Tuesday, November 22, 2011

~~~Thanksgiving/ Birthday Table~~~

First of all and MOST importantly, I want to wish EACH and EVERYONE of you a Happy, blessed and grateful Thanksgiving. I hope you will be surrounded by family and friends and truly BE thankful for life's blessings. This is a true American holiday and one that brings us together to be grateful for all we have. On Sat. we hosted our son-in-laws 40th birthday dinner and the table for Thanksgiving will be VERY similiar. So this is one post to cover 2 dinners!!!! I used my BOUNTIFUL tablecloth that is covered with pumpkins, leaves, gourds etc. Then I placed a brown woven placemat, a rust colored charger, green dinner plate, punpkin dessert plate and a decorative pumpkin to top it all off!!!! I also placed a faux leaf in between the plates for even more interest.

 A shot of the placesettng.
 I have plenty of these pretty brown napkins that have a leaf embroidered onto them. I crossed the  dinner fork and dessert fork to see the leaf! And, again, I used my brown bamboo flatware.
 I started out with my leaf wine glasses.... and a pumpkin placecard holder and pumpkin tealite holder.
 they have 3 different leaves on them

 At first I had these candle holders but later swithced them out. I felt they were too tall for comfortable conversation.


 I made my centerpiece several years ago. It is a wicker cornucopia, filled with beautiful leaves, pumpkins, gourds, flowers etc.



 Our menu consisted of filets, crabcakes, potato casserole, mac and cheese and confetti corn. We made 2 sauces for the filets: a madiera sauce and a peppercorn sauce.
 So, I needed my 2 gravy boats.
 This is the candle holder I used and with the rust colored candles. I liked the cream color of the holders with the cream of the tablecloth.
 I LOVE these fun, pumpkin candle rings!

 I also added my brown bubble water goblets.



 Time to get those candles LIT!!!! Can you see the pumpkin placecard holders and the pumpkin tealite holder!
 We are ready for some FOOD!!! I had to remove the centerpiece, but we want to have room for the food, now don't we!
 This was Dave's birthday cake: chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and fudge frosting!!!!!!!!!!
 And we were surprised with an anniversary cake: yellow cake with raspberry filling and fudge frosting!!!!!
It was a wonderful, fun evening with family and they will all be back on Thursday!!!! Blessings and love to all of you. Next time I will be sharing CHRISTMAS decorations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to go do a clients house tomorrow, but I did start on my house yesterday. Just downstairs....nobody will know:):) HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful decoration! :)
    Greetings!

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  2. stunning table setting, Pinky..
    love the leaf glasses

    happy thanksgiving

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  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape looks so Beautiful for your Thanksgiving dinner with your family Pinky.
    I also love the way you put the table setting together with your dishes.
    I hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful day for Thanksgiving.
    XXOO Diane

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  4. Beautiful, Pinky!! Very festive and fun! Your cornucopia is the star of the show!! I attempted to make one once before..attempted being the key word here! lol!

    Everything is so pretty and your menu sounded wonderful! Happy Birthday to Dave and once again, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!

    I am planning on starting my decorating next weekend. The fun begins!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  6. Your table is beautiful, Pinky. Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving! Love those sweet little wire pumpkin place card holders.

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  7. Beautiful job Pinky! I think we're on the same page (check out my cornucopia) You did a great job on the dishes and accents. You have a creative vein for sure! Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving! Liz

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  8. What a pretty festive fall table! I LOVE the tablecloth! It just sets the tone for the whole tablescape! I must remember your napkin fold with the placement of the flatware... Pinky that is a winner!
    Every detail, and this table has detail, builds on your Thanksgiving theme!
    Beautiful!
    I am home in the am... give me a call!
    xo Yvonne

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  9. Pinky,
    A beautiful fall table. Happy Thanksgiving! Pat

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Your table is very nice with so many interesting things to notice - and they all work together so well.

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  11. Hi Pinky!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, sweet friend. Sounds like you will have an interesting day tomorrow! Funny how things happen when families and our busy lives all come together to share for the holidays!
    Can't wait to see how you decorate your client's home for the holidays. Please take pics and share ok?
    xoxox
    Alison

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  12. Hi Pinky!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, sweet friend. Sounds like you will have an interesting day tomorrow! Funny how things happen when families and our busy lives all come together to share for the holidays!
    Can't wait to see how you decorate your client's home for the holidays. Please take pics and share ok?
    xoxox
    Alison

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving! Your table is beautiful!
    Love the linens and mix of dishes!
    Miss Bloomers

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  14. Beautifully abundant tablescape, Pinky...so full of vibrant colors & textures!
    I have those same pumpkin plates & intend to use mine for desserts today.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Honey & a Happy Birthday to Dave & Happy Anniversary, too!

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  15. Hi Pinky! Stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving before I start the last minutes preparations, prepare to feed my face and fall into a food coma :) Your birthday dinner menu sounds delicious! Happy Birthday to Dave and Happy Anniversary to you :)

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  16. How fun to have multiple celebrations! The table is lovely. I especially like the glittery pumpkins and the candle rings!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Elaine
    Creating Wonderful Spaces

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  17. Beautiful table, Pinky...enjoy the holiday weekend.

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  18. What a great surprise for you!!! It ended up being a celebration to beat all celebrations!!! Beautiful table, Pinky, and I'm touched by the apparent love and consideration in your family. I hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful, peaceful, belly-fillin' Thanksgiving! :-)

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  19. Oh My God Fantastic this post and beautiful all pictures. nice Birthday table and great idea

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  20. Your table is so lush and gorgeous, Pinky. All of the colors and textures are drool worthy! Thank you so much for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

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  21. Hey Pinky- Happy belated anniversary! :) Thank you for coming by and linking up at the party!

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  22. Where did you get those hand painted cups?

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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