For the month of November and December, we are happy to announce the addition of two new series for your holiday entertaining and interior design. With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas coming at a frightening pace, we would love to inspire you to entertain with lovely collected tabletops and to trim your interiors creatively for the coming holidays. The series’ will be called…
A “shades of blue” Thanksgiving tablescape was part of my seminar on collected holiday tables at the Asheville Antique Show. Thanksgiving tables come in every color, not just the traditional fall colors. However, a fall color pallet is used in the floral arrangement that is set above four silver turkeys in an antique sterling container.
The main feature of this “shades of blue” Thanksgiving table are these exquisite antique blue and white turkey dinner plates (below) from Burleson, which was an English manufacturer. Sadly, these lovely plates will not be on the Thanksgiving table at Chestnut Cottage, as the dealer had pre sold these before I arrived to give my seminar. What a sad day…!
Antique Moser champagne glasses (above) that I found in Boston recently at Devonia Antiques keep company with new stemware from William Yeoward.
Small pumpkin limoge boxes (above) proudly hold the Thanksgiving place cards.
The four patterns above of blue and white have a range of shades of blue in the large dinner plates , that I used as “chargers”, the turkey dinner plates and the deep cobalt bread and butter dishes and the floral blue and white bone dishes. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and ranges of color when setting a shades of blue table! All these blue and white pieces combine perfectly with antique sterling and cobalt salts and top an antique white tablecloth and matching napkins that I found in a tiny shop in London. And stay tuned for other “shades of blue” Thanksgiving surprises!