Giving Thanks on Brown and White

I never was a brown person, so I didn’t wear brown shoes or purse.  I always wore black shoes, and sometimes navy.

Until this scarf.  The thing that zings  me is the sharp contrast of rich dark chocolate and pure white!

Brown and White Scarf Inspiration

After buying this scarf, my collecting of a few pieces of brown clothing ensued.  Hey, I had to have something to wear with that scarf!  Ha!

Recently, I fell in love with brown and white all over again when I found a remnant in my favorite pattern – paisley!

Table End View

What do you do while you decide where you want to use a new fabric you’re smitten over?

Full Table of Brown and White

Throw it on a table, of course!  (Well, OK…that’s what I  do.)

The runner is actually a white table-cloth folded and gathered into a napkin ring at each end.

Paisley Table Cloth

The center collection consists of the clay pottery turkey painted to look like bisque surrounded by chalk painted gourds (Annie Sloan Pure White).

Chalk Painted Turkey and Gourds

Tarnished-beyond-repair antique silver candlesticks and white beaded faux vine are in the mix.

Chalk Painted Gourds

The white soup tureen stands ready to fill turkey bowls.

White Ceramic Soup Tureen

White with brown and touches of pastels!  These bowls are Queen’s Thanksgiving by Myott’s Factory.  I found them at T. J. Maxx last year, I think.  They had no matching plates at the time.

Turkey Bowls

I’m sure you noticed the Turkey Napkin Fold DIY.  It’s details like these that can really get me excited about a table!

Turkey Napkin Fold

I’ll share tomorrow how to make these two-toned birds.  The “feather” spans are napkins made from a fabric remnant from the Ruffled Shower Curtain upstairs.  Hounds tooth is another print I love alongside paisley.

The DIY Dollar Tree Chargers are topped with rattan chargers.  I know!  I break all the rules!  😉

Plate Stack

HH’s grandmother’s Piggly Wiggly china is so perfectly detailed.

Stemware from our wedding registry are definites for special holiday meals.


Our everyday stainless flatware has a dressy look, and it’s durable.  We didn’t register real silver wear.

Thanksgiving of Brown and White

Is your Thanksgiving table set for next week?  Are you excited to greet your guests and linger at your table after your meal?




I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.


  1. says

    Oh, Kim, I really love this table. The brown and white combination is one of my favorites. You’ve made it so interesting with all your patterns that blend so well. When I first saw your picture, I was wondering where you found your ceramic turkey napkin holders! Then I realized they were both napkins! Thank you for the tutorial. I’m definitely going to try it!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
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    • says

      Thanks, Rosie! I’m glad you’re going to do these turkey folds. I think your family (and mine) will be so happily surprised when they see them! 🙂