Good morning! Halloween is now a distant memory and we are moving full speed ahead with our Thanksgiving plans. As we typically stay in town for this holiday we try to make it special because if we are not spending the day with friends it is just the two of us and lets face it although we love one another a Thanksgiving meal for two is just not the same as a large family meal for 20.
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One of my favorite ways to make any meal special is to break out my silver, china, crystal and linens. I have a blue and white transferware setting for twelve but the pieces that I enjoy the most are the cranberry and brown ones that I have collected piecemeal, a plate here, a cup and saucer there.
There are so many ways to decorate with your collection, a wood charger paired with a white plate, then layered with a brown and white transferware salad plate and antler or bone flatware is one option.
You could also take a textured charger like wicker, add your transferware or other dinner plate and then add a salad plate with a turkey or woodland scene?
Mixing and matching your family pieces with new and old finds is a great way to have your family members present at your meal.
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I believe that you should use what you have on hand, no need to rush out and purchase something that you may only use once. Then add a few pieces from nature, a pine cone, an acorn, some pumpkins, herbs or whatever else you have on hand and you have a special setting indeed in which to enjoy your meal.
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What do you do and use to make your holiday tablescape special? Do you have family traditions that you subscribe to, like using your grandmothers gravy boat or your great aunts crystal bowl for the relish?
Obviously the most important part of any holiday or get together for that matter are the family and friends that you spend it with, followed by the delectable foods you serve but what make any occasion extra special is your decor.
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Inspiration is all around, in the magazines, on TV and of course on Pinterest. If you need a little inspiration for Fall visit my Fall Pinterest Board where you will find everything from savory meals, sweet treats, tablescapes, fashion and more. By the way if you have a Fall Pinterest board please share it here so that we can see your inspiration and perhaps pick up a few tips of our own.
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I am looking forward to trying a few new things this year both on my table and from my oven and would love to hear about what your plans are.
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Have a great day!
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