I am back on the Thanksgiving tablescape! My yummy junque sale finds are still making me happy, but not actually striking the right giving thanks note for me. We traditionally host several families for turkey and trimmings and the formal pattern of the limoge doesn't really fit our laid back vibe. The rustic crate I use in my office to hold sample fabrics is our vibe and it all started to come together after a recent trip to my favorite garden shop. White pumpkins. Simply perfect white pumpkins. The owner of the shop informed me that they were part of the "largest, most interesting crop" he had ever seen. Then I came across these gorgeous fall cabbages and sweet potato vines in the deepest darkest purple-y plummy yumminess. The linen selection was a cinch. Aubergine all over. And the place settings? I went with my mother's wedding china. Casual yet sophisticated with a nod towards what has come before us and a wink to what is here and now. That is totally our vibe and a lot to be thankful for.