06 November 2008

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Every year I want to decorate my Thanksgiving table with a tablescape that enhances our dining experience but does not overwhelm the table. I am on a mission to find that look for this year!

In previous years, I have learned a lot about what works for us. Here is one of our early attempts when we first moved into the house in 2003. It ended up being too tall for the short women who eat at this table, but it was beautiful nonetheless!

Candles are always beautiful. The pillar candle was a hazelnut candle that ended up being a bit strong while we were eating. We tolerated it but didn't use scented candles on our table ever again!

This pumpkin was carved with our inital. We all loved this look!

This assortment of pumpkins worked very well last year. I just used what we already owned. I had received the jack o lantern as a gift and wasn't ready to put it away yet!


  1. You set a beautiful table. That would have been my mother's highest compliment...it's mine too!

  2. I know what you mean about form vs. function. You want it to be elegant, timeless, and not too cluttered!

    I have an idea for my table that I'd like to try this year, making a long but low, s-shaped centerpiece of flowers, berries and natural materials that I can wind down the table and still mix in candles and little pumpkins. When I get it done, I'll post on my blog.

    Love your tablesettings just as they are! You always do a beautiful job, Terri!


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