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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul —Pumpkins, Branches And Candles For Thanksgiving

Faux autumn leaves, eucalyptus, pumpkins and fallen branches are kissed by the shimmer cast by candles nestled in vintage copper candle sticks.
Lime glass bowls hold a battery-operated flickering t-lite nestled inside.

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:31 pm

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

After having hosted my annual “for those who cannot make the main event” on Thanksgiving Day dinner this past weekend, (see https://wp.me/p3E2rZ-5vz). I realized only 13 days remain until the main event, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Now I don’t know about all of you, but setting the table in advance puts me in a state of holiday bliss. Why? Oh that’s simple. As you all know, tablescaping, designing, or just plain creating “is my happy place.”

In the first photo is my tablescape for turkey day. Lol, very good people. Yup, the centerpiece is the same one that I used on “for those who cannot make the main event” dinner. Faux autumn leaves, eucalyptus, pumpkins and fallen branches are kissed by the shimmer cast by the lighted candles nestled in vintage copper candle sticks. A basket made of hammered copper, finished off with heavy grape vines sits atop an old footed wooden carving board.

Whoa. Wait a second. Hang on. Did you see those flashes bouncing off the golden metal leaves intertwined throughout this landscape. Good. I call them my “fall dancing pixies.” It’s amazing what a touch of copper, golden-toned metal leaves and candlelight can create.

In the second photo is a bird’s-eye view of one place setting. My absolute go-to harvest motif dinner plate holds a leaf salad dish. To give this table even more shimmer, I topped it all off with a lime glass bowl holding a battery operated flickering t-lite nestled inside. White leaves on sage toned napkins are mixed with both tall and short goblets of lime green and  golden harvest. Stay tuned for more upcoming Thanksgiving highlights.

Now on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2ehlCp4 is Sharon Insul’s latest book “a collection of… Tableofferings™ from the go-to expert tablescaper.” Available in E-book and hardcover.

For the children in your life it’s all about those adorable sisters Emily and Abby in the “I am Sooo Lucky!” trilogy available at http://amzn.to/2ehlCp4. Listen to Insul’s children’s book interview at bit.ly/29QSJPd.

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

 

 

 

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