than 8!

The Charm of Home said...

Just beautiful Christine! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

mackyton said...

Nice post! I am also going for the thanksgiving party in an event space Chicago with all my friends and relatives. It is going to be a huge celebration as it is my mother’s birthday as well. It was good to see this post, I am happy I got some ideas from here.

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