Wednesday, November 18, 2009

200th Post Celebration With Her Majesty, The Queen!

Welcome to my 200th Post!!! I can't believe I reached my 200th post before my 1st blog year anniversary. I am just having too much fun and thanks to all of you, your comments and your blogs that I love to read. To celebrate, I am having a giveaway. I am still gathering the items so I have not taken a picture yet but to name a few, I have the pink pedestal egg cup set from London, a set of matrushka dolls from Russia, a glass fish from the Caribbean, a bird salt and pepper shaker from TJ Maxx, a pen from Russia and I am not sure what else. Just leave me a message on this post and you get one entry. If you are a follower, you get another entry. Just be sure you let me know in your comment that you are a follower. Good luck!
We have been invited to a friend's house for Thanksgiving dinner so we are not dining at home. But to show thanks to successfull blogging, I created a Thanksgiving tablescape. I am joining Susan of for Tablescape Thursday. Go over at Susan's if you want to see lots of wonderful tablescapes. She has so many creative and talented participants.
It is easiest for me to set this game table in the family room.
I used my Italian gold glass plate chargers from, white dinner plates from Home Goods in California, turkey "Queens" pattern luncheon plates I bought from Marshalls in Chicago. I won the turkey soup tureen on Ebay for only $5.99 and it is brand new. It even has a matching ladle.

Here's the table in the afternoon.

I added a pilgrim lady and a little girl as part of the centerpiece, 2 different pairs of turkey candlestick holders and a vase with faux fall flowers in it.
I also added this turkey tea light candle holder. The bubble amber goblets are from Amazon and the Chris Madden amber champagne flutes are from Ross.
To conceal the turkey butt a little bit, I placed a Limoges Pickard vase that we won in an antique auction a while back and added orange faux flowers in it.
Isn't she looking quite majestic?
Don't you just love his pilgrim shoes?
Again, I used my brass "Siam" flatware with figural and mahogany handles.
We won the amber salt cellars from an antique auction. I did not even realize the handle has a figure of a cherub until I loaded the picture here.
We won the silver salt cellar silver spoons from an estate auction.
Susan, thank you so much for hosting yet another fun tablescaping event and thank you all for helping me celebrate my 200th post. Don't forget to leave a comment and try your luck for the giveaway. I am not done shopping yet, around the house and in stores.


Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations Christine!! What a milestone!! I think I need to speed things up a bit!

This is such a pretty tablescape. The pictures at night are stunning!! You have the silver that I love and I really love the Queen's plates. Had to laugh about hiding the turkey's butt with the Limoges vase of flowers!! I love the tureen. The salt cellars and spoons are awesome. Again...I have to get on ebay.

I would love to be in your giveaway! You have a United Nations set of gifts! lol!! And BTW...I am a follower ;-)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, you always do such a beautiful table. Everything is just gorgeous. I love your gorgeous placesettings, everything is just so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Sares said...

You reached 200, WOO~HOO! Congratulations Christine, please add my name to the giveaway and I have been a faithful follower way back since June! Your table looks beautiful. I love your big ceramic turkey and I've drooled over those gorgeous plates before. Have a happy Thursday!

santamaker said...

This is so pretty! Your turkey is so regal and love your little pilgrims!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I knew you were so good about posting a lot, but I had no idea you had posted 200 X in less than a year! You've just got so many beautiful places and things to show us. Congratulations! I think your tablescape is so pretty, and what a deal on that turkey tureen. He's a beauty, and I can't believe his butt wasn't pretty enough to be revealed!!! You are too funny. Those salt cellar spoons are so unique and so pretty. It sounds like your give-away is going to be filled with wonderful treasures. You know I'm a follower. laurie

Just Breathe said...

200 post in less than a year. You go girl! CONGRATULATIONS

Love the table setting.

Just Breathe said...

I am proud to say that I am a follower.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christine, such a warm and welcoming tablescape. I just love the flatware! You have a lovely way of putting things together. The setting is beautiful!
Congradulations on 200 blogs!
Happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Congrats on 200 post goes by fast here in bloggerville ha ha!! Love your table today girl just another great christine table...I so remember your table from RMS and how beautiful that one was also...Huggs and smiles Gl♥ria

Julio said...

Another perfect setting Christine! Thanksgiving never looked sooo stunning. Congratulations on your 200th are a great inspiration to decorative arts.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congratulations Christine!
I am so glad that I have gotten to know you, I remember you first from our RMS days! Your table is gorgeous and what a deal on that Turkey Tureen! I am a follower of course and would be thrilled to win this give-away! Hugs and Congrats again, Cindy

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy 200th! Wow! And as always, a beautiful tablescape!

Blessings & aloha!

(I have a blog hug (aka award) for you at my place. I cant wait til see our kids and to catch up on blog reading!)

Maggie B said...

Hi Christine,
Absolutley stunning, what a shame you won't be seated here for your Thanksgiving dinner, I would hate not to use it after creating such a work of art, myself!!

Rettabug said...

Christine, I've been a follower of yours for a long time & this beautiful table is just one of the reasons! I love what you do with all your gorgeous & unusual items.
That turkey tureen is TOTALLY AWESOME!! What a find he was for you. I'm laughing at you trying to cover his butt....I can sooo relate! LOL

Thanks for sharing & Happy Thanksgiving!


vignette design said...

What a beautiful table setting Christine! Contratulations on your 200th post! --Delores

Kerri Deitsch said...

I love the turkey Queens plates! That is the flatware from your sister right? It really looks good with this tablescape. We JUST finished the wallpaper in our dining room so I will join & post on tablescape Thursdays very soon - maybe next week. I am so excited for you to see some of my creations! Thanks for the great & enjoyable hobby! I am off to check out Horchow's 30% sale!!!

food with style said...

so warm and wonderful!

Keetha Broyles said...

OH MY WORD, GIRL!!!! That is SOME give-away you are doing!!! I HOPE I WIN!!!!

Yes, I AM a follower too, so stick my name in there two times!!!!

BTW - - - I LOVE the entire room that I see in your tablescape post. It is just wonderful.

lvroftiques said...

Christine your tablescape is gorgeous! And even though you've used fun elements like the darling turkey with pilgrim shoes ect, the overall feeling is very elegant. Love it! Vanna

Lady Katherine said...

table so pretty, nothing I do not love. lol Congrats!

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Love your tablescape....CM

Jeanette said...

You have layered each piece in with such beauty. Each item belongs there. Each place setting is lovely. The entire table is breath taking.

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Thank you so much for setting a table just for us even though you're not going to eat here! Your table is beautiful! I love your turkey tureen and your dishes and glassware. I have those little turkey candlesticks. Your salt cellars are so sweet - I need some more of these!
Just beautiful, dear friend.
Have a blessed Happy Thanksgiving,
Shelia ;)

Mimi said...

Congrats on 200 posts, Christine!
You set a beautiful the amber stemware.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful table -- great idea with the flowers (I never could figure out what to do with the Turkey butt)! Too funny!

honeysuckle said...

You have such beautiful items on your table and such a variety of origins. i would love to be included in your giveaway. Congratulations on so many posts. I must write more often to catch up with you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Christine-congratulations on 200 posts! Your table is beautiful, in fact...your home is beautiful! I can see that pool out there! I love some of your unique items, the flatware...the butt hiding vase...beautiful!

I'm a follower!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! I forgot to mention that I follow you!

Blessings & Aloha!

And I think I fixed the award picture (I hope I did) Please come by and see if you can pick it up this time.

Tomarie said...

Hi Christine! Your tablescape is gorgeous...and puts me right in the mood for Thanksgiving now!
A big CONGRATS on your 200th post!!
Love ya! L~

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Such a lovely setting. I really love the table runner.

mbkatc230 said...

Congratulations on your 200th post Christine! What a beautiful table for Thanksgiving. I love that soup tureen, and those luncheon plates are so pretty. What a warm and inviting table! Again, congrats on hitting 200 posts and I look forward to the next 200. Hugs, Kathy

Bill said...

Hi Christine,
200 posts already??? Good for you! You always set gorgeous tables with such special items from really interesting places. It's always a great pleasure to stop by and see your latest. I appreciate your visits and fun, friendly comments so much!

Hope you have a great weekend!


susan said...

Christine-Wow! 200 in a hurry girl! I have enjoyed reading since I found you! You have a treasure trove of goodies to give away, so please enter me! Your table has everything a Thanksgiving table should have and more! Love it! Congrats!--Susan,"the follower" :)

ann said...

your table is gracious and couldn't be any prettier.....anniepoo

Queenie said...

Congrats on your 200th deserve a "big" congratulations on that.... because you have created such a beautiful blog....each and every one of your posts are so interesting and pretty! What a wonderful and generous giveaway you are having too, please throw my name in the hat...I'd love to win it!

The tablescape is beautiful, I love those dishes. That's wonderful that you are going to get to visit with friends on Thanksgiving this year...I am not going to be cooking this year either, mama's doing it this year Yay! I have done it the last 3 or 4 years, so I'm thrilled to be going to her house this year! LOL!

Loved those treasures in your pay it forward post...that painting is gorgeous and reminds me of New Orleans French Quarters too. I love that charming place. Well, hope you have a great weekend sweetie....
Big Hugs,

PAT said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, Christine!

Your table is beautiful! I'm working on my Thanksgiving tables today. We are celebrating Sunday, with our family, so they can celebrate with other family on Thursday. I love to have them a few days early, so they have plenty of time, here.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Chandy said...

Christine, those are the same plates I wanted at Marshall's! I hope to find them when I go- whenever that is... ;-) Beautiful table, I love all the turkey touches and that leaf bouquet, just perfect!

Also, 200th post?! Wowie!!!

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