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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul —Thanksgiving Tablesetting Is Ready to Go

Wooden and faux leaves and pine cones on a vintage tray.

Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 – 12:43 PM

Come sit with me for awhile and see what I’m bringing to the table…

Thanksgiving, aka one of the coziest, fuzziest, warmest time of the year. The big kick- off of the holiday season is finally here. Candle-lit lanterns along with tons of tapers, and votive holders light the way to a festive feast.

Here is my finished table just waiting for next Thursday, sooo please look around and let me know what you think. What was that? Oh, no worries, I’ll keep it dust free by covering it with a sheet.

My table is draped in a sage-on-sage table linen, with matching napkins. Instead of wrapping the cluster of grape napkin rings around the napkin, I decided to simply rest them on top of each napkin.

The basic place setting has the identical dinner, and salad plate, but — and the but is  — topping these settings off with three different alternating colored bowls ranging from teal, to lime-green, to blue for pops of color. For an extra “hello, ‘do you see me now pop’” I added square burnt orange plates set on the diagonal for bread and butter.

Ahhhhh … the center of attention falls smack dab in the middle of the table as seen in the third photo. I have this wonderful old silver-plated deep tray that has lost its shiny luster, which makes me very, very, very happy! Why? Those of you who have been following me for awhile know how much I covet vintage, and much enjoyed “things,” hence, my absolute delight. All I needed to do was fill this baby with leaves, both ginormous wood carved, and Mother Nature’s honest to goodness pine cones.

For children, Insul offers her “I Am Sooo Lucky!!!” trilogy about sisters Emily and Abby. Books 1, 2 and three are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book1-;  Book2 – – Prime Amazon members can read for free.

Sharon Insul is the former owner of the Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… 


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