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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