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.

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