Our Thanksgiving table . . . .
Set in advance of our guests arriving, just so I could have my daughter, Hunter, take these pictures for my blog.
My other daughter, Hannah, went into a very sullen mood when she found out she’d be sitting at “the kids’ table.” Her time will come.
I used my green chargers purchased at Eddie Bauer Home about 13 years ago. Then added my Johnson Brother’s Friendly Village dinner plates, cereal bowls and bread plates.
The amber cube patterned ice tea glasses from Whitehall have been collected here and there. The same is true of the amber wine glass from Colony in the Park Lane Pattern.
I purchased the three tier display at a local antique shop and use it for many different occasions. It’s almost too big for a centerpiece, but I figured my brother-in-law and son could look at each other later. I filled it with bittersweet, pine cones, miniature indian corn and a ceramic pumpkin trio.
The silver plate flatware is from my collection of mismatched patterns. (Took a quick inventory and there are a few pieces I “need.”) I try to find my dinner knives with a monogrammed “k” already on them—brings a little more of a challenge!
I used a large painter’s canvas for our tablecloth and topped it with a runner of burlap. The napkins are from Hodgepodge—a linen blend—which I recently had monogrammed.
It didn’t take long to reduce the beautiful setting to the familiar site of carnage once we descended on those favorite dishes of smoked turkey (new and improved with “brining"), wild mushroom & sausage dressing, mashed potato casserole and sweet potatoes a la Glenn! It was wonderful, the company was great and great goodness, the DESSERTS!
Thanks for taking a look. Now I’ve got to get over to Between Naps on the Porch to look at all of the other Thanksgiving tables! I hope you visit, too, but be warned—it’s addictive!
Thanks for your indulgence!