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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday

For this week's Tablescape Tuesday post, I'm showing former Thanksgiving tables. Last week, Tam showed her table from last year & remarked on how much she has improved since then. I thought it might be fun to take a look @ my table over the years & see how far I've come in my tablescaping skills. *grins*

This first one is from year 2004. I was sooo proud of it. I'd gotten that Homer Laughlin Maple Leaf china that year & just loved it! The quilted runner was made for me by a forum friend that is now a blogging friend, Knitty @ Lazy Days & Sundays. I still love the runner & still use it often. See!

I was sick Thanksgiving '05 & didn't get pics. This one is from 2006.

Still loving that Maple Leaf china! In fact, I bought more of it so that I could have enough to serve 18 people. Don't ask me why...my table will only serve 10 .... I guess I reaaaallly love that china. LOL

I wasn't able to get pics of my '07 table before Thanksgiving but I grabbed a couple of shots of my centerpiece afterwards...(there's that haziness I mentioned in a previous post). The "candleholders" are just upside down goblets & footed vases. The "runner" is actually a folded tablecloth.

And I reset one placesetting to get a pic, sans flatware. Still loving that china!! The glass charger looks kinda plain in this pic but when all the placesettings were placed & lined up, the sparkle of the glass really looked good.

And a sneak peek of my table for this year. You can just barely see the edge of my beloved Homer Laughlin Maple Leaf china...I'm still loving it! ;o)

I'll share lots of pics of this year's table on next week's Tablescape Tuesday.

And I'm still out of town but didn't want to miss out on the fun so I scheduled this post before I left. It'll be later in the week before I have time to see all the other lovely tables @ Susan's wonderful blog, Between Naps on the Porch


Anonymous said...

Okay, I love the table runner in the first photo-did you make it? Also, ALL of the china is FANTASTIC, I wish I owned beautiful china. Maybe one day...The Maple Leaf is what I want...I also adore the tablecloth folded into a tablerunner-what a fantastic idea. You're so creative!

Knitty said...

Your tablescapes are always beautiful. I am touched that you are still enjoying the runner.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

salmagundi said...

Enjoyed the tour through the years. Your dishes are beautiful; so soft in coloring. Very pretty. Sally

Deb said...

Hi Cami! They all were very lovely. I love the upside down goblets as candle holders and the candles matched all the colors you chose to use on the runner. The sign, I just want it for myself! LOL!!!!Deb

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cami...I just added you to the list. Your tablescapes are beautiful! Wish I had thought to take pics all these prior years...I didn't start my picture taking until this past summer when I first posted on RMS. I love your Homer Laughlin maple leaf china...so pretty! And your centerpiece....wow...gorgeous! Great pumpkin place card holders...neat idea! Thanks for posting this wonderful tablescape. Susan

Happy To Be said...

Cami very pretty girl..and I think doing a table comes from years of doing them..I run to Susan's post now to make sure I have all the flatware even where it should be Haha!! Love your centerpiece..thanks for sharing..hugs and smiles Gloria

Glenda said...

That napkin ring in2004 is very, very pretty. I like the pumpkin placecards in the 2006 picture. The figurine giving thanks is most attractive and in keeping with the occasion.
The entire center of your table last year was wonderful. The tri-color candles and your innovative holders look really good.
In all the pictures your china is very beautimous.

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