11.14.2011

Thanksgiving Tablescapes: Prim & Proper

Good morning lovely readers! The holiday season is upon us and with the chow down count down til Thanksgiving lurking and a hefty serving of sweet potatoes just days away I am dedicating the blog to a series on Thanksgiving tablescapes and decor. Each day we are going to scheme for a theme to create vision boards and introduce various attainable ways to decorate for each and every personality, design taste, and holiday tradition.

Today we are designing a table for the PRIM & PROPER Thanksgiving celebration.

This darling is a timeless traditional and hopeless romantic who fawns over tea roses, finds peeling wallpaper and aged wooden floors enchanting, swoons over the faded sparkle of vintage crystal chandeliers, rereads Pride & Prejudice every summer and adores the crack of the pages and aroma of her well worn library collection of classics, upholds a standard of "ladylike" in our modern society, is rarely seen in anything but a floral or frilly frock, oftentimes sports a silk flower behind her left ear, is quite partial to oxford shoes and knee highs, and whose cascading ringlets are always effortlessly coiffed. She smiles gracefully at the world while swept up in a daydream. This darling prefers Thanksgiving surrounded by carefully handpicked and arranged florals reminiscent of the English countryside, food prepared with love and adoration and presented eloquently a-la Emily Post. Her close friends and family have R.S.V.P'd to her festive fete via her wax sealed and hand written string calligraphy invitations (which, of course, also match the hand written menus and place card settings):
  
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Her table setting is centered around luscious floral arrangements of heady flowers, berries, pomegranates, and pheasant feathers overflowing from vintage vases resting upon stacks of her favorite books. The linens feature a combination of delicate monogramed lace and linen napkins to a heavier textural linen and burlap cloth. Foix bois wooden placemats offer an aged and worn patina to the prim setting of crystal stemware and the array of vintage flatware that are tied daintily with a plush velvet ribbon. Intricately carved wooden chargers topped with scalloped piecrust plates in a pale grey round out each place setting. The overall pallet remains neutral relying on taupes, wood tones, soft whites, and pale greys to cast a backdrop for floral accents of berry, plums, bordeauxs, rust, gold, and steel blue.
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You have bewitched me body and soul,

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