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November 20, 2008


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Beautiful! So here is a question for you. I always have a VERY large group for holidays (all holidays) we're talking in the range of min. 25 max 40. I don't have place settings for that many so we use "nice paper". What would you do to make several tables look lovely that will be seating children and adults? Thanks! Oh, and I found you on pinterest:)


I am almost tempted to volunteer to wash your Thanksgiving dishes just so I could touch all your wonderful pieces. :)

Oh! I forgot! The melon ball, Yes! I wish I had used for the afternoon tea this week. I was trying so hard to cut the pats of butter straight, Thank you for such a wonderful, simple, greatest idea!

Your table is beautiful, just enough rustic for Thanksgiving. What do I love, all! Especially the wooden bowls as salt cellars, salt spoon. The gourds made wonderful simple arrangement, with the wooden candle sticks. The cloth just set the mood! The spode plates! I thing its very simple and at the same time beautiful. I have a fall table setting of pumpkins, leaves,cinnamon sticks and blue candle sticks as I use my blue dishes on Thanksgiving. Check out the gourds on my post Nov. 22, and in October I have a Show & Tell post on gourds I have made and my 90 year old friend. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

The two tips of the trade that stand out for me on this post are the beautiful grossgrain ribbon on the napkins and the little butter balls. I do have a melon baller! How these little things make such a difference! Gorgeous table Eddie!

Oh, what inspiration you have given with your tablescape. I love the colors and rustic look of it!

This table grouping is wonderful. I love the worn silver, muted earth tones and the wood touches. I'm now on the hunt for more antique cutting boards thanks to you. Like I need to start another collection! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hi Eddie,
This is my first comment but I have enjoyed your blog for a couple of months.
I agree about pumpkins and gourds - in fact I think they are MORE appropriate for Thanksgiving and have been co-opted by Halloween.
I totally get the ironstone - we use a gorgeous collection of mix and match pieces of antique ironstone every day (with a few special platters and serving pieces saved for "special.")
And I have to mention the gorgeous table cloth you used. I love the color - it makes a neutral but extremely rich a warm backdrop for your creativity.
Regards - Hilary

Oh, there's that knife again. I *heart* it so much. Love this whole grouping.


I love the table setting !! I will never serve butter without using a mellon baller - ever again ...

As a long time lover of ribbon (old / new) I adore the simpicity and beauty of the rich brown grosgrain (a particular all time favorite) tied in the perfect bow around the vintage kitchen towel ... just perfect. The mismatched silver was the ultimate touch of elegance on this autumnal themed table.

If I am lucky and have gotten my request in early enough for your next "New York Flea Market Trip" ... I will be on the hunt for an antique urn like the one you used for the gourds and I would die to find a server like, or even similar to, the one you used on the butter dish - I love it !! Do you have any information on the maker or the servers history ??

Once again, beauty and inspiration !! What a wonderful way to begin my weekend !! Thank you ... again !!

Eddie, I have decided (finally, at 44 years old) what I want to be when I grow up ... YOU; a girl can have a dream can't she :) !!

Shelley Granata
New Canaan, CT

Beautiful table! Love it!!

what a beautiful table.....I will forever now use the mellon ball butter idea, love it!! I am not doing thanksgiving at my home this year, but am hosting my first christmas....can't wait for your tips! have a great weekend! hugs Aline

I love your Thanksgiving table, you make everything look so beautiful. For my table I think I'm going to copy what you do :) Can you post some more on Thanksgiving centerpieces, my mom and I are always trying to come up with beautiful inexpensive ideas. Thanks you guys are the best!!

What a beautiful fall table. The colors and textures are so warm.I can see the wild rice in the wooden bowl on that table.Is this the table you will be serving your T-day meal on?Your guest will feel so warm and welcomed, another inspiration for all of us out here in blogland, thankyou for sharing your many talents. Hugs, Kathysue

i will spruce this up a little more for the centerpiece:

my favorite thing about hosting thanksgiving (besides not having to travel and having my family and my husband's family all together) is i get so use my china and vintage amber glasses. i usually use a dark brown table cloth, white/cream china, amber glass glasses and deep red napkins with beaded flower napkin rings. but now that i've realized that is what i always do, i should change it up a bit!

