Saturday, November 27, 2010

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas–Seasonal Sundays # 26

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Christmas Seasonal Sunday

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It’s beginning…

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…to look…

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…a lot like…

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Looking forward to what you all are planning for this wonderful season.

- The Tablescaper


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

No matter where you are this Thanksgiving,
I hope you are gathered around a table of…
… family…
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…and of course, good food!
This wonderful season reminds us to…
…count our blessings.
Knowing that there are those that care for me is one of my blessings.
Gathering around the table with my family is one of my blessings.

Being able to dine at a glorious feast at the home of my brother and sister-in-law is one of my blessings.
Having my Mom with us at Thanksgiving is one of my blessings.
Being able to share my tables with those of you in blogland is one of my blessings.
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Thank you dear Lord, for allowing me to be so blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

Last weekend I was happy to entertain my husband’s cousins at this table. It was a wonderful evening. We feasted on Butternut Squash soup, Cornish Game hens stuffed with wild rice and broccoli. Dessert included a pumpkin roll, pumpkin pie, maple leaf cookies and an apple tart.
Hope to see you Sunday at Seasonal Sundays…as we turn to the nest season! Can’t wait to see what you all have in store.

- The Tablescaper

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Cornucopia - Seasonal Sundays #25

Welcome to the 25th Seasonal Sunday! Have we really had 25 already???
What could be more seasonal than a life size cornucopia?
In the center of our town we have a beautiful spot with a gazebo.
Maybe it’s been there on prior autumns, but I’ve never before noticed the life size cornucopia.
Few roses are left.
The hydrangea are fading.
But still beauty surrounds us. Nature is amazing. No matter the season, beauty surround us.

May you and your family have a cornucopia of blessings this wonderful season of Thanksgiving.

I am so thankful for my circle of friends who stand by side and are always there to support me.

- The Tablescaper

Reprise of Benefit Harvest House Tour – Part II

I’m joining Chari at Happy to Design, with a rerun from last year at this time, for her meme called  “Sunday Favorites"It’s a meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past.

Please be sure to come and visit Seasonal Sundays. It’s my Sunday meme and it gives bloggers a chance to share what the season means to them. I have a completely different post for Seasonal Sundays, but didn’t want to miss joining in the fun of Sunday Favorites too.


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This was one of my tablescapes from November 2009:


Last week  we got to see the kitchen table of the Benefit Harvest House Tour that we decorated for. This week, let’s walk out the back door of the kitchen and take a look  at the outside at the patio.

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We can sneak one more outdoor dinner in before the weather totally changes.

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Enjoy those harvest tones of brown and gold.

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A bit of a  reflection in the amber tumbler.

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The many shade of wood.

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A falling leaf, turned glass.

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The outdoor kitchen adorned for some hot apple cider and a treat as you depart the tour.

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A tower of donuts.

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OK, a pretty table outside, but let’s see the rest of the yard!

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A gorgeous pool.

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With an automated opener, of course.

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Shall we take seat and chat?

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Oh yes, back to the tablescape.

Hope you enjoyed our Benefit Harvest House tour. It was great fun being a part of it!

And, in the meantime… we’ve been working on another benefit house tour. This one a Christmas tour!  The Tablescaper and her wonderful friend Kim are working on 5 different rooms at a beautiful old home. It’s sure keeping us busy (dramatic understatement). We’re excited to share our creative endeavors so stay posted!

Be sure to come back and join us for Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cobalt Thanksgiving


Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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Gathering in the kitchen might make things more intimate.

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I love my blues and my kitchen is blue so we use this set of dishes throughout November for all of our meals.


The white ruffled cake stand is Fenton.


Great detail on this chicken roaster – a Christmas Tree Shop purchase.


The flatware is my everyday set by Oneida. The turkey plates are Thanksgiving, Queen’s, from Myott Factory archive illustrations, adapted from original copper engravings.


The knives by Laguiole, made in France, were a great find at HomeGoods several years ago. The white chargers were a recent score from Christmas Tree - $1.69 @!!! The cobalt glass chargers were from Walmart several years ago.

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I’ve gathered my little collection of white fowl through the years.


The cobalt glasses were a HomeGoods purchase from many years ago.


Having many blue and white candle stick holders, it’s easy to put together an engaging triple.

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The solid white with blue trim were from Ikea.


No matter your Thanksgiving feast small or large, I hope yours is a blessed event.

I’m joining the following memes. Be sure to visit them for inspiration:

  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 

  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

  • Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things for Friday Pretties

  • Jerri at Simply Sweet Home for Friday Favorites

  • Laurie   at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday

    Looking forward to seeing you at Seasonal Sundays (see tab at the very top of the post for details).

    - The Tablescaper