Friday, November 29, 2013

A Thanksgiving Tablescape With Rural Scenes

For this year's Thanksgiving table, I changed my mind at the last minute and put aside the traditional Thanksgiving turkey plates.

 I opted instead to set the table with one of my favorite patterns, Rural Scenes by A. J. Wilkinson.

Besides the charming scene at the center of the plate, I am smitten by the brown border of farm implements, invoking a feeling of harvest time.

 I layered the plates over a beautiful shade of green charger and used formal, traditional matching silver.

 Plaid fringed napkins from April Cornell keep things casual.

For the centerpiece, I used white pumpkins, dried heirloom hydrangeas, antlers, moss and copper votives.


The candles are lit!
All the colors from the plate are carried through and become more apparent with the glow from the copper votives.

 I've been collecting these plates for several years now, finding them at antique malls, eBay and Replacements.

I love using the crystal wine hocks that were passed down from my Mother-in-law!

Several years ago, I used these same plates for a tablescape...

... but I think they are perfect as the quintessential Thanksgiving plate!


Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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17 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You're right, your Rural scene dishes are gorgeous and perfect for this holiday and the next one, which it overlaps with Tksgiving. The centerpiece is awesome too.
Happy Thaknsgiving to you and yours.
FABBY

A Toile Tale said...

They certainly are perfect! I have some lavender transferware, which I have featured a couple of times, that has this same border. The center subject is harvesting, but an entirely different design than yours. I love those farm implements that are so artistically worked into the pattern. One thing I am grateful for is certainly the ability to own many beautiful sets of dishes! Thank you for so many wonderfully inspirational posts. Enjoy every moment of this delicious holiday, Delores.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous as always Delores!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nita Stacy said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving Table! I love those dishes! All of it and your green toile wallpaper! Fabulous...just fabulous.

Rebecca said...

So eye-pleasing! Almost too beautiful to eat on :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Delores! Enjoy this special day of gathering!! Warmly, Loi

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

One of my favorite patterns! I almost set our table with Rural Scenes too. Your table is lovely, as always, Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, Nancy

mzzbev said...

Oh how beautiful and festive! What a beautiful place setting and home. Thanks for posting. Visiting from Tablescaper Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving! -Bev

Candy S said...

I love your beautiful rural plates. They certainly say Thanksgiving to me. What could be more essential to Thanksgiving than the raising and harvesting of crops. Your centerpiece is lovely, I love the tall candle holders, they compliment the chargers perfectly. The white pumpkins add just enough contrast to the table. Just lovely. Your dining chairs are so pretty too. They remind me of my dining set that we sold when we moved to Florida years ago. One of my regrets in life was selling off my wood furniture.

Candy

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

It was simply lovely, Delores. Your tablescapes are always a feast for the eyes. I have a few of those plates and I'm trying to collect enough for a family gathering myself. It's nice to see what a gorgeous setting they will actually make.

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

It was simply lovely, Delores. Your tablescapes are always a feast for the eyes. I have a few of those plates and I'm trying to collect enough for a family gathering myself. It's nice to see what a gorgeous setting they will actually make.

Miss Jane said...

Everything is lovely and your plates or wonderful. The mixture of colors works so perfectly for your setting.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

The dishes are beautiful and I love how you coordinated your table.

Melanie said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Debra Oliver said...

Your table is so wonderful. Always love seeing your wallpaper and window coverings!!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Love the dishes! - And everything else too!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

How beautiful this is. What a treat it would be to sit at your table. I can't imagine a warmer one ;-)

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