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Thanksgiving Tablescape 2018

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As I write today's post, it is 39 degrees, very rainy, very dark….did I mention cold! It feels like we've gone from Indian Summer straight into early winter. Some of you already have snow, but I live in the south. It's really early to be this cold for a daytime high. It makes me realize how thankful that I am for heat, warm slippers, hot tea, cozy blankets, four walls and more. Even when troubles hit our family (and yes they do), there is always something to be thankful for in this life. I can't even imagine what the people are going through in California right now with the horrific Woolsey fire. Just so much tragedy around the world at every turn.

Thanksgiving seems even more important this year…….count your blessings and be thankful!

I'd like to give a huge thank you to Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for organizing our Gather ‘Round the Table blog hop this year. 

Please be sure to follow all the way to the end for the entire list of tour links! So much inspiration in store for you today. Get your pinning finger ready!! 

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If you are visiting from A Stroll Thru Life, welcome! Marty has been a long-time blogging friend. I just adore her gorgeous home and timeless style. She is truly the sweetest! 

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This is our first fall in what feels like our new dining room! In February, I sold our loved dining room suite to make room for a family heirloom which I am working to move into this space. We bought this smaller dining table and chairs to accommodate the antique armoire which is still in the garage. 

Also on OSH!  Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas

I seriously love this space. It's light and airy with a feeling of rustic elegance. I do miss the size of the other table. It was nice to extend it all the way out into the foyer and seat 12! Of course, that rarely happened, but nice to have that option. We can only seat 6 now at this table, but a nice size for an intimate dinner.

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We actually use this room more often and I am thankful for that!

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It's perfectly ok to layer formal china with more casual pieces. 

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Here I've layered fabric, a metal charger, bone china and porcelain. It feels elegantly casual. We are a casual family.

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I love using baskets with tablescapes. They can easily be removed to accommodate dishes of food if desired and popped right back in place after the feast. 

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I decided to go simple this year with the table. Who knows……maybe I'll get wild and fancy for Christmas!

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You are in for a treat! It's now time to visit the stunning home over at Decor to Adore! So much holiday inspiration!!!

Check out the other blogs on today's tour!!


Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Poofing the Pillows | A Stroll Thru Life | Our Southern Home

 

Decor To Adore | Petite Haus | Rosemary and Thyme Botanic Bleu

 

My Thrift Store Addiction| Let's Add Sprinkles| The Painted Hinge| Belle Bleu Interiors

 

Art and Sand| Virginia Sweet Pea| Debbee's Buzz| White Arrows Home

 

The Crowned Goat| Lora Bloomquist| Beauty For Ashes| County Road 407| Decorate and More with Tip

Also on OSH!  Meaningful Christmas Ideas

 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!

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29 Comments

  1. Thanks, Lora! I’ve been scheming lately! Lots of decor changes in my head. I’m sure my hubby can’t wait to hear all about it!

  2. What a beautiful and elegant Thanksgiving table! I love your new dining table and chairs. They are so pretty and pair perfectly with that gorgeous chandelier. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  3. Cozy is nice! We can comfortably seat 6 in our dining room, but we have squeezed in 10 and it was still fun,

    Now I’m eager to see that armoire!

  4. Hi Christy! I love your French inspired neutral tablescape! Those game plates are gorgeous – I just might have to add those to my collection! šŸ™‚ I love those gorgeous candlesticks. The basket centerpiece is divine and the blue pumpkins are the perfect touch! So happy to be hopping with you!

  5. Christy, Oh those plates are gorgeous! Love how you layered all the elements beneath them. Nice to hear that someone else’s rooms are in transition, too! Homes are a never-ending canvas, if you love decorating! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. Christy as usual you have created a stunning post full of gorgeous ideas. I simply must add those plates to my collection! I love your neutral tablescape and your dining furniture is swoonworthy!

    I am so happy you are hopping with us! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

  7. Christy, your new table looks great in the room with that gorgeous chandelier and the drapes. I think you could put wood on sawhorses in that room and it would be very pretty. šŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving. Happy to be on this hop with you.

  8. Your dining room is lovely Christy. Serene and welcoming! The drapes compliment the dark woods beautifully. I am sure your guests feel truly adore this space too.

    I love the elegance and sophistication of your table. The plates are just the icing on the cake.

    It was fun joining you on this Thanksgiving blog hop. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

    Janet
    Rosemary & Thyme

  9. I am still getting used to your paint color when I visit your blog. It gives your space a completely different look. I’m also used to your old dining set and like the casual set that you now are using. I really am looking forward to the heirloom piece that you plan to add. I hope you get it in by Christmas. Your T’giving table looks so pretty and I know you are looking forward to having your kids home with you for a few days.

  10. Hi Christy, Beautifully set table. Is your actual table the last table you have listed in the shopping links??? If not, could you tell me the company, style and color of yours???? I find it difficult to tell the quality of furniture pieces bought on line unless you know someone who have actually purchase the piece.
    Thanks so much.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the kids being home for the Holiday.
    Blessings,
    Esther

  11. What a beautiful room. I love how you styled your table. I think those plates are such a great touch. Can’t wait to see your home all decorated for Christmas!

  12. Totally agree on mixing and matching formal tableware with vintage pieces, family treasures and new or more casual. I even mix in paper napkins when having a crowd for Thanksgiving. Couldn’t help but notice your stunning chandelier hanging overhead! A bright, inviting table.

  13. I think your dining room is gorgeous and can hardly wait to see the heirloom piece added soon. And what a great idea to use a basket as your centerpiece for easy removal. Hope you have a magnificent “first” Thanksgiving.

  14. Your dining room is so pretty, Christy! All of the elements you’ve layered together from the drapes to the chairs and the chandelier are perfect. Your place settings are gorgeous too. Everything is really elegant. I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving, CoCo

  15. Oh I do love your new dining room. The new table and chairs are gorgeous and I have always adored that chandelier. It is one of my all time favorites. I love the elegantly casual tablesetting, so beautifully done too.

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