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Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

So much to be thankful for, not the least of which is the delicious meal I enjoyed with my family.   We've enjoyed  good health, including Dad, who is the most fragile of us all.    We had a lovely day with family, though I was missing my daughter who was spending this year with her husband's family.  This year we all gathered at Dad's and I had to scrounge around for enough dishes to make three tables. I managed two tables of 6 and one of 4 .  I just brought over a little at a time until I had all the ingredients I needed to complete the tables.  Here is the first table - a setting with gold rimmed dishes.

I guess everyone now has the little Publix salt and pepper shakers.  I still love them and think they are adorable.  Next is the dining room table:

I got the blue glasses at Dollar Tree, I love them with the blue dishes, and I thought the blue against the brown table looked very Thanksgiving-y.  The little Blue Willow bowls were  bought at Kroger for next to nothing.  All the napkins were different colors - but at least they were fall colors!

I had everyone pick the table they wanted to sit at and grab their plates.  Next time I'm going to remove the dishes right before we eat and let them gather the dishes they want.  Some wanted to use the bowls/salad plates and some didn't and the ones not used just seemed to be in the way.  

Here is the last table, but it was actually set up just as a test (so excuse all the junk you see in the background, all the storage boxes and bags for wrapping are in the pics).  I didn't get a good picture of this table at Dad's and so decided to just use the test pic.

 I wish I had taken a  picture of the plate.  I found them at Ross, only 4. I desperately need 6!!  I was so sure I could find two more at other nearby Ross', but my luck ran out.  No more to be found.  They are so cute with a pumpkin in the midddle and fall leaves around the edges.  I'll continue to look for two more.  The little acorn bowls I found at Michael's, along with the little acorn salt and pepper shakers.

It was a lot of fun, but I'm glad to be home relaxing today!  We even got a little Christmas shopping done.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 


  1. I love the blue plates with the harvest colors of Thanksgiving. I'd have never thought to put those colors together, but they really work. Those glasses are wonderful! I'm going to have to have a look at the Dollar Tree.

  2. How fun! I set three tables this year as well. Love how they all look so different, yet each inviting and very Thanksgivingish. Just delightful.

  3. Lovely table settings! I can't believe you found those beautiful blue goblets at Dollar Tree. What a find. I guess I should shop there once in a while. :)

  4. Beautiful the Blue Willow!

  5. You did a fantastic job and pulled it all together nicely! It's hard to transport so much to another house and make it all work the way you want to. Glad to see you did test tables at home. I do the same thing! I'm glad your family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving.