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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!
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