Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Thanksgiving Table

My husband doesn't seem to understand the amount of time and thought goes into planning the Turkey Day table design.  I must say in his defense though that it's really not his area of expertise so it falls to me. 
Which is fine because I really do prefer to be the one in control of such things. 

It's not as simple as hubby seems to think though. 
Case in point:  I have been searching everywhere for the "right" (and I'll know it when I see it) tablecloth.
I have accepted the fact that I'm probably going to just have to make it myself. 
This is fine too because I've recently discovered that I LOVE SEWING!!! 
I never thought I would say that but it's true. 

So my plan is to go to the fabric store  : )   and hopefully find something I can work with for the table.

Here's the image I have in my head:

Cream tablecloth with just the right amount of gold accents. 
(This is where the problem comes in - with the gold not looking tacky or overbearing.)

Gold chargers

Gold-ish candles (the glittery kind) with holders made of (fake) cranberries

Dishes are white, silverware is .....silver

Cream colored napkins

Pretty glasses with gold rims

Placemats - do I need placemats???  Not sure yet.

If anyone out there is doing something FABULOUS with the table, I would love to hear about it!!!


  1. I can't wait to see the pictures!! It is going to be so beautiful, such things are totally wasted on Husbands- they only see the food :)

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  4. I didn't discover sewing until my late 20s when I decided to buy a sewing machine and teach myself. I soon began making my daughter's school clothes, stuffing teddy bears, and machine-piecing quilts. One Christmas I sewed all the decor throughout the house. And, yes, I ended up making my own tableclothes with matching napkins and placemats. That's the great thing about can create something exactly the way you want it. Have fun!!!



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