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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fall into Autumn

What's It Wednesday #192

This year I fell into Autumn differently than I had in the past. I decided to balance the typical Autumn colors of brown, orange, and yellow with creams and whites.

The dining room table, that use to belong to my great-grandmother Helen, is very dark. Adding creams and silver made the table quite a bit more cheery.

The individual pumpkins for each place setting was a perfect find at Home Goods and the leaf napkins rings from Pier One Imports also brightened up the table.

Balancing the white candles with the three orange pumpkins kept the center piece from looking so dark. 

Michaels was practically giving pumpkins away. My kids had a blast calling themselves strategically placing them all over the house. The cream pumpkins are my new must haves. 

Did you see this napkin holder on my Fall Lunch Bunch post? They are my new Fall fave. I can't wait to find more of them next year. 

Now that the dining table is ready, I can finish my meal planning for Thanksgiving. My family has never been fans of turkey, so we will be having all of our favorite seafood such as conch, crabs, fish, shrimp, mussels, lobster, and oysters. 

I am looking for some delicious side dishes to add to the menu. I hope you can help me out! What will your family be feasting on this Thanksgiving? 


Here are this week's awesome features:

Lovely Livings

Parlor Room Ponderings

Dining Delight

Just the Woods

Poofing the Pillows

1929 Charmer Cottage

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We are partying with these fine folks:


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Paula, thank you for hosting and your table looks amazing and so does your menu..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Unknown said...

What a wonderful table decoration.

Susie said...

I love your table. The beauty of the old wood and to think it was your great grandmother's ....what an honor to have family eat there. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

What a special table you have Paula! Beautiful, as well as sentimental.
Thank you for the party!

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful table settings!! Makes me want to make a turkey and all the trimmings after all. :-)

Unknown said...

I love the dark wood more and more the older I get. You have your table looking so pretty! Can I come over and eat with your family?! It doesn't sound any better than that!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your table is very pretty- and I love that new napkin holder. I mix the creamy whites with the fall colors for the same reasons. Dark wood is beautiful but it absorbs things so you need a little help to show off the tableware. We're extremely traditional and will have a turkey dinner with the usual fixings like mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, dinner rolls and green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, etc,. My group doesn't like to move too far from the usual so we stick to the same routine. Bottom line is being together though and celebrating Thanksgiving. Thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Beautiful table setting! Your menu sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting.

Redo It Yourself Inspirations said...

I adore your choice of table setting this year. Such unique napkins rings!!! What are the leaf parts intended for?

Those cream pumpkins are perfect for keeping out all year. I'm going to scour the store racks for some. Your dinner menu sounds scrumptious! And fun!

Thank you hosting another beautiful week.

My thrift store addiction said...

Love how you added the cream with your fall colors! Thank you for the party!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the cream with the silver...looks so pretty with your fall colors! Thanks for hosting!

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Lovely features, thanks for the party!

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

Thank you so much for the feature! It made my night! Have a wonderful week!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Thanks for the party and my French Chicken

xinex said...

Gorgeous tables cape, Patty. Thanks for hosting...Christine

Jill Harrison said...

gorgeous details on your fall table. I think I need to take a few cues from you when I set my Christmas table this year.

Burlap Luxe said...

I happen to love dark woods with whites and silvers, I always wanted the dark espresso wood flooring white walls and white on white. Your table sis just that for me :)
Your meal at ThanksGiving sounds wonderful, and a side dish of cheddar garlic butter biscuits would go great with your lobster and crab, if you want to call it a side dish? :)

We will be having the traditional Turkey, for the left overs with sandwich makings, and stuffing, cranberry, and dill butter baby carrots and not sure what else yet! But I will be sure to share.

Thank you for the Autumn vignette, it really focuses on Giving of Thanks no matter what the festive meal is.

See you soon


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Always a treat to see your tablescapes. Thank you for Whats It Wednesday 192, love the features, love joining in.

Cheryl said...

Love your autumn colors mixed with creams and whites! Very beautiful Thanksgiving setting!! Have a wonderful week!!

Deanies Stash said...

Paula, I love your table! It looks beautiful. Thank you for the party!

Sherry Clitheroe (writing as Abigail Leigh Reed) said...

Thanks for hosting this awesome party! I always enjoy stopping by to see what’s being shared and featured. Hope we will see you at the Home Matters Party - the Door Opens Thursday at 9pm Pacific. :)

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Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful collection of table setting goodies and I love the combination of colors.
Thank you for the lovely party!

mjmaterazo said...

i love your table setting! the features are great as well. thanks for hosting another party. have a lovely week. xo- maryjo

Alessandra said...

Your tablescape looks divine! Very beautiful decors, especially the silver pumpkins.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the party.

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

What a lovely and festive table setting perfect for Thanksgiving. You always set the most beautiful tables and we wouldn't expect any less from you. Simply fabulous!! Hugs, Beverly

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