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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Did I tell you that I love, love, 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.

Because I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year I thought I'd share my table from last Thanksgiving. I actually did two different tablescapes last year. But this was my favorite of the two. If you want to see the other table, just click here.

Now on to my favorite:

I had to use my turkey plates!!! I started off this tablescape with a gold tablecloth that I got last year at Walmart, on clearance!!! I then layered a white lace tablecloth over it. The lace tablecloth also came from Walmart on clearance last year as well. 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 a couple of years ago. But I don't know the maker of them.

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.

I just love my turkey napkin rings. I picked them up last summer at a thrift store while on vacation in Arizona. I squealed with delight when I found them. Hubby thinks they are ugly.

The glass acorns came from TJ Maxx last year. They never even made it down from the attic this year.

The napkins are thrift store finds as well. I love the crochet edging on them.

I put a mercury glass votive holder at each place setting. I got a set of 12 last year from Target online.

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 years ago. 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 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 I think Walmart still sells them. The crystal candlesticks they are sitting on came from the thrift store. 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.

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. I do love those napkin rings!!!! Very beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  2. Just beautiful! Love the cranberry Turkey plates. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. How beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! You found some great deals! ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving♥
    Hugs, Lisa

  5. Kim, Unlike your hubs, I love those little turkey napkin rings. And your dinnerware is gorgeous, too! The entire table looks wonderful and I'm sure you'll all enjoy a yummy dinner today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    ~ Sue

  6. Thanks for sharing your very pretty table. Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family!

  7. Kim, your table is gorgeous. I hope you and your family enjoyed a delightful meal. Love those turkey plates in the cranberry color. Your details are lovely and really make this table "shine"! ~ Sarah

  8. Kim, this is one of my all-time favorite Thanksgiving tables...I love those red/white plates!

  9. So very pretty Kim! I can't believe you got that beautiful lace tablecloth at Wal-Mart!! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  10. Kim...your table is stunning!


  11. Everything looks soooo pretty! Great job! Hope your Thanksgiving was the best, I know your family loved the table setting!

  12. Your turkey napkin rings are wonderful. This is where I would tell my sweet husband that his taste is all in his mouth, and he needs to concentrate on the food and leave the decorating to me. You did a lovely job on your tablescape, and I'm particularly iimpressed on the hurricanes that you created. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  13. You did a bang up job! Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!