My Thanksgiving Tablescape

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With American Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to put up some pictures from our Canadian Thanksgiving that just passed!
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On a side note, I have to say that I am thankful that our 
Thanksgiving is 2 months before Christmas! 
I don’t know how all of you in the U.S. do it having 2 major holidays 
within weeks of each other!  Whew, what a lot of work!
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Anyway, as you can see I like to keep things pretty simple.  
Tablescapes are great, but there’s got to be room for food, and lots of it!
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This year I made candle holders out of gourds.
They were so simple to make, and so pretty that I will definitely be doing these again.
All you have to do is core out a little spot for a tea light with a knife, and add your candle.
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We have such a big table that I have never had a tablecloth large enough to cover it,
or even one that matched my dishes.  But this summer I found this pretty Liz Claiborne drapery fabric (at 70% off I might add), so I decided to make a tablecloth out of it.
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Total cost for my tablecloth:  $15.  Oh yeah baby!
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Why hadn’t I done this before?  It was so simple to make, I got to pick the fabric I wanted, plus I didn’t have to settle for the same old, same old polyester tablecloths that never match anything I own.  Love it!  I also love that the colours aren’t what you might expect for a fall tablescape, but I think the light purple goes nicely with all the colours of fall!
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And by some stroke of luck, on the same day I found these pretty lilac coloured beaded napkin rings at Crate & Barrel for 50% off.  Score!
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And there’s my pumpkin flower arrangement.

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Sprinkle some leaves.
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Add some friends and family.  Oh, and food.  Lots and lots of food.
Simple.  Purtay.  Yummy.
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I really wanted to get a picture of everything on the table, but you know how these things go, 
dinnertime hits, a bomb goes off in the kitchen, and pictures just don’t get taken!
This is the best I could do!
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My Thanksgiving Menu
Mashed Potatoes
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  1. Your table looks so cheerful, pretty and filled with delicious food! Hope you enjoyed the day. Thanks for sharing….I would love to try coring out gourds as votive holders!

  2. What a beautiful post to see this morning! Your table was just gorgeous and your food beyond delicious! I love your last photo – so much action!

  3. Love that pumpkin centerpiece. Love it, love it, love it!

  4. Such a beautiful table setting. Happy belated Thanksgiving to you 😉

  5. Sounds like perfection to me.

  6. So beautiful! I am looking forward to the goodness! I hope you are sharing some of the recipes from your menu. Sounds delicious!

  7. Beautiful, Jo-Anna. I love paisleys, they’re soo fun. I’m going to make candle holders out of my gords too. You have the same dishes as my sister-in-law. : )

    ~ Catie

  8. This is lovely! I especially like the pumpkin candle holders. Very cute! Found you at Take-a-look Tuesday link up.
    -Mackenzie @

  9. Do you share the recipe for your stuffing? Sounds lovely..

  10. Love your table! Love the candles holders and the paisleys.Joann

  11. this is so cheerful.
    Would luv for my readers to discover your blog, will you please join our weekly party at
    have a great crafting week!

  12. Wow..Your set up looks amazing..Perfect turn out and soo festive for the season.. I would LOVE for you to please share it via my thanksgiving linky party pweease. – TY — wishing you an amazing start to your week..


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