thanksgiving | tabletop 2010

I thought I'd kick off November with a little eye candy. These shots are from our Thanksgiving table last year. As I perused these photos (which were taken on an iPhone and are completely unedited - forgive me!), I was reminded of how much has changed since I set this table one year ago. It was our first Thanksgiving without my Dad, who passed away in early 2010. We've since moved to a different state. And this year we'll have two new additions to the table: our son, Ben, and his cousin, Baby V. For me, November is a time of reflection and preparation. It's also a time to give thanks for so many blessings.

I look forward to sharing lots of ideas for ways to celebrate this season, but we'll begin with the SOURCE LIST for this table. Enjoy!

 The view from my seat.

Close-up of the centerpieces: Villeroy and Boch bowls brimming with real and artificial pears, our old Pottery Barn hurricanes filled with river rocks, faux leaves and orange candles, amber tea light holders and 8-ounce mason jars holding white votives.

A trio of glittering pear place card holders.