Sunday, November 29, 2015

What is a Holiday Table?







This is my Thanksgiving table.  But it could be a Christmas table too.  It's a holiday table.

What is a holiday table?

It's pretty....










It's intimate....







It's yummy....







It's a feast for the eyes...





It's inspired by nature...





It's a place for everyone to gather and celebrate and be grateful for what they have.








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What makes a holiday table special?

The sparkle....





The glow....






Elegant details....that aren't too fussy or precious.






Something fun and whimsical at each place setting...







Pretty collectibles that you have gathered over the years...










The gleam of silver...









A favorite flower...







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A holiday table evolves and lingers...






...so that you can sit down the next day and enjoy those leftovers in style.








What does a holiday table mean to you?

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Thanks for visiting!


Linking to the following this week....
Bouquet of Talent at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! From your dishes to those sweet little birds...lovely!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. So very beautiful! I love the colors that you used. One of the prettiest tables I have seen this season.
    Blessings

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  3. So very beautiful! I love the colors that you used. One of the prettiest tables I have seen this season.
    Blessings

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  4. Such a pretty table. I love all of the sparkle with earthy colors and the pinecones.

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  5. What a pretty, pretty table you've created, Melissa. It's simple yet elegant--the perfect mix for what I call a "real" table, as opposed to ones we create to express our creativity but aren't really conducive for real family gatherings. Thanks for sharing it with us. ~Zuni

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    1. Thank you Zuni! That's exactly why the centerpiece is low-- so that we can talk to each other across the table!

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  6. Hi Melissa :)

    You've expressed it so well, I couldn't possibly come up with a better answer. Your table setting is absolutely gorgeous and magical. I love every single thing :)

    xo,
    rue

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  7. What a beautiful tablescape that was! I love how you combined so many different elements to make a cohesive whole. The flowers, paired with the pinecones are an unexpected surprise yet they work very well together. And the bling in that adorable little bird makes the whole table so special.

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  8. Ah Melissa, your special touch reigns supreme. I'm thinking Holiday Tablescapes too, but mine will feature a lovely cobalt and dove grey plaid this year. That said you've still given me food for thought with wee birds and whatnot, so it's all about making ideas your own, isn't it. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou! Love Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank you Mimi! Yes, thanks to all the wonderful ideas and images floating around out there, there is an endless source of inspiration.

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  9. Dearest Melissa, your post and tablescape made me want to swoon {{smiles}} Such beauty and sweet detail! Your special touches are truly magnificent and done so in love.

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. You have indeed inspired me. Hugs!

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  10. Hello Melissa, I'm visiting from Roses of Inspiration and I must tell how stunning your holiday table is! Everything is just beautiful and I just want you to know that I wish I was able to reach into the screen and taste that delectible pie too!

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  11. Hi Melissa! Just stopping in to let you know your stunning tablescape was featured at Roses of Inspiration today. Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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  12. Oh wow! You had me with the roses and rosemary! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  13. Good morning,

    I found you through Roses of Inspiration.

    Wow! This is simply too lovely for words! I love every detail. You are a very talented decorator.

    :) Hope

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  14. Just beautiful. I love the glow. Will feature it today at Home Sweet Home!

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  15. What a wonderful post. Your photos are stunning.

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  16. Yours certainly is a feast for the eyes! You've captured the very essence of what makes a holiday table special! Thanks for sharing at BOTW!

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  17. Going back through some of your old posts and had to say your photography is beautiful.

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