Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Blue Time Two

I loved this table from last year and wanted to share it with you again! As usual I will be linking to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks to her for hosting this blog party every week!

"November shadows, shade November change
  November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains"

The Avett Brothers "November Blue"

I was interested in doing a Thanksgiving table without using the usual Thanksgiving colors and china. I thought blue would make a pretty table especially with orange as a complementary color. I felt very original until one of my favorite Avett Brothers songs "November Blue" started playing. I think I was subliminally influenced by their music! So I decided to name the tablescape after their song.
 Here's the table:


I started with a warm white tablecloth and used copper colored chargers. I then used Spode Blue Italian Dinner and side plates. On top of the dinner plates I used pumpkin salad plates from Walmart (last year's clearance).


I used my Colonial Shell stainless and Pewter goblets finished off with orange napkins with a copper colored leaf napkin ring.



For my centerpiece I used a blue and white china compote topped with a ceramic orange pumpkin.



I added some orange berries and smaller pumpkins too and pumpkin place card holders in both orange and white.


So here is my November Blue tablescape!



Watching on the mantle are two pairs of Pilgrims.




And over to the side is my antique wicker tea cart with a cornucopia tea set and pumpkin mugs.


I hope you enjoyed my November Blue table and that it inspires you to try different colors for the holidays!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I'm glad you shared it again. I love the blue with your orange. The silver is gorgeous with it.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.. hugs ~lynne~

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape for Thanksgiving is beautiful with the blue and orange dishes this look great together with your gorgeous silver!! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your sweet family sweet lady.
XXOO Diane

labbie1 said...

I really love the mixture that you chose! I especially love the way that you incorporated copper--which I find warm and wonderful this time of year! Happy Thanksgiving!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Jewel, I remember this beautiful table. The blue and white with the orange is just so striking. This color combination makes such a gorgeous tablescape. Love your two sets of pilgrims on the mantel. laurie

Marlis said...

Jewel, I am so glad to see this table again. It's so pretty. blue and orange is absolutely stunning.. xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

You and I were working with the same eye for color this week. I adore the Spode Blue Italian with the pops of complementary orange. I need to find some perfect berries. I love them meandering down your table. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

Kathleen said...

Love that color combo, Jewel! Your copper tone pumpkins are gorgeous!

Tess said...

This is a gorgeous table! The color combo of subtle autumn colors with the beautiful blue is stunning!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jocelyn said...

Such an eye catching color combination! Your table is gorgeous!

Jocelyn @

The Tablescaper said...

I have so much of this stuff! the chargers, the pumpkin plates. Lovely how you pulled it all together.

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Isn't blue just so versatile, Jewel? You can pretty much pair it with any color. I love it with orange just as much as I love it with yellow. You table is beautiful!...Christine

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! I love the pumpkin colors with the blue and white!

Barb said...

So pretty and happy! I love the blue and orange....really wakes you up. A delightful and welcoming table.

Barb ♥

CJ Foss said...

Blue and orange is a great combination. Of course, anything transferware is lovely. Sweet pilgrims watching over your table. Happy Thanksgiving. ~CJ

Alycia Nichols said...

I was just sitting here lamenting my choice to not go with blue & white for at least one of this year's Thanksgiving tables. It was totally my intention, but I suddenly went in a different direction. Poo! Now that I see yours, I'm even more convinced I should have gone that direction. Very nice! Hope you're able to have a relaxing weekend in anticipation of all of next week's activities!

Elaine said...

Blue and orange make such a vibrant combination! I love the touches of copper and your centerpiece is just wonderful! What charming pilgrim couples, too!

Marigene said...

CJ, love that color combo...don't know why it isn't used more often. Beautiful table!

Kathleen said...

Hi Jewel,
You won the cookie party kit. I posted it last week, but I haven't had time to come over and tell you. I have had the painters here and everything is pulled apart!
Please email me your address! :)