Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Last week, I shared my Thanksgiving table for ten. As I said, we host between 25 and 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, so today, I am sharing a table for eight. It’s a good thing all of my guests get along with one another, because I do scrunch them close together for the meal!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 19, 2012
As I said last week, we will be hosting 20 people for Thanksgiving dinner. I posted one of our Thanksgiving tables in my previous post. This is the second of three Thanksgiving tables at my house. When I host 20 people, I have to put the place settings kind of close together, but it is my opinion that a scrunched, well-fed family is a happy family.
I purchased 8 Fall-looking coasters at an estate sale a couple of years ago.
You’ve been looking at this centerpiece on my blog since mid-October. I forgot to take a close up picture of it for this post, so I’m sharing a picture of the centerpiece from a tablescape on a previous post.
(Plates: Bombay, Old Ivory Syracuse; Flatware: I can’t remember the pattern name. It belonged to my Mother; Stems: Lenox Moonspun.)
I’m joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.
Thank you for coming to see a second Thanksgiving table at my house. Stay tuned for the third and final Thanksgiving table, coming to this blog soon. laurie
Saturday, November 17, 2012
We are hosting about 20 people for Thanksgiving this year, so I have to get busy with preparations. Today, I’m sharing one of the tables.
I recently posted the different scenes on the plates that I’m using on this table. I didn’t think you’d want me to show pictures of each of them again, but you can go here to see each scene.
Thank you for coming to see one of our Thanksgiving tables. I’ll have another table or two to post before Turkey Day. I am linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
(Dinner Plates: Ascot by Wood & Sons, England; Flatware: Towle Old Master)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I don't have enough matching dishes for ten people, so I've used different dishes on each end of the table. (Square plates:Certified International, Pamela Gladding; Other dinner plates: Ascot by Wood & Sons; My mother's flatware; cranberry stemware: a garage sale; one set of salt & pepper shakers were my mother's; the set in the little carrier was from a flea market)
(Bowls: Certified International, Pamela Gladding; Dinner Plates: J.C. Penney Home Collection; Green stemware: wedding gifts 40 years ago; "turkey" napkins: Craft Fair; turkey napkin rings-Going out of Business Sale at a gift store; Flatware: estate sale)
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.
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.
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
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!
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: