Friday, November 16, 2012

Grown-Ups' Thanksgiving Table

Yay! Our Kids and Grands will be here tomorrow (Nov. 17th), and I'll hit the ground running. We also have a ton of friends and relatives who live near us, and they'll be in and out the whole week.  I can't wait! I love having a house full of family and friends.
Last post, I showed you the kids' table (click here), and now, I've pulled together a table for the BIG kids. Sometimes, I can't tell if my tablescapes are pulled together, or thrown together

I used an old pair of pheasants, (Hubby, the great white hunter, says it supposed to be a brace of pheasants)...anyway, where was I?...Oh, faux hydrangeas, leaves, a few feathers and a couple of pine cones, form the centerpiece...

...echoing the colors from the table runner...

...the candle sticks that I found the other day at TJMaxx, are shorter than I wanted so, I fudged, and...

...stood them on overturned silver bowls.

Some of the place settings have red salad plates on cream dinner plates...

...others have pheasant or quail salad plates with mustard dinner plates. I've been searching for more of these, but haven't found any yet.


I know it looks like a hodge podge, but hey... 

...we're very casual folks, and the pheasants don't seem to mind the mix. So, the table's finished! 
This will probably be my last post until after Thanksgiving, but I'll be by to visit. 
Wishing y'all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Babs






23 comments:

Donna said...

Your Thanksgiving table looks beautiful! I love your plates, the red and gold (two of my favorite colors). Great idea for taller candles!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Donna

Olive said...

We are casual too Babs. Your table is lovely. I would never have known you made the candle holders taller. Happy Thanksgiving, Olive

Shelia said...

Oh, Babs, how gorgeous! I love your pretty tables and your centerpiece is so lovely! Love the pheasants. Your dishes are so pretty and I like the mix of salad plates you've used. I'm sure you're family will love your table. Happy Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Babs! I think your table is lovely! If it were perfect it wouldn't be special...to me it is the creativity and love that goes into it. I am so loving your centerpiece, it's given me some ideas! ;-D And the salad plates are so pretty!

nNjoy your week long celebration!

XO,
Jane

Ron said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Babs! I know you will love having your family for the holiday. I love the pheasant plates. xo

Marigene said...

Your table certainly looks beautifully pulled together...I don't think I have ever pulled a table together...they are always, always thrown together...sometimes good, sometimes not! I really like the red and gold theme you have going. Good idea on how you gave the candlesticks height.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your table setting is just beautiful! LOVE it all, and happy Thanksgiving.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your tablescape looks beautiful. Very well put together. I like the pheasant and quail plates.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
"Pulled Together", nicely , dear friend!!!
I adore the mix of dinner and salad plates!!! The runner is gorgeous and I love how you blended all the colors of your centerpiece into the decor! EnJOY your company! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Sarah said...

Babs, you big kid table is lovely. I like the red paisley cloth and the stack of dishes at each place setting. Great job! Enjoy your time with your kids......Happy Thanksgiving........Sarah

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, this is all so pretty and I love the two sets of plates. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy all your guests. My son and family come Wednesday.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs your table looks beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your table looks lovely, just the kind that you can relax and enjoy the meal. Your idea for elevating the candlesticks was brilliant! I would have never suspected.
Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Patti

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Very pretty tablescape - have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I am loving the paisley runner. The pheasant salad plates with the mustard color dinner plates are a fun accent with the reds. Hydrangeas and pheasants work well together too. Have a great Thanksgiving, Babs!

Infuse With Liz said...

I love it Babs! I love all the elements! The pheasants are perfect and your arrangement is perfect! Love your dishes- I hope you can find more!
I hope your weekend will be full of fun and love! Don't work too hard!
Liz

Alycia Nichols said...

It looks totally pulled together to me! You did a great job of using a mix of colors all tied together by the runner. Very smart idea to elevate the candlestick!!! Enjoy your family and friends this Thanksgiving week, Babs, and have a wonderful holiday!!!

Carol said...

I think it looks lovely, Babs. I really like having a mix -- more cozy and inviting to me. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Carol

Katherine Wolak said...

this is so pretty! I love what you did with the table, lovely colours!

Hugs,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your "brace" of pheasants. :)

Have a wonderful week making memories! Happy Thanksgiving!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Babs, Your table looks beautiful. I love your rattan placemats. Have a wonderful time with your family as I know by now they have arrived. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Best Wishes Daphne

Jaybird said...

It looks beautiful to me!!!!
Our "tablescape" will be white plates, "silver" plastic ware and jelly jar glassware...on an antique linen table square with napkins...in a cabin in the woods!!!! The centerpiece will be another jelly jar with whatever I can find blooming around the camp site :^)
Blessings to you and your family,
J

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, no "hodge podge" here! Your table is just beautiful. Every single element is perfect! Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!