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Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Thanksgiving Table for the Evening

Hi friends~

I hope you are enjoying this day with close family and friends, eating lots of food and having a grand ole time.  I quickly wanted to post some pictures of the Thanksgiving Table I set last night.  We did not have all the family this year.  But my husband still smoked 2 turkey breasts and a pork loin.  Nothing better than a turkey sandwich on the day after Thanksgiving!!  Later today we are headed to the big family gathering.  I am to take 2 pecan pies for the occasion.  I better get cracking!!

My colors were cream and brown with touches of muted orange and green.  I used a Quaker Lace tablecloth which gives this tablescape a nice old-fashioned look, I think.  In the center of the table I used a brown linen runner.  Then added my collection of creamware pitchers.  Then filled in with ceramic pumpkins and fresh pine cones.  A couple votive candles add warmth. 


In the very center I placed a creamy pedestal dish filled with small pine cones and a candle. 

At the last minute I added an unusual touch.  For place cards I used the trays and tiles from a Scrabble game!!  I had been on the lookout at garage sales and thrift stores for some games to use for different craft projects.  Up until yesterday, I couldn't find any.  However, yesterday I found two at one of my regular thrift stores!  One cost .59 cents and one .79 cents, Yeah!  For the blog I just spelled out attributes like thankful, peace, hope, love, grace etc.  You of course would put real names. 


For greater texture, I used woven place mats at each setting.  I used creamy plates with a brown rim that I had and picked up some dark green salad plates to set on top.  I am going to enjoy having these to use in the future to add variety to our dishes.   I then used woven napkin rings and creamy linen napkins. 

Glasses were some old-fashioned goblets that my Mom gave me.  Our silverware is the Dover pattern by Oneida.  They were a wedding present over 30 years ago.  I have to say they have held up really well.  But I only use them on special occasions.  

Next, I want to add a few pictures from my harvest, Thanksgiving decor around the house.  All of this will be coming down this weekend to make way for Christmas.

Home Sweet Home it is!

View of the autumn wreath from inside the house.  I like the way this looks through the leaded glass.

Come back tomorrow to learn all about winning a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Vintage Townsquare!  

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” 

Thanks for stopping by!!  Libby~

Linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch!


  1. This is my first visit to your blog, and I'm glad I stopped by. This Thanksgiving table is so pretty. I agree with your choices to give it texture. It certainly works.

    And I really love the idea of the scrabble pieces to spell out those qualities rather than the names. It was a perfect touch.

  2. Your front porch is decorated so nicely!!! I just looked at your profile and saw why it is so live in Georgia! Oh, what I wouldn't do for an ample-sized porch! And that front door...yowza! We lived very briefly in Augusta a few years back, and I thought the houses were so pretty there! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving, and I look forward to seeing your future posts as we move (with warp speed it would seem!) into the holiday season. Have a great weekend!

  3. My first time here too.

    You done a great job. So much love in your home. I can see thru your work.

    Happy TS...