Sunday, October 7, 2012

HIS AND MINE......TABLE FUN


Joe and I still play well together, and I'm gonna enjoy it while it lasts ;o)  This is his tablescape, and his dishes and flatware that he chose from Cabela's. We were at camp, the table was covered with leaves, and he suggested a tablescape that he would like to do. His leaf tablecloth was rather crunchy!  


The centerpiece is my contribution to the table. Joe added branches to the table to coordinate with the antlers on the plates and bowls.


Dinner was Spaghetti and Chicken Parm Meatballs from the blog There's Always Thyme to Cook. The source is Martha Stewart Everyday Food, October 2012. Thank you Carol for posting this! We loved it.


Since Joe did a table, I decided to do a quick table with Thanksgiving in mind. I've been wanting to try adding blue to our Thanksgiving table, so I played around a little. My co-worker showed me a magazine, and I think it was called Country Sampler. They turned an acorn squash into a hurricane lamp. All you do is trim the bottom of the squash so it sits flat, make a hole in the center for the taper candle, and add your hurricane glass. I secured it by poking four cut paperclips into the squash. Works like a charm.


I like the addition of blue stemware and blue plates. What do you think? The acorn soup bowls are resting on some turkey plates that I got at Walmart last year.


The bronze looking chargers are from Walmart also.


As much as I like the look, I will stick with my traditional Thanksgiving colors :-) I host 16 family members for Thanksgiving, so this has been fun playing around with colors.


I added my favorite turkey plate to the table. It was passed down to me by my beloved grandmother.


Thank you for stopping by! I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.
xxoo
Debbie


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

20 comments:

  1. Kudos to Joe! His tablescape is fantastic. Love the leaf tablecloth. I'm going to remember that idea. Beautiful woodsy dishes!
    As for your Thanksgiving table ~ I love the use of blue. Blue and orange are a great color combination. I like to use teal and turquoise with orange and brown too. Been playing around with some ideas for a fall table using those colors. Thanks for sharing your tables, Debbie. Both are winners!

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  2. I'd say your husband is a keeper! And he did a terrific job. Love it. Your dinner is one of my favorite meals. xo

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  3. I love Joe's Tablescape. Very manly. Your turkey plate is very unique. Great Thanksgiving setting.


    ~Ann

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  4. Beautiful tables, Debbie. Love Joe's table, very rustic, looks perfect for the cool Autumn! Your grandma's Turkey plate is beautiful! Glad you liked those meatballs. Larry already requested another batch for tomorrow night!

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  5. I love blue for Thanksgiving, and I must say...I love Joe's tablescape! Bravo!!!
    Nancy

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  6. Woo hoo for Joe! It's such a beautiful, natural setting. My hubby would love those plates from Cabela's. I do love the addition of blue to your table, Debbie. The clever acorn squash turned into a base for the hurricane is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love Joe's rustic, cottage table, Debbie, and so perfect for camp. Crunchy - LOL.

    I also love your blue and orange table. Love the squash lantern base and beautiful turkey plate.

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  8. Debbie, each table is wonderful; but, how fun that Joe wanted to create his own tablescape! Great job!

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  9. Hey, Joe did a great job! Very clever leaving the crunchy leaves on the table! And I love your acorn bowls! I am also hosting a large group for Thanksgiving (seems that everyone feels comfortable here - watching me cook and clean - haha - I have to learn how to delegate some tasks on holidays)...trees must have been beautiful at camp this past weekend, huh?

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  10. I think Joe did a great job, he left no leaf unturned! :) very manly !
    Your nod to Thankagiving is very pretty, makes me nervous to think it will be here in a little over a month.
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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  11. Plays well with others, indeed! I've always intended to create a tablescape on my patio table when the leaves have covered it as they've fallen....I love that Joe did this. I also like the blues paired with the Autumn oranges....amazing how that color chart thing always works. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  12. His and her tables.. great job! Joe has a great sense of style. Love the crunchy tablecloth. And your turkey plates are wonderful. Great tables both of them.. xo marlis

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  13. Debbie, you are so ambitious to do two tables. I love Joe's table. What a great setting. We were just at Cabelas and I couldn't believe their cooking section. We bought some fun things. I didn't see any great dishes like this though.

    The blue is beautiful with the Thanksgiving. You both did amazing this week.

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  14. I love Joe's sense of fun with his leaf strewn table! I just saw this hurricane/pumpkin idea and have some floral picks ready to go for securing the glass :) I love the addition of the blue with your turkey plates, wonderful and bright!

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  15. Those deer plates are something special, especially when you place thewm on a crunchy leaf tablecloth. I love the blue on a Thanksgiving table!. The hurricane lamp is such a fun idea too. The turkey platter is priceless too. Joni

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  16. Anytime you can get any guy to participate in this fun pasttime we call tablescaping, you have really been a great influence! What a terrific table! Leaving the leaves and adding the branches just furthered that rustic, outdoorsy look. I have never shopped Cabela's, but I love those plates!!! Your table is really awakened with the bright shots of blue. Blues & browns can work so well together! Sounds like you'll be a busy bee preparing for a lot of Thanksgiving guests! Fun idea on the squash hurricanes!

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  17. Joe did a great table! I like your turkey plates against blue, not a color most of us would think of for Thanksgiving, but it really is striking. The platter is very cool.

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  18. Looks like you and Joe are having a great time with dueling tablescapes! He did a great job. And I love your turkey plates too!

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  19. I love the dishes from Cabella's! Everything looks so nice!

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