Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Grateful


Well better late than never...I'm a little behind on getting this up, but it has been really dark and gloomy here for days, so I've had a hard time getting any photography in.  I finally decided to just drag my table and place setting in front of the Christmas tree {which went up last weekend!}, take my pictures there, and hope for the best :) 



That was before any ornaments went on the tree...so we'll call this a combined Thanksgiving/Christmas place setting :)) 

I'm not hosting Thanks giving this year, my sister is, but you know how much I love to do table settings, so I thought I would at least throw together a quick idea to share with all of you!  I kept things very simple...



Thyme is still going strong in my garden, and it seemed to me a perfect herb to use for a Thanksgiving table, so I used it exclusively.  These cards would be lovely with a special, handwritten note in it for each of your guests.

I also used thyme in these little metal buckets...the name tag is just a plain plant marker that I painted and stamped on...






I kept all of the embellishments simple and just used vintage elements and whatever I had around my studio.




I wanted to take a minute and just let all of you know how very, very much I appreciate you, your kind comments, and the fact that you take time out of your busy day to stop by and see what I'm up too!  I am grateful for each and every one of you!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me have this creative space to share and connect with all of you. 

Blessings to all of you and Happy Thanksgiving!!!



Tracey



p.s. if you get a minute, please pop on over to Flea Market Style...I am over there guest posting again!

76 comments:

Jackie said...

As always - just stunning! I love all of your ideas! Thyme is my favorite herb and I love how you've incorporated it here! I am hosting Thanksgiving and I'll be borrowing your wine glass decoration - so pretty!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Ludid said...

blessings to you as well. lovely ideas.

Beach House Living said...

I love your table setting it's soothing and the touches of nature are just right.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Look at that wonderful stiff you MADE! :) I love teh setting and I lOVE that bird plate! Happy Thanksgiving sissy!

sewprimitive karen said...

How gorgeous. What is that darling china with the bird?

Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria said...

Just beautiful Tracey! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Hugs,
Victoria

Martha said...

Your ideas are always so beautiful
I love your table settings and your wonderful ideas
so grateful for your blog
happy thanksgiving
xo

Beatnheart said...

you are a delightful treasure...so creative, talented and look how cute you are in your picture...you are an inspriation to me...I love your look and style and energy....Thank you for being you. much love and Happy Thanksgiving, Cynthia

Whimsey Creations said...

How beautiful and full of nature your table is! I hope you don't mind if I swipe your idea for the grateful cards - what a clever and pretty idea and I have a huge rosemary plant outside that is crying to have a few sprigs cut. Bless you and your family at Thanksgiving!

Lolo said...

You and the fresh herbs.....love it! You have the best table settings sweetie :) Have a most wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with your family~
XOX
Lolo

Olive Cooper said...

Happy Thanksgiving! ♥O

Firefly Hill said...

Tracey...beautiful as always! Happy Thanksgiving to you all..

xo,

annie

It's me said...

Beaitiful Tracey..........happy thanksgining to you............blessings Ria....

Emily Joyce said...

Gorgeous! I love how simple and elegant it is. The china with the bird is lovely!

kerrie said...

I was going for the same kind of look. But I couldn't get any good photos either. My center piece on each table is an herb in a clay pot that says 'herb'. I used acorns, dried leaves, and wine corks too...on burlap table clothes with taupe linen napkins. I love your setting...it really does look like straight out of a magazine. Rendre Grace` ox`kerrie

Suzanne said...

Simply beautiful.

...............cata.............. said...

Beautiful Tracey
Happy thanks giving to you!
Love your style.
Regards from Tuscany
Cata

Jill said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Tracey!
xo~Jill

Robynne's Nest said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tracey, it's such a lovely tradition, have a great day and eat lots! Robx

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tracey! Hope it's a great one!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It's all beautiful, Tracey! I want to come live at your house. love what you've done with the thyme in the little buckets.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
xoxo~Tracie

I'll go visit FMS right now ;)

chickie said...

Have a safe and warm Thanksgiving.I loved the setting you put together.Well done and O so pretty ..Chickie

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely Tracey... Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving...

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Love it Tracey~*~Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend~*~Hugs,Rachel

Lissa said...

Tracey. This is so beautiful. I am going to use some of your ideas for a Christmas Dinner I'm having. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lissa

trash talk said...

A little "time" in a bucket is always a blessing this time of year.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Debbie

Petie said...

Blessings to you too! And a Happy Thanksgiving! What a beautiful table and I loved the guest post you did over at Flea Market Style. In fact, I copied a picture of the table with the little spool and am using it as my cover for my Christmas Idea Book. Magazine clippings, recipes, etc., that I use for inspiration. Looking forward to seeing more of your creativeness.

Katy Noelle said...

How perfect! It's funny but, just two hours ago, I was saying to my sister how much I missed Emelie Tolie and her herbs calendar and books. This fits the bill wonderfully. =] Thank you Tracey for your inspiration, refreshment and heart warming words. I feel the same!

Love, Katy Noelle xxo

Frøken Jægers Hus said...

Hi! I´ve been looking in your world from time to time, I must say it´s beautiful and inspireing! I´m from Norway and it´ s been a while since I wrote english.. anyway, I Love it in her!!!
Thank you!!
Greetings from west coast in Norway!
Helene

freckled laundry said...

Everything is breathtaking, Tracey! I think moving your table in front of the tree worked in your favor! Beautiful backdrop. Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Jami

Anne Marie said...

Hi Tracey! This is one of my favorite table settings you have done...wow...all the attention to detail is VERY much appreciated by guests -

have a blessed weekend....
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Onna said...

I just love your table arragement! it is very beautiful and festive :)

Sarah said...

