Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving, 2012 Table

 
Just a quick post here to share our Thanksgiving dinner table. I am in Florida right now with my daughter, taking care of some exciting business, but I set the table before I left. I was not feeling too well when I left home so this table was put together very quickly in between resting and napping.
 
I am inviting some friends over to join us since I cannot have any family member come over. They all live in FL and they all have other plans already. This year, I made our table very traditional and will be serving very traditional Thanksgiving food also.
 
I brought my pair of candelabra from the French cabinet to use on the table. I think it adds to the formality look.


 I used my Myott Queens turkey luncheon and salad plates. I told you it will be very traditional but I added a Princess House Pavillion dinner plate. I used oval wood plate chargers and my natural fiber oval placemats.
 I combined Iris bubble amber goblets and green wine glasses, both of which I have had for years.

Wm Rogers silver plated flatware in "Exquisite" pattern.
 
 For napkin rings, I used Southern Living at Home napkin rings which also doubles as name place holders.
 I thought I would put "Her Majesty, the Turkey" on a pedestal in the center and be the main centerpiece.
 I took 2 vases that were on our kitchen mantel and placed them on either side of the turkey platter. My friend, Noemie gave me the vases and I bought cheap fall colored flowers from the Dollar Store and made the arrangements.
 I will use the orange vintage hobnail server for the gravy. I also added 2 simple candle holders with turkey on them.





 Princess House "Pavillion" turkey platter matches the dinner plates. It is  placed on top of a marble top Lazy Susan.

 Turkey S& P shakers, Spode duck S& P shakers and I just added a twin dip container, maybe to use for cranberries. Not sure yet.
 I think this must be my favorite tablecloth. I bought it from Roades, Greece. I just love the color, the material and the satin edging with embroideries.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all enjoy the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Christmas is coming very fast.
 
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43 comments:

Olive said...

It is a beautiful table for Thanksgiving Christine. The turkey plates are splendid. xo, olive

myletterstoemily said...

that is the MOST beautiful thanksgiving
table i have ever seen. you are an
artist.

Traci said...

It's all beautiful as usual! I love the tablecloth!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous Chris! Your table is exuberant and beautiful, like the pretty and perfect dishes and lovely stemware, among all the other perfect elements you've used for it. We are here at Sofia's in Cayetana's b'day party again. We will be alone for Tksgiving with my mom only, the family is scattered..not that there's Tksgiving here, but we celebrate it the next Satuday, 24. Big hugs,
FABBY

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Christine, your table settings are always fit for a King! I LOVE the turkey plates. Anyone should feel special enjoying a meal at this table.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - your guests will enjoy being at that table. Hope you are feeling better.

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine, Your table looks beautiful in the candle light. The light makes the whole room look so inviting. Have a great Thanksgiving! Gina

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I just had to write and tell you how pretty your dining room is. Also, I wanted to show you our dining room. We have the same exact wallpaper. I was very surprised when I saw your post. I thought I would include the post I did getting our dining room ready for Fall.

http://cottagetome.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-tweaked-my-fall-table-today.html

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Your table is just beautiful and I love how it looks under the candles. You set the prettiest tables.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

This looks like a movie set, Christine..it is truly stunning and you have outdone yourself..

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table is beautiful Christine, love those great turkey plates! Hope you're feeling better-Happy Thanksgiving:@)

Loretta said...

Hi Christine, Stunning...magazine worthy! Love the tablecloth!

Pat said...

I love the mix of green and amber glassware. Everything about this table is absolutely gorgeous Christine.

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm not sure, but I think this ate my comment. I'm not sure.

Dolores said...

You are amazing!!!!! The table, dishes....everything looks beautiful.

lvroftiques said...

That's a beautiful table and a gorgeous dining room Christine! Really beautiful job. I know your guests will be impressed *winks* Vanna

Cottage and Broome said...

Wow, a beautiful table and room! Love your turkey plates. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving, Laura

Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful Christine! Not bad for someone who's feeling under the weather! I hope you are better by now and enjoying the warmth of Florida! The tablecloth is stunning! Beautiful dishes and flatware! Love the candelabras too! Have a great Thanksgiving! Safe travels!

Ann Krucek said...

Gorgeous!!! that tablecloth from Greece is absolutely beautiful. Lucky friends who get to enjoy that table. I hope you are feeling better so you can enjoy your gathering.

Marlis said...

