Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Table

I figured I would set my Thanksgiving table today.  I have been desperate to decorate for Christmas and put up the tree.  I always put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving.  It's our tradition.  But the decorating itch got to me today.

Napkin rings came from Hobby Lobby last year.
Platter was a garage sale find years ago.

Goblets were a Goodwill find last year!
Autumn Candle Sticks are from Partylite, many years ago.
Table cloth is Better Homes and Gardens (Walmart) table runner from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.

Greenery from Walmart with a couple of Autumn picks from Hobby Lobby.

A gift for my Parent's 25th wedding anniversary from our Pastor and his wife.
I have had the chargers forever.  The gold dishes are also Better homes and Gardens.  I just love that line at Walmart!
The vintage relish tray was my Grandmothers.  Wine glasses are my Mother's.  I also don't remember where we got the gold rimmed, white dishes.  My Mother bought a service for 16 years ago for the using at the holidays.
The only things missing are draperies and a chandelier.  We are renting right now, so not sure I want to put in the effort or money!
Later next week I will share my menu and some recipes.  I loved putting together this table scape. It is helping me look forward to Thanksgiving.  Otherwise it could be rather depressing,since it is the first one I will be separated from my family.
Blessings to you all!
Still Thankful for SO much. 

I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Hop on over and check out her GORGEOUS table from a previous Thanksgiving. She is also holding an awesome giveaway for Crosby and Taylor pewter measuring spoons

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  1. It looks so beautiful, Paula, you never cease to amaze me!

  2. Everything is so pretty! What great treasures you have from your mom and grandmother!I love how sparkly everything is, especially the runner, and the colors are so soft. Just beautiful!

  3. Beautiful table. I love your green goblets - in fact, I have a set of 8, also bought at my favorite thrift store. They are Duratuff goblets, made by Libbey, & come in a handful of colors. I have 3 dark blue ones, & 2 clear ones also, but my favorites are the green, because they go with so many colors.

  4. Hi, Paula! Don't despair that you are sans draperies. We bought our home 6+ years ago and STILL have yet to commit to draperies. I just can't find anything that I absolutely love. I am sure that by the time I do decide on something that I will be ready to change the colors in the entire room!!! I am sorry, however, that this will be your first Thanksgiving away from family. I can only imagine how that must feel. I hope there is a way you will somehow be able to connect with them, whether it's with a phone call of Skype or something...I just hope the day is not a total bummer for you. If you can, try to think of it that your family members are there with you through the lovely treasures from your Mom and Grandmother that grace your table. My thoughts are with you. Meanwhile, you have set a very pretty table with lots of great elements!

  5. Sorry to hear you will not be with family this year. I can relate to that also sometimes...sigh.

    Your table is so lovely! Please come by on Tues and link up to the everything Thanksgiving linky party. I sure hope you will join. :)

  6. Oh my gosh--your table is simply gorgeous!!! I am your newest follower and it's so nice to meet you...xo Cindy

  7. Your table is beautiful! No drapes needed :-)
    How nice to have the relish dish from your grandmother and the salt and pepper set from your parents. -I love those better Homes and Garden dishes too.

  8. Beautiful table! I love the napkin rings. Even if you can't be with family for the holiday, they are with you in spirit! Glad I found you from Debbie's party :)

  9. Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful. I love the vintage relish tray of your grandmothers.
    I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving even though you won't be with your family.
    Visiting you from DebbieDoos.

  10. I like your pumpkin napkin rings. They add a touch of whimsy to this very warm, and inviting setting. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Paula, your table is beautiful! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    I found you at Debbie's. I am your new follower.

  12. It's gorgeous! I love it.

    I'm a new follower and I found you through the newbie party. Come visit me at!!

  13. This is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by Hating Martha! Loving the chargers too...glamorous!

  14. What a beautiful Thanksgiving table. Isn't it nice to get some things done ahead of time!

  15. Your Thanksgiving table is warm and pretty. I love the thrifted platter. I am a huge thrifter myself. Olive from Olive Out

  16. Your tablescape is stunning and I totally love that you are using so many wonderful heirloom pieces. Gorgeous linens and accessories also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. Hi,
    Hopped over from Martys. Love your entire tablescape. Especially the turkey platter. We are on the same wave length girl. I too am SO in the mood to decorate for Christmas. I start the day after Thanksgiving. My kids give me such a hard time if I do any Christmas decor before. Thinking I might sneak and do my bedroom. I'll shut the door and they'll never know. lol! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Now following you.

  18. I'll have to come back. Not showing followers right now.

  19. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. I love your grandmother's relish tray. I have not been able to find a table runner that pretty.
    I am visiting from the Newbie Party and am now a follower.

  20. A very beautiful, stunning tablescape! Love your combination of family pieces and great finds! Everything comes together so nicely I too am in the mood to decorate for Christmas! It is so exciting!

  21. What a lovely table for Thanksgiving! I know how you feel missing family. This will be the first Thanksgiving without our oldest daughter(19), who moved back to California this past May.

  22. Stunning table for Thanksgiving! I love it that it's so elegant in a very subtle way with all the beautiful elements, specially the big white turkey platter. Have a nice week. FABBY

  23. Oh your table is simply gorgeous! I see right now that I could do better with layering. Thank you for showing how it's done. I understand the need to have some fun as you face a Thanksgiving that will be "different." Ours is going to be very different this year, too. Blessings to you this year...

  24. Hello Paula, Your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous. Your napkin rings triggered an idea, thanks. I blog hopped from Cindy to Debbie to you. I am going to linkup as one of your new followers. Linda

  25. I really like the way you put everything together. It's a great mix of old and new. I'm now following and also on facebook.

    Stop by and visit my blog too sometime....


  26. What a wonderful table to welcome your lovelies!

    I would love to grab some of your treasure and the salt & pepper shaker is my fave. GORGEOUS!

    Happy TTT...
    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

  27. Thanks so much for linking up your lovely table at the everything Thanksgiving party.

  28. Sorry, you will be separated from family but you are blooming where you are planted with such a lovely table.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  29. Your table is just gorgeous! I'm ready for Thanksgiving for sure. I noticed you are located in Illinois and so am I, how awesome! I've met so many bloggers from all over the United States, but none from our state.
    Over visiting from Debbie's Newbie party and would love for you to stop by too at I look forward to following you.


  30. Gorgeous table! I have that platter too. Love your table JoAnn

  31. I love those green cups! Seems like I have seen them somewhere before, I'm going to have to find them again and buy them1

  32. Love your tablescape. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

  33. Your tablescape is so very festive and beautiful!



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