Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Since our group is much larger than eight people, I keep the individual place settings simple. I use a minimal number of dishes. I like a traditional look for the table, so I used an assortment of wee white pumpkins, acorns, azalea branches, pine cones, fruit, indian corn, candles and a chalkboard that I wrote a message on. 

I'm crazy busy this week, and it's my very favorite time of the year. And since it's all about the turkey, here are some of the items that will appear on our table this year.  

Mr. Gobble from our village florist. When I take my walks, I gaze at the displays in the four large windows. Mr. Gobble came home with me last year, and I will always LOVE him. 

This wire turkey basket was found at Walmart and will be used for  dinner rolls.

A colorful turkey relish plate handed down from my grandmother. No markings, but made in Japan.

Pine cones from the forest floor with messages.

Placemats and napkins that I found at Goodwill last year. They are originally from Williams Sonoma, and are loving their new home. 

Williamsburg wine glasses that I found at the Christmas Tree Shop last year.  The etched decorative detail is a "fretwork" design. When I looked it up, it said that Virginia carpenters used variations of the design on stair balustrades and gazebos in Williamsburg's historic gardens. 

November Thankfulness Countdown - I am thankful for:

*For God's love of all, and for my wonderful family and their health.

*A cozy evening at home with no TV and the most awesome peanut butter cookies with white chocolate chips! 

*For the organic farm down the road that raised the turkey we will have on our table. 

*My mom's Thanksgiving blessing at our table. Mom never gets through the entire blessing without shedding tears of thankfulness.  I wish you all could meet my mom...she is truly the BEST.

*Eggnog!! It's something I look forward to every year! 

*Son Bryon just said how nice the house looks for Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours. Thank you for stopping by!

With this post, I will be joining Tablescape Thursday
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. So beautiful, Debbie.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Hubs and your family!

  2. I wouldn't have been able to resist Mr. Turkey either! Love all the elements to your table and the pinecones with the little saying are fun and easy. Love your thankful list too. I too have so much to be thankful for. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Joni

  3. Very festive, Debbie, such pretty things. Love the list :)
    Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.

  4. A truly lovely table.. Love your special pieces - that is what makes the table intimate! You are indeed blessed.. have a wonderful thanksgivings.. xo marlis

  5. Very pretty!
    Hope you are having a blessed Thanksgiving:)''

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    Kay Ellen

  6. Debbie, Those are some great pieces making up a beautiful tablescape!!! I love your goodwill finds! I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks for your sweet note!!! I'm your newest follower!!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

  7. Your white turkey is fabulous! Great find at Goodwill on those placemats and napkins. Love your list, especially the compliment from your son!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  8. Beautiful table, Debbie! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! That is so sweet about your mother ;)

  9. Debbie...

    Beautiful table!! The colors are gorgeous, especially your amber glasses. Your turkey is great and looks terrific in his place of honor! Please share-where is Good Will???

    I'm sure your Thanksgiving was delicious and wonderful. Amazingly warm for this time of year!! We had to turn the heat off in order to use the fireplace!!!!! Are you scared about what's going to happen for winter????

    Wonderful post!

  10. It looks beautiful, Debbie! Those glasses are lovely
    My mom was the best too, strength of character and stamina like I have never seen. We miss her, as well as my dad and sister. Tgiving is never the same without them.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, near 60, I'll take it!

  11. What a wonderful and festive Thanksgiving table....such a wonderful list of Thanksgiving blessings.

  12. Everything is so beautiful, Debbie.
    Enjoy the remaining long holiday weekend!

  13. You set a beautiful table Debbie. I love your turkeys!


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