Hey Eddie --- it's Cath (Jen's sister) and I am so excited that you are coming to Atlanta...we are supposed to be away but trying to change plans so I can shop with you here in Atlanta!!! Can't wait to see you and to meet Jaithan!! I'm making my "gotta find" list now!!

Hi Edddie

I came over via Rhoda's blog. I've sure enjoyed my visit. So much "eye candy" and so many great ideas!


Beautiful Table! Your guest will be blessed~

Eddie!!! Im loving the mix match. Especially the bone knife and silver spoon. so French!

That looks so good, Eddie. I'm going to pull together stuff for my Thanksgiving table this weekend. I can only hope it's half as pretty as yours. :-)

Oh Eddie how simple and beautiful! And the napkin with the bow makes it all so special! This Thanksgiving I'm going to be a guest. So I'm very "thankful" for that! *winks* Vanna

A beautiful table...I feel a book coming one day! If you missed Cami's at Creating Myself on Tablescape Tuesday, you should go over & visit this link.

Eddie, I run into the door of my house every day hoping you have something new to drool over...and this entry today certainly does not disappoint!
I used to think "matchy matchy" was the way to go when I would set my table but you have opened my eyes to so much possiblity. Everything you do is stunning.
By the way...shame on you. I am now addicted to collecting silver flatware....

Beautiful Eddie. Just beautiful.

Oh Eddie, How you keep your cool is miraculous to me. I remember how nasty they were on Top D. (I think they were really trying to put down Martha.) Anyway I just come here and the troubles of the world slip away. You are so, so wonderful. I wish you could meet my son. He is a lot like you. Hos loft in Kansas City was super great, and now he has a too cute cottage in Hollywood, Florida. If you and your friend ever go down there, give him a ring. He is a travel agent.

I love how you put everything together! I was at a resale shop today and found two wood candlesticks and a wood bowl for $7.00. I should have picked them up!

I just found your blog and love it! You have amazing talent!

Your blogs never disappoint Eddie! I just have to comment on the photography. I don't know if it's your camera and eye for styling, if photograhy is Jaithan's particular amazing talent, or if you have enslaved a staff photographer from Martha Stewart, but your photographs are absolute eye candy and definitely one of the many reasons I LOVE your blog.

So pretty! Love the yummy chocolate ribbon on the napkin!

A beautiful table, Eddie.

I find I use my white and cream dishes, most of the time. Always fun and so versatile mixed with different elements.

Your table looks wonderful. Mismatched pieces make things look so much more family gathering to me. I am so happy I stumbled onto your blog and am enjoying all the photos and stories.

Eddie I thought you were coming over to do my table!! What?? You're busy! Well guess I'll have to struggle on my own. The only thing I have decided to do are the flowers in a cut pumpkin. I better get busy since you aren't coming over. What's a girl to do?

I totally agree about white for Thanksgiving! And I love your wooden candlesticks. I picked up (literally) some small gourds and such at a pumpkin patch last month that I plan to use on our table, along with pewter candlesticks. You've made me covet those wooden ones, though...

I hope you post later about what your menu will be!

beautiful! love those napkins, what are those?

What a beautiful table setting. It looks so warm and inviting. I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year so the table set up at my parent's house will be a surprise for me!

Eddie, I'm lapping up all these beautiful photos. You are so creative with all the ribbons, colors & textures. That's one area I need to work on, tablescaping. Your Thanksgiving table looks gorgeous. I can't wait to add a few more dishes to my white basic set like you've shown with those salad plates. Love them! I found a couple of partial sets of silverplate flatware at a yardsale this summer (for $10) that I really need to drag out & use more often. They have the same look as yours.

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