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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

~A Thanksgiving Tablescape~

Happy Monday, Everyone! I can't believe so much time has passed, since my last post. Today, I started to play around with some ideas for a Thanksgiving tablescape. 



The sunlight was streaming beautifully into the dining room, as I was changing out the Fall setting for Thanksgiving. I had to stop and capture a few random shots...

When I spotted these white dishes at ZGallerie recently, I knew that I would be buying a set. I fell in love with the shape and knew that I could layer them with a variety of dishes in my collection. They are from the Quadra dinnerware collection.



I used the rattan chargers that you've seen before, along with the Quadra dinnerware and layered them with these turkey plates from Williams-Sonoma.


I decided to go with crystal stemware...


I kept things relatively simple. I wanted the focus to be the centerpiece. I created a bountiful harvest of white pumpkins, pinecones, and fall accents. I took away the large lion's head candlesticks; and added the crystal taper holders. I used the pumpkin napkins from Pottery Barn.



The centerpiece was easy and finishes things off nicely.


And, that's it for today! Going forward, I guess we'll all be in the Christmas spirit!! I promised my girls that I would wait until they get home from college, to begin the Christmas decorating. Our tradition is to do it together.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! We have truly been blessed and have so much to be thankful for!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Photobucket

Ivy and Elephants


This tablescape has also been featured on 
Z Gallerie's Pinterest Page!


Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
DIY by Design-Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
House On The Way-Twirl and Take A Bow Party
A Stroll Thru Life-Table Top Tuesday
You're Talking Too Much-Meet Me Monday
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
The Dedicated House-Make It Pretty Monday
The Tablescaper-Seasonal Sundays

55 comments:

  1. Oh god, Shenita..this is just playing??? Imagine when you are serious about your tablescape!!! Ok, ok, I'll keep this one already: it's simply gorgeous, it's so elegant and the turkey plates are just perfect! I too love the shape of those white plates, it was a great find, my friend. The stemware is very lovely and the centerpiece is so warm and pretty! Wish I could go to your house for the festivities of Thanksgiving. Wishing you and your family a very blessed day of thanks.
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  2. Your table is magnificent!!!! I love the BOUNIFUL centerpiece and the dishes are beautiful! Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving. XO, Pinky

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  3. Your Thanksgiving tablescape reflects your gorgeous tastes and speaks fluent elegance. I have fallen in love with the estate turkey pattern from Williams-Sonoma- traditional beauty and so Thanksgiving. Dave the Builder and I are sending love and friendship over your way & wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving full of blessings, family, and beauty.

    Darleen

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  4. So beautiful Shenita...the table is incredible....and I love those plates from Z Gallerie...I would have snapped them up too!!...I love your tradition of Christmas decorating...if I had a daughter, I would wait too...but it is usually just me...and sometimes my granddaughter...she loves to help decorate....Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!!

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  5. Love it, Shenita! Your dishes are gorgeous!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your girls :)

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  6. Shenita,
    Gorgeous!!! What a magnificient tablescape for your Thanksgiving Day Dinner!!! The new Quadra dinnerware with its ruffle effect and beaded edging is exquisite, dear friend!!! I adore your crystal tapers. They remind me of mini~chandeliers on your table!!! Enjoy your bountiful blessings with the love of your family gathered around this elegant table!!!...and feel the love!!!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. it's all so lovely shenita! i love those white plates...you did good girl!

    hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving!

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  8. That's a beautiful table, Shenita. I love the dinner plates...the shape is so unusual!

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  9. Very pretty table Shenita! I love the china. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Sherry

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  10. Looks like you will have a lovely table set for Thanksgiving with your family! I love your new white dishes. The scalloped edges give it so much interest.

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  11. Beautiful tablescape....love your new white plates too!!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
    ~Des

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  12. What a lovely Thanksgiving tablescape Shenita! I love your new white dishes and your centerpiece is beautiful!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family, Gail

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  13. Gorgeous tablescape! The shape of those plates are amazing and look wonderful layered! Have fun decorating with your girls!

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  14. How beautiful! Love the turkey pattern, and really want a set. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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  15. What an absolutely stunning tablescape, Shenita. So many beautiful elements, and so well put together. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  16. Lovely tablescape, Shenita! I love the new white plates. Happy Thanksgiving! xo

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  17. This is wonderful, S. I love the new pieces and the centerpiece. Good job !!

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  18. You just really rock at tablesettings! Everything is gorgeous!Happy Thanksgiving. ;)

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  19. Shenita your table is so festive and completely stunning! And I think I have those same round woven placemats...got them at Pier One years ago. Your centerpiece along with the white pumkins really compliment one another! Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family...so grateful we found each other and are now friends.

