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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankful for Friendships

Recently my life hasn't allowed the luxury of time to create new posts for HFTS, and I've received many thoughtful notes from friends checking on me. I greatly appreciate everyone's concern and the friendships I share with all of you here in the Land of Blog. I truly appreciate each of you! What an amazing community of generous, caring, and thoughtful friends. I'm indeed thankful for your friendship!

Today I'm recycling a post I created for

2009 Thanksgiving Tablescape.

I hope to have new posts to share very soon.



We celebrate Thanksgiving with thankful

hearts for the bountiful blessings of our life.



Our table is set awaiting the arrival of our guests.





Salad plates in Olde Avesbury by Royal Crown Derby.



Dinner plates in Palermo Brown by Richard Ginori.



Italian Pewter chargers by Cosi Tabellini and

Talisman enameled silver flatware by Christophe.



Crystal stems in rich amber by Denby.



Antique sterling French napkin

rings collected through the years.



Some are monogramed in beautiful scripts.



The heirloom napkins were a gift from my mother-in-law. Each have been monogramed by hand and were stitched by my husband's grandmother.



The table cloth is by Yves Delorme in

shades of green and subdued teal blue.



My Tuesday Morning acorns have been pulled into service as place card holders. Fallen leaves from a Red Oak are inscribed with each guest's name using a silver paint pen.



Small initialed treat boxes are favors to be taken home.



Inside are honey glazed Texas pecans.



The center piece is a single pillar within a crystal hurricane lantern, a recent thrift find. It is flanked on either side by small white pumpkins, and all sits on a pewter tray.









Dinner will be served from the nearby sideboard in white French porcelain dishes. The antique silver and mother of pearl serving pieces are all individual pieces that I've purchased piece by piece.



A simple glazed container holds a bouquet of tulips, gerber daisies, hypericum berries, and golden thryallis.



Red ware pottery, acorns,



squirrels, horn votives,



candles, an amber glass turkey container,



vintage candy containers,



pumpkins, gourds, and more turkeys set the mood for Thanksgiving.



After dinner. . .



dessert will be served in the adjoining sun room.



A lemon cyprus topiary and

pumpkin shaped gourds are the centerpiece.



Coffee and dessert will be served on Richard Ginori china.



To see what the chef prepared for this dinner,

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Enjoy Your Day!



Thanksgiving Blessings to All!

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