I love designing tablescapes. I started back in September 2010 and I now design tablescapes to share on my blog as well as on "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursdays.

My passion for designing tablescapes has sent me out on a search to buy more dishes that I can share every week.

I also enjoy making my own napkins to go with my different dishes and I love to mix and match some of my beautiful dishes.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thanksgiving Tablescapes

 ~~~Happy Thanksgiving ~~~
I started with my best china that I always use for the
special holiday occasions. This china was my
mother-in-laws and the pattern is called Miami
By Theodore Haviland, from France. I have all the
serving pieces and settings for eight.

I wanted it to be rustic and woodsy for
Thanksgiving Day and for a dinner like this I always
have a buffet table for all the food and dessert !
I like to keep my centerpiece rustic for Thanksgiving
with fall leafs, yellow mums, and some turkey feathers
and deer antlers just for fun.

I also uses my elegant flatware with my thin
stemware for my Thanksgiving table.

I put a little pumpkin in my glasses just for fun.

This is my dessert plate

Salad plate.
Dinner plate.
I made the napkins for Thanksgiving to carry the
holiday theme. They are 18" by 18" and I lined
them for a crisp look.
I hope you all come back ! Take a moment to
comment, thanks so much and have a
Great Thanksgiving from my home to yours.


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful Diane. I love your rustic centerpiece. The china is beautiful. You are lucky to have it passed on down. Your cute name cards make it very complete. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...Linda

Denise said...

Love the pumpkins in the dessert(?) glasses. Nice idea to elevate them. Those napkins are great. I'd love to see a close-up of the fabric and the napkin ring.

You're lucky to have inherited such nice china - and will the serving pieces too!

We always buffet it too.

~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

This is so festive! I just love the china Diane and the napkins are beautiful! I love the rustic centerpiece I would love to come to Thanksgiving dinner at your house!

Sonny G said...

Beautiful table Diane..
If you ever do move to the mountains of NC~ you'll love it..
Thats my favorite place on earth.

Happy Thanksgiving

Marlis said...

Your china is very beautiful. I love the way you mixed the elegant with rustic elements. Very classy. Happy Thanksgivings.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Diane, your table is so pretty and the china is beautiful! I like antlers on the table for the fall--they really add to the rustic woodsy feel! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Linda

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your tablescape looks like something out of a magazine. Wow! I love your place cards :) Great minds think alike :)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Your MIL's china pattern is lovely. Your rustic center piece is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Rashon Carraway said...

What a full and inviting table. Thanks so much for letting us in.

Mr Goodwill Hunting

Faeryhollow said...

Lovely as always...love all of the rich detail. I second the request to see the napkins up close.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table!

pmg131 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tablescape with me.
Diane once again you out done your self. Your table is very beautiful and inviting. Your mother- in- law left you the most gorgeous china on earth. Enjoy, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Unknown said...

Very pretty! I love the candles down the center- like a cozy hearth. Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Your table is lovely!!


Debbiedoos said...

Oh I love your table Diane! You just keep getting more creative each time. What in the world do you do with all these dishes and accessories? Hope you had a lovely day. Debbie

Entertaining Women said...

I am a huge Haviland fan. Your "Miami" is such a lovely versatile pattern...perfect for your Autumnal setting, and I can visualize it for Spring and Summer, too! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Paige Thomas King said...

i agree, diane--i prefer a rustic look for our table, too. the haviland china is lovely.

Betty said...

Thank you for letting me know about your blog, always love your tablescapes. I will have to mark your blog so I can keep up.

(beddow from RMS)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hello, Diane!!! Hope your Thankgiving was fabulous! I am SO late getting to see all the beautiful tables, but I was up to my elbows in cooking & cleaning all week. Now I have a chance to sit and relax before diving into the Christmas decorating. We have one party planned already for the coming week! :-( I'M NOT READY!!! At any rate, your table is gorgeous! You have such an eye for mixing the rustic with the fine things on this one! Those striped pumpkins are so fun, and they really add a lot. You hit a homerun, girlfriend! Have a great rest of the weekend!!!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely ladys. Thanks so much for all your sweet and lovely comments on my Tablescapes~~I hope you all had a Great Thanksgiving !

Farah said...

Hi Diane, Its look very lovely, specially I love your china, its so delicate and the pattern is very beautiful... I dont understand the idea of candles but it looks so lovely and romantic... Decoration of your table look fabalous...

Faeryhollow said...

Thanks for showing me the close-up of your sweet napkins. They're perfect!

Lizabeth said...

Diane, sorry I missed this posting. This is lovely! The centerpiece is really great and I love the china!
Belated Thanksgiving Greetings! Liz

Unknown said...

These tablescape ideas are wonderful! I especially like this Thanksgiving setting. I enjoy having friends and family for dinner at our large dining table and I need to jazz it up a bit :)
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Anonymous said...

Hi Diane!

Just little ole me dropping by to check your Thanksgiving tablescape. I was looking for ideas. I love your napkins and holders...did you make them? Table is lovely.

Til next time...God bless you.