Christine, I hope you are feeling better. Your table is magnificent. I love traditional at Thanksgivings. The tablecloth, the chargers, all so pretty with the Myott dishes. You have a beautiful eye to make everyone feel so special. xo marlis

Jacqueline said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. What a beautiful table and I agree, that tablecloth is amazing! Everyone will be so thrilled to sit down at this magnificent table. Your candle holders are stunning and I love that you lit the candles so we could see what it would be like. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Tricia said...

Simply stunning, Christine! I love the traditional, formal look you've put together. Your friends are lucky, indeed, to dine in such a gorgeous setting! And I'm sure your menu will be equally delightful!

kitty said...

Christine, your table is just lovely! The amber and green glassware is so pretty with the turkey dishes. I'm glad you're starting to feel better.

Chubby Chieque said...

How's the beautiful Tablescaper of them all?

Your Thanksgiving table is exquisite, Ate Xine... the small details are well choose (once again).

Thank you for sharing, just wishing I could sit and have a chit-chat with you.

Cheers & GB to all,

Hugs,
/Chie

Laurie Ritchey said...

Spectacular, Christine! I almost think it wouldn't matter what you put on the table when you put that gorgeous cloth on it! I love the candelabra set. Everything is so elegant looking. laurie

Debbie said...

Oh Christine! You have just taken my breath away with this one. I love every single inch of it. It's gorgeous and elegant. I love the plates and wish that I had some, and I really love the stemware on here. This table just has a glow about it.

I've been short on inspiration lately, and this really inspires!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Your table is lovely - so warm and festive! Happy Thanksgiving!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Christine this is so pretty! I love the traditional look and you have done it so very well. First off let me say the candelabra's are gorgeous and caught my attention right away. I also love that you used two different colors for the goblets and wine glasses. This setting is so very serene looking to me too. I would be happy to join as well if I were able. Happy Thanksgiving!

Marigene said...

How beautiful...I will be using the same turkey plates, too. The flatware really is exquisite, beautiful pattern! Christine, I just can't seem to mentally picture you doing a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner for some reason!

The French Hutch said...

Wow Christine, You'd never know you weren't in tip top form when you created this beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. I think you will wow your guests with this table and I'm sure your traditional meal will be delicious. Love the header, such a beautiful family.
Happy Thanksgiving Christine.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

LV said...

Your friends really rate. Your table looks like one set for royalty. Beautiful job and I would hate to mess it up.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Christine, your table is truly lovely; stunning actually! You do know how to set a table. The table cloth is gorgeous! Thank you for your visit and Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy Thanksgiving too.

Blessings,
Sandi

Schotzy said...

Truly exquisite! Thanks so much for visiting my blog tonight... I am now your newest follower!!!!! I love your blog!!!

Schotzy said...

Truly exquisite! Thanks so much for visiting my blog tonight... I am now your newest follower!!!!! I love your blog!!!

Schotzy said...

Truly exquisite! Thanks so much for visiting my blog tonight... I am now your newest follower!!!!! I love your blog!!!

Lady Linda said...

So very beautiful. I have been waiting to see what you would do for Turkey Day.
You are amazing.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Tami Kenner said...

Christine, your table..no...your whole dining room is right off the pages of a decorating magazine!! Just stunning and very inspirational too.
Your guests will feel very special.
Have a happy Thanksgiving & Happy Pink Saturday too.
xo Tami

Lulu said...

I always know your table will have a special flair, and this one is no exception.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Everything is exquisite Christine!

iHeart PINK
Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you get a chance.

Linda Primmer said...

Christine, your table is gorgeous with all of it's finery. Love the china! Your family will truly appreciate the richness and warmth sitting at this table. happy Thanksgiving....

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful dear Chris and I wish you all many blessings. How is John, your mother, your girls and little grands and the rest of your family, son and stepdaughter? Are you all gonna be together, or are you going somewhere? We'll be alone just us two. Sofia just did a birthday for Cayetana..so come on over to see, it's really great. Big hugs,
FABBY

Denise said...

My first visit with you.Lovely table setting.I'm your new follower.Please drop by and visit with Me any time. Bless you this Thanksgiving Denise

mississippi artist said...

I love the turkey china! Your table is beautiful. My son wants to have every holiday at his house and won't even let me bring a thing. I kind of miss cooking and doing a table for the holidays,it is just not much fun for just the two of us. I should not complain!

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