Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thanksgiving Table for the Kids

  
        After I showed you a Christmas table, I am going back to Thanksgiving to share the kids' table in the kitchen and the food . I  meant to show it last week but I did not want to miss Kathleen's Pinteresting challenge.

    I went on with using Polish pottery. The blue satiny tablecloth from Tablecloth Factory turned out to be perfect with them. My friend gave me some pecans from her tree and I added them on the centerpiece. I always like to use that fluted Polish pottery compote.
 
Black rustic tree napkin rings from Joss and Main or is it Zulily? Although they appear darker in the pictures, the napkins are blue.

    Blue flatware from Horchow.
      I love this faux driftwood candle holder.
 
 
 

 
 
    I set the food as a buffet on the kitchen counter. So much food! We had ham, turkey and all the trimmings, eggrolls, noodles, chicken adobo, sushi, pork chops, sweet potato casserole, and desserts galore.
 
 
    The dessert table in the breakfast nook.

 Thank you so much for stopping by. I won't say much because this is already late but I  was traveling. I have been extremely busy between here and Florida but I want to announce that Rea continues to do well. Her hair is starting to grow and she is so excited. We all are! Here is her picture with her twin Halle taken on her latest clinic check up yesterday.
 
 

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Christine's Table it Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Sandi's Teatime Tues
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues
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Kathleen's Let's Dish
Paula's What's It Wed
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernideen's Tea Time
Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday



Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Pinteresting Christmas Challenge


Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen is having a A PINTERESTING CHRISTMAS TABLE challenge. I have a hard time finding a picture of what I wanted to do but finally settled on the table below.
 
 This is my version.
 
Below is the picture from Pinterest that I copied from the account of The Adventures of Tartanscot and you can see it on his blog here. 
I actually also have those Old Britain Castles Christmas tree plates but they are in our Cape Coral, FL home so I opted to use my Friendly Village transferware set.

 
Well, what do you think? Did I pass as a copycatter?

 Now, it's time to show all the details. I started with laying placemats and table runners with cardinals and poinsettias. I know I have 8 placemats but somehow, I could not locate the 8th one. Does this ever happen to you, misplacing a part of a set? Anyway, good thing I have 4 table runners of the same pattern so I used 3 runners and 4 placemats for a place setting for 8. It worked!
I got to use my "Believe" plate chargers again, topped with Friendly Village dinner plates and alternating a round and square salad plates from the same set.
The champagne flutes are Micasa "Gemstones", which I paired with red Italian wine crystals.
The silver plated flatware are from Wm. Rodgers and sons but I cannot remember the pattern name. I like that they have not tarnished since I bought them about 3 years ago from Ebay.
 
The centerpiece was a pair of santas and lots of  Christmas trees in various sizes.
I added 2 candles on each ends.
 
 
 
 
I added little village houses too. The one below is from Bernkastel, Germany.
Snowmen S & P shakers




 
 
 
 I took 2 panoramic shots.
 
 I placed my 3 Villeroy & Boch apple bakers on the buffet.
 This bowl with Christmas balls was on the table before I set the tablescape and I moved it on a pedestal table near the window.

That was fun! I hope you join Cuisine  Kathleen  at www.cuisinekathleen.com/ and please check out the many links who joined the party. Thank you so much for stopping by and I appreciate the efforts of everyone hostessing these memes. I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season.
 
I am also linking with
Sally's Blue Monday
Christine's Table it Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
Paula's What's It Wed
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Main Table for Thanksgiving Dinner in Natchez, 2014

I got to spend Thanksgiving at home in Natchez. I had to set 2 tables because all guests would not fit in one. The adults sat here and I had a table in front of the fireplace in the kitchen for the kids. I will share that table next week because I do not want to bore you with picture overload.
 We were 9 adults, actually 11 but 2 of them came late because they had to attend a family dinner so they just joined us for dessert. I placed 2 chairs on one end of the table to accommodate all since my table normally only holds 8.

 I chose to use Polish pottery instead of the usual traditional orange and green Thanksgiving plates. They are my "Go to" dishes when I do not have too much time to prepare because they are stored in the kitchen cabinets and are easily accessible.
 However, I added rust colored napkins to have the feel for Fall. I mixed and matched the Polish pottery plates and some of them have some rustic colored design in the center, but mostly blue, green and white.


 I have this big wooden bowl that I filled with squash and pumpkins for my centerpiece. I added a few antlers and straw twigs to make it look somewhat rustic.



 I used amber iris goblets and Polish pottery wine glasses.

Here is a close up of the plates showing woodsy designs, which I think are perfect for Fall.
 Polish pottery and Spode S & P shakers and pumpkin and asparagus napkin rings from Williams Sonoma.
 Artichoke and pinecones for place card holders, also from Williams Sonoma.
Thanks again for all your visits. I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving celebration with your families and you are enjoying your preparations for Christmas now. I also am very thankful to all the hostesses of the following memes.
 
Mandarin Orange Mon
Sally's Blue Monday
Christine's Table it Monday
Cindy's Amaze me Monday
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Maria Elena's Tuesdays at Our Home
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Paula's What's It Wed
Sarah's Homemaking party
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
 
 


 

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