First of all and most importantly Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am so thankful.
I created this tablescape while baking these.
Pecan Pies and Pioneer Woman’s Flat Apple Pie
I wanted to try something rustic with something more refined. I enjoy contrast- highs and lows.
The brown napkins are from Ross. The pewter napkin rings were a gift, and I have collected the Reed & Barton Francis 1st sterling over a 38 year period (slowly!).
The twig runner, nests, and pine cones are from LaurieAnna’s in Canton. The feathered ornaments are from Casa Guero in Laredo.
I inserted the feathers to give things a little more softness. The table is set with Woodland Spode. It is all about the birds.
My oldest daughter collects this, and I have unashamedly copied every set of china she has collected: Blue Italian, Blue Danube, and now this. (I hope it’s OK.)
Now… is this what I will use Thanksgiving Day? Probably not. My Franciscan Apple is ready and waiting, plus I can just hear my farmer/rancher father if he sat down and saw all of those feathers near his plate.
“Sister, what’s that for?”
In the meantime my husband just rolls his eyes. When he walked through the dining room earlier ,while I was teetering on a step ladder with my trusty camera, he said,
“Now you know you don’t have a lot of luck doing things like that.”
PS. I pinched a bite of crust with caramelized gooey apple drippings off of the Flat Apple Pie.
Oh mercy, as my grandmother would say.
I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan.