Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Copper & Gold Thanksgiving Table

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The table is set & most of the preparations are

complete for our Thanksgiving dinner, tomorrow.

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I've combined my Lenox Eternal placesettings,

with some autumnal salad plates &

my Arte Vetre compotes.

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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!

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Tall twin cinnamon candles surrounded

by faux bittersweet berries & crystals

allow everyone to easily see each other at the table.

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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!

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I'm using little metal glittered copper pears

as name card holders...

I still have to add the names!

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Chocolate covered pecans & cashews are on the table,

to enjoy with coffee or tea & a piece of pie.

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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

Tablescape Thursday

as well as

The Tablescaper for

Seasonal Sundays

Please be sure to visit them & wish each

a "Happy Thanksgiving!"




  1. Beautiful and so festive looking. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  2. This is beautiful Rett! I would just grin and bear washing those gorgeous compotes while saying a prayer that I didn't chip or scratch them! I'm thankful for your visits & sweet comments! Wishing you & your family a Happy Thanksgiving

  3. Wow, gorgeous! Have a super Happy Thanksgiving...don't work too hard!

  4. What a wonderful table! Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Rett.

  5. Such a pretty table Rett! Beautiful gold goblets and I remember the napkins and placemats from last year-love them! Happy Thanksgiving-have fun:@)

  6. Lovely festive table...the candlesticks are cute.
    Wishing you a very enjoyable Thanksgiving, Rett!

  7. Hey Rett! Your table looks wonderful! I am loving all your BIG beautiful pictures on your blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family. I hope you have a great day!

  8. i was going to wish you a happy thanksgiving but i can barley talk with my mouth stuffed with your chocolate turtles! never show chocolate to a fat girl, i sucked your bowls clean :) beautiful table rett, happiest of days to you~

  9. Everything on the table is so beautiful Rett. My favorites are the pinecone napkins. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!...Christine

  10. It looks wonderful, Rett! I hear you on the hand wash. Love those napkins.
    Sweet to remember those who are missing with the empty seat, always in our hearts even if they can't be with us anymore.
    Have a blessed Tgiving!

  11. I love this tablescape! The glass table top with the crystal gives everything such light and sparkle. Adore those candlesticks. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. Rett,
    Your tablescape for Thanksgiving is very elegant and beautiful. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. & That recipe for Fresh Cranberry Salad is one of the best out there I think. Pat

  13. HI RETT!!!!
    AS always Your table is stunning!!!!
    I adore the pinecone accents for Thanksgiving, after all I love all trees and think bringing nature in is a great accent, after all the Pilgrims might have done that for table decorations too. YOUR GOLD goblets are amazing, I agree so beautiful, why not use them occasionally!!!!
    You are always So sweet and I wish you and I lived near each other, I feel such a connection with you and to think we have never met face to face, although it was a pleasure talking to you on the phone.
    I wish you and your family a very
    Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed day
    hugs and love,

  14. Very pretty Rett:))
    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday,
    Kay Ellen

  15. Rett, I know your family is going to have a special holiday celebrating at this gorgeous table. I'm thankful for your friendship, dear one.
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

  16. HI Rett and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Your table is beautiful! I have those same ploacemats and napkins but only a set of 4 unfortunately. That was all they had when I got them last year:( LOVE the compotes, gorgeous. Hope you are having a great day. XO, Pinky

  17. Hi Beautiful!

    As expected, another beautiful setting. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season. Thank you for being such an inspiration.


  18. I love your salad plates and compotes. Your table is quite beautiful!

  19. The pinecone elements make your table warm, welcoming, accessible. The gold and crystal compote makes everything look incredibly important...VIP table quality. I know that your guests felt so special. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope that we get to share lunch some day. I pray that you've had a peace filled Thanksgiving surrounded by family & friends. Cherry Kay

  20. Family and friends - that's what Thanksgiving is all about. Your table looks beautiful!

  21. Rett, this is gorgeous. I showed Audrey and she just oohed and ahed. I hope you and Ern are blessed with loved ones around you and have had a fabulous holiday.

    I've been away and under the weather but have been reading and thinking of you and really hoping for the happiest of holidays for you. Hope Ern is well. Take care, friend. ((hugs))

  22. Rett, Your table is so very pretty! Love the china, the compotes and the napkins. The candy looks good too. You always add the special little extra touch!

  23. What a gorgeous table, Rett! I hope you had a beautiful celebration with your family. We spent Thanksgiving with dear friends (he is also Tag's trainer and his wife) and then spent two nights with them before returning home. It was perfect!
    Blessings and best wishes to you and your loved ones.

  24. better lock up those goblets if I ever come to visit. They are yummy! Your table was beautiful. Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!

  25. Gorgeous table~ Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  26. Wow your table is stunning and wow the pictures are just so stiking and vivid...I love your linens and dishes and those candle holders are just beautiful..I have to go back and see that peach vanilla coffee take care of that arm and wrist, it can be so annoying...Phyllis

  27. What a stunning table Rett. Very impressive and I'm sure your Thanksgiving was all the more special with a lovely tablescape.

  28. Wow, Rett! Your table is gorgeous! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. What an inviting table! Stunning setting.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  30. What a glorious table. Those compotes are amazing and well worth the hand wash (but I can appreciate your reluctance to use them). Love your header too!

    - The Tablescaper

  31. Rett,

    Your Thanksgiving table is certainly gorgeous as well. Love those beautiful compotes. Stunning table.

    I followed your instructions about changing back to the old format to enable someone to enlarge the photos. Thank you so much for the info. {{{HUGS}}}to you.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  32. Rett, your table is just gorgeous! So formal but very very welcoming! I love the idea of using pinecones for Thanksgiving and using fall elements for Christmas.
    Your place settings are just lovely!!!!!
    Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving!

  33. Your thanksgiving table is stunning, Rett. I love everything about it....Christine

  34. Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful, Rett. I love every single element you combined to make this wonderful tablescape. Funny thing, I ordered the Napoleon Bee flatware this morning. I have wanted it for so long and decided to give myself an early Christmas present. Its beautiful with your china.


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