Thanksgiving 2011 Teal and Orange

I’m sure I’ll repost this next November, since we’ve all moved on to Christmas by now. But I can’t wait until then to show you the sweet and somewhat sophisticated table I came up with for our Thanksgiving feast at my in-law’s this year.

Teals and blues are so hot (well really they are cool tones) right now, that I wanted to mix them into my Thanksgiving color scheme. I love how blue works with orange and was so inspired by this inspiration photo, that I knew I had to go for it.

What makes it even better was the fact that we were dining in my MIL’s newly decorated blu-ish dining room, and we  could use her Martha Stewart line teal stoneware plates.

I put the table together rather quickly and inexpensively, using only what my MIL had available in her home, aside from the mini-pumpkins I purchased and a couple of bunches of orange flowers.


I stamped our names on the mini-pumpkins to serve as basic place cards.


I was pretty pleased with the centerpiece idea I came up with on the spur of the moment. I wanted more  blue on the table, and I completely love this pot my MIL had sitting in her window. Only, the small green plant it held wasn’t my idea of a centerpiece–especially for Thanksgiving.

I had BSB pick up a couple of bunches of orange flowers (he got carnations and alstromeria) from the grocery store, and I cut the flowers and stuck them directly into the potting soil around the plant. I had never seen this done before, and I didn’t really even know if it was a good idea or not, but I was thrilled with how it came out.

The plant served as greenery and the potting soil held the cut flowers well. I thought they might wilt quickly not being directly in water, but were holding strong a couple of days later when we left to come home. It made such a lush and colorful centerpiece!

And another view because I take too many pictures and am horrible as decision making.

Here’s a little more holiday fun:

I made these yummy pumpkin tarts using purchase phyllo shells. They were pretty easy and quite tasty!

And here’s BSB with his apron and the stuffed jalapenos he made as appetizers. The apron was screaming “photo op”!

I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday!

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  1. I just love your ideas………..and BSB!!!!

  2. Your table is gorgeous. I really love the pops of happy orange! The placecards are so pretty and fun too.

  3. You are amazing! It was beautiful!!


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