Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Adirondack Tablescape

As the days get shorter, nature's colors turn to brown and gold. This week I have tailored our tablesetting to my husband's tastes. I did some "hunting" and gathering of natural elements in the woods at our cottage and used nature based items.

A very handsome buck, and the addition of naturally shed antlers, pine cones and acorns remind us that we can bring the great outdoors inside. I love these salad plates.


With Thanksgiving Day just a week away in the U.S., we will soon be putting several extensions in the dining room table. We will be hosting our family for Thanksgiving dinner, and I love every minute of it. My mom always says grace, and she hardly gets through it without shedding a tear of thankfulness for her family ;o) She always writes it down on a note pad, and reads it at the table. It is always well thought out and very touching. My husband always asks for a copy :-)

This is really neat! A round up of What the food magazines are recommending for Thanksgiving . 175 Recipes from 10 Leading Food Magazines. Although we will have our usual Traditional Thanksgiving Feast ;o)

For those of you hosting Thanksgiving dinner, enjoy every moment in the kitchen and savor every moment at the table.

"Thanksgiving: For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Vintage Game" Salad Plate - Churchill (adapted from original copper engravings)

White dishes and soup bowls - Christmas Tree Shoppes 2009

Amber goblets - Christmas Tree Shoppes 2010

Napkins - Tuesday Morning 2009

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For Foodie Friday, we are serving my favorite vanilla pudding with pomegranate seeds.

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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..


  1. Debbie, my husband, like yours, would love that outdoor inspired table. The stag plates truly are beautiful. Your centerpiece with the antlers, acorns and pine cones is perfect for your table. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Debbie - such a beautiful table! Love the nature inspired centerpiece. Are the amber stems a little of your stash this past week at the CTS store?????
    Pudding look delicious with the pom for the extra 'snap'!

  3. Gorgeous table, Debbie! It's perfect!
    The pudding looks delicious, and so pretty with the pomegranates!

  4. That is just lovely! Very manly indeed! I like Dr Oetker products. I have been using their whipit for years.
    I forgot to say how beautiful your monogrammed napkins are.
    I got out the machine, and have vowed to learn how to use it!

  5. Beautiful table, Debbie! I love those salad plates and they're perfect for Thanksgiving.

    Sweet story about your mom saying Grace :)

  6. This is such a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape! I love the deer plates -- my guys would love them and I love all the natural elements and the pewter tray. Joni

  7. Lovely natural elements in your tablescape. Pheasants will grace our Christmas table this year! I understand your mother and her blessings! The older one gets the more you come to appreciate all of life's blessings. Thank you for sharing your story with us! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  8. Beautiful with all the natural elements. Love this kind of setting. When I read Adirondack Tablescape, I knew I'd like it. ;-)
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

  9. Debbie, forget the men - I love the nature inspired tablescape. The autumn colors are so striking and the acorns and antlers are so appropriate. Those deer plates are really pretty, where did you find them? Barb and I were just discussing that we wish MN had a CTS store - they seem to have such great bargains.

    I am so happy you are doing the weekly tablescapes, you are very talented at it.

  10. What a pretty table! I love the natural elements that are on your table. They have such a feel of the season and the textures are wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Hi Debbie,
    I love your table. The colors and pieces are so rich and beautiful. I loved your post and feelings of truly embracing and enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday. It is so nice to stop and count our blessings. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Beautiful, sumptuous table! PERFECT for Thanksgiving!!! I hope you and yours have a good one!

  13. What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. Your table is beautiful and the pudding looks festive with the pomegranate! Happy Thanksgiving:@)

  15. It nice to see how natural elements can make a table look so elegant. You have a great eye for this. Enjoy Thanksgiving!

  16. This table is just gorgeous. I love the white up against the brown. I also had a ton of fun looking at your sidebar and all of your luciousphotos and food. I want to make everything! Thanks for following. I tried to follow you back, but couldn't find anything! Maybe it was being wierd tonight.

  17. Your dessert is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

  18. Hi Debbie, I'm happy to have found you. Your dishes and this tablescape are right up my alley. I love an earthy, natural look and you have put this together so well. Looking forward to seeing more!


  19. Beautiful tablescape. I'm particularly fond of those gorgeous salad plates. Wow!

  20. I love your table.. I think anything nature inspired is perfect. Your dishes are really nice with the buck on the salad plate. Great goblets. I think I'll have to drive the 300+miles to the nearest Christmas tree shop to scope those out myself. Your table is absolutely magnificent.

  21. Debbie, your table is gorgeous! I always admire that china when I see it in stores, and the natural elements you've included are just perfect with it!

  22. Wonderful transferware and perfect organic elements intermingle in a lovely Thanksgiving tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  23. Thank you for allow me to comment in here, YOUR ARITKEL IS VERY NICE


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