Many enjoyable gatherings have been shared with my family at Thanksgiving and it brings up a lot of memories for me. We lost our Dad on Thanksgiving night 1991 and we all miss him dearly. I'm thankful that my mother is still with us and grateful to celebrate yet another holiday with her!
This time of year is always a mix of emotions. The Christmas holiday season is breathing down our necks and we tend to get wrapped up with the decorating and buying gifts. I look forward to enjoying the day with family and reflecting on good times from the past.
My Mom always set a nice table for our gatherings. It's funny how things like that stick with you all your life. I'm a sucker for a traditional table with fine china, crystal and silverware!
I staged the placemats a bit off center with the place settings set on the left leaving room for the silverware that I angled and to allow the corner cornucopia design to show.
I pulled apart an arrangement I made in early October and reused a few pieces to make this new arrangement up. I had the urn for a while and was looking for a way to use it. The glass riser is a useful piece to add height and a little glamour!
The white tones were played up a bit more with these S & P shakers and the turkey below
I laid sheaves of grain underneath the turkey for a little ornamentation. Some pieces are functional some are decorative which can easily be removed for dining.
I mixed my Ralph Lauren Ashton glasses with the Pier 1 Golden Luster Crackle stemware for a little sparkle and glow!
I like to use this glass lidded turkey dish for the cranberry sauce. I believe I got this through the Martha Stewart web site years ago when she had her own on-line shopping setup.
A few mini pumpkins tossed in with the brown candle to bring in a little color up above
I combined a wood charger from Pier 1, my gold and red accented dinner plates from Macy's which are normally for Christmas, and the Spode Woodland Turkey salad plates. The silverware is what I grew up with- by Rogers, called Reflection. The napkins are a combination of a ruffled rusty copper one along with a red one both from Pier 1.
I was feeling misty eyed thinking about my Dad and all the years that have passed without him. Suddenly the sun beamed through the front windows for just the shortest time while I was taking some more pictures almost as though my Dad was letting me know he was there.
Ready for some turkey and pumpkin pie? I sure am!
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Between Naps on the Porch