Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Tablescape

We are really not having thanksgiving dinner here (we were invited at a friend's house) but my former co worker from Florida is coming this Friday to visit with her daughter, so I thought I would prepare dinner and set the table Thanksgiving style. I invited John's pingpong buddy also.

I am linking with the Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday at http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/

I am also linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

If you want to treat yourself to some awesome and very creative tables, go visit them and their participants.

The setting is in our formal dining room.

I think I will cut up some hollies on Friday and add them to this centerpiece so we can have some fresh plants and berries on the table.

I bought this dinnerware set, Brookshire, last year and did not even take them out of the box until last week, to wash them and get them ready for this table. They are made in England by Johnson Bros. John loves ducks so I knew he would love this set.

Doesn't this stem look familiar to you? Yep! Bill of Affordable Accoutrements
has used them on his table. I actually won when he auctioned them to help the Visual Vamp, Valorie Hart, who was stranded when her husband had a heart attack in Calgary, while on their way to teach a tango workshop. The money raised was used to bring him back home to New Orleans for treatment.
Of course, I was happy to help out but I had a selfish ulterior motive too.
Bill always sets a very elegant table so I thought if I owned something that belonged to him, maybe his talent will rub off on me.
I had to add shrimp cocktail in my menu just so I could use these beauties, lol.

I've had this turkey for a while. I love his hat.

Isn't this etched glass just gorgeous? I just love the details on the stem.

I have this hunt scene flatware, which I bought from Tuesday Morning, last year also. I used ducks for napkin rings since the plates have some ducks in it.

I hope you enjoyed my tablescape for today cause I had so much fun setting it. Now, all I have to do is go grocery shopping and start cooking.
Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to our hostesses for faithfully doing these weekly memes.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How elegant, Christine! I love the hunting theme on the plates and flatware. It just says "fall in teh South." The stemware is so pretty! No wonder you wanted it...and what a good cause! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...I'm sooo glad you did a table using the Johnson Bros. Brookshire dinnerware! Girl, it looks fabulous on your beautiful table...you really set an elegant table with it...I love it! And...I love the green stemware too...it's perfect since the dishes have a green banding on them! Love, love, LOVE all of the beautiful crystal stemware...it just looks magical on your table in that candlelight! Love how you did your centerpiece as well...it's all sooo very pretty, my friend! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous table with us! Have a wonderful dinner party with friends!!!

Love ya,

Lynn said...

I love your plates Christine! The stemware is pretty, a great excuse to have shrimp cocktail-enjoy:@)

Kat said...

Such a beautiful table Christine, your friends will be so pleased! I love the hunt theme, that flatware is beautiful. And congrats on winning the stemware! Have a wonderful time with your friends this weekend. Hugs, Kat

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

Girl I am so going to Tuesday Morning today to see what they have! I LOVE THE FLATWARE! Everything is very pretty. Have a good time with your friends.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

This is just gorgeous! Your centerpiece is so pretty. I love all the pieces you used but am totally in love with your china! Beautiful!

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty and elegant {you take the best 'night' pictures!}. I love your new dishes and the silverware looks perfect. You didn't mention the tablecloth but I love that, too. Congratulations on winning the stemware, very good cause. It looks great on your table. I love everything. Have a fun and enjoyable evening!


Dolores said...

Elegant!!! Everything looks so beautiful and elegant....... I love your centerpiece.... I love candles!
Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Your table is ready and waiting....

Marlis said...

Christine, Your dishes, flatware and the stems are wonderful. congrats on winning them. Your table is wonderful, elegant, pleasing and inviting. Your guests will feel welcome and very special.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How pretty!! You really did a great job.
Hope your Mother is doing well.

Kristen White said...

Your tablescape is BEAUTIFUL! Love,love,love your china and flatware! Everything is so elegant and just divine :o)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, your best table by far! I love it. Love those dishes and the flatware and the crystal you won at the auction is stunning. We don't have Thanksgiving this year either, but my son and family are coming for a visit next week. Lots to do. Enjoy your guests.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, what a LOVELY table! And I thought I recognized that crystal! It looks perfect on your table, and I am so happy you won and also that you helped in such a nice way.

I also love your dishes. Perfect for a Thanksgiving table and your centerpiece, too.


Sheila :-)

Traci said...

Love it!!! So pretty & elegant!!

Bill said...

It's magnificent, Christine! I think this is THE quintessential Thanksgiving table. I love your idea of incorporating holly cuttings into your centerpiece -- that will provide the perfect finishing touch. I also love that you altered your menu so you could use your new Rock Sharpe stems (sounds exactly like something I would do!). ;)

Hope you have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend.


Tricia said...

Oh, Christine, you always set the most gorgeous tables! This one is SO elegant, and I love the addition of the pretty stemmed glasses from Bill's auction. The green ones are lovely, too!

Sue said...

Oh, what a beautiful table! It is so elegant and I know what you mean about Bill's gorgeous tables. I think his talent did rub off as you did a wonderful job with this table setting.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, Chritine, this is one my favorites of your tables. I love those dishes and promise to resist saying that they are just ducky...

They make a perfect Thanksgiving time table.

You managed to use things with wildlife/animals on it yet set a perfectly formal feeling table. Those glasses that you won from Bill must have come with some added magic. (I love them, too.)

And I love your pilgrim girl in the centerpiece. She didn't get a shout out so I wanted to mention her. I love Pilgrim stuff.

Great job as usual!

Kathleen said...

That is just beautiful. The centerpiece is fabulous! Love the glasses from the auction! You are a good soul!
Hope you have a wonderful Tgiving!

Anonymous said...

I do believe you've outdone yourself this time, Christine! Your table is more than gorgeous, more than elegant. What a lovely lovely room! I'm so glad you won the bid on those pretty dishes. I bid, but you beat me! :)
I know your friend will enjoy sitting at your pretty table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous Thanksgiving table, Christine!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady, Your tablescapes are so Beautiful ~~`I love your china so pretty.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the candlesticks and the flatware. Your buffet, is so beautiful too all shining and sparkly with the silver! Joni

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Christine,
your table is so fabulous. The dinnerware is stunning, I love the hunting theme on everything. Perfect colors and a very nice center piece. Thank you for sharing it.
Greetings, Johanna

Marigene said...

Christine, your table is absolutely stunning!

The Style Sisters said...

Stunning!! I want to eat at this table!! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wed and sharing these ideas.


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Wow! This is a stunning table! Your dining room is gorgeous; I love the furniture as well. I think I also spotted a peacock picture on the wall in one photo!!! I am in love!

Sarah said...

Beautiful table, Christine. I love the china and flatware. It's perfect for a fall table. I know your friends will enjoy a meal at this exquisite table.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Dining Delight said...

Wow! I'd love to dine at your table! Love the photos with the full view of it - spectacular! The simple centerpiece of 3 pillar candles looks great with the addition of your little turkeys and figurines. The green stemware is striking and of course, love Bill's contribution - how wonderful that you won them!


Carol said...

Stunning table, it's so beautiful! The stems are gorgeous, and even more special that you helped someone out by getting them!

It's nice to be a guest sometimes, this is the one holiday we are guests instead of hosting, nice break!

Barbara said...

Christine, I have been looking forward to seeing your Thanksgiving table. It is gorgeous! Those dishes are so unique and perfect for the holiday. Each and every detail is just perfect. Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol at Serendipity said...

just absolutely lovely. Your "new" glasses from Bill are wonderful and you photographed them beautifully. Johnson Bros. makes the most beautiful dishes.
Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Hi Christine,
Your table is beautiful, elegant, sparkling and inviting. I love the little glasses you won from Bill. They look fantastic on your table. I can't believe you found silverware with hunting scenes on them, so wonderful. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is a lovely table. You do such a beautiful job, they are always so inviting. You found that silverware at Tuesday Morning, it's what they sell at Cabela's, I have the pinecones!
That's why I got the new dishes.

Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
Your table is stunning.. I think this season just brings out the rich looks and colors. I especially like those little salt and pepper shakers (I know funny thing to ask about with all the extraordinary pieces you are displaying)
Where did you get those. Enjoy your company, I'm absolutely sure they will enjoy your table.

Marfi-topia said...

what a breathtaking table!!!! everything about your pictures is gorgeous!

Decor To Adore said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE the Brookshire dishes! I am a total dish freak, and those are just perfect!!! Wonderfully lush table that I'm sure your guests will enjoy and appreciate! Have a wonderful weekend and a marvelous Thanksgiving!

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Love the stems, and the dishes, and the chargers, and the room is amazing. Soooo beautiful.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Christine,
You really do have it all! This table is spectacular! I think Prince William and Kate would fit right in here!
Love the stemware you won!

A Perfect Setting said...

The entire setting looks amazing, from your beautiful room to all the elements on your table. I love the china you won, and something must've rubbed off, cuz this is just sooo elegant!!

xinex said...

Thanks, Alycia!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful table. Love those dishes! Love the flatware! Love the napkin rings! Okay....just love it all! A beautiful job!

Gloria said...

Just gorgeous, Christine! So majestic! And I LOVE the place settings - beautiful!

Entertaining Women said...

I love the Johnson Brothers, Brookshire dinnerware, and the Rocksharp crystal is magnificent. You've achieved just the right mix of elegance and whimsy for your Thanksgiving tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay


Christine! Boy, you made a very elegant and stunning table, in your no less beautiful and elegant formal dining room! Love the duck dishes too...well, the people of friday are going to be so happy and I wish I could go too.
Congratulations and have a very Happy Thanksgiving along with your husband. XO

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love this gorgeous tablescape Christine. Everything is perfection! You know, I bid on that stemware, but couldn't figure out where I'd keep it, so I stopped bidding. I have goblets that match it (no, I'm not sellin them!). Your china is beautiful, and I also love that green stemware. Your centerpiece looks like Fall abundance - beautiful! laurie

Savannah Granny said...

Christine, This tablescape is awesome. Love the dishes and flatware. I know you are going to have a great time. Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving, Hugs, Ginger

Anonymous said...

..hello Cristine
..your tablescape is really nice and cool.
..thanks for sharing it!

*_* maica *_* Buy and Sell

Shynn said...

wonderful! very elegant table setting and i love your dinnerware set. you really got a classy taste, girl!

Lisa Montsion said...

I'd love to go to a thanks giving dinner at your house.


xinex said...

You can come anytime, Lisa. Thanks!

Rettabug said...

What a GORGEOUS Thanksgiving table setting, Christine!! Absolutely beautiful...every inch.
I'm drooling over those etched glass compotes!! I have a few glasses that would match them but the stems are different.
I know you FL friend felt very special to see how much effort you went to on her behalf.


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