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A Tale of Two Tables *plus* a Winner

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Thursday, My Sweet Bloggy Friends!  I've fluffed Chez Treleaven for Thanksgiving, and as I promised in Monday's post, here are this year's Thanksgiving tablescapes.

The Breakfast Room

The pumpkins are tea light holders.

One thing that's unusual about this tablescape (for me) is that I have many candles, but no flowers.  I was trying for a more rustic look in our kitchen.

Nothing is new on the table except for the ceramic pumpkin tea light holders and the spice crochet-trimmed napkins, both from Pier1.

The Dining Room

Our dining room is much more feminine.  Nothing new other than the goose plates and leaf napkins, both from Pier1.  (Can you tell I had Pier1 gift cards?)

I pulled elements from the archives that looked nice with the plates, like the MacKenzie-Childs dinner plates and table runner.  I placed roses and blooming oregano to complement them.

I rarely place silverware on the table until right before a meal.  When I'm just entertaining family, we serve ourselves buffet-style and select silverware at the buffet table from a caddy.

Which do you prefer: the dining room table or the breakfast room table?

Congratulations to Jenny Y. the winner of a copy of Dear Mr. Knightley.

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Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Now I want stuffing!!!!! At 8:30 in the morning!!! Beautiful!

  2. Uggh...dont make me choose!! I have said it before, but I am amazed at how you can incorporate MC into fall so well....I love the salad plates in both settings. I could enjoy a meal at either one!!

  3. Congrats to your winner. I need to find this book! And I have trouble choosing too...but maybe the breakfast room table. I would love to be sitting there right now. My coffee is on the coffee table! lol Hugs!

  4. How do I choose??? Goose plates and camellias OR leaf plates and quilted runner.... I think I'm going with the dining room but seriously, that was mean to make us choose. :) gwingal

  5. I am all in for the breakfast room table. My very favorite!!

  6. Thank you! I am so looking forward to reading this book.

    I love the leaf dishes in your tablescape. .

  7. Love your rustic in the kitchen, gorgeous detail. The leaf plates are so pretty and perfect for autumn and Thanksgiivng. Love the way you used your MacKC in the dinning room. Flowers and goose plates look so pretty. Love what you've created for your family to enjoy. Everything will taste wonderful on these tables......

  8. I tend to be more casual so I lean toward the kitchen but I love your weet geese plates as much as the leaves! I would have a terrible time deciding on cue, that's for sure! Both are very beautiful.

  9. Oh I love both tables, they are so you! I had to smile at the acorn confetti in the breakfast room and the leaf plates are gorgeous! In the dining room all your MKC plays so nicely with the new fabulous goose plates!! So pretty!


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