I thought we would go down memory lane today.
To revisit my Blue and White Fall Tablescape with orange accents.
I began creating the elongated centerpiece by using a faux magnolia garland.
It is always great to have some greenery to anchor a centerpiece
to use as a base to create that long narrow look we all have grown to love.
Using a garland is a great way to start.
For the place setting, I gathered my antique Noritake china that used to belong
to my friend Martha and blue and white bowls purchased from HomeGoods.
All dishes are made in Japan (just like me!).
The faux magnolia garland also contained pinecones,
so I just had to add a few accents including some faux and real pumpkins,
some wheat stalks and some very small pinecones found
on one of my walks in my neighborhood.
For a bit of warm ambience, I added some brass candleholders
with those mesmerizing faux flickering candles.
I chose to add orange accents for a pop of color to the table.
The orange mini Kalanchoes were perfect to serve as a place card holder.
A place card tucked gently into the plant.
It seems like I only bring these napkins out at Thanksgiving.
I really think I need to use them all year round as we should be reminded
to give thanks and count our blessings every day.
I often do some “out of the box” things, as placing the silverware on a plate.
I really loved creating this table of blue and white for Fall.
I loved doing this napkin fold to accentuate the place card
and tie it into the place setting.
For many years and for many years to come, this precious little pinecone turkey
made by my “sweetie” will always be on our Thanksgiving table.
I remember the day when she so proudly gave it to me.
Actually, she has become quite the artist…winning an award last school year
for the “most artistic” for her grade level.
Do you hang on and covet those precious handmade things by your children and/or
grandchildren? I do! I still have a little Halloween ghost I put out every year
that my son so proudly made when he was 5 years old. He always says, “you still have that?”
Yes I do and one day I may have it bronzed! 🙂
Have a most beautiful day!!!
Blue and White China – Antique Noritake
Gold Chargers – HomeGoods
Blue and White Bowls – HomeGoods
Brass candleholders – Pottery Barn
Flickering Faux Candles – Balsam Hill
Magnolia Garland – Balsam Hill
Crystal Goblets – Waterford