Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Table, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope you all enjoy spending time with family and friends, while giving thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon all. I am happy to join Katherine's Give Thanks Tablescape Blog Tour. Hop on over there at https://katherinescorner.com/2017/11/22/give-thanks-tablescape-blog-tour to visit the other participants.
For this year, I thought I'd use the turkey salad plates that I bought a few years ago from Pottery Barn, along with Johnson Bros. "Thanksgiving" transferware dinner plates, which are part of their Historic America series. I bought them from an estate sale in Brookhaven, MS when we still lived in Natchez.

You can see my other Historic America series in "Massachusettes" pattern, that I used for my second Fall tablescape last month here.

 The plate chargers are actually melamine. I usually prefer using ceramic, wood or glass chargers, which I do have a lot of, but I could not resist buying these from Zulily because they were so inexpensive and they actually look elegant. I think they were only around $5.99 for a set of 4 and I bought 2 sets.

 I love my wooden pilgrims.

Turkey S & P shakers. You will also see the wooden pumpkin napkin rings here from Williams Sonoma on clearance years ago.



 Spode Woodland flatware set
 Spode Woodland salt and pepper shakers.


 I bought the tablecloth from Rhoades, Greece many years ago while traveling with my daughter Tina and SIL Scott and granddaughter AJ. Tina was 5 months pregnant with her first child then, which means this is more than 10 years old.


Lots of turkey on this tablescape, including the pair of candlestick holders and a turkey tea light holder.


 Bavarian Tirschenreuth tea set

Thank you so much for stopping by. A special thanks to Katherine for inviting me to her "Give Thanks Blog Tour" at https://katherinescorner.com. I would also like to link with the following memes.
Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
http://www.rustic-refined.com/
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Chloe's Celebrate it Monday
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Show and Share
Home Matters
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Susan's Tablescape Thursday

Share your Style Thursday
Katherine's Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
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Kate's Flaunt it Friday
Foodie Fri and Everything Else
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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tea Party on the Outdoor Deck

The kids came over for us to babysit cause their mom had a photography engagement. When they arrived, I asked if they wanted to have a tea party. Well, I always know the answer to that, lol.
 This was an impromptu tea party so I just gathered whatever I could in a jiff and brought them out.

The weather in Florida is just getting pleasant so I decided to have the tea on the outdoor deck.
Of course my granddaughter Reese, is always the most excited when it comes to a tea party.



 We even got John to join us.

 We had English strawberry vanilla tea. It was the kids' choice. They all love it.

I gave the green cup for John to use and as I was pouring the tea, he stopped me and said there is something black inside the cup. I told him not to worry, that it's a bee and it's part of the design, lol.
 We had scottie shortbread,

 We also had choco wafers.
 Reese is always so dainty with her fingers when drinking tea.

 Do you see our pool enclosure in the background? Our big shade tree fell on it during Hurricane Irma and half of it came down. It was a total mess! We haven't been able to get it repaired because no screen can be found anywhere, not even on line, except for a few that are inflated in prices so John and I decided to wait.




Guess who else came to join us-the kids' outdoor cat, Bobby.

 See the leaning palm tree in the background? Another damage from Irma but it is still alive and we just have to prop it up. We have been so busy cause right now, our bathroom ceiling and roof above it is being repaired. Yep, another hurricane damage.

Our fig tree was uprooted and had to be taken out too.
 The tea pot is by 222 Fifth

Here is a better view of the damaged screen. You should have seen it after the hurricane with the huge fallen tree above it with black pool water underneath. I felt so much better after the clean up. Luckily, the tree did not fall on the house.
Thanks again for stopping by. I also appreciate all the hostesses and these parties.


Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
http://www.rustic-refined.com/
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Chloe's Celebrate it Monday
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Show and Share
Home Matters
Share Your Cup
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Grace at Home
http://www.impartinggrace.com
Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
Foodie Fri and Everything Else

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Fifth Fall Tablescape, a Spooky (Not!) Raclette Dinner

Last time we had a raclette dinner, my son in law missed it cause it was a few weeks after Hurricane Irma and he was working double time to help restore electric power in the city. My grandkids wanted a repeat performance so their dad could experience a "fancy dinner" according to Reese, my 6 year old granddaughter, lol.
Since it is getting closer to Halloween, I decided to use my German ghost plates.
 I knew the table will be crowded so I just used salad plates with no chargers nor dinner plates. I originally bought these plates when my classmates from College and I were to have a reunion at our house in Natchez, MS. We called our group "Spooks" in College and we still do, so these have a special meaning to me.
 I used various stem glasses. I thought the kids would get a kick out of the spooky ones. I forgot to take a picture but I even used ghost and witch shaped ice, which the grandkids were excited about.


 We had potatoes, fish, sausage, pickles, crackers, pearl onions and of course, raclette cheese.





 
 


I used a tarnished silver plated teapot for tea. I intentionally left it unpolished to have a scary look. I polished the tray though.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to the hostesses of these fun parties.
Anything Goes" Pink Saturday 
Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
http://www.rustic-refined.com/
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Chloe's Celebrate it Monday
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Show and Share
Home Matters
Share Your Cup
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Grace at Home
http://www.impartinggrace.com
Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
Foodie Fri and Everything Else
http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/

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