My mother taught me the art of table setting many years ago. I loved our family holiday dinners growing up because her table was always exquisite and well thought out. Dining was an experience of both good food and beauty. I’m honored to be part of this week’s Fall Tablescape Tour with other bloggers so that I can honor my mother by dedicating this Thanksgiving Table Setting to her. She’s still living, but suffers from Alzheimer’s.
Last year, I chose a neutral color palette for my Thanksgiving Table Setting.
This year I opted for something different … blue and white!
My mother and I always shopped together for dinnerware, glasses, and silverware.
It was so much fun putting pieces together and playing with colors of tablecloths and place mats.
I decided to pull out the blue in the China by using blue place mats and blue-trimmed linen napkins.
A small spray of creamy roses in a blue-tinted glass bottle lends a feminine touch.
I like to mix rustic with elegant so added a bow of twine with stalks of wheat.
Acorns collected from outside wear simple name tags for place cards.
The blue theme continues with the centerpiece. A little crate I transformed last year takes center stage.
I stuffed it with aqua-colored bottles, candles, and wine corks.
I love the way the sunlight is softly captured by the vintage glass bottles.
We’ve always been close. I always think of her as my best friend.
The table cloth is actually a mattelasse coverlet!
It was below freezing this morning … and by Sunday it will be 60 degrees.
I’m honored she blessed me with her China and stemware. One day my daughters will have it.
Circles of scrapbook paper and book pages are layered and glued together with Mod Podge.
Landscape burlap webbing creates a makeshift table runner.
I learned so many things from her, but most importantly, I learned what unconditional love feels like.
Stop back tomorrow for a Thanksgiving soup recipe I’m sharing as part of a Blogger’s Progressive Dinner!
Finally, be sure to visit the other gorgeous tablescapes on this week’s tour!
Fall Tablescape Tour Schedule:
Here’s the schedule for our Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner with loads of recipes for you!
Table Decor and Ideas
Friday, November 15th