Easy ~ Earthy ~ Elegance

Spent a very nice morning, pulling together a little

Thanksgiving tablescape, at the beautiful home of

our dear friends, Dan and Pat.

 Pat is a fabulous cook and throws

 inspired dinner parties.  It was so much

fun collaborating with her, on her

Thanksgiving table. We are dangerous


We started with this worn, vintage,

European dough bowl. What a


Love the patina and the metal patch. Plus, it’s

so versatile.

I can see it overflowing with

pine boughs and ornaments at Christmas.

But first, Thanksgiving. We filled the wood bowl with

gourds, in interesting shapes, muted, non-traditional

colors, nuts and petite

corn stalks. What could be more

‘Thanksgiving’ than that?

A plain white tablecloth makes an elegant

back drop and white plates, showcase her

fantastic food.  Love Pat’s ruffled, rust colored,

metal chargers.

 White napkins are folded, simply.  Elegant

napkin rings are adorned with luxurious,

custom, hand-dyed silk yarn and

slipped into place. (Pat knits amazing pieces.)

We tucked in

small bits of fall and

added a hint of burlap.

We used water glasses for

votive holders and embellished them just

a little.

Tall candlesticks make a nice

perch for small pumpkins and add

height to the table.


Pat has beautiful, etched stemware, so we

simply tucked in



Three little pumpkins, in

pretty fluted candleholders, march

down the kids’ table.

All that’s left is the


Thank you Pat!

And Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s hoping you







….that I will.

Happy Thanksgiving,