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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Queen's "Thanksgiving" Tablescape

It seems like we missed most of Autumn here in Northern California and slipped right into Winter - the weather is dark, very cold and depressing. (At least we have electrical power for now - no rain is forecast for the near future which means we could have our power supply cut at any time for "safety" reasons if we get any wind.) Anyway, Pat's daughter came up with this week's table - she even shared her "Thanksgiving" turkey accent plates for it.

Flatware is one of my favorites - traditional style "Classic Bead" by Reed & Barton

I haven't seen many Thanksgiving themed plates that use pink as an accent color - I love it.

Sorry Pat - I didn't iron the napkins before I took the picture.....

The dinner plate is "Centura" by Corning

Pat's daughter chose "Rose" Color Spectrum charger plates by Mikasa to bring in more pink

The glassware is crackled amber from Pier 1

Pat made a silk flower arrangement in our Mother's vintage soup tureen 

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Brown Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Charger - Rose "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from and eBay
Dinner Plates - "Centura" by Corning from Pat's collection
Accent Plate - "Thanksgiving" by Queen's from Pat's daughter
Bread/Butter Plate - "Everyday" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Flatware - "Classic Bead" by Reed & Barton from Tuesday Morning four years ago
Crackled Amber Glassware - from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Mocha Brown Napkins - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Individual Salt and Pepper Shakers - from Pier 1 two or three years ago

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Lenox Autumn Tablescape

Fires. Blackouts. Unseasonably freezing weather. Gusty winds up to 80 miles per hour. Earthquakes - yes, them, too. What else??? At least the power is back on for now until 7:00 PM tonight when the Power Company announced the beginning of our section's next blackout - then in the dark and cold and no hot water for at least 24-48 hours or longer for this "event" as they are called (third one in less than two weeks.) At least the fires are not close (we have three "small" ones burning in our county at the moment - nothing like the big ones in other areas.)

So - I am quickly writing this blog in case I lose power sooner than anticipated.
Pat's daughter was here this weekend and designed this week's table. As of this writing, she has been without power for five days and counting for this event.....

The place setting starts with two place mats

I love this pattern - elegant floral and fruit basket design with hand applied dots set off by gold trim. 

The charger is "Mansfield" by Lenox - I "borrowed" them from Pat's daughter years ago and, shamefully, have never returned them. She graciously never mentioned it when she used them to set the table.....she's a sweetheart....

I look at the beautiful cup and saucer and think of all the work that goes into it - all the gold trim is hand applied in addition to the dozens of individual dots not to mention applying the decorative decals that make up the "Autumn" design

The gold trimmed goblets are from Pier 1

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Hemstitch Place Mats and Matching Napkins - from Pier 1 three years ago
Ecru Laced Place Mats - from Lentz Department (a local store sadly now out of business)
Charger - "Mansfield" by Lenox from Pat's daughter
Dinnerware - "Autumn" by Lenox from Wayfair, eBay, and
Gold Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Flatware - Pattern unknown from eBay
Gold trim Glassware - from Pier 1 two years ago
Candleholders - from our collection
Horn of Plenty and Assorted Fruits - from Michael's

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: