Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Rustic Classical Thanksgiving Table

It's a pleasure to be joining a talented group of design bloggers 
with table settings for Thanksgiving.  
How many times do you do the same thing, every year?
Well this group may give you some ideas about switching it up!
My Thanksgiving table came together quite naturally this year.
It centered on one big beautiful thing.
My inspiration point for the table setting was a classical urn that I found 
recently at the wonderful SOWA Antique Market in Boston.
You can make your own table centerpiece using a 
beautiful soup tureen or a large vessel like a planter or an urn.
To dress this table up, I could have started with a white tablecloth, 
but I loved the look of the fancy urn against the rustic wood table planks. 
A bunch of wheat (that is actually in a self contained pot) was plunked inside the urn,
and then I filled in the edges with cuttings from one of the mums I had outside.
You can see the beginnings of my table above.  The urn without the mums yet,
and the table with just white baby boos and no individual flowers for the settings.
It's nice, but lacking keep layering until its pretty but not cluttered.
 Each place setting got a special touch with individual antique purple
 glass vessels, holding one sprig.  It is simple and pretty. 
As you may know, I always shop my yard or my home to create special looks.

The sparkle of silver and gold, and farm stand pumpkins and flowers
 create the perfect mix of refined and rustic decor that I prefer.
 Ignore traditional thinking and set your table 
with what appeals to your own personal style.
Use your favorite heirloom pieces to create a table all your own.
This could be my most favorite Thanksgiving table ever!
Don't forget to visit my blogger friends homes to see what
kind of tables they have come up with.  
You will be sure to be inspired.

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Monday's posts:
Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour | Day 1
Tuesday's posts:
Wednesday's posts:
Thursday's posts:
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  1. Amy I can see why its your favorite table ever, it is MAGNIFICENT!! I love the colors and the added beautiful touches of flowers in an antique tureen. My friend- you nailed it!!!

    1. Coming from you, this is a big compliment! Thanks Tina.

  2. So beautiful my friend and I love the vintage pieces, especially during the holiday season!

    1. We share a love for vintage dishes and stemware...thats why I loved your table as well. Thanks Janet!

  3. Oh, Amy that urn!! I love that as a centerpiece and agree with not covering up the wood planked table. Perfect together!

  4. It's all just stunning Amy...but my favorite thing is your centerpiece. Happy to be on the tour with you today! ~Ann (p.s. I fixed your link.)

  5. Gorgeous, Amy! That urn is amazing and the perfect piece to use as inspiration. Love!

  6. Hello, I found your blog by way of The Enchanted Home. Your amazingly BEAUTIFUL urn caught my eye and I had to stop in. What a great idea to turn it into a centerpiece, LOVE IT! And love everything else about your refreshing take on Thanksgiving. Lovely!

  7. That urn is a show stopper! Could not be more perfect for the beautiful colors of the tablescape! I think this would be my favorite table setting for Thanksgiving too!

  8. Also, you take amazing photos. I'm envious of your talent.

  9. Your table setting is beautiful! It's a perfect compliment to the rest of the room since it's in keeping with your lavender and grey color scheme.

  10. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, Amy. I saw this on Kim's blog and thought the center piece was a tureen...but I see now it is an urn. What a BEAUTIFUL piece that is!!!! I love it all. What time should I show up for dinner? xo Diana

  11. Oh that gorgeous urn! The table is stunning in every way, Amy. I wouldn't have covered that wood plank table up either. The soft palette really is lovely!

  12. Amy, that urn is absolutely exquisite! The color palette you worked with around it is so lovely and I know they're the colors you tend to favor, but it works so perfectly here. The mix of rustic elegance is definitely one of my favorite looks and you've really done it to perfection here!!

  13. Amy I love the purple mixed with the sage heirloom pumpkins! What and amazing combination! xo

  14. What a gorgeous table! Love the urn, and the wheat and mums work perfectly with it. Stunning look!!

  15. Wow Amy! That urn has your name all over it. What a beautiful compliment to your table. As I mentioned to you before space is at a premium in my dining room. I would love to have the table look different but I always have to take all the décor off my table to accommodate for and guests. I love the way your table looks!

  16. Amy, that is just breathtaking! I love the mix of antique, new, rough, elegant and refined. The happiest table to spend time with those you love.

  17. Your table is so beautiful, even more so because it's unusual for Thanksgiving.

  18. Amy this was gorgeous! I really loved the addition of each special vase and flower on individual settings!

  19. Amy...first, your dining room is gorgeous! Such an amazing backdrop! And that urn, wow! Beautiful post!!!

  20. What an ELEGANT and GORGEOUS tablescape, Amy!

    I'm sharing it today on my HOLIDAY GROUP Board on Pinterest.

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, ciao ciao!

  21. Amy - I am so enjoying getting to know your blog & you a bit! You seem to be popping up everywhere for me - on IG walking by my friend's studio, with Shirley and on this tour! Such fun!! Your Thanksgiving table is stunning! I too love the juxtaposition of fancy with rustic. Your fabulous urn set on your wood table is a divine combination in my book. Loved it all!


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