Beaux R'eves

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thanksgiving Table (pre-blogging)

Can you believe that in a month it will be my one year Blogging Anniversary?  
I have had so much fun blogging and getting to know so many great bloggers out there!  
Before blogging I would create tables for Holidays and take pictures for my files and send them to family and friends.  
I'm sure they are happy now that I have a 
more creative outlet!  
Here is last years Thanksgiving Table...
It was a traditional table done in creams 
and browns and golds.  
I love the muted tones with my chair fabric.  
I think that we were having a quiet Thanksgiving that year with only immediate family.  
I'm sure you have seen these wood chargers in some of my other tablescapes.  I bought them a few years ago at Stein Mart.  The lacy bone china is Lenox Opal Innocence with a Churchill "Vintage Game" salad plate from Tuesday Morning.  These plates reminded me of the Spode pattern that I covet and dream about.   The little squirrels are from Pottery Barn and of course they needed some acorns to gather so I had strewn them about on the table.   I tied up a soft brown napkin with a sheer ribbon and placed it on the edge.
I love this picture!  
I can see the sun setting through the window 
in the Living Room.  
The gold runner is just a remnant that I had left over from someone's drapes.  
I can see now that the fabric and the candle holders from the grocery store and the lantern all repeat a diamond pattern.  
I know that you have seen these lanterns a time or two!!!  
I noticed that I did the exact same thing inside the lantern this year without even remembering.  
They say your memory is the first to go...
Well, I guess you can't go wrong sticking a pumpkin inside on a candlestick with a grapevine on the bottom.  
I'm still in love with that bird ribbon today!
Siver Stag candle holders from Tuesday Morning anchor the table on each end.  
My Buffet was decked out in the Traditional colors of Fall.  
My Turkey Platter always makes an appearance 
this time of year.  
He was passed to me by a dear family friend of my mother's.  Sweet Bea knew how much I loved to entertain 
so she gifted it to me.  
A fall wreath tucked behind 
really makes Mr. Turkey's feathers pop.  

The coffee platter has been Fallen upon!  
I remember cutting this branch in it's fall splendor.  
I was so pleased when the colors stayed.  
Last year was such a pretty Fall!  

I hope you enjoyed my look back at Thanksgiving 2011!
Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy

Sharing at:

  Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
  Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
 Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party

                                     Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
 Roeshel  at DIY Showoff

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Olive said...

I am cheered that you took photos of your table prior to blogging. I never would have thought to do so. Of course I love the turkey platter. I have been searching for one at an estate sale but everyone I find is hundreds of dollars. The stag plates are gorgeous too. Can't wait for this years table from you.

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for posting this, Cindy! Your table was gorgeous last you have this years planned? Funny how we can mix pieces from PB with those found at the grocery store! Back in the day that would have been a no no! I love everything! I think I'm going to go with creams and browns this year. Have an pinecones I can borrow? ;-D


Janette - The2Seasons said...

Love the deer plates.

Entertaining Women said...

Do you use the website Rue La La? They have two day close out sales via email. Today I noticed a pretty good sale on Spode Woodland Spode. You might check it out. Also, Woodland Spode is regularly available via eBay. If you start watching it, you'll come across some really good deals every once in awhile. Your Thanksgiving table is lovely. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Lulu said...

Wow, you are ahead of the game already thinking about Thanksgiving. I never even got very much done for Halloween! Guess I better get started or the season will pass me by.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Very, very pretty. I love the creamy colors and I especially love the lantern. I always have 25+ guests so doing a pretty table is out of the question. I try to create a pretty dessert table. Every other surface is covered with food. LOL

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Love your lantern centerpiece and the arrangement on the buffet is so nice. Love that turkey platter.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

At The Picket Fence said...

So beautiful Cindy!! The lantern in the middle is fantastic and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Sarah said...

Cindy, this is a lovely table. I'm glad you shared your photos. Look forward to seeing your table for this Thanksgiving......Sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous. I love it, such pretty dishes and accessories. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs,Marty

Debra@CommonGround said...

Cindy, I just love that gorgeous lantern, and of course the transferware is stunning, just one of my all time favorites!!

The Charm of Home said...

What gorgeous dinnerware! Thanks for joining HSH!

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