Tracey, this is absolutely lovely! I like that you staged this in front of the tree sans decorations. It fits in with your accents from the garden. The little sign and the place cards are both charming. Well, the entire setting is CHARMING. Those plates are dear.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Amy said...

What a wonderful winter setting.
I just love the way you have used the paper!!
Amy

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

OMG!*!*! ~ PeRfeCt Adornment Accents... Truly unique and creative!*!*! Even the "font" you chose is perfection...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

La said...

Happy Thanksgiving! La

Jill said...

Fresh herbs and your christmas tree the smells must be lovely in your home. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I always think it is a lovely celebration to have!
Jillx

The Summer Porch said...

Hi Tracie ~
Those pictures are stunning they look very nostalgic. What a lovely post.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Rosemary...

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You are the lady with all of the perfect little details, Tracey! You never cease to amaze me with the beautiful creative ideas that you come up with. I LOVE those place cards! They're so simple, yet elegant at the same time, and I love the way they add a natural element to the table setting, as well as the leaves and pine cone.
Well done my friend! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!!
I wish you and your family a joyous Thanksgiving holiday!!
Hugs,
~ Jo :)

{av} said...

The use of the thyme is exceptional--I might also do the same idea with rosemary, because of the fragrance and because it is for remembrance :) Beautiful table! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Swoon...what a gorgeous setting!

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Cindy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, my dear blogger friend. And thanks for all of the lovely eye-candy that you provide.
Hugs, Cindy

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Looks wonderful. I'm so happy to have found your blog. Happy Thanksgiving.
Don’t miss the give-a-ways, linky party and Bavarian Christmas starting 26 Nov! http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/

chateaudelille said...

Such a pretty setting.Happy Thanksgiving to you all.Fiona

traci said...

have a wonderful thanksgiving tracey. thanks again for a great evening out. i so treasure our time together.

Burlap Luxe said...

In love with your setting! simple, and divine!
A blessed ThanksGiving to you!
xx
Dore

sarah said...

Hi Tracey

Just stopping by to say thanks SO much for the recent parcel for you, sorry it has taken a while for me to get over and say thanks, life is busy as ever...

cheers

Sarahxx

Blondie's Journal said...

Very simple and pretty! I love your rustic table and bench!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

Country Dreaming said...

Looks great!

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Melinda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Love your beautiful table setting, especially the cards with Grateful for you and the thyme around the card.
Thyme is doing really well in my herb garden so I would love to use this idea. Thanks for all the inspiration you share.

Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.

Many blessings & hugs
Carolyn

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

Beautiful words and gorgeous pictures!! LOVE THE BIRD PLATES!! Where did you get them?

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving and always.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Stunning and gorgeous, it's just so simple and perfect!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
XO
Kristin

Rebecca said...

Happy Thanksgiving Tracey! Many blessings to you and yours
Rebecca

Linda said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too, Tracey! I love all of your sweet decorations...all of the natural touches...

Lili said...

Those are just the sweetest little birdie plates nestled atop what appears to be an exquisite lacy tatted doily. I love everything about this table setting so much! You are so giving to share all of this with us. Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving Tracey! xo ~Lili

Anonymous said...

As you so often do you have made my day with your simple,sweet inspirational posts. Your creative, humble approach is so rich with so much soul it draws us back again and again. Thankyou seems inadequate. Be blessed as you bless....

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Tracey, I love your table decorations! In every detail it´s perfect!
I wish you a happy thanksgiving!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

manon 21 said...

Tes ambiances sont tout à fait magique Tracey.


Manon

Jerri said...

Happy Thanksgiving from WV Tracey! Love your table setting!

thewhitechair said...

You are so talented! Love the table setting with the comfortable and peaceful elements... inspiring. :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
blessings
deborah

Leah C said...

Wishing you & yours a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day!! So very grateful for you, too, dear Tracey:) P.S. Love, love the table setting!

paige said...

so beautiful.
just the right amount of lovely touches

hope your day is wonderful
xo

Shabby soul said...

Thank you for the gorgeous images you share with us! They're a great font of beauty and inspiration to create a better home...
Silvia

Sommers Breeze Antiques said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful just to set this place setting for yourself of you and a guest for an every day meal! You have inspired me to make each meal time place setting romantic!
Lisa

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Tracey
Wishing you and your loved ones a very special and loved filled Thanksgiving...

ciao ciao xxx Julie

Sandy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love the tabletop.

P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!

Bisous,
Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/


time-worn interiors said...

Lovely table setting! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving day!
Theresa
aka:TOT

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Aw shucks Tracey, thanks to you too as its always such a pleasure to visit! Received my beautiful magazine this week too, am totally in LOVE with it (you were right ~ divine!) and it was wrapped so beautifully I could hardly bear to open it. So so lovely to purchase from your store ~ the perfect experience♥
Alicia

Anna Vasquez said...

Absolutely amazing! I love the natural details you've incorporated. It makes it true pleasure sit down for a special dinner.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Anna

Re fazendo arte said...

You are the best!!!!
I am from Brazil and I love your blog

Barbara said...

Perfectly charming, Tracey! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Allison said...

Your table is beautiful. Simple and elegant. I love the little galvanized bucket of thyme and your pretty bird plate. I always look forward to your gorgeous photos and your wonderful creativity and inspiration. Thank you, Tracey, for taking the time to write your posts and all of your beautiful photos for us all to enjoy.

Looking Glass said...

Beautiful setting - as always :-)

~ Clare x

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Absolutely love love love this idea ~ of course missed it for Thanksgiving but it works for everything ~ thanks and Happy Holidays

cottage farm villa said...

Such a treat to see your creations! The small bird china ~ adorable! I have never thought to buy dinnerware with birds ~ so sweet.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

What a lovely, simple and chic table setting!
Thank you,
Francesca