Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Thanksgiving leftovers

It's time for playing with the dishes again for Tablescape Thursday. Of course last week was the holiday of all holiday for tablescapers....Thanksgiving, where it's all about the tables. I didn't get a chance to post our tables last week because all the tables were set at the last minute and pictures were taken right before we gathered. So this week I'm posting "Thanksgiving leftovers".

This was our "AARP" table - (yes, I was sitting there too)!

I found these turkey napkins at Virginia Beach this fall. Love this scene.

Our china pattern is Noritaki Stanford Court -- it's a discontinued pattern now, I'm lucky to have full place settings for 12.

Found these pretty little silver turkey candleholders 1/2 price at Marshall's (I live entirely too close to that store!)

My centerpiece was a "re-do" of my centerpiece from our anniversary celebration of the night before. Switched out the bride and groom for a pumpkin. (I've heard of the carriage turning into a pumpkin...but never the bride and groom!)

Next we have our "Gentleman's" table -- where our son, son-in-law and college guest sat.

A pheasant and feathers "off-centeredpiece".

Loved that the "other" side of the Turkey napkins had a pheasant scene. Perfect!

Next, some special Thanksgiving guests on the "Kids and Mama's" table. Maybe next year they'll graduate to just a "Kids table".

And we all know that it's the Kid's table that really rules!

A fun little trio of "leftover" turkeys.

Hope that your Thanksgiving was wonderfully blessed with family and friends, dishes and delights! Be sure to visit Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch" for all the inspiration you'll ever need for setting a beautiful table.

See ya!


  1. Martha, it looks like you had a large group and a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your AARP reference made me chuckle! Love your centerpiece -- and happy anniversary!

  2. Hi Martha, I'm finally getting around to see your beautiful table. I adore your candlestick holders..and your centerpeice is just beautiful. Happy Anniversary, just a tad late, but with lots of hugs and love..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Looks lovely Martha. I especially like the cute pilgrims - great touch!


  5. Thanksgiving table...my favorite of the year! Beautiful!

  6. Hi Martha!

    Wonderful tables! I love those turkey candle holders! And that "Kids table rules" plate is awesome! I will be posting my Thanksgiving table as well tomorrow. I just chose to enjoy the day instead of posting my table. LOL

  7. Such pretty tables! I like the turkey candle holders, Thank You for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment! Have a blessed night!

  8. AAARP table! lol You are too funny, Martha! I love the way yu gave each table a theme to fit the guests! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  9. Ok, every home in America needs "the kids table rules" plates-adorable! Love your guys table with the pheasant napkins, and I live within 7 minutes of HomeGoods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls... oye:@)

  10. This is so fun to see the three different tables. I think I might even like the kids and mamas table the best of all!

    You are so fun, and I don't live CLOSE ENOUGH to Marshalls.

  11. It all looks really great! Neat ideas at each table! Love it all!! I had a chuckle from your sense of humor! I also enjoyed seeing the posts below with the grandchildren, etc!


  12. HI Martha! Looks like you had quite a houseful for Thanksgiving! Your tables look so pretty, as usual! You're good at this! Love all of your little Thanksgiving touches - I live close to a Marshalls and Ross myself! I'm trying not to go as much these days, but withdrawals are hard! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Each tablescape was great -- Good idea to put the Mommies at the kids table! LOL! Loved your centerpiece and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  14. What fun tables. I love the different themes and your napkins are wonderful. We always hoped and waited to graduate to the "grown up table" for Christmas Eve at my aunts house! I think I would want to be at the kids table here.

  15. Hi lovely lady, I love your Pheasant and Feathers for your Beautiful Centeredpiece ~~Your Tablescapes is Gorgeous sweet lady.

  16. I love your tables, you are very talented. :) Your anniversary celebration must have been great fun. Congratulations!

  17. Hello Lady M,
    Hope you had an enjoyable celebration on your anniversary.

    Your centerpiece catches my eyes. Love them. A great idea.

    Happy TS...

  18. Hi Martha, You did three pretty tables! I really like the children's table - so colorful and cute. Love your pheasant/turkey napkins and your Noritake china. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and the opportunity to be with family.

  19. Three tables! Aren't you industrious? They are all great!

  20. Love your trio of tables~ AARP, LOL! I live ENTIRELY too close to Home Goods & Marshalls too :-)

  21. Hello there, Martha! Thanks for stopping by my place! Those turkey candleholders are just the cutest!!! I just read your comment about living too close to Marshalls, and unless you have changed your address to that of Marshalls and have an apartment set up in the middle of the store, there is no such thing as being too close! (Even under those circumstances, I'm not sure it's too much!) :-) Have a great weekend!!!

  22. Hi Martha,
    I very much enjoyed seeing all your pretty tables. I like your concept of an "off-centeredpiece" (I've done that, but didn't have a name for it!) and the part about the bride and groom turning into a pumpkin was SO funny! Have a great weekend!

  23. I love your table, Martha...those plates are beautiful...the older Noritake patterns are so pretty. Those napkins are great, love that they are reversible.

  24. Once again a beautiful job! You're very talented! I love seeing what you come up with each week. xxoo

  25. Beautiful tables - how nice you did all those different settings for each table! Thanks for inspiring....