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Welcome to the 221st Tablescape Thursday! (Pssst: The seasonal footer at the bottom of BNOTP is all decked out with Christmas and Holiday posts.)
As I put this table setting together yesterday, I thought I was creating a Christmas tablescape. Once I sat down and began writing my post, I realized this is really a great “transition” table, a table that’s as much at home for a fall or Thanksgiving dinner as it would be for a Christmas feast.
Perfect timing since we are move from one holiday/season and another rapidly approaches. I love, love, love plaid, so this is one of my fave settings.
They are having fun romping through the magnolia leaves. Tucked among the leaves are four shed antlers. Plaid ribbon is entwined throughout, adding a bit of festive color.
I was so surprised to find the plaid napkins I’ve had for several years worked great with the dinner plates. They kind of look like they were made for each other. Nice when that happens! Napkins were previously used with the plaid plates in this tablescape: Christmas Table Setting: Mad About Plaid
My friend, Bonnie spotted these and sent a picture my way. She knows me well! We both ended up buying a set. It’s a good thing we live on opposite sides of the U.S. We would be dangerous together. ;)
I’ve used the antler flatware many times in previous table settings but this is the first time I’ve paired it with black flatware. The antler flatware only came as a fork/knife set so it’s fun and sometimes challenging to decide what flatware to use along side it. The black worked well with the napkins and plaid plates.
I started out with pine-cone napkin rings but changed them out for rustic acorns, instead. Have you noticed the acorn, deer antler theme we having going here?
A couple of weeks ago I shared a super inexpensive way to make place cards. I couldn’t resist making some for this table setting, too.
Real acorns adorn each place card and work well with the acorn tureens and acorn napkin rings. The place card holders are antler ornaments found last year in Walmart (I think it was Walmart.) They were previously used in this Thanksgiving tablescape. The acorn napkin rings were ornaments, too. I love shopping the ornament section of stores because you can find some really cute “napkin rings” and “place card holders” there for very reasonable prices.
Looking forward to the tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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