11/09/2011

Bountiful Blessings

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~Thanksgiving~
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"Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers."

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  Edgar A. Guest
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My French Country Dining Room...Thanksgiving 2011
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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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It won't be long till Thanksgiving day is here!  Our family loves to celebrate
 Thanksgiving.  We go all out!  After all...it is a special day that we set apart to
 thank the Lord for all of His bountiful blessings!
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Here we are...in my French country dining room.
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After playing with several different Thanksgiving place settings...I think
 that I have settle upon this particular one!  My two step-children will be here to
 help us celebrate this very special occasion...so a table for four it is!
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I'm calling this Thanksgiving day table..."Bountiful Blessings".
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~Bountiful Blessings~
The Table Centerpiece
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An old wooden dough bowl filled with nature's bounty serves as the
 centerpiece for our Thanksgiving table.
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Clusters of grapes, autumn pears, pomegranites, nuts, dried seed
 pods, along with a few autumn florals can be found in the old wooden dough
 bowl...along with a stately pheasant and a few pheasant feathers.  Deer antlers
 and a tall masonary candleholder with an "earthy" brown pillar candle has
 joined the mix...to complete this "Bountiful Blessings" Thanksgiving
 day table centerpiece.
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~Bountiful Blessings~
Starring: New Dishes
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A couple of months ago, I found a beautiful set of "goldenrod" colored dinner
 plates (Walmart).  I'm not exactly sure why...but I have had a "thing" for this
 beautiful shade of golden yellow this autumn.  I also found a set of salad/dessert
 plates (Walmart) and thought that they would make a nice addition to the
 Thanksgiving day place setting.  I love the colorful autumn leaves and turkey
 on the creamy white background of the salad/dessert plates. 
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I can hardly imagine Thanksgiving...
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without autumn leaves...turkeys
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...and...
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pumpkins!
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Soooo...I'm using a pumpkin soup tureen at each place setting as well.  I
 have had the pumpkin tureens for some time now...not sure where I got them.
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Pumpkin Soup Tureen
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The star attraction of the "Bountiful Blessings" place setting
 is the individual sized covered pumpkin soup tureen. 
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I just love the little pumpkin tureens. They sing the praises of
Thanksgiving's bounty so beautifully!
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~Bountiful Blessings~
The Place Setting
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Layer upon layers...of autumn color and texture make
 for a delicious Thanksgiving place setting.
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Each place setting consists of:
a woven wicker charger
a brown charger plate with embossed autumn leaves
a "goldenrod" colored dinner plate
a Thanksgiving themed salad plate
a pumpkin soup tureen
brushed finish stainless flatware
a glass stem for iced tea and an amber stem for sparkling cider
and an autumn plaid dinner napkin held by an embossed leaf napkin ring
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The creamy white color of the salad plate...ties all the "whites" of the
 table together nicely with the place setting.
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Layer upon layer...of autumn color and texture for this
 "Bountiful Blessings" Thanksgiving place setting!
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Ohhh...you are beginning to get a view of Mr. Tom Turkey on the
 salad plates!  We always have the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner
 with all the fixin's at our place!
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Ahhh..."goldenrod"! 
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 A few of the autumn leaves as well as a few of Mr. Tom's feathers...share
 the same goldenrod color as the dinner plates.
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Mr. Tom Turkey...in all of his glory!
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~Bountiful Blessings~
The Stemware
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A simple clear glass stem for iced tea...and an amber colored stem for sparkling cider.
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~Bountiful Blessings~
The Table Linens
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A plaid dinner napkin...sporting all the rich, warm colors of autumn.
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Note:  Since I am using a long, flaxen colored table runner under
 the table centerpiece, I decided not to use a tablecloth.
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The following photos show a few of the "different views" of the table.
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This photo is my favorite! 
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I love how the burnt orange of the pumpkin tureen looks against
 the purple grapes!  And...I love the lighting...and shadows!
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A close-up photo of the "Harvest" pitcher. 
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 It pairs nicely with this Thanksgiving table, I think!
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Voila...there you have it! 
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 My family's "Bountiful Blessings" Thanksgiving table...2011!
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I hope that you enjoyed!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well dear friends, I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit today!  Please
 leave me a note and let me know that you were here.  I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

35 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your table looks beautiful, Chari, and those pumpkin soup tureens are really the crowning touch! I love those!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, another spectacular table you've created!! I love all of the festive color and textures. You know I adore that pheasant and the pheasant feathers; and your pumpkin tureens are just beautiful! The turkey plates are wonderful and just really set the tone for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You never fail to make awe inspiring arrangments. Love the tureen.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Chari you always put together such beautiful tablescapes! I LOVE the dough bowl you used for your centerpiece and how you have it filled and those little covered pumpkins are so cute! Great job as always friend, Martina

Gail said...

Beautiful Bountiful Blessings Chari! I love your dough bowl with those little antlers tucked in there. Can I come for dinner too?

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Oh, my...dear friend...this is lovely! You know how I adore the pears...the other fruits are lovely, too! Each detail of your tablescape flows harmoniously with the other! So stunning are those pumpkin turens...adore the texture they show! I'm amazed at how well your pitcher blends with the tablescape! It might have been "lost" if it was a plain hue...but the pattern enhances all the fruit in your centerpiece. May you, dear Chari, have a Bountiful Blessing this year!
Fondly,
Pat

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Chari,
What a spectacular Thanksgiving table! I adore those turkey plates and those soup tureens. All of the colors coordinate so beautifully. The dough bowl centerpiece is wonderful, too.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is beautiful, Chari...you are going to get many compliments from the guests!! I am loving your dough bowl, I have been looking for one FOREVER!! And the soup tureens are so cute...perfect for fall and right up to Thanksgiving. Lovely table once again!

