I hope you don’t mind, but I have another tablescape for you today. With Thanksgiving marching towards us, I’m getting my turkeys in line for some marching of their own.
Did you notice the red turkey in this picture from my Roasted Acorn Squash Soup post the other day?
PAM (Painter Artist Mom) gave Tom to me last year after Christmas as we dug through her cabinets for
decorative treasures to use in tablescapes.
I decided to paint Tom pure white with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Isn’t he elegant in white?
I gathered greenery Tuesday before our cold (cold!) weather arrived. The quest was all about these little pale blue silvery berries that are on our Juniper Cedar Cypress trees every Fall. I also brought in some Elaeagnus branches, which have silvery back sides (bottom right corner, below).
One thing I have learned about gray. It is so versatile! Gray candles, gray tablecloth, gray stemware…. Surely you know by now how much I thrive on versatility here in The Land of Making Do. 🙂
Did you notice the horse apples? It is bumper-crop year for those guys. Fresh ones are still dropping, so I gathered a few to include.
These leaf salad plates started this entire table setting. I found them while digging through my cabinets recently.
It was so long since I bought them while antiquing earlier this year, I’d forgotten all about them.
The tiny blue leaf on each side goes well with PAM’s china, and both plates are rimmed in silver. I love the continuity of that.
Does continuity calm you as much as it does me? I know God is the author of continuity!
I decided to use PAM’s matching silverware, as well.
To give the turkeys room to do their marching, I tucked the napkin to the side.
I learned early in life that the four corners are placed to the lower left. The dinner guest lifts the very top layer by the corner to unfold the napkin without complication.
Any Emily Post friends out there who can tell us if this is still true form with the flat fold?
I found the turkey napkin rings a couple of years ago in an antique booth. They aren’t antique, but someone local made them out of ceramics. Their mottled coloring mimics granite.
Let’s see how well they march.
And, ready, set, march!
Tom’s a grand marching director!
Thanks, PAM, for donating Tom to the cause…a new-found purpose for him, with a fresh white coat of feathers.
I hope you don’t mind two tablescape posts in one week. I’d promised the Fall to Christmas table transformation post that I quickly published yesterday to allow this one for today. We don’t have long before Thanksgiving, do we?
We truly are marching quickly to the close of this season. I’ll try to do one more Thanksgiving tablescape before heading into the Christmas fun (Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise!).
I’m sharing at Tablescape Thursday. Come along for the fun!