Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am posting late but hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  I do want to share our Thanksgiving table with all of you talented tablescapers.  So here it is!
I am usually much more traditional in my tastes, but really wanted a very colorful table this year.  And this is pretty colorful for me!!
I love these colors!  My inspiration came from the leaf-patterned tablecloth.

My husband picked up the flowers at the grocery store...I think he did a great job!  There were so many flowers in the bunch that I was able to split them and use the others on the tea cart.

I used my more casual dishes (more later) but, alas, I forgot the glasses when pictures were taken...I did used my crystal iced-beverage glasses
I put the desserts on the buffet.  There was apple pie and cookies (for my non-pie eating husband) and the pumpkin cream cheese pie was still in the fridge.  The silver pedestal dish holds the cutest acorn and maple-leaf cookies I bought at TJ Maxx
Our dining room is small so this tea cart came in handy during dinner.  And there are the rest of the flowers.

These are placecards I made.  I looked for autumn placecard holders but never found any :-(

This is the view of the fireplace from the dining was cold outside and the fire was wonderful and toasty throughout the day.  Don is keeping watch over it for us!!!

Our menu was pretty traditional:  Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, fresh green beans, peas, rolls.  We started with squash soup and then had salad before the main course.  Dessert was pumpkin cream cheese pie, apple pie, m&m cookies and fresh whipped cream. 
We have so much to be thankful for!!!

Now for the dish on the dishes:
  • My inspiration tablecloth was found on ebay
  • The white plates are Royal Albert English Garden also from ebay
  • The red salad plates are from Big Lots...versatile for a red lover like me
  • The little yellow leaf plates, which I adore, were found in T.J. Maxx
  • The square soup dishes are Temptations "Old World" from QVC,  I also used the other pieces from that set for serving the food
  • The red placemats are from Big Lots
  • The red cotton napkins were purchased on the internet at a great price...don't remember which site!  Silver napkin rings from Oneida-I've had for years
  • The silverplate place settings are Oneida Vanessa/Francesca
  • I don't know the patterns of the soup spoons and butter spreaders but they are from ebay
  • The missing glasses were my Waterford Marquis iced beverage glasses
  • Those cute little acorn and maple leaf cookies were from T.J. Maxx
I want to thank each and everyone one who posts here for your inspiration and ideas (which I admit to stealing from time to time);-)
Now onward toward the Christmas Tablescapes!!  I'm looking forward to visiting your tables

Special thanks to Susan at BNOTP (link on upper right side of this post)

Love to hear your comments!!!


  1. Great tablescape, Love the leaf theme. The red square soup bowls are so neat. You did a great job. See you soon. Ginger

  2. Tess, this is such a pretty table with all the golds, oranges, greens and reds, wow! I do like the square soup bowls, they add a nice touch to the place setting.

  3. Tess,
    What a pretty table you have set with that tablecloth. I love the tablecloth because it is full of color and non-traditional. It makes for a very fun Thanksgiving table. You did the perfect thing by going all red with the dishes, very chic. All the colors look very pretty with your blue dining wall color too. Your flowers are beautiful too!

  4. Fun setting! I adore all those colors. :) The pumpkin on your buffet is beautiful!

  5. Yes, you guessed right on my blog!! We have a camp in the Old Forge area, and live in Utica. What a small world! I love your inspiration tablecloth with all the golds, greens, oranges, and reds. The red tablesetting really makes it fun! I never think to watch QVC, but I adore those square soup bowls. I am your newest follower ;o)

  6. Hi Tess, sending a sweet hello to you from Frog Hollow Farm and a big thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your Thanksgiving sounded like it was just perfect - I loved all of your photos - and that view of the fireplace from the dining room is just lovely. Your cat looks so perfect sitting there - my cats won't go near the fire so far this fall for some reason! Thanks for sharing and being so diligent in listing where you found each of your table pieces - I don't always take the time to do that but always appreciate it when others do! Ciao, bella!

  7. Your clear colors are lovely for your Thanksgiving tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  8. All the pretty colors of autumn on your table. Dessert looks yummy!