Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Simple Thanks...

Thanksgiving is going to be a quiet affair for two this year. But, that doesn't mean we won't be in the kitchen all day cooking. We will prepare a feast, as always. Mr. Wonderful cooks the turkey, the sweet potatoes, and the green bean casserole. I do the rest.

The inspiration for my table is a throw I purchased (still in the unopened packaging) from Goodwill. I knew it would make a beautiful tablecloth. I've been wanting to do all white dishes, and I thought this was the perfect time.





I wanted to keep the accent colors soft and muted.



I bought these glittery fall picks at Michael's.











All of these dishes came from Goodwill!



My little polka dot pitcher just had to make another appearance. You can also see it here.













This table was made for candlelight.




These mercury glass votives also came from Michael's.









The water glasses are Waterford and the wine glasses are from Ross.







Just a simple centerpiece--a pumpkin on gold and silver garland.




















Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday!
Make sure you pop over to my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...

Holiday Entertaining Giveaway!

Next week's Metamorphosis Monday, I will announce my first giveaway!
Be sure to come back for a visit to see what I'm giving away and how to enter!
My sister is having a giveaway, too!

18 comments:

Robin said...

All the sparkling elements are so beautiful and photogenic. I love the picture with all the votives and the effect they have on the pumpkin garland. I'm glad your Waterford doesn't mind sharing the spotlight with the Ross glasses. Ha! Overall such an elegant yet cozy table for 2! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Wonderful (and the furry guys too!)

Robin
Robin Flies South

Chrissy said...

I love this! Really nice! I am loving your plates as well. The detail on them is just perfect!!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

So soft and so beautiful, I love the look and feel of this tablescape...love the toned down colors...thanks for sharing...phyllis

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I love the table covering! You've set a beautiful table; the white is very elegant.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathleen said...

Love it! The throw is a perfect backdrop for those pretty white dishes and fall picks! It looks very elegant!
I admire you doing all that work for 2! But at least you will have left overs for a few days.
I feel so full now I hope I don't eat for days! Somehow come morning I will feel differently!

xinex said...

You did a wonderful job, Elaine. Your table is gorgeous and so elegant, fabulous glow! I hope your holiday weekend is going great....Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your soft colors and subtle sparkle is! Love those wonderful dishes too.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Elaine. The rims with all the different textures make a gorgeous picture!
The table is gorgeous in candlelight!
Hope you are enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend...

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Elaine! Your table is just lovely. Your throw makes a wonderful tablecloth; I love the assorted white dishes, your crystal, and the mercury glass votives. Such a pretty and elegant table. Thanks for visiting me and taking time to leave a comment. Have a great weekend.

Denise

Entertaining Women said...

You and I went for the same "sparkly" collection at Michael's. I used the garland for my table. The throw was a beautiful inspiration...it created a beautiful, serene underpinning for your gorgeous design. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Cindy said...

Beautiful table for two! Love your dishes and all the sparkle...such pretty pictures!

Alycia Nichols said...

No kidding this table was made for candlelight!!!!! Wow! I love mercury glass and crystal and bling....so this is my kinda table! GREAT throw! It's perfect for the table!!! I'm glad to see you guys didn't skimp even though it would be just the 2 of you. Thanksgiving is about love and togetherness...even if it's just 2 people together and loving each other. I'm also touched that you shared in the cooking responsibilities. Makes the day that much more meaningful. Way to go!!!

Kelly @ Hooked on Home Decor said...

Hi Elaine! Your blog posts are just beautiful. I've awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. It's meant to honor up and coming new blogs. Here's a link to my post to explain what you should do next. http://hookedonhomedecor.blogspot.com/2011/11/ive-been-awarded-liebster.html

~ Tami said...

Elaine, thanks for stopping by Curb Alert! I love the white dishes, you have a beautiful collection!
Take Care!
~Tami

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Beautiful! I love the dishes too.

Calypso In The Country said...

I love all the muted colors! Your table is just beautiful!
-Shelley

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous! All of the elements you selected combine so beautifully!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

you achieved the soft and alluring beautifully while using pumpkins as a centerpiece. It's very romantic and I know the dinner for two was just perfect!