So I’ve been thinking about a Thanksgiving tablescape for this year, and it got me thinking to all the entertaining my parents did when I was young, which got me thinking about their china, which II have inherited and seldom use…
Yup, my brain bounces around quite a bit, and I’m quite sure I’m not alone here. Right? I’m sure many of you can relate. I canNOT type fast enough sometimes to keep up with my thoughts and II sleep with a notebook on my nightstand because as soon as I lay still for a bit and my brain gets going I get all these ideas so I need to jot them down before they are gone.
So…anyway…I wanted to use my parent’s china as inspiration for this fall season. I decided that pears would be my muse for the table and while I was pondering on a centerpiece in Trader Joe’s I spied 3 last bundles of different varieties of eucalyptus for 2.49 each.
I have never used eucalyptus in a tablescape before but always admire everyone else’s tables who uses it so I thought why not! I did not have any better ideas.
I love using eucalyptus in my floral arrangements and the scent is always super fresh. But let me tell you it was SO much fun to use in this tablescape. it’s so easy AND so forgiving. I know some of you are probably thinking, a bit late to the party, and I wish I had done this sooner, but there’s no turning back for this gal. lol.
For ambiance I included some of the coffee cups as votive holders.
Plate stack includes my parents china and silver chargers on top of my pier 1 driftwood chargers. I love the juxtaposition.
It’s interesting to see the scale of this china. I don’t know if it’s particular to the pattern | style or the era or I’m not sure what but it is considerably smaller.
Looking at the table I’m thinking, now I need a bunch of pear recipes. lol.
The water goblets are white milk glass I found last year. They are reproductions but I love the color, which I use in so many different ways.
Here’s another tablescape I set earlier in the season using the same china & chargers:
Or another harvest inspired tablescape using apples:
Hopefully this will help me with my Thanksgiving table but my thoughts have been turning to Christmas more & more…
… and a partridge in a pear tree !