Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanksgiving Table - Where Pilgrims and Glitter Meet!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year so we will be enjoying our Thanksgiving festivities next week.  I put a little modern twist on this year's Thanksgiving table:

I just get the sense that if the Pilgrims had traded for a bottle of glitter - that this may have been more what Thanksgiving would have looked like!
Of course I take the literal impression of a pilgrim with the white and black crisp clean outfits, as we know is not really historically correct.  
Alternating white and black napkins at each place setting, the are set with nice wide gold napkin rings that reminded me of the big Pilgrim buckles.
As I placed the eat, drink and be thankful dessert plates on top of the star rimmed dinner plates, I couldn't help but think that we have a lot more to thank than just our lucky stars.  A lot of hard work, caring and praying goes into our days, and we are thankful for what the Good Lord has blessed us with. 
A black lantern and some scattered gold pumpkins and gourds make the simple centerpiece.  I only had four of the plates with the wording on them, so when I found the gold dotted dessert plates I figured they would fill in nicely for the other two place settings. 
 My photos are not really good enough to show the wording on the glasses but they have beautiful gold lettering expressing phrases such as Give Thanks, Joy, and Blessed.  They are the perfect glasses to toast from as we gather to give thanks.  The gold tipped feathers I found in Target's Christmas ornaments this year - but they just seemed to fit into my Thanksgiving better than Christmas!

I am sharing this photo on Instagram - it is part of a promotion from Unilever. Each time individuals engage with the has tag #ShareAMeal, Unilver will donate one meal to Feeding America.  See more information at this link - Unilever #ShareAMeal Promotion

I hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving full of sparkle!

Black Placemats - Bed Bath & Beyond several years ago
Gold Chargers - Micheals several years ago
Star rimmed dinner plates - Target - many many years ago
Dessert Plates, tablecloth and all Glassware - Marshalls - some last year, some this year
White Napkins and gold napkin rings - Pier One -I believe they still carry both
Black Napkins - World Market
Gold flatware - Value City - many many years ago
Gold dipped Feathers - Target - this year's Christmas Ornaments

I will be linking up at the following parties:
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Gorgeous! Perfect mix of "glitter and pilgrim-ish décor" all done in such a classy way. Love the dessert plates, the stemware, the placecards, the colour scheme but especially the ribbon-tied glittered feathers - such a lovely Thanksgiving accent. Since Thanksgiving is long over here in Canada, I'd be happy to join you at your beautiful table next week! :)

  2. Your table setting is beautiful! Love the gold and black. We had Thanksgiving in October here in Canada but that style would work really well for a New Year Party!

  3. I like your tablescape with the pilgrim-ish decor. I haven't seen anyone decorate with pilgrims recently, nice job!

  4. What an interesting and sophisticated take on Thanksgiving! It's a page right out of ZGallerie, gorge and glam!

  5. I like the way you used the colors of the Pilgrim's outfits as your inspiration for this table. This is pretty and unique! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  6. Very fun, I especially like the glittered feathers!

  7. I LOVE this Ann! I am all about gold and sparkle this year, and your table is simple elegance! You can sail right through Christmas and New Year's with this festive setting! Love the feathers, great touch!