Sunday, November 24, 2013

Turkey Time Will Soon Be Here

The clock is ticking!

Turkey Day will soon be here.

Our home is filled with the

rich warm tones of the season.

As is tradition,

we will host Thanksgiving Dinner

here for friends and family.

~ Autumn ~

My Favorite Season

~ Rusty Reds ~

~ Mixed with Greens ~

~ Neutrals ~ Shades of Brown ~

~ Amber and Aubergine ~

~ Acorns and Falling Leaves ~

~ Harvest Elegance ~ 

Last year our menu 

included pheasant and a selection

of healthy side dishes.

Of course there

were also lots of sweet treats.

~ Mini Pies ~

~ Apple ~ Pumpkin ~ Pecan ~

Mugs of

~ Irish Coffee ~

It was a warm Texas evening, 

and we dined outside on the terrace.

This year is cold and wet.

I'm scurrying around to set

tables inside where it is warm and cozy.

I'm not sure what 

I'm doing on my tables just yet,

but I'm certain to include these warm, rich, colors.

Best Wishes For A

Happy Thanksgiving

to Each of You!

~ Joining ~


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sarah, I would be thrilled to be a guest at your table, inside or out. Your food last year looks mouth-watering! Our temperatures took a nose dive, it was 78 degrees Monday and will 19 degrees tomorrow morning...brrr! It does make it seem more seasonal which is fitting with arrival of the Christmas season! Happy Thanksgiving to you and doggie kisses for sweet Sadie :)

  2. Sarah - there is so much "eye candy" here! Those desserts look so good and all of the tableware that you chose is so lovely. I, especially, like those wonderful green tassel napkin rings - wow. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Sarah,
    Every picture is beautiful..Those pheasants on your table have my mouth watering..I am sure your tables will be wonderful with all of your colors and choices..We are supposed to be pretty cold this year but at least the sun is going to shine...
    Happy Thanksgiving..
    Love, Mona

  4. Wow! Your Thanksgiving decor is so pretty, and I love the individual desserts! Mugs of Irish coffee? I'll take two!!! :D I really hope your family and friends appreciate your efforts (I'm sure they do)!

    I just took down my Thanksgiving decor because we're going to my mom's for Thanksgiving. I have all my Christmas up except for the tree. I can't wait until net Sunday because we're making Advent wreaths in Sunday School. I've never made one before! ;P

  5. So beautiful.

    I am scrolling back through your posts for some ideas for my Thanksgiving table. I found my grandmother's china in the attic and am hoping one of your beautiful tables will work with my china.

  6. Your past Thanksgiving tables look so beautiful and your buffet looks very delicious, Sarah!

    I am also hosting again after a few years of not doing so, and I really am looking forward to it. I have all my past menus saved since 1979 when I took over hosting for our family form my sister. It was fun looking trough them again today.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. I just know how special your Thanksgiving dinner will be. Your friends and family must look forward to all your beautiful dishes and warm hospitality. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Sarah.

  9. I'm glad you stopped by and told me that your posts weren't being updated…I just caught up on what I have missed!! Love the dinnerware you used for your Beef Bourg….I imagine they can also be mixed and matched with MC?? Just gorgeous. As for your post updates…once someone wrote about their RSS feed (which I know nothing about) and said it had nothing to do with blogger, but rather RSS) I don't know if that means anything to you…but I didn't understand it…..Maybe do another post asking for help??

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family - your tables are going to be gorgeous - if you see someone peeking thru your windows, don't be alarmed, it might be me :-)

  10. Such lovely autumnal settings, Sarah! Right down to the smallest detail...just perfect!
    The foods from other years look luscious..I don't think I've ever eaten pheasant, but I bet ANYTHING would taste magnificent eaten at your beautiful tables.

    I saw & heard about your cold, wet weather. Welcome to MY world! LOL

    Have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving & hugs to the Chef.

  11. I know it will all be beautiful and delicious, Sarah. My tables are set with the exception of centerpieces and some tweaking. I am thinking of using dried hydrangea blooms and deep pink camellias, both of which I have.

  12. Beautiful! You always set the most amazing tables! Have lots of fun this holiday! Hugs, Linda

  13. So beautiful, Sarah! I can't wait to see what you do this year. Happy thanksgiving to you all...Christine

  14. I know your table will be beautifully, dear Sarah. You always have the prettiest decor that's warm and inviting. Your menu from last year sounds wonderful and I'll bet your guests are hoping for a repeat. Happy Thanksgiving to you! xo

  15. I would love to stop by for a mini pie or 3 if you're having those again this year! Everything will be wonderful with your touches and beautiful things Sarah, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  16. Your tables always look so beautiful, Sarah!
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,

  17. I love the warm earth tones Sarah and those mini pies look amazing! Happy Thanksgiving-enjoy:@)

  18. Hi Dear Sarah! Oh, your table is gorgeous - as always. I love your pretty dishes and the roses. I'm sure your family and friends will be so pampered at your home on Thanksgiving. Have a happy one!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  19. Absolutely love your china, and I have a little orange turkey just like yours that I have so much fun with every year!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  20. Sarah, your home looks so festive for the season with all the autumn colors. Last years feast looks delicious and lucky are your guests around your Thanksgiving table. Happy Thanksgiving dear friend...........


  21. Beautiful! Will you do the same this year? Weather here isn't supposed to be so good. It will match my spirits!

  22. Oh my sweet Sarah...can I just go to your house for Tksgiving, lol! Everything is beautiful, those dishes, Little pumpkins and food, simply wow! The warm reds this kind of year is gorgeous and you've done gorgeous! Have a wonderful and blessed Tksgiving my dear friend.

  23. I love your vision of Thanksgiving. The colors, the dishes, the meal is all so beautifully presented. Love, love, love!

  24. This is such a gorgeous tablescape. I love your turkeys, they are all fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  25. Your orange accents are so beautiful throughout the tablescape. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  26. Sarah,
    Your tables will be beautifully set,dear friend. The guests will feel all the thought that went into each detail. The menu will be exquisite. Never fret,for your home will be warmed with the love you share around the table. Enjoy!!!
    Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. Sarah- It is all so beautiful. I love the acorn linens. LOVE!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!! xo

  28. What a gorgeous table, and the food looks delicious! I'm sure this year will be just as wonderful! Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

  29. So many wonderful little vignettes. I'm sure wherever your tables will land, they will be beautiful.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  30. Beautiful photos...♥ the Juliska rust plates. Who makes that pretty greenish/brownish handled flatware?
    I am sure you have been enjoying all the family and friends sitting at your table today.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Sarah.

  31. Sarah,
    I love this post full of Thanksgiving beauty. Just now getting around to visiting blogs on a quiet Friday morning--the calm after and before the storm! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving--judging from all your beautiful photos, I'm sure you did! ~Delores

  32. Sarah, beautiful table settings I love the pastoral scenes on the dishes, just delightful! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family. Laura

  33. All your decor is beautiful - I love the green tassels on the napkins and that gorgeous brown flatware. Thanks for sharing with us.

  34. Oh gorgeous! I love the tassel touch!
    I hope you'll stop by and enter the 6th annual DTA Black Friday giveaway.

    Have a lovely first week of advent.


  35. What gorgeous images, and I love the rust and white accent plates.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have been thinking of you...



  36. Beautiful Sarah! I love the rusty red color with the greens and browns. The roses in the vase are absolutely gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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