A Winterberry Candlelight Table Setting

Welcome to the 604th Tablescape Thursday!

If you only read Between Naps On The Porch on Thursdays for Tablescape Thursday, you may be wondering why you haven’t been seeing any tables from me lately. I’ve been visiting with my son, daughter in law and grandsons for the past five weeks, helping to homeschool and watch my grandsons during the day while my son/dil work. Fortunately, they have been able to work at home for some of the time, but both have positions that require they go into their workplace/offices a few times a week.

The days start early and are incredibly busy, but with each passing day I find I’m truly cherishing these days with family more and more.  I know this time is stressful for everyone, mostly due to the uncertainty of when things will return to normal and worries about everyone staying healthy, but when this period ends and life returns to normal and I head back home, I will miss this special time we’ve had together.

I’m looking forward to creating more tables to share once I’m back home. In the meantime, I’m grateful for the beautiful tables BNOTP readers have shared with me in the past. Today I’m featuring one of those tables from this past fall that I never had a chance to share last year.

Warren loves creating beautiful tables for friends and family, you may remember some of his other tables that I’ve shared in the past. Warren mentioned a while back that creating a table for a special dinner can feel very much like a form of art: pulling all the different elements together, painting the table/canvas in a mix of beautiful colors and hues. I couldn’t agree more!

Last fall, Warren set this beautiful table for his family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Warren said, “Kathie wanted to use her mother’s china for Thanksgiving but blue is not really a fall color. We worked together to come up with this tablescape.”

Table Setting in Orange and Navy, Perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving


I love the combination of cobalt blue and orange. It’s very cold right now in Ohio, 29 degrees outside as I’m writing this, so this table is just the warmth I needed this morning.

Navy and Orange Tablescape


Candlelight adds so much! I can just imagine how beautiful this table was in person with the rich colors in the glow of the candlelight.

Thanksgiving-Fall Table in Blue and Orange


Warren used Winterberries in this table setting, saying they grow wild in the wet areas of Maine. I’ve often seen Winterberries in beautiful wreaths and arrangements and I always wondered about them since I’ve never seen them growing in my home state of Georgia.

Winterberry for a Fall Thanksgiving


The table runner and centerpiece mirror the rich autumn colors seen throughout the table.

Table Setting in Blue and Orange


Thanks so much to Warren and Kathie for sharing another one of their wonderful tables for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

Table Setting in Orange and Navy, Perfect for Fall or Thanksgiving



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  1. I love this table so much. I saved a picture so it will remind me this Thanksgiving. I have similar goblets in purple that I could work with. Thanks for posting this, we have snow blanketing the ground this morning.

  2. Wow, that looks great! Normally I would think of blue for a summer or nautical theme but it works with the orange! It’s cold by me too. We woke up to a little snow yesterday & now could get 3-5 inches! I was working in the garden in my shorts just a week ago! Crazy! We are getting ready to redo my craft room while we have this extra time. Yay!

  3. I’m a big fan of red and cobalt blue too. One of my favorite sets of china is Royal Crown Derby “kedleston”. I am picturing it on a nice red tablecloth like Warren used. Now I just need to buy the tablecloth. Thanks for the inspiration. It’s a beautiful day here in Spring, TX and I’m going out to spray paint some urns and dig holes for new plants. Have a great day.

  4. Love the colors for this gorgeous tablescape!! Thanks so much for hosting!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!1

  5. Franki Parde says

    Oooh, I LOVE that color combination…that’s why, really for me, Autumn is my favorite “colors” time of the year!! Winterberry, Pyracantha, etc. Just make me SMILE!! Excellent tablescape…it’s 32 degrees here…80 on Monday…I’ll take 80…franki

  6. Susan, how wonderful you can be with your family during this crisis and help them. I know it has been hard but rewarding also.
    Praying for all this to be over soon. Blessings to you and your family.

  7. What a beautiful table setting. The china I have, Royal Doulton Harlow pattern has some blue in it also. This color combination is so stunning that I need to get an orange table cloth to make my Thanksgiving table as lovely as this one. Thanks to Warren and Kathie for the inspiration.

  8. I love the rich palette of this table. The simplicity of the dinner plates contrasting with the damask tablecloth is just the kind of push/pull drama I like on a table. I love the Winterberries, too!

  9. Brenda Lawrence says

    I am so loving this tablescape! The colors are so warm and just beautiful together. Who knew you could use blue like this in a fall table setting?! I guess they did! lol I can only imagine the camera does not show the full beauty of this setting, it is really stunning. Hugs, Brenda

  10. Oh I love Warren’s beautiful tables! He and Kathie are so creative! Thanks for sharing this one, and I’m so glad you’re having this wonderful time with your family – such a lovely unexpected silver lining! ❤️

  11. Beautiful! That’s a color combination I would never have thought to put together, and it looks so lovely. That’s another benefit to this blog, Susan. It’s not just about seeing pretty things, it’s about getting ideas and inspiration from others – ideas you may never have had yourself.

    I love that Kathie wanted to use her mom’s blue china, so sweet and sentimental – and they made it work. And they made it work, spectacularly. Thanks to all of you for sharing.

  12. Wow what a nice tablescape. He did manage to pull the blue together nicely with the traditional fall colors. Great job! How nice of you to have joined your family to help out during this virus lockdown. Take care, Liz

  13. Such a beautiful rich table setting! Love the colors….so vibrant! Thanks for sharing Warren!

  14. Darlene Gardner says

    My favorite color is blue so this is wonderful!! I love the rich oranges and blues together. What a gorgeous runner! Everything is so pretty.

  15. Hi Susan, I have been following you for many years. Just love everything about your blog! Remember a few years ago when you had a music section on your blog. I was wondering if I could get that list again. Just loved it, Thank you so much Robin

  16. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share my Easter basket ideas for him (a date night version!), my bunny hop easter tablescape, and some great hobbies for kids to take up! Hope you have a wonderful week, stay safe and healthy!

  17. Emily Mayer says

    This is a gorgeous table setting. I, too, enjoy cobalt and orange together. I think it is an attractive combination. I purchased 6 bread and butter plates in Royal Crown Derby’s Old Imari pattern because I liked the color combination so much, and am working on a setting to compliment.

    I have the same flatware. If anyone is interested, it is called Golden Royal Plume and is made by Wm. Rodgers and Son and also International Silver.

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