Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I am working out a menu for the Thanksgiving meal in my house! While the menu is still a work in progress, I am toying with a few simple ideas for my table setting!

I wanted to create something small and simple for my table. Things that you can dig out from your china cabinet are always fun.  A few fresh flowers and some tea lights and voila...... you are getting a peak into what my table might look like on Thursday :)

I have used my Great Grandfather's soup bowl as a vase. Yes, it does look like a tea cup but it is actually a soup bowl and has handles on both sides. This soup bowl is part of a Royal Cauldon dinner set bought in England by my Great Grandfather in the 1930's. It is my pride and joy :)





The antique kidney shaped side plates are perfect trays for my tea lights :)





The fresh flowers have similar hues to the flower motifs on the plate.





The tea light holders will of course be lit :)




I quite like the orange and blue tones......what do you think ?




I like that my table will have a touch of history. The blend of the old and the new. While, I want to create my own traditions with my children. I would like them to grow up respecting and cherishing the things that have been passed down generations!

I am joining Wow Us Wednesday's at Savvy Southern Style.
and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.


Image : My Home

27 comments:

ఇందు said...

Nice idea Anu!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your darling little centerpiece makes my heart pitter-pat! I love oranges and blues together! And such a blessing to have something from your Great Grandmother!!!
Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!!!

Aalayam Inspiration said...

Lovely! ofcourse orange and blue work well and with your antique serveware- even better!
enjoy the holidays!

we at aalayam are working on our own set of holiday posts :)

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

yes... that orange and blue look great together! beautiful pieces.

The French Hutch said...

What a beautiful piece of of heirloom china for you and your family to use. To have been part of a set purchased by your great grandfather makes it so special. I love the colors and dainty pattern and the flowers are a lovely color. The tea lights are a perfect addition. Wishing you and your family blessings and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love it! It looks so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving! Angie xo

Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

So pretty and unique! Love the history behind it. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

How wonderful that you have something from your grandmother that you can use at your table. I think it helps children see the connection we have with those that came before us and gives them a sense of their place in the family. The orange looks stunning with the cobalt blue, and I've never thought to use those side plates as votive holders. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a unique centerpiece -your grandfather's soup cup is perfect! Love it with the orange flowers!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Kelly

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

So beautiful and love the memories attached! Those are the best ways to decorate! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.

Doreen

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Wow! I can't believe you have such a beautiful heirloom...LOVE it! Glad to have stopped by!

XO, Aimee

Deserae said...

So pretty....I love the blue and orange together!!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
~Des

Desire Empire said...

How lovely that the china was passed down to you. It sure is lovely.
Carolyn

Marty Walden said...

Thanks for visiting Marty's Musings. You did a great job with your centerpiece. Happy Thanksgiving!

Meredith Garrett said...

It looks lovely. I enjoyed your beautiful pictures - they really draw you in!

Traced you back from a comment you left on my blog, thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com. :)

Blessings from Oklahoma City,
Meredith

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love orange and blue together. That bowl is super pretty and so nice to use as your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Of course I love the mercury glass mixed with the plates too. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Aakanksha Dhingra said...

Hey Anu,
You are surely gonna get a lot of compliments for your table setting. the flowers look amazing in that vintage stunner.Happy Thanksgiving!!

Aakanksha
http://decor-gharaana.blogspot.in/

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a pretty China pattern. I love the simplicity of the flowers tucked inside your grandfather's soup bowl. Happy Thanksgiving!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Very pretty!! Lots of memories to share with your loved one.

Molly said...

It's beautiful, love the history as well. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :D

Sherry said...

Oh, I love orange with blue! This is gorgeous! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sherry

Sally said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Anu. I stopped by to see your centerpiece, and it is gorgeous. I LOVE the orange and blue together! So pretty. Happy Thanksgiving to you! ~Sally

Karen said...

Beautiful china, the pattern is so pretty. The pieces along with those gorgeous flowers make a lovely centerpiece. Your children are fortunate to have this piece of family history. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

Looks beautiful, great photos! Thanks for stopping by today :) Kelly

debra said...

Quite lovely ! : )

Cheryl said...

Lovely! I love that you were able to incorporate family heirlooms into the tablescape. I hope your Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful!

Anpu said...

Beautiful...such cherished heirlooms...so befitting for them to grace the Thanksgiving table...

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