Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Blue and White Southern Living Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday, and this year I am so inspired by this lovely blue and white Thanksgiving feast, created by designer James Farmer and featured in the November issue of Southern Living. Farmer set a memory-filled table, mixing the old with the new including family heirlooms, antique blue and white ginger jars, and tried and true family recipes...

Farmer filled various shapes and sizes of blue and white vessels, such as pitchers and ginger jars, with abundant bouquets of garden flowers, and then stagger them down the table. "A centerpiece doesn't have to be just one piece in the center," said Farmer. Create various heights by flipping over jar lids and using them for flowers and setting pomegranates directly on the table.

Bundle several thin twigs, such as curly willow, hypericum berries, and a sprig of seeded eucalyptus. Wrap everything with twine, and add a handwritten tag.

Farmer toped a contemporary blue-and-white toile pattern with his Grandmother Mimi's vintage transferware turkey plates and then adds a mismatched setting of his aunt's silver and new mother-of-pearl flatware (click here for a similar set!)

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Farmer's traditional, down-home menu. Click here for recipes. 

Send guests home with a yummy care package of leftovers. I love this favor idea! Click here to download Southern Living's printable leftover tag.

Can't get enough of this gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape? This behind-the-scenes video will show you how it was set, complete with mix and match silver and china. And speaking of china, I'm going to try to recreate this look using my Woodland Spode Turkey dinnerware, currently on sale at Macy's... and the blue and white ginger jars can, of course, be purchased through The Pink Pagoda! While you're there, check out Jennifer's inspirational post on blue and white for Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!


  1. Pretty take home boxes, what a brilliant idea!

  2. Could that be any prettier?? Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!

  3. Gorgeous, hope you had a great THanksgiving!!!

  4. Thanks so much for the shout out Andrea! Guess where my daughter toured last Wednesday? And she LOVED it!! We need to chat : )


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