Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Thanksgiving Blessings


Thanksgiving is approaching soon. I don't know about you but the days are racing by quickly. Welcome to a Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop sponsored by Chloe Crabtree@Celebrate and Decorate. There are eighteen bloggers participating in this hop showcasing Thanksgiving tables. The variety of styles and inspiration is always amazing. 
Many thanks to Chloe for organizing this hop.
Links for each blogger's tablescape are provided at the end of this post. Please visit and leave a comment so they know you have viewed their table.

Today, I've set an alfresco table for Thanksgiving in my garden area amid the fallen leaves.
 There are so many reasons to love this season. Thanksgiving is always in season. What are you thankful for today?

For my centerpiece, I chose a copper container. The rich metallic tones of copper seem right for the cooler days of fall. The vintage patina of the copper container accents the golden roses and orange and gold tones of fall chrysanthemums. The fallen leaves are nature's sign fall has arrived. The trees in my yard consist mainly of hardwoods like oak, hickory, and pine. 

The English game plates I am using were bought in New England at an antique show in Brimfield, Massachusetts years ago. I have used them for Thanksgiving starting with my very first blog post in 2009. 

Each plate has a different game bird. I am not sure if this is a grouse or partridge.

I am sure this is a mallard duck. I was drawn to these plates because of their beautiful delicate gold border and pretty colors. Each plate has a touch of blue sky. 

I've always used a solid tablecloth but this year I decided to use a plaid cloth and set an alfresco tablescape. I was pleased to order it online from Bed Bath and Beyond. Our weather is usually very mild for Thanksgiving.

The pheasant and the mallard are my favorites because of the brighter prettier colors.

This game bird is a sandpiper type bird maybe a long-billed curlew or a whimbrel. If anyone knows please pipe in.

Vintage brown and rust napkins were layered with gold napkin rings. Gold chargers and flatware have shiny texture next to the soft lovingly worn texture of the vintage napkins. Amber goblets are Fostoria I believe.

Oscar Wilde once said, "Mere color can speak to the soul a thousand ways."

This plate is Churchill Royal Wessex. I was fortunate to win this plate from a giveaway from our own tablescape blog hop teammate, Mary @Home is Where the Boat is. My heart is warmed by all the blogger friends I have made over the years. 

This is my first blog post, Thanksgiving table in 2009!
I am counting my blessings every day. This past year has been taxing and challenging but I count each day a beautiful gift from God. Wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving. 

Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13

Click on the links below to view all the tables.

Living Thankfully,