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November 19, 2015

A Glowing Thanksgiving 2015

Boy time is flying by fast and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!

I set the dining table though we will be celebrating at my Mother's home.  

 Earlier this fall I showed you this antler shed that a local person had turned into a candle holder in a post "here".  Somehow I wanted to incorporate it with this table and this is what I came up with.  The candles ended highlighting the turkey's fanned tail very nicely. The curvature of the antler was a perfect spot to nestle the turkey into.

The pumpkins are seated on small wreaths made of faux magnolia leaves in rusty fall tones (Pier 1).  There are also small pine cones that you can't see in this picture.  These pumpkins had been in my big basket I loaded up for a fall display as seen "here".

Since the turkey is most often the main course on Thanksgiving I gave this guy center stage.

The stenciled leaf burlap piece is glued on and an adornment of a pine cone and leaves are tied around the ring with raffia.  I filled the bottom half with dried corn to represent food from the harvest.  

Williams Sonoma came out with these "Plymouth" dishes this year and I couldn't resist.  They're more affordable than the Spode Woodland ones that I love so I decided to splurge on these.

I turned the lights on so you can see things better.

I rummaged through my linens and had found these placemats that I hadn't used.  They worked the best with this tablecloth's coloring.  The crackle finish wine glasses are from Pier 1 last year and the double old fashioned glasses are Ralph Lauren, Aston (from T.J. Maxx)  The napkins are by Park Designs and the gold tone flatware came from Horchow a few years ago.

 I love how they center has a ring of fruit designed on it.  Perfect spot to center the turkey platter.

I have been aggressive this year and following the sales.  I think I got this in August from Williams Sonoma and have been waiting to use it.

I'll be taking some of this down to my mother's and setting up the dining table for Thanksgiving.  

Wishing you all blessings for Thanksgiving!

I'll be joining
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Stunning Liz, I love the way the antler candles highlight the beautiful turkey. Love the dishes from William Sonoma. They always have gorgeous items for the holiday season. The colors work so well together.

    Cind y

  2. Beautiful Liz! I love the glow from the candles especially on the turkey fantail! I told myself no more turkey dishes but I am oh so tempted by the Plymouth pattern. They're gorgeous set on your tablecloth!

  3. Hi Liz, Coming over from BNOTP... I love your photos by candlelight!! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Christine at Must Love Home

  4. Beautiful tablescape. I love your turkey and the antler candleholder. Gorgeous.

  5. Your turkey compliments your new dishes perfectly. You found the perfect perch for him as he resides over your table. Gorgeous table! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Liz what an absolutely gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape. I just love your turkey centerpiece with your new dishes. Your photos by candlelight are so warm and cozy. Love your tablecloth too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. Very pretty, Liz! I have the Queen's turkey plates but I did not get to use them cause we are in MS right now. Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

  8. Liz, your table is gorgeous. Love your choice of the turkey plates. they are so pretty and a great price. The turkey centerpiece is awesome. Everything looks great in candlelight. Warm and inviting!

  9. Oh my, Liz!! I love the way you have put your table together! So warm and inviting, intimate and even quite romantic. Gorgeous! The candlelight is lovely, I love your RL, and the topper is stunning!

  10. What an unusual and beautiful turkey Liz! Your table is stunning~ Love the popcorn in the jar and the warm glow~

  11. Your table of turkeys and pumpkins is lovely all aglow with candles! Your dishes are gorgeous, too. I think your mom will be happy to have you there - and also your decorative additions. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Liz, this is such a warm, welcoming table for Thanksgiving. Love William Sonoma and the beautiful seasonal dishes they always offer. The table lines are gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  13. Beautiful table! I have had my eye on those turkey plates too.

  14. What a gorgeous tablescape! Love how everything ties in with your setting!

  15. I just went online and ordered both the dinner plates and the salad plates. These are just what I have been looking for. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Thanksgiving table.

  16. This is so pretty! I'm glad you are packing up some of it to take to your mom's. I'm sure it will be thoroughly enjoyed there. Since Canadian Thanksgiving was last month, I'd be happy to join you if you set a place for me. :-) Happy Thanksgiving!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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