The table is set & most of the preparations are
complete for our Thanksgiving dinner, tomorrow.
I've combined my Lenox Eternal placesettings,
with some autumnal salad plates &
my Arte Vetre compotes.
I seldom use these beautiful stemmed Italian Arte Vetro gold goblets.
The lacy border is first intricately etched on clear glass then hand
painted with 18 karat gold.
They are hand made in Italy &
hand wash only...
probably why I don't use them much!
Tall twin cinnamon candles surrounded
by faux bittersweet berries & crystals
allow everyone to easily see each other at the table.
The pinecone napkins & matching placemats
were a purchase for Christmas last year.
I think they work well for both holidays.
The wood-like, embossed napkin rings
have matching chargers but
I thought it was a bit too much to use
them with placemats.
Besides, I didn't want to hide any of
those pretty pinecones!
as name card holders...
I still have to add the names!
Chocolate covered pecans & cashews are on the table,
to enjoy with coffee or tea & a piece of pie.
At the far end of the table, where there is an empty seat...
aren't we all missing someone over the holidays?...
I've placed a basket of fresh gourds &
a faux pumpkin that says it all:
The foundations of our world.
May you be blessed with an abundance of gratitude for all the good
things that life has to offer & the ability to share it with others.
I'll be joining lots of other tablescapers at
Susan's Between Naps On The Porch
as well as
The Tablescaper for
Please be sure to visit them & wish each
a "Happy Thanksgiving!"