Roadtrippin’ and Tablescapin’

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!”
Psalm 100:4

Today is my ?? birthday!!

I am in awe of the mystery of mercy that my Heavenly Father has given me another year, another day, another breath.  I have already been celebrating  my birthday week with some great friends!   Tune in on Monday’s blog to find out how we celebrated the day.  If you remember, last week  I shared a partial tour of Patti’s home here: Everyday Living at Patti’s.   Today, I am sharing a Tablescape that I put together in less than twenty minutes while we were visiting. Patti has more china, silver, and crystal than Belk!  She has loved collecting through the years and her collection is quite stunning.  Also, stay tuned in the coming months for more from Patti’s house!

Patti’s French table in her breakfast room is set for an informal Thanksgiving lunch!

This setting is simple compared to most of my tablescapes, but simply elegant in my estimation!  I used faux garland that Patti had and mixed with real and faux pumpkins!

Yellow quilted placemats were used to bring out the color in the Spode turkey dinner plates

The sterling silver is the “Prelude” pattern by International and belonged to Patti’s Mother. This pattern was introduced in 1939 and still remains in the top ten most popular sterling patterns- a true classic!

Such a sweet story behind this ceramic soup tureen.  It was made by my Mother and given to Patti in the late 1970’s.  Patti and I both love having these beautiful treasures made by my Mother’s very own hands!

The coffee mugs are also by Spode in the “Festival” pattern

Gorgeous cobalt blue wine glasses were a gift to Patti by her friend, DeVota.  We love those kind of friends!!

Don’t you just love the cobalt stemware and how they play into the “wow” factor of the crystal chandelier?!

Thank you for reading and for being a part of our everyday living!  And thank you, this week, for being a part of Patti’s everyday living!
We always love your comments!!
Butch & Pam

“For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations”
Psalm 100:5


  1. Jill Roberts says:

    That is so beautiful.. wow factor for sure! I love the turkey mug pattern. And the stemware and chandelier just glistens. SO glad you’re doing Thanksgiving settings now! I was sitting down yesterday to plan my menu and table for Thanksgiving. We do our family of five the day before, and head to grandparents on Thanksgiving day. So I started about 4 years ago planning a cozy turkey/dressing Thanksgiving for the five of us the day before! You’re providing me a fresh field of ideas with all your tablescapes! I so love your blog!!

  2. Rosie M. says:

    Absolutely exquisite! I love your plates and how you have coordinated everything with them. What a setting for a very special dinner. What a beautiful home! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. Gina says:

    Hello, I’m visiting from Home Sweet Home. Great job on the tablescape! The blue window trim is amazing and especially with the blue stemware. Stunning! I’ve always adored Spode turkey plates. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
    Have a blessed day,

  4. FABBY says:

    Simple but beautiful! The dishes are gorgeous and I love the blue cobalt stems, which do play a symphony with the stunning chandy! Thanks for hosting my friend.
    Happy Halloween!

  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh my word, how beautiful is this. Such a gorgeous room and tablescape. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  6. Jann Olson says:

    Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Patti may have supplied the gorgeous dishes, (love those plates), but you supplied the talent. It all came together beautifully! I have a ceramic turkey soup tureen that I made in ceramics when I was a young mother. Still love it! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I will be featuring you this week.

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