Lydia and I were so excited to see gardening editor Stephen Orr’s Thanksgiving table setting in the new Martha Stewart Living. The picture hasn’t made it online, but if you flip to page 106, you’ll see why. Stephen set his table with a few of our favorite things! Lots of natural elements like branches, quail eggs and individual flowers in low vases as well as Lydia’s Heath plates in mixed colors (French grey, mist and aqua) and my tenugui cloth napkins in mixed prints and different shades of blue.
The article inspired me to purchase a new fall collection (you can see my old one here) so that I’ll be ready for my Thanksgiving guests.
I’ll be doing all-white plates and mixing napkins in navy, burgundy and gold. Each tenugui costs $13 at Tortoise General Store and each cloth makes 2 napkins. You simply cut them in half and toss them in the washing machine. They come out as soft as an old T-shirt with frayed edges. Use scissors to clip any long strings and press with a hot iron before setting your table.
Can you believe we’re already thinking about Thanksgiving? We’ll be sharing our centerpiece decor, tips for executing your feast in a small kitchen and our Turkey Day countdown in the next few days. Number two on the countdown? Make sure you have enough napkins. Check.
Have a wonderful, candy-filled weekend!