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

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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


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I'm re-posting one of our Thanksgiving tables from 2012.  We host about 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, so I have a lot of tables to post!   

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Pewter turkey napkin holders were used to secure the plaid napkins.

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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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. 
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I purchased 8 Fall-looking coasters at an estate sale a couple of years ago.
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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.
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(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. 
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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.
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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'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Since we host approximately 30 people for holiday dinners. I am about half way finished with table settings for Thanksgiving dinner, so today I'm sharing two of my Thanksgiving tablescapes. (Of course, I have barely begun the cooking!)

This table is set in our family room.

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)

I've set this table in the sunroom.

(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)

Gravy tureen: yard sale; Indian salt & pepper: I have no idea; Pumpkin salt & pepper: flea market; tea pitcher: estate sale; turkey tureen for centerpiece: $5 at a gift store, because it has a chip on the base)

Click over to Between Naps on the Porch to find links to some wonderful tablescapes. Thank you so much for coming to see my tablescapes. Now, I'd better go start cooking! laurie

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