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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Thanksgiving Table

Have you noticed the shortage of cute affordable tablecloths?  I realize tablecloths are traditional and perhaps even old-fashioned, but I think they look so elegant on a dining room table, particularly a rectangular table.  I looked for a few options and couldn't find anything that was decent to look at and reasonably priced.  So I made my own... 

I bought this fun orange ikat for $10.98 a yard.

A standard 54-inch width piece of fabric is perfect for a dining room tablecloth.  I hemmed it around the edges (nothing fancy at all), and I have about 5 inches of drop on each side.  I bought 3 yards of fabric, so I have a fab ikat tablecloth for around $30.  Not bad!

I am using my grandmother's Spode Florence china with it, overtop plain gold chargers.  I LOVE this pattern (and I used to hate it which I now find hilarious).  It has orange, turquoise, and chocolate brown, and I love the Greek key-ish detailing on it. 

I added some gourds and some brass for a warm and welcoming look.  The dolphin compotes were an estate sale find and are available here...

Isn't this antler carving set fun?  I found it at an estate sale.

Now all we need is the turkey!  We're buying a deep fried turkey from Bojangles this year...  They are delicious- have you tried one? 

12 comments:

Jenny Castle Design said...

I love this idea - very outside of the traditional thanksgiving box...nice touch! Enjoy that Bojangles turkey, yum!

Loucinda said...

Your table looks perfect! Loving the table cloth, china, and carving set. Happy Thanksgiving!

Katiemn said...

So so pretty - where did you find the fabric? Really ties it all together and so different.

Katharine said...

Love Love Love your table! I love that fabric and would totally use it in my house!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Love x 10 your table!! I am a little jealous too. I was planning on something similar, an ethnic tablecloth I was going to make myself, great grandma's "Princess Green" china with her silver and my crystal and a slightly funky centerpiece. We are going to my mother in-laws instead. At least I don't have to do all the work myself.

Margaret said...

Call me old fashioned! I love tablecloths. They can make my settings go from casual to formal in a snap. And save my tabletop at the same time. I love yours!!!

ProductSnob said...

I love that China, my grandmother had the same pattern. It is fab and I totally used to hate mine as well. I have so many pieces, I also have the same silver pattern you have and it works so nicely together! Enjoy your holiday.

Julie said...

The table looks gorgeous! I love that china, and what a great idea for the tablecloth. It is so hard to find a good one for a reasonable price. I am also super jealous about the Bojangles fried turkey. I didn't even know they offered one. Have a fabulous holiday! Your guests are going to have a great time at your house!

Maison Blanche said...

Would LOVE to find this orange Ikat fabric! You would not know the name or the maker?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Janet White

Lindsey A. Turner said...

That is so pretty! I love it!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

traci zeller designs said...

I am CRAZY for that china!! So pretty!!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

This looks so so great! ikat in that color is so surprising!

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