Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Prelude to Thanksgiving!

This week I've decided to create a tablescape and make-believe dinner for two using
all the gorgeous golds and ambers of Autumn and Thanksgiving with a
favorite cranberry accent thrown in! I think the centerpiece is stunning
and was taken off a nearby sofa table...
along with this lovely brass candlestick.
The color theme centered around this beautiful April Cornell
tablecloth I purchased at TJ Maxx.  The amber plates were a Marshall's find.
The drinking glasses were a gift from my mom which she purchased
from a current home party - sorry, the name of which I just can't remember!
At each place setting, I included a shiny gold pumpkin that I had
gotten at Michael's and included in a previous post HERE.
I added another less-shiny but glittery pumpkin on a gold
pedestal, as an addition to the centerpiece.
Tucked inside each cranberry napkin ring is a sweet-smelling gardenia blossom.
Along with some sexy lighted votives, this would clearly be a romantic dinner for two!
Don't you think?
The menu suggestion I have made tonight would be:
Bacon-Wrapped Beef Appetizer with a Horseradish-Chive Dipping Sauce
Spinach and Mushroom Pastry
Slow-Roasted Pork Roast with Cherry Sauce
Carrots Vichy
Molasses Walnut Tart
(Menu compiled from Southern Living Sept/Oct Issue,
Cook's Illustrated Fall Entertaining, and
Le Cordon Bleu Vegetable Practical)

This week I will be joining:
Thank you for visiting!


  1. What a beautiful table! I love the idea of showcasing a pumpkin on top of a pedestal! So clever! Great finds at Marshall's and TJ Maxx. I love your amber plates! Blessings!

  2. Very pretty! I especially like those amber plates, both the color and the texture really comes out in your photo!

  3. What an elegant setting. Those plates are adorable and elevating with a cute pedestal is smart idea too.

    Happy week-end.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  4. Such a lovely table you've set!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. First of all, this Georgia girl loves the name of your blog!!! I really like your table. The stemmed glasses are my favorite. Happy Thanksgiving!


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