Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Giving Thanks Tablescape

Where did November go?  It always seems
like November is one of the shortest months
of the year, especially when we have an early
Thanksgiving like we do this year.

It is still warm and wonderful here, perfect days
for working in the yard, so I decided to bring
some greenery in from the yard to brighten
up our Thanksgiving table.

I bought these plates a couple of years ago,
with the coordinating salad plates from Home Goods.
They are stunning white plates with gold lettering
saying "Eat, drink and be thankful" and "Give Thanks".
What traditions do you have for Thanksgiving that
involve giving thanks?

I laid a snowy white fur runner down the center 
of the table and filled it with greenery,
gold pumpkin shaped candles and figurines,
and some of my last roses from the garden.

I used my gold twig flatware from Pier 1 again,
with woven gold placemats.

These beautiful cream and gold napkins
tuck under a bread plate that is white
and gold chevron.

Did you know an easy way to teach your family
which bread plate is theirs?  Make a letter b
with your left hand for bread and a letter d
with your right hand for drink.  They fit perfectly
on their right side of the plate if your hands
were the markers for the bread and the drink
and a plate sat between.

We have had these gold goblets for years
and years and they always feel right for 
the holidays.

I created this Caramel Pumpkin Spice Trifle
for a dinner party this week, and it makes
the perfect centerpiece for our Thanksgiving table.
I will be posting the recipe on my next blog post.

As the world gets browner outside, having a little
green on the table really adds a nice touch.

The ceramic pumpkins and pumkin
candles all came from Home Goods
this year too.

I have never been a fan of pumpkin pie - it is the
texture - but I love pumpkin desserts,
and this is a perfect Thanksgiving or fall
dessert.  It has all the flavors of wonderful fall.

There are so many things to be thankful for at
this time of year and year round.  I hope
you all are filled with joy and gratitude
this Thanksgiving.

I will be posting this with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. What a stunning table! I love all the sparkly gold accents (especially your flatware!). Your trifle looks positively decadent (yum!) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. It was amazing! I had enough to share with you!

  2. I love your non-traditional table and the modern designs with bling. This definitely is a table to gather around and celebrate!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

    1. You know me, I am always going to go with something less traditional and more bling!!!

  3. How, pray tell, did I ever miss seeing those gorgeous plates??!?!!?!? I must have been tardy to the party and they were already all gone. I would have swooped in on those like the vulture I am!!!!! All the accessories you’ve put with them lookk great, especially the goblets (yowza!!!). Many of our family traditions are still intact, but technology and stores opening ON Thanksgiving Day threaten to ruin it all. I realize everyone wants to get a jump on Christmas, but Thanksgiving Day should be set aside to GIVE THANKS for everything and everyone. I’m having a really hard time wrapping my head around this new normal. I hope you and your family enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

    1. We always go away for Thanksgiving, so I don't have to feel guilty about decorating for Christmas before we go! Takes the stress off!

  4. Gorgeous table with gold and white accents. I am with Alycia, if I saw those beautiful plates, they would instantly be in my cart. I am already running dish overload...haha.
    I have always admired your gold goblets. Great tip about which bread plate belongs to whom. So many people do not know. Bringing in the fresh greenery and roses is stunning. What a beautiful dessert. How do you like using the twig flatware? It is lovely. I had it in my cart a few weeks ago. Giving thanks is perfect for Thanksgiving. I hope you and your family have a beautiful day.

    1. I love the twig flatware. Definitely has a different feel in your hand, but it is so unusual and gets so many comments.

  5. Love your table setting and those plates are awesome! The trifle has to be delicious, sure is gorgeous. It's still beautiful weather here and enjoying Thanksgiving prep for family coming home. Wishing you and beautiful Thanksgiving...........

  6. Your table looks gorgeous Jacqueline, and the trifle is a show stopper! I have several of those thankful plates from Homegoods too, I just love them!

    1. Yes, those plates are ones I would have loved to have snagged 20 of!

  7. This is an absolutely beautiful table

    1. Thanks Jeanie! I love having beautiful tables as part of my home decor! Hubby likes them too, so that makes it even better!

  8. Positively gorgeous table! I am drooling over that trifle! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Katie, I have now posted the recipe on the blog. It really is very easy and delish!


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