Happy Thanksgiving

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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.


  1. The table is set so pretty! It makes me want to go home & pull out my china!

  2. Your table is lovely. I have china almost exactly like yours from my mother-in-law. My sister-in-law didn't want it and now she says she regrets not taking it because it is perfect for Thanksgiving and Easter table settings. We have had so many happy family gatherings with it and it's so easy to work with.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Your table is just beautiful and I love your china. I bet you get a lot of compliments!

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  4. What a beautiful table setting! And I love how you label your serving dishes! When I entertain, I make lists galore and make note of which bowls and platters will be used. I love being prepared!

  5. What time's dinner :) Lovely and warm and welcoming tablescape! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. This is just beautiful! I love you teapot. It all looks gorgeous and you are so organized. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Love your table and china -- just marvelous!


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