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This will be my last post until after Thanksgiving, but wanted to share the "wrap-up" of all things Fall. Decided to get my dining room table all set & ready ahead of time so as to have one less thing to do on "Turkey Day." I'm using our wedding china -- Noritaki. I have silver chargers that would match the trim on the china, but wanted to carry on the whole theme of fall & use these rusty-brown ones that I purchased at Walmart this year. I kind of like the contrast.
The little turkey napkins rings are a good 35 years old & were purchased at a craft fair way back then. The napkins are from Walmart.
Both salt & pepper sets were wedding gifts. The Man & I have been married 41 years. Do my things classify as "antique"?
The stemware is Princess House. A bunch of my friends & I were on a Princess House Party "frenzy" a number of years ago, so I've amassed several things. I think it's very pretty.
This cream & sugar set belonged to my Great, Great Grandparents. I just cherish these pieces. Can you believe how large they are?
Wanted you to see a close-up of the china. I just love the little delicate flower trim. I've always loved the shape of these cups.
I inherited this teapot, plus several others, from my mother-inlaw. I just love the shape & the colors. I also cherish knowing that she specifically wanted me to have her collection of teapots & cups & saucers. She was such a dear person.
This next photo is just for fun. I am not a very good photographer, but I love having fun taking pictures. I had to take several snaps before I managed to get one that was somewhat centered -- just stretching out over the table to get a pic from above. Gives you a different perspective.
These are the serving dishes I will be using. Okay, here you see my rather "freaky" organizational mind at work -- everything is labeled. Seriously, I don't want to forget that gravy goes in the gravy boat! Yes, you can laugh at me because I'm laughing at myself right now. The gravy boat & medium bowl are part of the china set. The crystal bowl is Fostoria. The very large bowl is another piece from my sweet mother -inlaw. It's called a Constitution Bowl made by Lenox. The large platter is by Princess House, as is the small bowl. The covered pottery dish was handmade by a cousin.
If you read my last post, you may recall that I said I had finished tweaking anything other than the table. Well, this really is the last tweak until I start all over again with Christmas. I brought in this tall dark green urn filled with some of my favorite fall florals to replace my smaller floral arrangement & little basket of berries & leaves. Why is that your last decision always seems to be the best?
That's a wrap for Fall 2010. It has been gloriously fun because of starting this blog and meeting all of you wonderful blog-sisters. I hope you each have a wonderful Thanksgiving, however you may be celebrating it. Be safe and stop by to visit really soon.