Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ready, Set Your Tables!

We have gotten past Halloween and it is now November.
(Can you believe it?)
Time to start thinking about our Thanksgiving tables!
Pottery Barn gives mini-siminars and I recently
went to one on setting Thanksgiving and Holiday tables.
They began with a tablesetting for Thanksgiving showcasing
Mr. Tom Turkey proudly accompanied with artificial and mercury
glass pumpkins, using traditional autumn colors.
A close up of the tablesetting shows a beautiful linen
napkin along with a jar which can be used for possibly a
delicious butternut soup or an autumn brussels sprout slaw, or how
about spooning in pumpkin bread pudding for dessert?
They suggested using a transitional tablescape they felt
would work for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.  They teamed
the red tartan napkins with the leaf garland and kept the
mercury glass pumpkins and candlesticks.
Here is it from a different angle showing the matching
festive red tartan table runner on top a cream burlap-like
table runner. I love to see the mixing of gold and silver
as we can see a gold charger is included along with
the silver mercury glass and silver napkin rings.
I was loving these two extra-tall mercury glass candlesticks.
Items in the centerpiece should be either below eye level
or way above eye level in order for the guests to be able
to see each other while visiting and eating their meal. 
Candles (also votives) become a softscape that break up
the hardscape of the garlands.  It was nice to see
that mercury glass never goes out of style.  Pottery
Barn's mercury glass is applied on the inside so it can't flake
off on the outside like some less expensive ones.
The mini-seminar was held prior to the store opening
and included party planning and after-seminar
shopping with a discount for all attendees.
They offer many other mini-seminars so be
sure to check them out! 
Thank you for visiting...
This week, I will be joining the following parties:

The Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday

~ Karen

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