Why not throw caution to the wind this Thanksgiving and mix up your holiday table with a little more color. After all, it is 2020, and breaking with tradition is to be expected if not mandatory.
My girls and I love Fiesta dinnerware. My sister, Laura Glass Lumpkin, loves the classics: Lenox, Gorham, Fostoria, and a little "Dollar Store". Her hobby of collecting dishes has turned into a full-blown obsession. She gets it honest...from our Mama.
So, for this article, we decided to do a "Thanksgiving Table Setting Mashup". Laura with her classics, yard sale and thrift store finds. Then there is me with Fiesta Dinnerware* and some of my everyday silverware and glasses.
I believe the "mashup" was a great success. Hope you do as well and will want to add a little Fiesta to your traditional Thanksgiving dinner table too. If you do, please send us pictures. Better yet, join our new Facebook group, SouthernHolidayLife, and post your pictures there.
Fiesta Dinnerware provided by Alabama Dish Outlet.
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A Pretty Tablescape Overlooking Lake Wedowee
Who loves to see a pretty tablescape? I know I do. My mother, just like her mother loved a pretty table. They were both collectors of china, crystal, and pretty dishes. Some of my most cherished possessions are dishes and stemware given or inherited from my mother and grandmother.
The women of my family have inherited the love of dishes as well. All three of my daughters have Fiestaware in their homes and their favorite colors of the American Made dishes are just as eclectic as they are. But, it makes gift giving a little easier as long as I can keep their colors straight.
Anyway, along with dishes my mother also loved the color turquoise, anything close to it from sea foam to teal and everything in between. So when it came time for inspiration for this casual summer tablescape, it was obvious where my heart led me. During the photoshoot I sent a message to my girls saying this was “Grandmother Ann on a table.” I think its quiet lovely and I hope Ann Awbrey Glass would approve the following casual summer tablescape.
Our tablescape was inspired with the thoughts of sharing a relaxing day and enjoying a lovely supper with friends at the lake. Our color palette included turquoise and white with a hint of pink.
The materials we used included a rustic table, Fiestaware pottery dishes in turquoise and white, Fostoria tea glasses and wine glasses, a bottle of wine, serving pieces blush pink napkins and a floral centerpiece.
We choose to keep our centerpiece simple with pink Hydrangea in a white Fiestaware water pitcher and we adapted a casual place setting so we could show off as many of our pretty dishes as possible.
To learn how-to create a simple Casual Outdoor Tablescape visit pages 8 and 9 in the July issue of Lake Wedowee Life
Location: The beautiful lake home of John and Pam Brown.
Fiestaware dishes, Fostoria glassware provided by Alabama Dish Outlet located in Oxford, AL