Show me your Thanksgiving table...

hopmomNovember 22, 2011

Anyone have their table set for Thanksgiving yet, or photos from a prior year? I'd love to see your centerpieces or creative ideas for settings -- please share!!

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lv_r_golden

Here you go, happened to set table just now except for the glassware........I am "older" so have been there done that with the traditional light tablecloths and fine china....but am a perennial dish stacker......they almost never get too tall....I will be adding two stems at each place - wine and water..

This year - just 5 of us.

I noticed the Golden Boy waiting for company in the background......company = food = happy dog!

Last year there were many of us - I go for low simple centerpieces when there are a lot of people so everyone can see each other and don't get distracted - I think we had 12.

This was the pre-TG meal for those that came in from out of town - it was Chili et al......didn't love it - seemed too plain but I got the acorns in there and the colors were somewhat festive.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 9:59PM
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work_in_progress_08

Haven't gotten the table together yet. I can't wait to see how lovely everyone's tables will be!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 10:37PM
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franksmom_2010

No pics yet, but the tables will have white damask cloths, and a pale sage green burlap runner. Centerpieces are tall glass vases with dried lima beans and wheat stalks with some of the same pale green. White mini pumpkins scattered down the table with a handful of metallic leaves.

I'd love to set it all up now, but the centerpieces just scream "cat toy", so it'll have to wait until Thursday!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 11:11PM
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gr8daygw

Wish I had a close up..

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 7:52AM
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lynninnewmexico

Haven't started for this year yet, but these are from last year.
Our Thanksgiving Breakfast Table, taken before I noticed the flatware was in need of adjusting a bit (LOL):

Centerpiece I Made for Breakfast Table:

Dinner Table, Centerpiece that I made Lynn
    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 10:29AM
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awm03

lynn, I have those same leaf plates:

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 10:39AM
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shaun

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 12:52PM
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franksmom_2010

Awm, I don't think I've ever seen your dining room before. That is just really lovely! Love the wallpaper, the furnishings, the colors, all of it! That trestle table is gorgous!

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 1:42PM
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schoolhouse_gw

gr8day, I notice you have three plates plus a charger. Is the first plate for salad, then what is served on the second and third? I think this not only looks nice but would eliminate clutter of plates on the table.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 1:47PM
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roarah

They all look so lovely! I bowed out of hosting this year. I usually do my daughters bday party a week before thanksgiving than TG, Xmas and easter and this year I have a friend's baby showere on the 3rd of dec., so I bowed out of hosting and get to be a guest at my SIL this year:) I hope all your guests appreciate all your hard efforts and may everyone have a wonderful thanksgiving!

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 2:06PM
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awm03

oh thank you, franksmom! It's a work in progress. Hope you have a successful Thanksgiving with all your guests tomorrow. I chuckled at your post in the cleaning thread about how you've been working so hard all over the house, and your husband cleaned his computer area, LOL!

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 2:39PM
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valinsv

I've not set mine yet, but was taking a break before brining my turkey to pop in here and see what others have done. Mine will be similar to last year's which are:

Adult's table:

Kid's table:

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 5:24PM
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gsciencechick

These are gorgeous! Love the leaf plates and the white turkey centerpiece.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2011 at 2:33PM
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hopmom

I knew all of you creative people would have amazing decorating ideas to share. Thanks for the beautiful pics -- and hope everyone had a wonderful day!

    Bookmark   November 24, 2011 at 8:11PM
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newhomebuilder

I'm a little late, but wanted to share my Thanksgiving table. I wanted lower centerpieces that didn't obstruct the conversations too much. All guest/host were able to see through and converse with each other easily.

I sprayed rectangular terracotta pots to look like bronze. They turned out more of a copper color. The arrangement is made up of all fresh fruits, greenery from my yard, and store bought tulips.

The chargers are bronze, although the one below looks golden yellow in this photo because of the flash. The gourds and pine cones are real. Some cones are natural and some sprayed gold. The things around the lantern are artificial and came stuck to the $4 grapevine pumpkins.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 12:58PM
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gmp3

beautiful tables! Newhome builder your arrangements are lovely. I love the fruit and veggies!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 11:21PM
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franksmom_2010

Well, I'm almost embarrassed to post this after seeing the elaborate tablescapes some of you do! This is what our tables looked like:

We serve buffet style, so just imagine it with plates and silverware, LOL!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 11:51PM
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newhomebuilder

gmp3 - Thank you for the compliment!

franksmom - Don't be embarrassed, your table is cute. My table doesn't look too good now that all the plates, silverware, and place mats have been removed. The flowers have died, too. Heck, I even still have fine crumbs on the table!

I like what you did with the wheat and rocks.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2011 at 12:18PM
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newhomebuilder

OK, now I have a question. See the beautiful gourds on my dining room table? Can they be saved/dried for use next year? I hate to throw them out. They still look so good and are hard as a rock, not to mention a little costly.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 4:28PM
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