Thanksgiving 2012

Not long ago I posted a picture on the Take Six Facebook page showing this table at the very beginning stage of preparation.  Today I’m happy to show you the finished product.  This tablescape seemed to happen almost without my assistance.  It just kind of came together with no effort.  It’s so fun when that happens.



Baskets work so well in fall decor.  With both leaves in, our dining room table comfortable seats 10 people. This very long basket works perfectly for centerpieces on such a long table.  (Note:  Be sure to keep all wooden handled pitch forks away from lit candles)  😉


In anticipation of this tablescape, I spray painted a set of old, scratched chargers a “Hammered Copper” color.  I needed wanted a set of chargers that matched these plates.  Pretty good match eh?  Would you like to see how I did it?  Read HERE.


My mother gave me a few of these plates. They belonged to her mother.  The pattern is “Windsor Derby” by Thos Hughes & Son Ltd, England.  My mother and sister have searched many antique stores, and have found a few more plates, a platter, and one cup and saucer.  They have gifted them to me for my birthday and Christmas several years.  I love them!





I used the lone cup and saucer as part of the centerpiece.




I’ve shared with you all before that I have a weakness for pitchers.  This is such a lovely fall one that mom gave me for Christmas last year.  


I trust all our Canadian readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving this month.  If you haven’t had a chance, I recommend you read the post Lisa shared called, Trashy Thanksgiving.


The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway —
Thanksgiving comes again!
Old Rhyme


Photos courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.

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October 17, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Leslie - Your tablescape is stunning for Thankgiving! It looks like a perfect Pottery Barn design! The centerpiece with the basket and all of the natural elements gives me really good ideas for my own Thanksgiving table! (I’m hosting for the very first time!!) I also love the cloth and runner you used, and the baby pumpkins on everyone’s plates. I can’t say enough how lovely it all looks.

October 17, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Heidi - Lovely! Did Lisa make you guys any salads for the dinner? I’m hoping she’ll make a salad for our American Thanksgiving when she comes to visit. 😉

October 17, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Yvonne @ StoneGable - Magazine worthy, Tanya! This must be the perfect Thanksgiving table! Where on earth do I start… Well, let’s start at that centerpiece! I love that you used the cup and saucer and the burlap and all the fall elements… it works magically!!!!
YOu are so blessed to have the china gifted to you by your Mother and sister… and it is stunning on your table, especially with that charger and the fall touches of wheat and little pumpkin!

My brother-in-law is Canadian and we have celebrated many a Canadian Thanksgiving!
You have inspired me… thank you!

October 17, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Pamela Gordon - What a beautiful table Tanya! I love the long basket filled with fall goodies. Your old china is gorgeous and perfect for fall with the cobalt blue and copper colours. It all looks gorgeous! I love your dining room too, chairs and all. :)

October 17, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Joy@Thrifty Parsonage Living - Your table looks beautiful!

October 17, 2012 - 7:05 pm

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap - You truly created a wonderful tablescape! Love all the natural elements and colors

October 18, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Kathleen - Lovely, Tanya. It did come together beautifully, very inviting! The glasses are beautiful!

October 19, 2012 - 1:03 am

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) - Beautifully placed and very elegant table!
What a talent!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

October 19, 2012 - 2:05 am

Alycia Nichols - “It just kind of came together with no effort”??!?!??!! Sure LOOKS like it took some super effort! It looks great!!!!!! Gimme those plates! Those are the hot diggity bomb-and-a-half!!! (Good grief! Have I suddenly channeled Tupac??!?!) It’s great that your sister and Mom are able to find additional pieces here and there. They are really, really lovely! These are gorgeous photos, and you set quite the lovely table…with no effort! :-) Have a wonderful weekend!!!

October 19, 2012 - 2:39 am

Kim, USA - Like your table arrangement and your pitcher love it ^_^


October 19, 2012 - 9:18 pm

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan - Your centerpiece is perfect for your table. Lovely!

November 13, 2012 - 1:41 am

Heather SettingforFour - Thanks so much for linking to my party – It’s a Party! Love your tablescape – stunning textures and colors! Pinned, tweeted and Google +’d this too! Thanks for sharing your creativity 😀

November 22, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Heather SettingforFour - Happy Thanksgiving! I am featuring your gorgeous tablescape today!
Thanks for linking up to It’s Party Time and hope to see you at this week’s party too!

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