September 14, 2017

Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


Canadian Thanksgiving holiday is always the 2nd Monday in October.



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving



It is a day to give thanks for a bountiful harvest.  It is a day to share with family and friends.  It is a day to stuff ourselves with as much of that harvest as we can.

Typically, and depending on culture, of course, we may start with a soup course made from perhaps carrots or pumpkin followed by a salad.

The main course will be roasted turkey, chicken, or, if we are lucky, pheasant, or wild turkey.  It could also be a roasted venison, beef, or ham or any combination of the above.  

The meat or poultry is accompanied by fresh vegetables, broiled, boiled, roasted, mashed, or raw and, as often as not, with rich, cheesy sauces poured over them.

If you can make it through all that there is dessert, but, more on that later.





Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


As the base of the table setting, I chose a turquoise tablecloth.  

For the centrepiece, I started with an old piece of cedar rail fencing I found when rummaging around at the farm.   The rail fences are original to the farm and very old.  The cedar rails will last many, many years.

I cleaned it up with water and a scrub brush.  I liked the rustic patina, so once it dried, I did nothing to it.

It is approximately two feet in length and six to eight inches wide.


Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


It is the perfect size for the centre of the table.



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


On top of the rail, I placed some faux bittersweet and then some faux chalk painted pumpkins and velvet pumpkins.

You can see how I made the velvet pumpkins HERE



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving



The pumpkins were randomly placed wherever they would fit along the rail.


Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


We had a few pheasant feathers that were placed under the pumpkins.

It was an easy, fuss-free centrepiece.


Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving




Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


For the plates, I started with gold chargers that I spray painted with a metallic paint.  I left a link at the bottom of the post for the paint.

The Pheasant transferware dishes are by The Victorian English Pottery.  I used the dinner plate from this set on top of the charger.
The white plate is also a dinner plate from the pattern Richmond by Johnson Bros.
The salad plate and bowl are from the same Pheasant transferware set.



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


Napkins are by Envogue from Home Sense



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksging


The amber-coloured glasses were found at a thrift store.



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


Cutlery is from Bombay Co.



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


Napkin rings are from Pier 1 Imports.


Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving




Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving




Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving



Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving




Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving



I nearly forgot the dessert.  We often have fruit pies and cake made with apples, but, the best dessert and the one I wait for all year is warm pumpkin pie with whipped cream.


Set the Table - A Canadian Thanksgiving


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18 comments:

  1. Hello Barbara
    What an exceptional table setting it is uniquely beautiful, you are very clever!
    plus I had no idea Canada had a seperate thanksgiving date, how interesting.
    best wishes
    Ashley

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    1. Thank you, Ashley. I am so glad you stopped by.

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  2. Oh, how I would love to be at your table on Thanksgiving -- Canadian or otherwise. It's beautiful. I love the wood piece with the pumpkins -- the texture and color of your velvets along with the others is so lovely and perfect with a turquoise tablecloth. Those pheasant dishes had my heart beating a little faster. Beautiful. A wonderful post!

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    1. Jeanie, you would be welcome at my table. I am so glad you like it.

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  3. Beautiful table! Your pumpkins are so pretty, and especially the velvet with feathers. I'm with you on the pumpkin pie! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Kim. Can't wait for pumpkin pie!

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  4. I love using the turquoise for fall tables. It is a beautiful table setting - Happy Early Thanksgiving to you!

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving too.

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  5. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Your table is beautiful and the menu sounds divine.

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  6. Beautiful Thanksgiving table. I love the turquoise with the brown Spode china. Thanks for partying with us on Share Your Style.

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  7. Sandra @ Dinner at Eight21 September 2017 at 22:45

    I love the colors and patterns! So beautiful! I may borrow some of your ideas - thanks in advance.

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  8. What a beautiful tablescape,so elegant!Gorgeous dishes.Love the color of tablecloth and the napkins.Hugs.

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