“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”
It’s getting close! Are you ready? Yes, of course, I am talking about Thanksgiving! Up until 2003, when Butch and I started hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it had always been at my parents’.
We had just finished a re-modeling project which included the kitchen, and were so excited to have our family that year!
But how could I ever re-create what my Mother had always done so perfectly?
I started collecting a few tablescape items and my Mother made the turkey and dressing while I prepared all the sides and desserts. It all came together wonderfully that year and is now something we always look forward to! What I learned that year and continue to remind myself of is that while all of the decorating is fun and the day is centered around food, we must focus on the Giver of all good and perfect gifts…and offer him the praise he alone is worthy of!
This year marks our 13th year to welcome our family to our table…pull up a seat, there is room for you! Our Thanksgiving table is always set with
the “woodland” dinner plates by Spode! The center piece changes every year! I decided to use a pair of
pilgrims, which certainly seem appropriate! Autumnal colors fill the julep cups! The placemats are pheasant feathers and they add texture!
The place card holders were bought
that first year and have been used ever since! Plaid napkins with a leaf design are gathered
with a little bling! A pair of silver candlesticks round out the center of the table! Amber hued stemware is a mainstay for Thanksgiving.
Antlers add more texture! Each plate has a different bird! The gold tablecloth was purchased the first year of hosting
and I love tradition so it comes back year after year! “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
in a setting of silver”
Proverbs 25:11 We serve the Thanksgiving meal at dinner,
so candlelight is appropriate! The details:
Dinner plates – Spode “woodland” pattern
Charger – American Atelier “baroque” pattern Horchow.com
Feather placemats – kevinscatalog.com
Flatware – Reed and Barton “heritage”
Stemware, napkins, and tablecloth – Department store no longer in business
Napkin rings – a gift
Place card holders – Cracker Barrel gift shop (2003-doubt they still have them)
Pilgrims – Tuesday Morning (several years ago)
Linking with Pieced Pastimes, Silver Pennies, Life on Lakeshore Drive, Thoughts From Alice, Coastal Charm, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, The Dedicated House, Dwellings-Heart of Your Home, Savvy Southern Style, Ivy and Elephants, French Country Cottage, From My Front Porch To Yours, Stone Gable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing Court, Between Naps on the Porch, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, The Charm of Home, Cornerstone Confessions, A Delightsome Life, Imparting Grace, Posed Perfection, Katherines Corner, Rooted In Thyme, Share Your Cup, The Enchanting Rose, 21 Rosemary Lane, Northern Nesting, Cozy Little House, Rattlebridge Farm, My Flagstaff Home, In The New House, Rustic & Refined, Must Love Home