A Blank Canvas


A table is a blank canvas waiting for the wonder of creation.   Preparing for the Thanksgiving feast is an opportune time for creativity coupled with tradition.

First onto the table are my always favorite pumpkins made from dryer hose and purchased from The Women’s Home many years ago.  I don’t remember how much they cost, but I have more than gotten my money’s worth.

This year they sit on an April Cornell tablecloth folded as a table runner, and they nestle among turkeys of straw and glass.

No Thanksgiving would be complete without the Della Robbia dishes.  The challenge is presenting them differently each year.  This time around they will rest on dark green chargers from Michael’s.

Added to the setting are salad plates from another set of dishes purchased at Target

and finished with green glass bowls from World Market.

Utensils are wrapped in napkins and tied with ribbon that has all the colors of the table.  Could someone tell me why I have 50 yards of it?

Now the table is set, the dressing is made, the turkey is roasting.

 All we need are family and friends to arrive to share another Thanksgiving and express gratitude for all that has come our way.

I am grateful to all of you who spend time with me, and here’s wishing you a bounteous Thanksgiving.

Joining you at Tablescape Thursday

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17 thoughts on “A Blank Canvas

  1. Wishing you and yours the happiest of Thanksgivings. It’s proper we should have a day in which we count our blessings, for we can surely find an entire day’s worth, both large and small.

    Any may your team win. Dixie

  2. What a beautiful table! I love all the mix of warm colors. Your centerpiece is fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving to you all, Lulu!…Christine

  3. Lovely table, Lulu…I recognize that turkey! Love those dryer hose pumpkins, they are so cool.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. What a beautiful table to celebrate a wonderful day. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  5. Hi Linda~ Stopping by to wish you Happy Thanksgiving before I start the last minute preparations, prepare to feast & fall promptly into a food coma 🙂 I adore your dryer hose pumpkins and I love your Della Robbia plates! Enjoy your Holiday weekend!

  6. What a wonderfully colourful table! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving dinner to go with it 🙂

  7. what an inviting table, and every detail so thoughtfully carried out. A real welcome 🙂

  8. Your table is beautiful. Have a wonderful day with your family and friends.

  9. Everything looks so pretty on that glass table! You have some wonderful treasures there!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Elaine
    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  10. What a wonderful table — I love your unusual decorations…..how clever.

  11. I don’t think I’ve ever seen your dining room just “as is.” When I first saw the picture, I thought you had posted a photo from a magazine. What a cool dining room! The table is really slick, and those glass blocks in the background are cool!!! Are those a window or do they divide a space? They’re really sharp! Very nice table setting, too!!! The dryer hose pumpkins are just too clever!!!!

    1. The glass blocks are actually an exterior wall with the blocks “woven” in a twill pattern. You’ll. E seeing a lot more of this table now that we’re back in Houston.

  12. Absolutely lovely, as usual. Those dryer hose pumpkins are adorable. And I have that same ribbon. I used it to tie bows on pumpkin-colored throw pillows and to wrap around the base of pumpkin-colored candles. I’m a big fan of earth tones. And on that note, the Della Robbia dishes are gorgeous.

    1. Ribbon is an easy and not too expensive a way to decorate. You don’t want to know hoe old those dishes are!

  13. Lovely table…love the layering and the colors are beautiful! Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season!
    Miss Bloomers

  14. Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape!!!

    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

  15. Hello! A few weeks ago I asked for Halloween craft ideas on my blog, and you shared this page with me. I’d like to feature the dryer hose pumpkins on my site in a post. May I use one or two of your lovely photos? I will credit you (of course) and link back here. Let me know – thanks!

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