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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I love this holiday. Probably because it involves food. And a lot of it. And yummy too!!!
Not only is it Thanksgiving, it is also Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch to see all the fabulous tablescapes for this week. I'm sure there will be a lot of Thanksgiving tables.

So tonight I set my Thanksgiving table so I'd be ready for tomorrow. This is table #2. I did table #1 last week as you may recall.
I had to use my turkey plates!!! I started off this tablescape with a gold tablecloth that I just got last week at Walmart. It was on clearance for $5.00!!! I thought it was a bit too much for what I was going for, so I placed a white lace tablecloth over it. The lace tablecloth also came from Walmart on clearance for $5.00 earlier in the year. Did I mention that I love Walmart!!!
Here is my place setting.
The white chargers are by Pinzon and I got them for free from Amazon. Well I earned 4 of them for free. The other 4 cost me $25 bucks with free shipping. So I actually got 8 charger plates for $25.00. That is a deal! And they are fabulous. My silverware came from Marshall's on clearance last year. I don't know who they are by.
And here is one of my fabulous cranberry turkey plates. I used the dinner plate and a salad plate.
Here is the back of the plate. As you know, I have service for 24. I've picked up my set over the past few years at Marshall's, TJ Maxx & Home Goods. They were fairly inexpensive as well. I've seen them on ebay. They come in different colors as well. But I love the cranberry ones.
I used 2 different types of crystal goblets. They all came from various thrift stores over the years. I only have 4 in each set. And since I set this table for 6, I used 4 from one set & 2 for the other.
I purchased each of these one at a time at different times. They cost me about $1-2 a piece.

I just love my turkey napkin rings. I picked them up this summer at a thrift store while on vacation. I squealed with delight when I found them. Hubby thinks they are ugly. I got 6 of them for $4.00.
The glass acorns came from TJ Maxx earlier in the month. I got 24 for about $7.00.

The napkins are thrift store finds as well. I paid $2.00 for 8 of them. I love the crochet edging on them.
I put a mercury glass votive holder at each place setting. I just got a set of 12 a few weeks back from Target online. But you can buy them individually at Target for 99 cents each.

I placed 2 different sets of salt & pepper shakers from my collection. This set is my largest.
I love the tops of this set. As you can see, I never polish my tops. I love them all tarnished.

For my centerpiece I used my fabulous candelabra. This was originally silver. I bought it at a thrift store for $7.00. I painted it white, distressed it and then added the acrylic crystals and garland. I had 2 of these that I used on the bridal party table at our wedding reception. I sold one of them on ebay after the wedding. The candles came from Walmart.

The glass turkey bowls came from Joann Fabric a few years back.
I got them for less than $5.00 a piece. I'm thinking more like $3.00, but I could be wrong.

I thought the table needed more candlelight. So I added my glass hurricanes. But I thought they were too plain. I had to jazzy them up. So I placed each on a different large crystal candlestick. I didn't want this to be permanent, but I didn't want them falling off either. So I used some candle stick um on the rim of the candlestick & the hurricane vase stuck to it pretty good. It will be easy to remove once Thanksgiving is over.

I have about 10 of these hurricane vases. They are left over from our wedding. They originally came from Walmart & were about $3.00 a piece. I think Walmart still sells them. The crystal candlesticks they are sitting on came from the thrift store. I paid $2.00 each. I love the height they give them.

Then I thought it would be cool to add a smaller glass hurricane vase to the inside. I needed to raise it up some so I added some pinto beans. I really wanted to use coffee beans, but we don't drink coffee and we do eat beans. The smaller hurricane vases & the candle came from Dollar Tree just a couple of days ago.

And one final look at my tablescape.

I hope that each of you has a Happy Thanksgiving!!! May you be safe, may you feel loved and may you eat a lot of yummy food!!! And most important of all, may you not get heartburn.

God bless each & every one of you and thanks for being my blogging friends. You mean a lot to me even though we have never met.

Take care!



  1. Such a coolio table setting...Love that candlabra and the way you propped up those hurricane vases. I didn't do a tablescape even though we're having Turkey here....*sigh*

    Enjoy your Turkey Day!

  2. love those turkey plates and napkin holders - happy thanksgiving :D

  3. Your table is stunning. I love the gorgeous tablecloth and all of your china, crystal and accessories are so beautifully put together. I hope you and all your family have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful, soft, serene and elegant table. Love all your little details, especially those ornaments! Have a great day and enjoy your family.

  5. A stylish table you have there, Kim! And I hope your Thanksgiving holiday has been a great one. It's almost over, in fact. It's almost five p.m. here.

  6. Hi, Kim! I enjoyed seeing what you had on your table and hearing all about it. Boy did you get some good deals! I wish I had spotted those acorn ornaments. So cute and a perfect touch for fall. And that was such a deal you got on the linens, too. Love your plates, and I can't believe you got those chargers FREE! Girl, you are amazing!

    Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving. The Lord's blessings be yours...


    Sheila :-)

  7. Absolutely stunning, Kim! I love those plates and will be scouring all the stores around for them, maybe I will even find a few on sale!
    I ♥ the candelabra atop that lace tablecloth...perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love your pretty table and those dishes! You found some wonderful things at great prices! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. So very festive and thrifty! Love it!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Your blog is new o me -- you are my kind of lady! Love the tablescape...


  11. Hi Kim!

    Your table looks lovely! I love those red dishes!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. I liked the way you put the two different styles of candles together, pretty tablescape.

  13. The last time I visited your blog I was so taken by the gorgeous pictures of your tablescape that I didn't take in your written descriptions thoroughly. I have never seen anything quite like the cranberry colored turkey plates! They are SO gorgeous. Upon further perusal, I discovered that you bought them relatively recently. This is very exciting for me, because I am YEARNING for a set myself, and now hope that I will be able to find some for myself. I am a Canadian, and we do not take our Thaksgiving holiday quite so seriously as you Americans, which probably explains why I have not seen these type of dishes here. But now that I have my eye on them, I will look for them when I shop in Washington state, whcih doesn't happen very often. Wish me luck!