It's Thursday! And that means two things to love -- Tablescape Thursday and checking out everybody's tables and Thanksgiving -- my favorite holiday! I've always loved Thanksgiving and the gathering in of family -- and perhaps part of the attraction is setting the table and playing with the dishes.
Here we are approaching our Thanksgiving table. Now this year, I'll have three tables set. The past two weeks I've shown two different centerpieces (Autumn Angel and Fall Pheasants)...those will be on two tables and this weeks tablescape has the third centerpiece.
Here's a close up of our Turkey centerpiece -- this table will be set for the grandgirls and their parents since they still need help. In a couple of years they'll be at a true "Kids Table". The turkey came from Cracker Barrel - I think I've had him for about 5 years.
Since our son and his family are coming from Atlanta and staying with us for a couple of days, the table is set for Thanksgiving morning breakfast.
Care to join us? We're having breakfast casserole, cinnamon buns, juice and coffee. Then we'll watch the parades and snack until the big meal at 6ish. Hopefully the girls will nap after the parade and Nana will be cooking for 16 of us this year.
Here's a close look at the dishes -- first we have turkey salad plates -- I've been wanting turkey plates for years, but couldn't justify them because I use my good china for Thanksgiving -- but this year, I had the bright idea that I "needed" them for breakfast....I can see you nodding....right? These were $2.99 each at Marshalls this year made by Johnson Brothers (they do the best transferware -- don't you agree?)
The plaid napkins came from The Yankee Candle Store (Williamsburg, VA) bought in October.
The famous Gibson/Gollum set of dishes from Big Lots. I got these for my birthday this past June.
Seagrass placemats and bamboo flatware from Marshalls earlier this year.
This cute little pilgrim man came from Cracker Barrel this week -- they were 50% off.
On the other side of the turkey is his pilgrim wife.
Juice glasses with a small paper napkin. Can you see the turkey on the napkin? Most of you know about my "two napkin rule" -- paper for the mouth, cloth for the lap.
Last week someone said on their blog that you have to "hide the turkey butt" -- I didn't have enough extra room to hide it -- but hopefully these two little indians will add a bit of interest to the "back side". What do you think? They were also 50% off this week at Cracker Barrel.
An overvew of our Thanksgiving morning table.
Overview of the centerpiece.
Turkey by battery light candle glow.
These are the plates the grandgirls will use -- I got these last year on eBay.
The look of Thanksgiving on my side table.
Small antique turkey platter.
This bigger set of Pilgrims came from (guess!) Cracker Barrel this year too. I think my last pilgrim set broke a couple of years ago -- so when I went looking I couldn't decide between the two sets and so I got both (after all they were 50% off) -- you're nodding again....right?
Here's our lady pilgrim.
I've added some indian corn to my grandmother's hurricane centerpiece -- she had this on her dining room table that would seat 20. Sometimes she would add so many leaves that the person on one end of the table was actually in a different room than the person on the other end. And she still had a kids table too!
A final look at my sideboard and greetings from an antique Thanksgiving post card.
I'll leave you with a poem sent to me by my good friend Jane ---
May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize.
And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!
Be sure to visit our gracious Thanksgiving hostess at "Between Naps On The Porch" -- to see lots of tablescapes -- and where every Thursday has a place set just for you!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
~A TIME TO REMEMBER...
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