One of the reasons I love Thanksgiving, other than the dinner, is the traditions. My menu does not change, my stuffing does not change and we always eat at 3 P.M. Okay, maybe I am a little OCD but hey I love tradition.
These Spode dishes are Thanksgiving to me and I have tried but cannot use them for any other occasion. So they always find their way on this table.
Let’s start with my Burlap tablecloth. I washed and ironed… 6 yards of Burlap. I washed the burlap three times to soften it and then I removed about one inch of weave to make it fringed.
Next, I have these pewter chargers from Pottery Barn.
My Woodland Spode dishes…I love this time of year and can’t wait to fill these plates with all the delicious food I am cooking and friends and family are bringing.
A sweet gingham checked napkin resting between the plates to make the table a little less formal.
Brown flatware with bone handled knives.
I love this duck knife rest. Susan had them several years ago and I finally found them. How cute.
A centerpiece with my cotton balls, I love cotton in the pod. It reminds me of travelling to my in-laws in Mississippi and passing fields of cotton in the fall. Brown hydrangeas complete the centerpiece.
Pottery Barn faux bois candles continue the earthy theme of the table.
Overall, the table looks like Thanksgiving, simple and elegant.
Tablecloth: Burlap, I made
Linens: Pier One
Plates: Spode Woodland
Accent Plates: Spode Woodland
Flatware: Cambridge, Tuesday Morning
Table Centerpiece: Brown Hydrangeas and Cotton Balls