a simple table























I'm thinking along these lines for Thanksgiving...


40 comments

  1. Janet - What a beautiful spot for giving thanks! Have a great weekend. Karin

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  2. Lovely, one extra plate for me please!

    xo jane

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  3. So pretty! Love the fresh arrangements of thyme and is it sage? As always, gorgeous photos.

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  4. That's what it's all about! Focus on the company and the surroundings that are so beautiful! Oh yeah, I'm quite certain the food will be fantastic too! Perfect.

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  5. Janet. Love everything! Now I need to ask..where did you get the dishes,silverware???? Giving you Thanks for being so "Down to earth"

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  6. Love it! And those herbs will be perfect!

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  7. Dear Janet, And, will it be a romantic al fresco dinner for two. That would be perfect!!

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  8. Lovely. I'm reading Skinny Bitch and my husband is very afraid!

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  9. I love that table and the simplistic, clean and natural setting is right up my alley. Fab photos my friend.
    Happy Friday.
    T

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  10. lovely Janet

    your weather looks so mild...
    we are expecting snow flurries...
    my sister is coming down to her Rancho Mirage townhouse to escape the cold

    your cutlery pattern is very nice and I like the herabge arrangements
    don't forget the sunscreen!

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  11. The idea of eating Thanksgiving dinner outside is just so foreign. What will the temperature be?

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  12. If it was warm enough here, I would be dining al fresco too. Beautiful!

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  13. Can you pull out one of the white dining room chairs for me? :)

    It all look very natural and relaxed...and pretty! Sure beats being squished around the dining room table inside.

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  14. thank you everyone, i'm surprised you all like this!

    anon - my dinner plates are restaurant buffalo ware from my catering days and the silver is, actually i don't know but will look it up and get back to you.

    steve - it is supposed to be sunny and in the low 70's.

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  15. Looks very simple and peaceful but I know there will be plenty of work going on in the kitchen. Only 4 for dinner? I really LOVE your black and white decorating. Simple but oh so elegant.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
    Betty

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  16. Dear Ms Janet, I have been reflecting on your post about holiday stress. There is something odd and artificial about the need to stage every event. In this respect, I love the elegance and confidence of this simple setting. If I were lucky enough to be one of your guests, I would be rejoicing in the lack of fussiness and happy to be in such lovely surroundings. Your Thanksgiving is going to be just lovely.

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  17. Beautiful. Nothing nicer than white china on wood. With greenery.

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  18. Dear Janet,

    I love setting the table out in white. I think with a white plate the attention is focussed on the food. It makes it stand out more. Love the little bunches of herbs in the glasses. How decorative herbs can be!

    Happy weekend & lieve groet,

    Madelief

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  19. I adore the use of herbs in your bouquets. Very organic -- love it.

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  20. Love it! Clean,Classic. How clever of you to make the people who attend and the food the focus.

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  21. Beautiful and simplistic!

    Re: Your 333 post... I managed to get a good deal on a black v neck cashmere sweater @ Macys this week. But now I'm thinking a bright color would be nice too :)

    Linda

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  22. I can't imagine a more lovely setting for Thanksgiving. Go for it.

    xo
    Claudia

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  23. Oh, so pretty. How lovely to be blessed with the gift of extremely good taste... How fortunate to have the intelligence and perseverance to live a considerate way of life! Class Act!-Suzanne in Illinois

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  24. Kindred spirits we are when it comes to table setting J. I'm a no fuss kinda girl too. Less is more, so I just loove this.
    But you know, down here everyone tends to kick back and the emphasis is on casual.
    You would like us J, so when are you coming?
    xx

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  25. Love the Simple Elegance of it all...........maybe in my next lifetime.

    the other Janet

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  26. Dear Janet, It is all lovely and I love it because it is real. Hugs, Joyce

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  27. I'm thinking I'm liking how you're thinking. And I just may dig into my quilting stash fabric, make a simple fall print tablecloth, and slap it on our picnic table and follow your lead! What a wonderful idea!

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  28. I like it too Janet...the herbs are perfect!

    But...where are the wine glasses?

    kelley

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  29. love it! pass the turkey... oops 'tofu turkey' please;)!! and, I'm with kelley- I'm gonna need some wine!

    xxj.

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  30. Perfection. White china, herbs and fresh air. Gorgeousness Janet. x
    p.s. feeling a bit sad as this time last year i was IN california for Thanksgiving! Cannot believe a whole year has flown by already. x

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  31. Once again, your simplicity is beautiful!

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  32. Aaaah perfect and simple! Is that sage?

    xo
    Melissa

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  33. they are little boquets of thyme, rosemary and sage - the herbs used in the wild rice rissoles that i will be serving on thanksgiving.

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  34. And I'm thinking I like your thinking! It's perfect Janet!

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  35. Outstanding my dear Janet... agree with many, simple and charming!!!!
    cariños

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  36. How beautiful Janet! As I write, the earth is covered in snow outside...Sitting at a table out under the trees for Thanksgiving sounds quite heavenly.
    X Trina

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  37. This is the perfection of simplicity. The most beautiful place to eat is in a garden.

    xo



    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  38. Janet, where are you? Please take a look at my notice and let me know. You gotta go! K.B.

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