Thankful, Grateful, Blessed!
My dear friends this is the time of year when most of us take the time to reflect on how thankful, grateful and blessed we are.
Of course we should be thankful every day and as we take the time to look around us, there is much to be thankful for.
I know, I know…the world appears to be going downhill in more ways than one.
But we need to remind ourselves that God is in control, and if we back off and let Him, our lives would have much less stress.
Below is my offering of a tablescape for this Thanksgiving season.
I started with the tablecloth which is beige…kinda blah by itself so I perked it up with colorful Caramel plaid napkins after putting different napkin rings on the beige and the plaid napkins.
I also debated on the flatware….all gold or the patterned.
I chose the plaid napkins, the pearl and gold rings and the patterned flatware. 😊
I then added puffy seagrass chargers
The pearl and gold napkin rings have been used so many times before.
The plate stack consists of white with gold rimmed edges and they have been featured at other tablescapes.
One such occasion is here.
The flatware has a beautiful, but subtle pattern that goes along with the neutral look I envisioned for this table.
I love the brownish-gold goblets that almost look like florentine depression glass.
I was excited to find the Valerie ParHill plaid pumpkin shaped name card holders that almost match the plaid napkins.
For the centerpiece, I chose a Autumnal placemat placed over the tablecloth and set an ivory/beige neutral vase I had in my stash and slipped in a bit of this and that, consisting of bunny tails, straw and a bit of plumes.
The rust and caramel colored tapers are all sitting in amber colored holders I found on-line.
The six small pumpkins have “thankful”, “grateful”, and “blessed” printed on them in a lovely script.
I have had these little pumpkins in white and in orange for several years.
I put them out every Fall.
Today I scattered them all over the table.
I also think of all kinds of nuts as we progress from Summer into Autumn.
And no, I am not talking about the people kind of nuts. 🤗 LOL
I’m talking about the walnuts, pecans, peanuts, almonds and other kinds of edible nuts that we add to our baking and for just plain eating.
I placed nuts around the table and in a wood and metal cake pedestal along with some lovely bosc pears I found at the market.
For a bit of whimsey, I laid a brown fedora hat atop a wood slice to keep in the neutral theme at one end of the table and a straw basket filled with a water pitcher and water glasses each wrapped in rattan at the other end of the table.
You might be wondering why a fedora hat?
I guess I wanted it to look like someone just dropped by and decided to stay for dinner….that, and it carried on the almost monotone look on the table.
You know I like the unpredictable.
I hope you take the time to reflect on your own feelings and come away with an almost unending list of things to be thankful, grateful and blessed with.
Thank you for visiting my Thankful, Grateful and Blessed table setting.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
“Sing to the Lord with grateful praise….”
“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and Blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.”
Thank you Rita of Panoply for putting together these friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving Season.