Do you realize that a HomeGoods opened near me?!! So many cool things that I can use for my Thanksgiving table…. but what about the antique dishes that I only use once a year? Who says that I can’t mix the old with the new? Not me…. Off to the store I go!
Even though the color of the leaves have all turned brown, the memories of beautiful fall colors fueled my inspiration, I purchased this oversized flour sack tablecloth with lots of texture, two colors of linen napkins in these vibrant colors, some inexpensive, blingy, charger plates and some colorful orange soup bowls. Hey, if I’m mixing eras, why not textures and styles too?
I began with the flour sack cloth which draped nicely and formed soft folds. Like this:
I grabbed the antique dishes from storage using the dinner dishes and shallow soup dishes. These dishes can’t be put in the dishwasher or microwave, so choosing to use only a few pieces also makes cleanup easier.
Let the layering begin. Charger first, then top with the dinner dish, shallow bowl and bright orange soup bowl.
Wine glasses, napkins folded to look like roses, and candle holders complete the look. For extra pop, I used cranberries in the candle holders for that extra harvest look.
Add a centerpiece (you can make your own like I did or grab one from the market) and voila! Table is set….(give that person that always wants to “help” silverware duty before you serve).
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