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[Warm & Cozy Table for Thanksgiving]

Snow is on the way so, this is you last chance to color it fall.

What better way to ring “out” the fall than with a warm and cozy Thanksgiving tablescape. Let your artistic imagination flow, with beiges, greens, oranges, accented with gold.

Like all artists start with a blank canvas, your linen, off white or beige gives your place setting that homely, less formal glow. I have a quilted cloth that just says, cozy and warm.

Centerpiece: Bring the outside in. Whether, it’s gourds, fruits or veggies display the last of the harvest. Here I decided on rustic calla lilies, floating with creamy white pumpkins, and lots of cypress evergreens.

Adding acorn tea lights creates the warm glow. I love, love, love the gimmicky acorn tea lights.

Place Setting: Keeping with the natural theme, I’m using straw chargers to hold my vintage stoneware. This is a 1930's adaptation of an early English pattern known as Crown Ducal. The pattern of green and burgundy leaves, vines and flowers on a cream background with a persimmon color edging contribute to the warm and cozy look.

Using the wonderful double handle soup bowls inspire me to create a soup for my menu. My stand-by turkeys are a great addition to the soup bowls. You can find these at second hand shops. I frequently see those “gift vases” (turkey in the front, and a container in the back for flowers.) These are great little table “pops”.

To spice up the place setting, I added two different gold edged glassware in 2 colors.

Ooops, I almost forgot, the crackers. The children love them, and the adults have fun adorning their crowns.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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