Showing posts with label THANKSGIVING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label THANKSGIVING. Show all posts

Monday, November 24, 2014


Thanksgiving Table for 5-1
I’ve already shared several of our Thanksgiving tables here and here.  In this post, I’m sharing the last of the 30 place settings for Thanksgiving dinner.  This table for five is on the “high-low” table in front of the sofa in the family room.  In these photos, it is position at its normal coffee table height.  On Thanksgiving, I’ll raise it to dining table height.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Thanksgiving Table for 8-1
I shared my Thanksgiving table for 10 last week.  You can see that here.  (I’ve already changed it a little bit!)  Remember, we seat 30 people for Thanksgiving.  Today, I’m sharing two more of the tables.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Thanksgiving Table
The first of the 2014 Thanksgiving tablescapes is done. It’s a very simple table, but it does have some bling. I normally don’t bring out the bling until the Christmas season, but I was inspired to bring it out for Thanksgiving this year.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Tgiving decor. 8
I love my new sign, which I hung over the ranges in the kitchen.  "In Everything Give Thanks" is painted on an old piece of metal.  It was a gift from a secret pal.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Pilgrims and Indians 1

Pilgrims and Native Americans are getting together all around our house.

Pilgrims and Indians 2

The metal picnic basket is filled with Pilgrims and Native Americans gathering to give thanks.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I previously shared our Thanksgiving table for 10 and our Thanksgiving table for 8.  I seat approximately 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, so I have a few more tables to share.

Monday, November 25, 2013


Thanksgiving-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Before I put away the Thanksgiving décor, I’m sharing a few last snippets of  Thanksgiving 2013 at our house.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Some of you know that we host 30 family members in our home for Thanksgiving, so I’ve been doing a lot of preparin’ for the gatherin’, and I’m sharing some of my preparations on this post.
Table for 10 in the family room.
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Table for 8 in the sunroom.
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I love using these Fall platters as chargers/placemats.  Some of you may recall that I got them at an auction last year for $6.00 each.  When I told the auctioneer I wanted all six of them, everybody acted like I was crazy and wanted to know what I was going to do with six platters.  I hope they read my blog, because I know they will be so sorry they didn’t buy the platters.
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Table for 4 in front of the fireplace.
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Table for 3 in front of the bookshelves.
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One of the Children’s tables (the other one is identical) with edible centerpiece and tags to record what they are thankful for.
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Monday, November 7, 2011


mantel plgrms
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plgrm bear
praying plgrms
Of course, the pilgrims were met by the Indians.
(Christine, there is the rest of my duck knife-rest set like yours.)
And the Pilgrims and the Indians met a lot of turkeys (Of course, not many turkeys survived the meeting).

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And they discovered the bounty of the land.
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pumpkn wagon
(Obviously, they discovered a time machine that allowed them a glimpse of the horse-drawn cart filled with pumpkins!)
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Monday, November 1, 2010


 I’m afraid when you look at these first pictures, you’re going to click that little “x” and get out of here, because you’re going to know that I am posting my mantel AGAIN!  I’m not only posting my mantel again, but it really still looks almost identical to the way it’s looked on my header for a month!  I did replace the “Welcome Fall” plate with my new (to me) duck platter and my girl and boy holding baskets of grapes .  I’m finally through welcoming Fall, and I’ve moved on to Thanksgiving.
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 mantel final Since I posted a picture of the blog header you’ve been seeing for a month, I decided I would also post a photo of a table top that is ready for the Thanksgiving season. 
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Ooops! I posted that cloche at Marty’s last Cloche Party!!
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 full tbl topMaybe some of you have memories as short as mine (I hope!), and you won’t remember that you just saw this needlepoint on my header a few seconds ago!    Okay, you’re right, I don’t have much to share, but I wanted to join Table Top Tuesday, so I’m sharing the sources of my headers AGAIN!
 If you want to see table tops you haven’t already seen, head over to sweet Marty’s at A Stroll Thru Life.
I apologize for sharing photos you’ve already seen.  Thank you for coming to see my headers AGAIN!  laurie

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I'm joining sweet Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Be sure to click over to Mary's to go see mosaics throughout Blogville.

Although I've barely begun cooking, my Thanksgiving tables for over 30 people are ready and waiting. Thursday, I shared two of the TG tablescapes with you. Today, I'm sharing the remainder of the tables. (Disclaimer - in case someone who is joining us for Thanksgiving dinner is reading my blog: These tables are just practice! I don't leave plates on the tables for two weeks to collect dust; I turn stemware upside down, and put the napkins over the flatware, so I think we'll be safe).

Dinner plates on above table: Pier 1 Oralia; Flatware: our wedding pattern: Old Master by Towle; stemware: Tuesday Morning; vintage tablecloth: garage sale; I don't remember where I got the napkin rings.

Brown dinner plate: Casa Stone, Autumn Waves; Floral plate: Apple Blossum,Ridgways England; Stemware: our wedding pattern: Lenox Moonspun; napkin rings: estate sale.

Blue glass dinner plates: Outlet Mall years ago; Top plate: My mother's, Eggshell Nautilus; Stemware: My mother's; Flatware: My mother's. (In case you are wondering why the flatware is resting on the backs of the turkey napkin rings, it's because these place settings are too close together to put the flatware beside each place setting-when you are hosting more than 30, you do what you gotta do!) (Also, in case you think this table looks very low for eating, it is my "high-low" table, and it will be raised to dining height before Thanksgiving. It's much easier to take that "hanging from the chandelier" photo when the table is in the low position!).

All three of the children's tables are decorated the same, so I'm only showing you one. Everything is non-breakable. The lollipops are in plastic stemware for a centerpiece.