Thursday, October 11, 2012

PRE-THANKSGIVING GATHERING

I’ve set the table for a small gathering of friends before the holiday rush ~ an opportunity to show thankfulness for good friends.

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Some of you may remember that last year, I bid on one of these unmarked Fall platters at an auction.  When I got it at such a low price, the auctioneer asked if I wanted any more of them for that price.  The audience was shocked when I said I’d take all six of them!  Everyone assumed I was a dealer.  They didn’t realize that I planned to use the platters as chargers on my Thanksgiving table.  Four of them were chargers on one of our tables last year (see here), and I will also be using them as chargers on a table this year. 

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Dessert/salad plates:  Myott Factory, Queen’s (Thanksgiving).

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Thank you, my friends, for coming to my pre-Thanksgiving gathering.  laurie

I’m linking this post to Let’s Dish at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

 

23 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

If I lived closer to you Laurie I'd make sure I was a pre-Thanksgiving Day friend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How awesome to have that many platters that you can use as chargers! Gorgeous table. Hugs, Linda

Pansylee VanMeteren said...

Great photos Laurie! Friends is really something that we should all be thankful for. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting !
Not liking these colder temps.
I am really having a problems wrapping my brain around the words Holidays and Christmas this year - need to get my act together.

The Stylish House said...

Laurie,
Your table looks beautiful and what a great score finding those platters!
You home looks especially lovely and your Thankgiving table is perfect!
Have a nice holiday. ~ Cathy

Perfectly Printed said...

Your plates/chargers a lovely!! Love your gablescape.

chris

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Wow I am loving all your Thanksgiving gear. Feel free to ship it to me so I can borrow for the big day!!

ellen b. said...

Love that platter! I also happen to have that platter or I think I still have it. Love your table Laurie and the idea to use these platters as chargers!

Pat@BPM said...

It's a gorgeous pre-Thanksgiving table, Laurie. I love the idea to use platters as chargers.

Dewena Callis said...

I thought your cowboy table could not be topped, but your pre-Thanksgiving table did it. That duck platter, I'm still not over my amazement at it. Now I'm going back to look at the chargers. Tonight I'm exploring more of your blog. No telling what I'll find then.

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm just picturing the audience clutching their pearls and gasping when you said you'd take the whole kit and kaboodle! That's funny! I love the way you used the platters. Way to think outside the proverbial box, Laurie!!! They're perfect! Have a happy, safe, and wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Infuse With Liz said...

I have to admit I wouldn't have thought to buy all of them but you did all right!! Love your pre-thanksgiving table idea and your lantern is beautiful! Those cakes look mighty yummy!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Marlis said...

Laurie, the setting is fabulous. I loved those platters last year and still just love them. How great you had your head on straight and picked them all up!Your buffet looks amazing. Can I be your friend? xo marlis

Jacqueline said...

We had a little fall luncheon at a friends today. Of course she didn't have these kinds of fabulous treasures but it was fun with all kinds of fall dishes - very hearty and unique. I would have grabbed the chargers too. They are stunning. It is a fabulous set up! I know you had a good time!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous turkey plates and platters, so many you even use them as chargers! Wish I was a friend I could be at your pre-Tksgiving table, it is fabulous. I love it, it's perfect. Big hugs,
FABBY

Martha said...

How clever to use the platters as chargers! They're really very pretty platters!

Tricia said...

Laurie, I like the way you think! SO clever to use those platters as chargers! Every time I visit you, I think how lucky your grands are to have such a fun, creative grandmother!

Debbie said...

I love them! I don't remember the incredible auction adventure, but if you blogged it, I'm sure I read about it. I would love to have some turkey plates. I have not a one. This looks wonderful, and I love that you use the large platters as chargers.

Marigene said...

Oh, to be one of your guests to enjoy in person that gorgeous table. You have an amazing collection of beautiful platters, Laurie.

xinex said...

I would have bought all those platters too, Laurie. They are very pretty and they make perfect chargers. I like using oval chargers like I have right now. As usual, you set a very pretty and warm table. Your guests will all be very comfy here....Christine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Fall platters and plates are some of the prettiest with all of the detail. You have such a wonderful selection for your table! Enjoy your week!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love seeing all your Thanksgiving dishes and accessories, Laurie! Those platters are gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

Lulu said...

With all the richness of fall, we need to do as many tables as possible. In just a few days, most eyes will turn to red and green.