Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Table with a Blackberry Farm Touch

Casual Thanksgiving table set in the kitchen this year using a plaid throw for the cloth.

I found the faux bois plastic shelf paper at the dollar store and it works perfect as a runner.

Getting to use my Blackberry Farm plates - a special gift from some of my friends!

Love this faux bois wine bottle on the silver tray in center of table

Heavy linen napkins in horn napkin rings

The Harry Goblet -  great for the wine

vintage bone flatware

awesome hotel silver coffee pot with crown motif - found this weekend.
I have a weak spot for anything with a crown on it.

Mr Coykendall, the master Gardener at Blackberry Farm, drew the design for this dinner plate-
Love the orange color for fall.

An oval shaped bowl for the sauce at each place setting.

Medley of fall on a square silver tray with ivory handles for the centerpiece.

Old pantry door adds a sense of history to the area of the kitchen.

over sized natural linen napkins

Set of restaurant chairs from Europe sit at the sides of the banquette eating area in the kitchen.
They are one of my favorite chairs- I love the double nail head detail, the suede backs and carved tops.

This will be a quiet Thanksgiving this year.  Only my two sons will be here, so we have decided to fore go the traditionalturkey dinner this year and do a little experimenting1. My sons love to play chef and this year we are going to try to accomplish frying the "perfect oyster".  Accompaniments such as macaroni and cheese with Chesapeake Bay lump crab will be prepared, along with some other undecided vegetable dishes.  So for this casual meal, I set the table in the kitchen for dinner.  It is a cozy banquette with a little window and filled with  lots of pillows, so one can linger over a long meal with candlelight and chatter endlessly.  These two sons never stop talking from the moment they arrive and the conversation is always lively.  There will be many arguments over how to "fry that perfect oyster", but I am sure perfection will prevail.  {Maybe I'll stick a turkey breast in the oven just for insurance purposes.} Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone and enjoy your day!
We will be joining for Tabletop Tuesday, a great place to get Thanksgiving table inspiration.


Mary said...

LOVE...the plaid throw, faux bois shelf paper, those plates and that fabulous pantry door! The "perfect oyster" throw-down sounds like fun filled event :) Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family Susan..the table looks lovely but I am going crazy for the bone vintage flatware! LOVE!