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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We Pardoned the Turkey

We pardoned the turkey here at HFTS.

Rack of Lamb is on the menu.


  1. What a gorgeous table! You will feel bad actually sitting down and using it ;-) Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the lamb! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  2. Oh your dishes are diving. I would want to look at those all year long. I love turkeys. Funny thing but I do. Have a wonderful day with your family.

  3. Gorgeous table Miss Sarah. I love your pretty turkey plates. Enjoy!

  4. Very pretty table, Sarah!! The lamb sounds delicious...I have made it once or twice to rave reviews!

    Enjoy your day and many blessings!


  5. Beautiful plates and table, Sarah! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!...Christine

  6. Beautiful table!!! Love the linen tablecloth too! I'm sure that turkey is relieved! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Miss Bloomers

  7. Hi Sarah,
    what a grreat table, very elegant. The pardonned turkey looks so cute. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  8. Your table is gorgeous Sarah, I love the plates! Happy Thanksgiving-enjoy:@)

  9. Your house is the second I've seen today who plans to let the turkey off the hook for rack of lamb....yum! Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. Hi Sarah~ Stopping by to drink in your Spode Woodland beauty & table details before I begin final preparations, feast & fall into a food coma! I'm glad you pardoned the turkey~ he's doesn't fare as well at my house :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Great photo's Sarah.
    Enjoy the lamb and then the bourguinon tomorrow!

  12. The table looks lovely! But MARY will not be happy at all about your menu! :)
    Have a great day , all of ewe!

  13. Lovely table, Sarah.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  14. Oh, I have spode envy and love that pheasant! Such rich colors.

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    I laughed when I read you were having lamb. When my girls were young, Grandma used to bring a lamb chop for our eldest daughter, Peggy, who didn't like turkey. After all, what are grandparents for, if not to spoil the grandchildren?

  16. Very pretty!
    Happy thanksgiving to you too!

    Kay Ellen

  17. Gorgeous table Sarah and the rack of lamb sounds great...yeah, poor turkey, needs a break from someone! Lol! Happy Thanksgiving for you and yours. FABBY

  18. LOOK at that table setting!
    Sarah, you amaze me!
    Love every little detail.
    Where did you get the Presidential turkey? Too funny!

    Hope your meal and your day was wonderful.

  19. Sarah,
    Dear friend, you gave me a chuckle with that adorable turkey figurine!!! Gorgeous tablescape! Blessing to you on this Thanksgiving Day!

  20. Sarah,Happy Thanksgiving to you, too my friend! I hope it has been a special day with loved ones! Your table is so lovely! Blessings to you this holiday season!



  21. I bet the turkey was very glad his life was saved this year! I bet the lamb was delicious. I would much rather eat lamb than turkey myself too. I love lamb!

    I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. It looks like it was going to be amazing!

    Best wishes,

  22. That's so funny - and not an expression that we know up here. Your rack of lamb was probably wonderful - what a treat!
    I love your table - so elegant and festive.

  23. Oh so beautiful! I just got the Spode pheasant gravy boat. He is spectacular and so is your table! Happy Thanksgiving.

    - The Tablescaper

  24. I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! Are there any leftovers for me?

    Your table is just gorgeous and your menu sounded delicious too.

    Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

  25. Sarah, Sorry I'm a late visitor for Thanksgiving. Lovely tablescape, I love the Spode Woodland plates and the gorgeous serving pieces. I'm sure the lamb was enjoyed by all.


  26. This table is beautifully set, Sarah~ Love the woodland theme w/browns and gold. I just put up a tree yesterday with that color scheme. Ya know, sometimes it's good to go non-traditional for a menu. Nothing wrong with that. I think I would even like an Italian feast! hmmmm......
    :-) Sue

  27. Dearest Sarah,

    Oh how lovely of you to visit and to PARDON THE TURKEY!!!!! Rack of lamb...oh dear oh dear....super delicious, indeed!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for visiting today after a bit of a hiatus? Life gets busy and we are now entering into a very busy but fun time. Enjoy all your plans and preparations for another year of LOVE and JOY!!!! Oh how kind of you to return later to see what I have been writing...that is SO THOUGHTFUL OF YOU!


  28. Your table is gorgeous, Sarah! Rack of lamb? Works for me!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

  29. Your table looked so beautifully ferstive for Thanskgiving Day, Sarah, and your dinner must have been so delicious. I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend!

  30. O, what a lovely table...and the turkey platters are just beautiful.
    Your rack of lamb sounds devine.

    Yes, ma'am....we are all very proud of our Deeds. She not only is about the most beautiful almost-10 year old..she is the smartest. :) Now, doesn't THAT sound just like a grandmother. I am sure others will read this and beg to differ with me. :))
    xoxo bj

  31. LOL, you are too funny. Lovely plates and I love the deer napkin rings.

  32. Beautiful settings! My turkey wasn't one of the lucky ones!

  33. Sarah,
    That is just beautiful! I love that Spode pattern. We pardoned the turkey too. LOL! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  34. Sarah, thanks for commenting on my last post! I enjoyed seeing your Thanksgiving table, too. LOVE the Spode china, and the flatware was just perfect with them. Your trip to Normandy sounded fabulous and fun!

  35. Fantastic post, I really look forward to updates from you.

  36. Exquisite! What gorgeous place settings & accessories, too! Love the tall, dramatic centerpiece, Sarah.

    We're so sick of turkey by now, that your rack of lamb sounds wonderful!!!
    I think I'll go buy some chops today. LOL


  37. What a beautiful way to pardon the turkey. I love those Spode Turkey dishes. Your table is stunning. I'm not sure it would matter what I was eating if I was dining at this elegant and inviting table. laurie


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