Pheasantly Surprised!

I'm joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday again, thanks, Susan, for hosting, we do enjoy playing with our dishes! "Click on her name for lots more inspiration.

Inspiration for this tablescape came from this pheasant, below:
It's a gravy boat!

I found this cute gravy boat at Home Goods several weeks ago. The price was right - $7.99! Since we're having our grandchildren here for Thanksgiving, I thought it would be perfect for serving the turkey gravy! His long tail is the spoon!

How cute is that?!
I built the tablescape around the colors in the pheasant:
The tablecloth is bronze colored with a leaf design. It was from Ross a few years ago. The chargers (from Hobby Lobby) have a bronze edge. The plates (from TJ Maxx) and flatware (from Tuesday Morning) are more of a butterscotch color than shown in the pictures.

The large check napkins were probably from TJ Maxx. Napkin rings from Hobby Lobby (last year.) The vintage green goblets are from the 70's!

The centerpiece was made from faux flowers and leaves, and displayed on a wire tray.

View from the top:

I chose to go with dark hues this time and it is quite effective!

The napkin rings are all different.

Another look at the gravy boat, were you pheasantly surprised? LOL!
And, only $7.99!!

I hope you were pheasantly surprised at the gravy boat, and the way this all came together!

Happy Fall!



Alycia Nichols said...

That is truly one of the most imaginative gravy boats I have EVER seen!!! Great price on it, and it'll be a wonderful conversation piece for years to come!!! Very nice table, Katherine!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a gorgeous table! Each and every single picture is stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

carolinajewel said...

I LOVE that gravy boat! Good thing you saw it before me or I would have snatched it right up!!! I did a Pheasant table last week or so! Love your table!

Marlis said...

Darling gravy boat! Perfect for thanksgivings dinner and all of fall. The plaid napkins are so perfect with the tablecloth. Love your centerpiece too. xo marlis

Marigene said...

I love the post title Pheasantly Surprised...cute! Speaking of cute, that gravy boat is adorable...the grandkids will love it! Everything looks so nice.
Have a great weekend, katherine.

Debbie said...

That gravy boat is the perfect table inspiration. Your grandchildren will get a kick out of it.

I also love your dishes and the way you use plums and purples. They are such elegant fall colors to me and actually lovelier IMO than the usual oranges on a table.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That pheasant gravy bowl is too cute...I love it! Perfect for thanksgiving gravy!!

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty, Kathy! I love the warm, rich colors in the nakkins and dishes.

Carrie said...

Your inspiration piece is just's such a clever design. I like how you drew your color scheme from it to make a wonderful harvest or Thanksgiving table setting!

Entertaining Women said...

My Sweet Mister, the mighty hunter, would covet your gravy boat. I really like the soft plums and blues that you used to craft your Autumn tablescape. Thank you for inviting us to your charming table. Cherry Kay

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Katherine, I absolutely love that gravy boat and ladle! Wonderful table!

Sandra said...

I really like your gravy boat. Love how the tail is the handle...too cute! There is a new HomeGoods that is suppose to open near me this spring...I am so excited.

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my first tablescape. It was a lot of fun to put together!
Come back and visit again soon.
Have a wonderful weekend.

La Tea Dah said...

Very beautiful, Katherine. I love the gravy boat and how you have pulled the burgundy color out of the eye-patch to include the centerpiece --- which ties into your walls. It is very autumnal and pretty. LOVE IT! Great job! How perfect for Thanksgiving!

Jo's This and That said...

Neat gravy boat! Love the colors in your table setting,Thanks for sharing,Joann

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, love, love love the gravy bowl!! Your table is wonderful from the beautiful tablecloth to your gorgeous dishes. Your darling pumpkin napkin rings stole my heart.. hugs ~lynne~

Dianne said...

You did an amazing job of pulling those colors throughout your table. I love those dishes, I have them in green, but they are wonderful in that color and the flatware is prefect. Dianne

Kathleen said...

I would have scooped that up too, K! Put a feather in your cap for that one, it is so unique.
The table is lovely, such beautiful colors! Have a great weekend!

romance-of-roses said...

Everything is lovely but that gravy boat is fabulous. I just could not believe the price, wow! what a deal. Home Goods always had great items. Happy fall...Lu

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful gravy boat! He makes me smile!

Rettabug said...

What a great job of incorporating the colors in that FUN gravy boat, Katherine! The entire table looks wonderful & I know you'll be thrilled to have the grands all around it soon.

DH had his post-op check-up & is doing well. How about YOU?? Did you ever find a decent replacement for your favorite tea? I surely would miss mine every morning!

Thanks for checking up on us. Come read about the adventures we've had at the Gazebo House this month. NOT fun!


The French Hutch said...

Lovely tablescape. I came back for another look its so pretty. Love the colors in the napkins, they really pop on the white. Great centerpiece too. Love the gravy boat, perfect for the season.
Hope your weekend is great.

The French Hutch

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Katherine -- thanks for your visit. I love your gravy boat! What a darling find....sure to be a family treasure.

xinex said...

Beautiful fall touches and tablescape, Katherine. Cute gravy boat and I really like your tea cart....Christine

Anonymous said...

Kathy, you amaze me that you can take one piece, the sweet gravy boat and create a whole table setting around it. Sooo creative and beautiful