Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE TUES-THANKSGIVING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE TUES-THANKSGIVING. Show all posts

Monday, November 17, 2008


It's Tuesday again, so we all know what that means. It's time for the amazingly popular, Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
Yes, I know I did a practice Thanksgiving tablescape last week. Well, since we have 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, we use several tables, so I have a lot of practicing to do. This table is in my sunroom (of course I took the pictures at night; hence no sun in the sunroom).

The turkey tureen in the center of the table holds faux berry stems. I have elevated it on a cake platter, because it leaves more room on the table for eating. I think our guests are coming for food... not tablescaping!

You see the lid to the turkey tureen? I hope nobody picks it up and moves it, because the base of the tureen has a huge broken piece. No, I didn't break it in my rush to serve 30 people last Thanksgiving. It came that way! That's why I only paid $5.00 for it. The way I look at it, I don't have to worry about breaking my expensive tureen when I'm serving dinner to 30 people.

I bought these hunt scene plates at a junk store one time. Since then, I've learned that they were grocery store china (you know, if you spend a certain amount of money, you get a plate). Well, I like them anyway, and the colors are nice for Fall. Maybe some of you got a set of these at the grocery store. Maybe one of you sold them, and I bought them at a junk store! Are we eating on your old china?

Speaking of breaking things, Years ago, I had eight of these votive candle holders. This year, I'm down to two. We'll see if these two make it through this year's celebration. I just know you will be anxiously waiting to hear if they survived!

I clipped a faux berry branch to tie around the napkins. I'm using my mother's silver and crystal at this table.

Only one more Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I'm not sure I have enough practicing time, and I'm certainly not sure you have the patience to come look at another Thanksgiving tablescape on my blog!

I'll bet that if you go to Between Naps on the Porch, you'll find some people who are not obsessing on Thanksgiving tablescapes. Thanks so much for putting up with all of my practicing. laurie

Monday, November 10, 2008



Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, is just so much fun that I had to start "practicing" for Thanksgiving, so I could participate this week.

I'll be using my vintage Thanksgiving tablecloth for one of the tables at our Thanksgiving celebration.

In the center of the table, I have filled a hurricane lamp with faux fruit and surrounded it with faux leaves. We WILL be eating real food!

The pilgrims were on sale after Thanksgiving at Hobby Lobby several years ago, and I always enjoy seeing them when I get out the Thanksgiving decor.

She's a little fancy for a pilgrim, isn't she?

My favorite fall iced tea pitcher:

I serve gravy from this cute container that I got at a garage sale years ago:

I have these plates, because I was in the right place at the right time. A local private school was having a garage sale. Of course, yours truly was going to that. As I got out of my car, an elderly lady (this was before I became an elderly lady) who had parked her car next to mine, asked if I could help her get a box out of car. The box contained china she was donating for the sale. I took the box straight to the cashier and purchased them before anyone else got a look at them:

Thanks for stopping by to see my Thanksgiving "practice". It will be here before we know it. laurie