ic Kathe With an E: Canadian Thanksgiving Table

Friday, October 11, 2013

Canadian Thanksgiving Table

I finally found the time to set a table in our new dining room!
Of course I HAD to set a table too as we are hosting the 
Canadian Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday in our new home.
I cannot wait to host Mr. B's mom & dad!

In previous years I have chosen to go with a traditional table 
setting as you can see here and here.

This year, I decided to set a less traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Day table.

I haven't unpacked and hung up my tablecloths yet so, 
keeping the table bare was a very easy decision!
And I also kept it simple with no chargers or place mats.
I chose to use my pale blue dinner and salad plates at each setting. 
Not your usual color for Fall but I felt they were perfect 
against the mahogany dining table.
Plain white napkins and our wedding flatware don't distract from the dishes.

The Godinger Shannon goblets always work, whether it be a 
traditional or non traditional tablescape.
I kept the rest of the table decor in shades of white.
A thrift store pumpkin tureen and a Dollar Tree 
pumpkin sit at one end of the table.
While another small pumpkin and leaf salt and pepper 
anchor the other end of the table.

For the centerpiece I filled my favorite urn from World Market with clippings from the Purple Sand Cherry bushes that are planted by the front porch. 
The color could not be more perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving, don't you think?

There is nothing new on this table.  All have been used before and 
I am so okay with that.  It is so fun to set a table with them in a new and different way in a new and different room. 
Now that could all very easily change as, unlike the U.S. Thanksgiving, 
all of the stores will be open and there is nothing Mr. B's mother and I like more then hitting Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Ross, and World Market when they come to visit LOL!

We'd like to wish all of our Canadian family & friends 
a very Happy Thanksgiving!

See you soon!

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  1. Great table, Kathe. Love the centerpiece, it screams fall! Enjoy, and Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. xo

  2. Your blue table setting is so pretty! And that table, talk about gorgeous!!

  3. Simply beautiful, Kathe!
    Have a wonderful week...

  4. Beautiful! I love the trimmings as a centerpiece and, of course, the curtains in the background. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. It is all so beautiful - fabulous crockery on a lovely table. Very nicely done!

  6. Your table is so pretty! Love those blue dishes! Enjoy your Canadian Thanksgiving!!

  7. It's fun to experiment with the things you have and arrange them in different ways. Looks like a great tablescape! :)

  8. What you have on the table is lovely, and I LOVE the table!

  9. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Love the simplicity of your tablescape. I would show off that beautiful table at any time.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving, Kathe! Your table is lovely and I adore those white pumpkins...so elegant! :) Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

  11. This is so pretty Kathe! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  12. I love this shade of blue and dark brown together. Lovely! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  13. Hi Kathe,
    What a pretty table! I love your soft blue and white as well as the lovely crystal. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Are you a Canadian blogger? We just finished our big dinner and now I'm visiting from Kathy's A Return to Loveliness party. Hope you will stop by and say Hello. Have a beautiful day.


  14. We have the same flatware. I agree on the pale blue on the dark table it really stands out nicely.

  15. I think it's perfect! I love it!!! Especially those blue plates!!!

  16. Your Thanksgiving Table looked so beautiful Kathe! I like how you arranged everything.

  17. I love your table -- whether traditional or not! You have all the perfect elements for a Thanksgiving table and I think the Canadians have Thanksgiving right -- in October rather than November -- we're so worried about Christmas in America that I think Thanksgiving gets short shrift!

  18. Your tablescape is so beautiful. I love the brown and blue, gorgeous. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  19. This table arrangement is beautiful! I love the centerpiece and the dishes! Everything looks so good together.
    Stopping by from "The Gathering Spot Linky". Now following you on Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great day :)
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

  20. It may not be traditional but it's beautiful. I love the pale colors on bare wood. Hope you had a fantastic meal with your family.

  21. Very pretty! Such a beautiful table, I would almost hate to cover it with a table cloth!

  22. Beautiful...love the aqua..

  23. Happy Thanksgiving. I love your wedding flat ware as well as all the other beautiful things.

  24. You have such a great dining room, I've just been waiting for this tablescape! Your table is so pretty, and I agree that sometimes you just have to let gorgeous wood play a big part. Those pale blue dishes look wonderful, and the white is crisp and clean. I wish everyone had two Thanksgivings--one to cook and play hostess and another to just relax.

  25. Hope your TG dinner was as good as your table looks! Love your new dining room and the blue plates were an unexpected yet very beautiful accent to the table. Loved seeing a fellow CANADIAN TG TABLE at BNOTP! We had our dinner on Sunday and I'm still FULL! LOL


  26. I love it! That table is gorgeous, I would never cover it :)

  27. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. LOVE the plates so much.

  28. Beautiful table! You always have such beautiful dishes too! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday! Have a great week!

  29. Everything looks so beautiful. I love the white pumpkins.

  30. I like the table, its not crammed with 200 little things, its simple, timeless and elegant :-)

  31. Very nice Kathe! I bet your in-laws loved it! I love those maple leaf S & P shakers! The blue plates played off of your pretty table very nicely!

  32. Lovely table, and I seem to remember reading about those drapes... Thanks for sharing the photos :)

  33. The blue plates and white pumpkins are just lovely! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We did!

  34. I adore the blue and the white pumpkins! Well done!!

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  36. Kathe, your table is gorgeous! I actually love aqua for Fall. It really goes nicely with orange also. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. So looking forward to ours next month. All of our kids will be here. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  37. Thanks so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party. I can’t wait to see what you've been up to this week.
    Happy Thursday
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  38. Love it Kathe - those dishes especially! Thanks so much for linking up. Featuring you tonight as our ad space winner! :)

  39. Kathe, I think this soft color is a great choice for fall. Pretty dishes! I know you must be enjoying your new home.

  40. It's lovely, Kathe, the blue looks so pretty against the dark wood. I agree, those Purple Sand leaves are perfect, I love the color!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish! Many more happy holiday celebrations in your new home!

  41. Very refined and dignified yet with a comfortable feeling of lovely things you love. Should make for a very happy holiday.



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