Whenever I design a tablescape, I generally start with one feature that provides the inspiration for the rest of the table. Sometimes it’s the table linens. Other times it’s the dinnerware or a centerpiece. Last September, I came upon a table display in Dillard’s home department showcasing Southern Living’s Acanthus salad plates. I fell in love with them and immediately knew they would be perfect for our Thanksgiving table. I loved the colors and the sweet pattern with the little bird, blooms, and leaves.
The Acanthus salad plate is stacked atop a white Madeline dinner plate from Pier 1 and a copper charger that’s embossed with autumn leaves. These chargers were from World Market, purchased about 4 years ago, and they were previously gold. I painted them with metallic copper spray paint for this tablescape. The sterling flatware originally belonged to my grandmother. The pattern is Lady Edith.
The ivory tablecloth adds texture to the setting and is very practical as well. The fibers are bamboo and it’s very stain-resistant, which makes it perfect for family dinner parties. I chose pale blue napkins to coordinate with the blues in the plate design.
It’s Thanksgiving Eve. The table is set. The pies are baked. The turkey and veggies are prepped and ready to be cooked tomorrow. Then the family will gather around this beautiful table and express our gratitude for our many blessings. I love Thanksgiving!
I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving, too.