Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks - Thanksgiving 2009

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 
Palerimo 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.

Come back tomorrow to see what the chef prepared for our dinner. I'll be joining Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. But for now, click here to go over to Susan's @ Between Naps on the Porch for a peek at her delightful whimsical Christmas setting.

Enjoy Your Day!

Thanksgiving Blessings to All!