Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving Tables

Before I get knee deep in decorating for Christmas I realized I had not shared my tables for Thanksgiving. This year we had the whole family celebrating Thanksgiving and we do have so very much to be thankful. With so many of us we needed two tables.

Watching over all my kitchen activities were Mildred and Milton.


Having a red dining room I am often carefull about colors of tablecloths. This year I stepped outside the box, for me anyway and decided to use an orange tablecloth mixed with some napkins with pumpkins and bordered in the red on the walls, who knew it would work?

Always using my Spode dinnerware for Thanksgiving. The stemware is also Spode and I use them often in the Fall.

My acorn napkin rings I found in an antique shop while on a trip to Blowing Rock, NC with a dear friend.

These adorable little salad bowls were a purchase last year at Pottery Barn while in Atlanta.
I always use seasonal pumpkins, squash and assorted gourds for my table arrangement in an antique dough bowl.

The dining room opens to our screened porch and this year even after having some very chilly weather I was able to set up the children's table. With the French doors open the children, the grands with the exception of the high chair crowd, they feel like they are right next to the grown ups. Fortunately it was a warm enough day to do that.

Special placemats for the grands that were purchased last year from Pottery Barn Kids.
These Turkey napkin rings are very special to me, my mother made them for me many years ago. When I take them out from my sideboard every year it brings back some fond memories.
We truly have so much to be thankful for in view of all of the sadness around the world. What more does one need but family and those precious grands. A good time was had by all.

I am linking this post to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.