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Thanksgiving With Pheasants & Quail

Hello friends, since Halloween is past, it's time to focus on Thanksgiving.  I'm happy to be sharing this Thanksgiving table with you today. I love using our large dining room to set a pretty table for family and friends.

My inspiration comes from my lovely glitzy pheasants and my beloved Spode dishware. Using these special items is perfect for Thanksgiving.  The pheasant were quite a find on sale at Tuesday Morning.

I've teamed up with my friend Kristi from French Creek Farmhouse as well as some other amazing bloggers to bring you a bunch of inspiring Thanksgiving tables this week. Each day this week, Kristi will feature 5 talented bloggers on her blog and her Instagram who have created some wonderful  tablescapes with the Thanksgiving theme.  I hope you get inspired!  

The rich brown and gold palette definitely seems like  Fall to me.  Autumn colors are so beautiful and vivid, what's not to love.  Since pheasants are the star of this table, I am using my lovely pheasant feather placemats.  They make my dish stack pop! Fresh neutral florals sit graciously on top of my Chris Madden Serving platter. The pheasants perch nicely with the florals.

Here's a good look at most of my table. The copper chargers add a rich element to the table. Since our dining room is pretty formal, I tend to decorate my tables
with elegance.  I also like to showcase the beautiful wood on the table sometimes. The runner was a bargain at our local Ross store. 
Do you ever use fairy lights? I love using them.  They create  a nice ambiance with soft lighting.  They are also inexpensive.  Notice the pretty glow they give off.

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Our  dining room is plenty large enough to entertain at least 14 people. 

Did you notice the bird napkin ring?  I found those at Zgallerie years ago.
I have used these over and over for numerous bird themed tablescapes.  I am using this pretty bronze flatware I recently bought from Horchow.  I waited a long time before I finally gave in to purchase it, naturally on sale. I have already used it numerous times already.

Gotta love cheetah print.  The lovely goblets and glasses tie in beautifully with my theme.  I have always loved animal prints. My husband picked out the water glasses at Pier1.

These cute little bronze pumpkin place card holders are from my friend, Liz who blogs at Home and Gardening With Liz.  She graciously sent them to me to use on my tables. I created the leaf place cards on the pc.

How about dessert?  These baked Stuffed apples are so yummy. The recipe can be found  on Harvest Luncheon for Two

Lovely transferware.  Spode has so many different animal designs.  Transferware is a classic.

The pheasants I found at Tuesday morning.  How can you resist such a cute pair?
They go perfectly with the brown runner with gold.

Be sure to click over to the tour pages to see all of the lovely tablescapes.
Each day is full of inspiration and are marked Tour day 1-5. 

Many thanks to Kristi @ FrenchCreekFarmHouse for organizing this terrific blog hop. I am joining Carol @artandsand Art and Sand , Sarah @rusticritzy Rustic Ritzy and Kristi @frenchcreekfarmhouse French Creek Farmhouse
Table Source
Pheasants - Tuesday Morning
Chris Madden Serving Dish - JCPenneys
Leopard print glassware- Pier1
Feather Placemats - Gifted Solutions
Spode Quail plates - JCPenneys
Bird napkin rings - Zgallerie
Fleur de lis flatware - Horchow
Copper chargers- Amazon
Pumpkin place card holders- Michaels- gifted to me
Table runner- Ross
Tall gold Hurricanes - California Backyard

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  1. Your home is gorgeous and your table setting is fabulous.

    I love the bird napkin rings. My sister would love them so now I'm going to start looking.

    1. Hi Carol, thank you. It's been great fun blog hopping with you. I sent you an email about finding bird napkin rings.

  2. We have Thanksgiving dinner using these exact same plates when we go to my brother in laws house each year. They also decorate with pheasants. However, when we go to my moms for the 2nd Thanksgiving dinner, we grab paper plates as we do hers less fancy! Haha.
    Everything here looks so pretty.

    1. Thank you Lisa. Sometimes simple is good. They even have fancy plastic flatware now.

  3. Linda you never disappoint with your table settings. Gorgeous. How fun to have the inspiration.
    Happy Friday. Hugs and Happy Weekend.

    1. Hi Kris, I try my best. I love creating pretty tables for friends and family. xo

  4. Linda....I love every stunning detail of your gorgeous table. It is magazine-cover worthy. Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Thanks so much! I so appreciate your thoughts.

  5. So stunning Linda, I love the pheasant and quail theme, and your patterned glasses are beautiful! I've been glued to the news all afternoon, watching the fires once again...Paradise is burned to the ground, I am so heartbroken for those people, praying Chico stays safe...when I was in college there we used to go to Paradise all the time, it was such a beautiful town nested in the mountains. I pray that you are safe in Auburn...

  6. A stunning tablescape. Pinned!

  7. Such a lovely table!! Paul has great taste in stemware - love the animal print glasses!. I also like fairy lights but struggle with hiding the battery box!! Is yours hidden under the candle?

  8. I have Spode Delamere which is the same but without the pheasant. Your table looks lovely.

    1. Isn't spode the best. So many lovely plates. The Spode Delamere is so pretty and versatile.

  9. Very handsome and just as I would picture an idyllic fall scene, Linda.

  10. This is all so gorgeous!! I love the theme. Those dishes are beautiful.

  11. Your dining room is truly elegant and prepared for a feast! I love your glassware, so pretty!

  12. Hi Linda! Thanks for sharing your beautiful thanksgiving tablescape today! I think my favorite touch was the cheetah patterned goblets and glasses! Soooo fun! This is such an inspirational example of a more formal tablescape. It's been a pleasure being in this tour with you!

  13. Linda, this is a gorgeous table that is not only warm and inviting, but also very elegant. I have the Spode “woodlands” dinner plates and love using them this time of year. It would be a pleasure to sit at your table!

  14. Hi Linda, Your home, your dining room is so very elegant and simply, stunning! I always enjoy touring and of course get inspired. Love the Thanksgiving talble with your transferware. Your guests will feel very special sitting at this table. I’m pinning all the inspiration now.........

  15. Wow! I love how unique your table looks and my favorite is the fairy lights! Beautiful home! -Traci @ Rustic Eye

  16. Linda, I just love everything you've done. It is a stunning tablescape. It is filled with so many beautiful touches and inspiration. What a pleasure it has been this week hopping with you. Your dishes are my favorite.

  17. Beautiful, Linda. Your table is stunning and so elegant.

  18. I love pheasants and use them in my fall decor as well! Those dishes are on my wish list!! It's all gorgeous! ~ Kristin

  19. You always set such a pretty table, Linda, and I know your guests feel so special. I remember those apples, and they're so beautiful and perfect for Fall.

  20. I love how elegant and pretty you decorated your table. You have a nice dining room and
    perfect for fall and Thanksgiving dinner.

  21. Wow, Linda--so gorgeous! Growing up, my grandparents had tons of quails around their home, and I always loved watching them...this just takes me back to those wonderful memories! xo

  22. Linda, don't you love these plates? I have them as well and I'm always fascinated by how different folks style the same china patterns. Your design epitomizes fall elegance with a warm and cozy vibe.

  23. Linda , you are very talented and I love the pheasants and quail!!! I have never been a big lover of our National Thanksgiving Bird the Turkey so I started using these birds a long time ago and just love them ,They are much more elegant !! I'd give anything to be able to decorate as well as you can, but my Lord gave me a different set of skills. LOL Anyway , thank you for all of your inspiration !


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