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  20. Hi Shenita,
    Your Thanksgiving tablescape is beyond gorgeous. I love those chargers and plates and your centerpiece is so festive. I love how you add grapes and artichokes to your pieces, so pretty! Wishing you and your precious family a blessed Thanksgiving! XOXO ~Liz
    P.S. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog posts, you're the best! :)

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  21. Shenita, your Thanksgiving tablescape is so beautiful! I also like to decorate with my two girls. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

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  22. Shenita, the dishes for your Thanksgiving Tablescape are stunning! Love the shape of the white ones! The centerpiece is so pretty! A beautiful and inviting setting! :)

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!

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  23. Gorgeous as always my friend!! I love your turkey dishes! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  24. Beautiful. You have such lovely taste. I always look forward to your table settings.

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  25. Hi Shenita! Your table is absolutely gorgeous! Those ruffly plates are so pretty and your turkey dishes are too! Love how you dressed the center of your table. I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! I remember Christmas decorating with my children when they were little! Memories.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Shenita, it's absolutely gorgeous! You are so great with those tablescapes. It makes me want to do a little more "fluffing" to my table. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  27. Those turkey plates are gorgeous, and the ruffled plates offer nice visual texture. Beautiful table. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  28. Wow Shenita, Your table looks so gorgeous. I love the dishes. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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  29. Shenita, stunning!!! You table is just amazing! Love, love the dishes!!! Happy Thansgiving!

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  30. Very pretty, Shenita! I love those white dishes. I'm looking forward to getting started with my Christmas decorating, too. I'm not even sure what exactly I'm doing this year {except for our main tree} but I'd like to keep it simple yet festive.

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  31. Very pretty! I love those chargers. Your whole setting is just wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  32. What a gorgeous table! Thank you so much for sharing at my party at House on the Way! You have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Leslie

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  33. Shenita, you truly have an amazing gift for creating the most beautiful tablescapes! What an incredibly inviting table ... I love your plates and, what fun, I have the same gold candlesticks ... now, if only the rest of my table could look as fantastic as yours! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  34. Lovely as always. Enjoy your family being home and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm sure your Christmas decor will be breathtaking!

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  35. I love this Shenita, the centerpiece is beautiful I love the artichokes. Your dishes are beautiful too. Great job again!

    Cynthia

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  36. Beautiful!!!! I love the new plates!!! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving

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  37. Another beautiful table setting, Shenita! I really like those ruffled plates, they go so nice with the turkey dinnerware. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your gorgeous Christmas decorating!

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  38. It's beautiful, Shenita! What a bountiful feast you'll have here. I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  39. Beautiful Shenita! Your new white plates are stunning and frame your WS turkey plates perfectly! Love your bountiful white pumpkin centerpiece! Wishing you & your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  40. O, dear heart, you have some beautiful things...and you sure know how to use them. :)
    Just beautiful.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  41. Beautiful tablescape. Your new white plates are just beautiful!! Look so pretty.

    Judy

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  42. Those turkey plates are just lovely! Your entire table is a feast for the eyes. :)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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  43. Shenita, this is amazing! The new white plates are gorgeous and the WS turkey plates are fabulous!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  44. Beautiful table Shenita! Love the Zgallerie plates and WS plates. Your centerpiece looks beautiful! Have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy seeing your girls!

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  45. What a gorgeous table! I love your plates and crystal. Very very stunning! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  46. Absolutely gorgeous table. Those plates are lovely. Everything is so festive. So many lovely details.
    I would be thrilled to sit at this table. Have a happy Thanksgiving.....

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  47. Sooooo gorgeous! I love how you mixed in the rustic chargers with the ornate elements. We are starting the same tradition, Abby came home from UT last night and said she really wants to start decorating for Christmas! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, Shenita! Let's try to meet up sometime during the holidays :)
    xoxo, Andrea

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  48. Very Pretty and so festive. Love the white dishes....... I was told that food looks better and is more appetizing on white dishes.

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  49. What a beautiful table. Your girls will enjoy sitting down to such a lovely table. Stopping by from What's It Wednesday and am your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  50. Such a lovely Thanksgiving table. The dishes are perfect. Filled with such pretty details. Happy Thanksgiving. rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  51. Gorgeous tablescape! I especially love the Turkey plates. All very pretty :)

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  52. Such a beautiful table. Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

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  53. Very beautiful!!! What a lovely table and Thanksgiving you must've had! I adore the white pumpkins and the ZGallerie plates are so fun! xoxo

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  54. I commend you for being able to hold out starting the Christmas decor until your kids are home from college. I would be SO antsy!!! You are a good Mom!!! Meanwhile, though, this is a beautiful, beautiful Thanksgiving table!!! With just a few minor tweaks, it would be ready to go for Christmas! Love the way you transformed it from autumn to Thanksgiving! The turkey plates are SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I would have wanted to buy every single one in the store! So grand!!!!!!!!!

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