Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Table

I set up the table last night for Thanksgiving. Now it is 4' wide and 12' long and seats 14 quite comfortably. I'm sure I could seat even more if I used benches, because really it's the chairs that limit the seating.
I found three nice large gold table runners at Home Goods. Usually runners are only about 14"x70", but these are 20"x96" and two fill the table and the third one is on the buffet.

I'm using these gold chargers, white plates with gold rims, and white tablecloth and napkins.

I finished it off with plain wine glasses, and water glasses with a little gold band. I gathered all white serving dishes for the things I'm making. We decorate our table with food and serve it family style so the center of the table will be full of food, but I still need to put a little something decorative in the center. Maybe the soup tureen? Or maybe fresh flowers?

These napkin rings echo the stag on the Lord of the Manor's family crest.
Now it's on to the cooking! Happy Thanksgiving from Amongst The Oaks.

4 comments:

Pippajo said...

Well, it all looks just lovely! We got our table set last night as well, except for the napkins and candles so I'm waiting for those to take some photos (I'm supposed to be folding napkins right now but I'm sneaking some computer time instead...shhhhhh!).

You're so very fortunate to have such a noble symbol in your family crest. I think ours is a rooster...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

How elegant with the whites and golds. Anything would taste great at that table.

Millie said...

It's great to have that large a table...and you have set it so well,...love the runners...

Anonymous said...

i love place cards and use them regularly when i entertain. i make my own, or use things that are given to me. i love them. it is easy to get people to the proper place, get the meal going, and create conversation sites. (or put people in more *comfortable* spots) haha. your huge table looks lovely. i'm sure the food filled the decor and stomach needs!! jkj