Thanksgiving is so close and I was remembering I adopted the job as a kid (and favorite task to this day) to set the Thanksgiving table. I got really Martha Stewart on everyone the year I pulled out my Mom’s leaf-shaped cookie cutters, traced and cut them out of earth-tone colored paper. Then I lightly decorated them with colored pencil and wrote everyone’s names in my best script. Perched next to my Grandmother’s Johnson Brother’s English China, antique sterling, and burlap and linen table runner, they looked pretty darn spectacular.
Comments from onlookers ranged from “she’s crazy” to “well, aren’t you creative!” It might just be the plight of every creative person on earth to teeter on crazy in other people’s eyes.
Moving on… I was flipping through our Match Pewter book and realized that this company may as well have been created to set Thanksgiving tables.
And host Fall-time parties.
Can’t you just imagine how great this footed casserole would look overflowing with Roasted Butternut Squash with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Crispy Fried Sage…
The Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with Walnuts sat next to it in here…
And this Mushroom Bowl piled high with homemade dinner rolls…
The turkey cradled by roasted potatoes and onion, rosemary and sage beautifully staged here…
And, because I am a fabulous hostess, one of these little trinket boxes to go home with each of my guests…
There are punch bowls and cocktail shakers and jiggers. Pewter stemmed wine glasses and delicate flatware for every occasion. I’d love to set the Thanksgiving table this year with Match and possibly even more leaf-shaped place cards.
Maybe next year since most of what I would want to use will land on my Christmas list before the table.
PS: I did those cookie cutter leaf place cards before Ms. Stewart did. My mom called me a couple of years later when she saw Martha copying my idea. I just thought you should know. : )