Here's proof that you don't have to spend a fortune to put together a pretty table . . .
You've seen before most of the elements that make up this table . . .
The one new thing are the dinner plates - Rachel Ray Double Ridge Cobalt Blue, recently acquired at my local supermarket (Jewel/Osco) on a stamps-for-china program! I'm still trying to complete the set before the program expires!
And now, my favorite part: The flowers! There's a new supermarket near my office called “Mariano's” that carries beautiful blooms, very fresh and a little out of the ordinary. Their florist was very accommodating as she put together this lovely centerpiece . . .
It was made up of Purple Matsumoto Asters, Terracotta Yarrow, Red-tinted Salidago (that looks almost brown), Craspedia (Billy Balls), Red Hypericum berries and pinecones - so vibrant!
The meal was extravagantly conventional - you can't mess with tradition, but along with the pumpkin pie, we enjoyed a delightful new treat: Ina Garten's French Chocolate Bark - I'll share the recipe soon!
I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with joy, loving family and friends, good food, and a delightful tablescape. God bless!