Thanksgiving Place Settings

A few years ago, I found these bamboo disposable plates at a yard sale. They were in new packaging and I picked up a few packs of them. It was the best tablescaping money I’ve ever spent. Those disposable plates, have become my plate chargers for many o’feast. This year is no exception.

Usually I use these beautiful plates my mother in law collected for me…

after all, they are gorgeous and they totally work with my Vintage Wheat inspired table.

But, I wanted a softer look for the table this year, with the accent color being more of a turquoise pop of blue than the royal blue. So, I decided to use my white porcelain plates instead.

I topped them with my folded Napkin Flower and placed my vintage gold glasses (given to my by my good friend Terrill) and the blue glasses that Chris Ann gave me one year for my birthday, above and to the right of each plate.

I’m not a huge fan of “matchy matchy” and one of my favorite “non-matchy” things, is mixed patterned silverware. My mother in law gave me a large collection of silverware that was her moms. She apologized, at the time, that they were not all the same. I smiled and said, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

I placed two forks on the left of the plate, then the knife (with the blade pointing in towards the plate) with the spoon to it’s left side. I also added a clear wine glass to the right of the other glasses for those who like to imbibe.

I played around with different plate decorations. A slice of cut wood with the guest’s name wood burned into it…

Or a Velvet Plush Pumpkin…

Or a Velvet Acorn Nest…

Or both.

I may just use all of them around the table. After all, I’m not into matchy-matchy.

What’s on your Thanksving Table this year?

If you like this post, check out Creating a Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece, How to Fold a Napkin Flower, and Thanksgiving 2012 Menu


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