XO,
Jane

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, this is a beautiful Thanksgiving table that would be a delight to sit and dine with family. I think I will use some of your ideas for our table such as the dough bowl filled with colorful fall things. My bowl is not as large as yours but I think it will work. Those plates with the turkey and leaves are perfect for this table. There is too much to single out everything individually so I will simply say I love everything!! I hope you and your family have a bountiful Thanksgiving. I like the poem, too.-------Shannon

Jacqueline said...

Chari, what a beautiful table! I love your turkey plates, they are so fun and fresh! The goldenrod plates are adorable too and of course everyone is going to love the beautiful bowls. So many pretty things come together to make this a special table.

I also loved peeking at your room with the fun shades of eye popping color and the great chandelier.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful table! Love all the colors and textures.Love the soup tureens,Joann

Robin said...

I am with you on the goldenrod dishes. I have used mine in almost all my tablescapes lately! Your soup tureens are adorable and I love your dough bowl. So much to like on this table!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Chari, you just KNOW I am LOVING the turkey plates!!!!!!! They are so lovely! I love all the LUSHNESS of your beautiful table. All of the layers are beautifully put together. The goldenrod plates are beautiful too. I am envious of your dough bowl. I have wanted one and can't find one I can afford:):). You centerpiece is fabulous, all of Nature's wonderful bouny overflowing. I have to thank you SO much for your delicios, sweet comments on my table. You are the bEST! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for, don't we. God bless, XOXO, Pinky

The Tablescaper said...

Bountiful is the right word! Just beautiful. Love those turkey plates.

- The Tablescaper

Zuni said...

As always, I'm so glad I saw your post...beautiful and full of details. Happy Thanksgiving, Chari.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Chari,
I love it all! Everything looks so festive. Love the goldenrod and pumpkin tureens. Every time I see your table I love it more and more. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous table setting my dear friend, love the gold! Those dishes are SOOOOOO pretty! I really need to get busy with my Thanksgiving decorations! Have a blessed day and thanks for welcoming me into you lovely home! HUGS!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You have truly outdone yourself and lucky is the family that sits down to this beautiful table. The tureens are charming. I am busy getting my thoughts and list together for Thanksgiving day also. We have a large group coming, so if the weather is decent I am renting tables and we will dine al fresco on the deck. That way we can all sit down. If the weather is bad, it will be buffet style inside and everyone will sit where ever. I am delighted you visited The Vintage Nest.

shannon i olson said...

what a beautiful table, I am so jealous of it all....sorry
I really want to paint my table and chairs white too, yours is lovely, but my husband won't hear of it. Your dishes are just magnificent everything is so inviting and comfortable

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is so beautiful with the pheasant and the feathers and your Gorgeous plates with the turkeys on them.. Chari you are so good putting your tablescape all together for your party sweet. I hope you are having a great week.
XXOO Diane

Linda said...

Such a beautiful table! I adore those turkey plates...to cute!!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Chari! The mini pumpkin tureens are adorable. I am in love with that pitcher, beautiful!

A Hint of Home said...

Your plates are so pretty and your tablescape is stunning! You do such a great job with them!
I love that bowl in the middle for a centerpiece.
We all have so much to be thankful for!

Entertaining Women said...

The tablescape is beautiful, and I must confess that my eye continually sallied over to the Harvest pitcher...exquisite! Thank you for inviting us to take a peak at your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

Designs on 47th Street said...

Beautiful as always. I just love seeing your pretty tables.

Love the centerpiece, Chari.

Donna

Shelia said...

Chari, your table is gorgeous! Love those little pumpkin tureens and the turkey dishes! ;)
You always do such a beautiful job!
be a sweetie and have a nice weekend,
Shelia ;)

The Charmed Life Online said...

Chari, I am so glad that I found your blog, this table is wonderful! The texture and colors so warm and inviting. I look forward to seeing more of your tablescapes!

Thank you for visiting my page and entering the giveaway! Good Luck! Kristie

Sheila said...

Wow, Cheri..I love this years Thanksgiving table. I love the pumpkin soup tureens. So very lovely and your vintage dough bowl is to die for.

ImSoVintage said...

Your table looks gorgeous. I love the centerpiece. Think I will try something similar.Happy new follower from the Home Sweet Home blog hop.
Laura
http://imsovintage.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

Chari!!!! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
That table is stunning! I love the textures and colors and I really love those pumpkin soup tureens too.
And that centerpiece is just amazing, you have such an eye for the color and design of it all.
Sorry I am late over here, we've been so busy with Adi lately that I can hardly get to my computer.
I hope all is well with you and Russ.
Do you have snow? We had some but it melted which doesn't break my heart.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

podso said...

Another beautiful table setting. And it looks like there is so much natural light in your house! I would love to sit at your beautiful table! I wouldn't even need to eat, just sitting and taking the beauty in would be enough!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my darling Chari, what a gorgeous table for Thanksgiving! I'm in love with the turkey plates with pheasents and feathers too, how wonderful, I wish I could find some f. feathers around here. You're ready to have a fabulous Thanksgiving my friend. Happy Sunday and lots of hugs, FABBY

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Chari! I stopped by to look at you tablescape again, and discovered there is no comment from me. Was I dreaming? Was blogger playing a game with me? Deja vu?

The table is spectacular! I adore the earthiness of it with the antlers and feathers. The dishes and layers are gorgeous! The entire table speaks to "bountiful blessings".

Sherry said...

Chari,
This is beautiful! I LOVE your turkey plates! They are traditional but with an artistic look. SOOO pretty. I like your centerpiece too. It hits all the right notes for November! Gorgeous! Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry