Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Tablescape, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I created a Thanksgiving table although we are probably not using it cause it's just John and me here for Thanksgiving. All our friends went to Florida and of course all our kids live in Florida. We will all get together in a few weeks.
The setting is in the formal dining room, using a tablecloth I bought from Rhodes, Greece.

The layers of plates consist of a wooden plate charger, a ceramic one, Johnson Brothers' historic America "Frozen Up" dinner plate, Queen's Myott Thanksgiving dinner and salad plates.
 I bought this wooden bowl a few months ago from Marshall's. I like the weird shape of it.
 I used brass napkin rings for the 6 place settings and used wooden pumpkin ones for the heads because I only have 7 brass ones. The flatware is a brass set with mahogany handles "Siam" that my beloved cousin from the Philippines gave me years ago.


Amber "Iris" goblets and green wine glasses.

The 3 tiered candle holder is from Willow House.

 Mallard ducks S & P shakers, pewter pheasants S & P shakers and some old salt cellars.

Lastly, I want to show you the tea set I bought recently from Trier City in  Germany. I bought it from the Villeroy and Boch store and the pattern name is "Audun Ferme". I love the transferware with the pastoral scene. I would have bought more pieces but we were very limited in luggage space. I also bought the iron stand/warmer that the teapot is on but it was from Rothenberg.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Aside from the many blessings that I have to be thankful for particularly my family and friends, I am also thankful for all of you, my blogging friends. Thanks to the hostesses too for adding fun to blogging.
I am linking with
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Kathy's A Return To Loveliness
Sandi's Teatime Tues
FriendsSharing Tea
Centerpiece Wed
Kathleen's Let's Dish
Tablescape Thursday


Debby@Just Breathe said...

So beautiful....I will set mine on Wednesday but it will not be as awesome as yours! Enjoy your dinner.

Vel Criste said...

Grand and masterful Thanksgiving table Christine! I'm sure yours will be just wonderful!

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful table, its a shame you aren't hosting your family and friends. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. Your have lovely Thanksgiving dishes.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and John. ~ Sarah


Beautiful tablescape for Tksgiving and the tablecloth from Rhodes-Greece is stunning. I love it how it goes with the hues of your dining room rug and of course, the lovely turkey plates.
Hope you have a lovely Tksgiving. We will, but this Saturday as there's no celeb around here. I will be hosting it with a post I did before the last one. When you get a chance you'll see my formal table too.


Oh and yes, I love your weird Wood bowl, it's perfect and also a great touch to the setting.


Oh Chris, don't go to my older post... you already saw it! I thought you were away for so long, lol!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Christine,
whow, what an elegant tablesetting you made. If your family would be there, you had a gorgeous dinner at home. But to have dinner for two is also very relaxing and sweet. I am sure you make a special dinner for Thanksgiving. Wish you a wonderful time and nice holidays later in Florida. Your new tea set from Villery & Boch ist fabulous.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
Your tablescape is a beautiful array of rich colours and patterns; love it! Your tea set has me swooning as I adore transferware and yours is especially lovely. Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and have a lovely Thanksgiving.


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This is so beautiful and charming! I love all the decorations!

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Unknown said...

As Always Christine, A Lovely Beautiful Tablescape...I especially love the centerpiece...somewhat crude but, oh so very appropriate and beautiful! And, the pattern of the china is excellent! You are wonderful with all your settings! Happy Holiday!
Loretta XX

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Christine! So warm and welcoming! I love your turkey plates! And there is something so perfect about transferware. Gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Christine!! Love those dishes and flatware!

Shane Pollard said...

Oh I would love to sit down at your beautiful table for thanksgiving Christine.
Your have put much thought and love into this setting.
A shame your family are away...
as my darling daughter and my granddaughters live in France, i know what this is like.
I would love them all here each Christmas.

Lovely to meet you and thank you so much for leaving your sweet comment on my blog.

Shane in New Zealand

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your tablescapes are always beautiful and works of art. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me and I hope you and your family have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Mart

Snap said...

Christine, your tablescapes are always lovely, but I think this one for Thanksgiving is one of my favorites. I love the turkey plates. I just discovered the Audun Ferme teapot. Oh, my -- it is lovely. I know you'll miss your family for Thanksgiving. Wishing you and John a quiet Thanksgiving!

hidden art of homemaking said...

You already know that I LOVE your dishes. It is such a pleasure to see someone else with these Johnson Brothers of my all time favorite patterns...Your whole dining room is beautiful...very nice tea set....Thankful that because of blogging I got to meet you..
Love, Mona

Tricia said...

Stunning table, Christine! The centerpiece is magnificent, and that gorgeous flatware is definitely a treasure. Happy Thanksgiving!

eileeninmd said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. I love the centerpiece and the amber glassware. Happy Thanksgiving, Christine!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Christine, your Thanksgiving table is just gorgeous! It looks like something from a magazine. I love the china, the centrepiece and the whole room. It's perfect. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Pamela

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your table is a bountiful feast for the eyes! So very elegant. Just gorgeous!
Happy Thanksgiving!

KathyB. said...

Wow ! This is a richly hued Thanksgiving table, I can only imagine how much more the feast you must surely serve when you do have the holiday there must add.

I love the turkey china, but then, I raise turkeys and appreciate all things turkey, especially eating them !

Traci said...

So pretty!

Marigene said...

I think you and John should dine at that beautiful table tomorrow. I love the different plates you have put together...and the glassware is gorgeous!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Christine.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful! Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Blessings & Aloha!

Scribbler said...

spectacular table! maybe you will get to use it. your DR is a knockout!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful. It belongs in a magazine.

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

Your table is beautiful! I love the flatware and the candle holders. I have missed seeing your tables.

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Maria C said...

Christine - Your table is breathtakingly beautiful! That tablecloth is gorgeous and coulndn't be more perfect for your table! Our Thanksgiving was small, too, just my husband and two sons. We kept it simple and then went to the movies! Thank you for sharing your amazing table with us!

Kathleen said...

Your table is lovely, Christine, so many lovely pieces. I hope you had a good holiday.
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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