Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Tablescape & Menu

See my little pumpkin salt & pepper shakers..I found them at a flea market for $3.

Do you recognize the frame?

I just added some fall leaves to the centerpiece. Let me know if it looks better with or without the leaves. I also changed the candle to white. Which color candle do you like better?

Thanksgiving Menu

Herb Roasted Turkey
Old Fashioned Mashed Potatos
Orange Spiced Yams
Green Bean Casserole
Corn Bread & Sausage Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce
Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Pecan Caramel Cheesecake
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Apple Pie


water, coffee, cranberry punch, & iced tea

If you want to see more tablescapes...go on over to Susan's blog-Between Naps On The Porch


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with all the beautiful tables and all unique. How fun!

Susan S. said...

Hey chica! Very pretty table settings. I LOVE the frame idea (can I steal that idea?!!?) I like both looks but I think I like the leaves added just a bit more. However, the simple look is striking....so it's a good way to switch it up. And the candle and acorns is great...my fav is the caramel colored candle. Either way...gorgeous! Happy Holidays!

Lynne said...

What a beautiful table. I love the leaves in the centerpiece..and I really like the gold colored candle the best..I really like your napkin ring holders..Your meal sounds great..what time did you say we're eating?

Tina said...

My mouth is watering. What time's dinner. It all looks so wonderful.
Have a Happy Healthy and Blessed Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful and your menu sounds delicious, Darlene!

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Blossom" said...

Oh, when do we eat the menu sounds wonderful and I'm hungry this moring. Love your table scape.
Darlene, My husband and I both thought it was tiger also, but
the manufacturer that I purchase my ribbon from in Atlanta says it's leopard. The lable on the ribbon also says leopard! I glad you liked it anyway and thanks for the tip about hobby lobby ribon.
Happy Holidays,

Inspired Kara said...

Cornbread and sausage stuffing?! Be still my growling stomach!!!

Violet said...

What beautiful decor! Delightful!!!

ellen b said...

I really love that frame idea for your centerpiece! Fabulous. I also really like the napkin rings. So many great ideas...what fun!

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...what a pretty table you have set...I like the addition of the fall leaves & I think I like the pumpkin colored candle the best..Your menu sounds delish!
Happy Thanksgiving! ;-) Bo

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Darlene, I just love the centerpiece with the frame idea! You are so creative. It is all so perfectly done. Thanks again for making such beautiful ornaments for all us to enjoy. You're so sweet to mail them so quickly. I really do appreciate it very much. Thanks for the kind words on my table as well. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. ~Melissa :)

laurie said...

Love the acorns in the candle holder, and imho, the caramel colored candle looks fantastic! Love the centerpiece with the leaves! Pretty, pretty, pretty. Happy Thanksgiving. laurie

tardevil said...

Your menu is making me hungry! I like the white candle w/ the white tablecloth, but I prefer the orange-ish candle w/ the leaves around it. Love the acorns in the candleholder! The cheesecake sounds delicious. What's pumpkin dump cake? Happy eats!

Deb said...

Very beautiful! I love it all. I think Im going to have to go outside for acorns. Love the candle rings. Deb

Glenda said...

I like the napkin rings; they are so unusual. I think the orange candle picks up the color of the pumpkins nearby. I also think the leaves add to the overall presentation. The menu sounds perfectly delicious.

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Kristens Creations said...

Beautiful tablescape! The menu looks scrumptious! We go to my aunt's house on thanksgiving, thank goodness. Everyone would think they were having Christmas dinner over here. LOL! Kristen

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Darlene...love the frame idea...everyone is stealing your frame idea! :-) It looks great! I love the leaves and both candles look great but I think if I had to choose...ummmm, I'd pick the orange one. Those napkin rings are beautifulllllll! Just perfect for a fall tablescape! Susan

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Darlene, we'll be eating some of the same things tomorrow! Your table looks beautiful. I think I like that darker gold candle the best (or whatever color it is).

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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Martha said...

A great table and a great menu!

Pinky said...

Love your table and wish I could get some of your recipes! The pumpkin dump cake sounds WONDERFUL. If you want to share e-mail me at szpinky@aol.com. I would so appreciate it! Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Pinky

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This fall tablescape is so pretty -- I like the leaves -- everything looks beautiful.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a great menu, I need that pumpkin cake recipe! I love the candles and acorns. The theme of my Thanksgivinhg table is acorns.
Very pretty.

santamaker said...

Wow, what a beautiful table. All of the fall accents are so pretty. Love the candle centerpiece and definitely keep the leaves!

Kammy said...

Very nice and warm....I love the acorns in the glass hurricane !
Job well done, Welcome Fall !

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! I like the white candle best as it picks up the white from the tablecloth. I would say to add the leaves around the frame centerpiece but then I'm a "more is more" person!


Robin said...

That's beautiful!
I love the centerpiece with the acorns!
And I'm thinking the menu is perfect.
All Things Heart and Home

Barbara said...

Great Fall/Thanksgiving table, the colors are great and the menu sounds fattening.....good.


Rettabug said...

It looks wonderful with either candle color! Using the frame for a tray is a great idea & all your additions really take it up a notch.

Your menu sounds delicious & is very similar to my plans, except for that pecan cheesecake. I don't have that recipe! You should add it to your post if you have it.


Mimi said...

Beautiful fall table!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is just gorgeous. I love the pretty lace and the centerpiece is stunning. Your menu sounds fabulous. Hugs, Marty

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I like it with the leaves. The table is lovely, and your menu is perfect. Our menu will be very similar.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Beautiful table and i love the menu...what time should I arrive ;)


Donna said...

Love your table. Our menu will be very similar.
I like the darker candle the best.

Sarah said...

Beautiful table set for Thanksgiving. Your menu sounds like the perfect meal. Love the dessert choices! ~ Sarah

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I like the centerpiece both ways!! The simple lines of the first one and the extra leafy one ;-)

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