Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Table For Ten

My table is set and ready for Thanksgiving!
I know that I have shown a few different table settings for Thanksgiving but this one is the real deal.
I was over the moon excited last week 
when I went on my normal Estate Sale rounds 
and found a set of six Johnson Brothers Friendly Village plates in the larger size.  
I have many plates in the smaller size 
but they are really too small for dinner plates.  
Each plate has a different scene.  
I am so in love with the colors.  
I placed them on a brushed copper charger from Michael's. 
I wish that I had found more but 
that just gives me something to hunt for in the future.
I did some other shopping this week for the table.  
I found these lovely mercury glass candle holders in a coppery color to go along with the other elements of the table.
They compliment the votives that I already have.  
The new tablecloth from Marshalls was a steal at $10.00.  
I am a big fan of anything paisley and especially these rich browns, golds and greens.  
I set the table with the white napkins that I embroidered 
at my MIL's house.  
They are such a dear reminder of the week that we spent 
with her before she passed.  
We were all Thankful that we had that special time together.  
I finally found a way to use these napkin rings 
that I picked up at an Estate Sale.  
The clear squares have a small hole for flowers.  
I tied a little acorn that I hot glued onto some twine onto a sprig of pine.  
Beautifully simple.
I didn't want them to compete with the floral arrangement 
in the center of the table.  
I used my silver bowl and 
two bunches of flowers from Costco.  
I added some apples for color.  
Mr. Pheasant isn't so sure of the festivities 
but I promised to sit Miss Beaux next to him.  
She's a vegetarian so he can rest easy.
I kept the sideboard simple 
so that we have lots of room for the serving dishes.
Pretty candles mixed together.  
One of my new treasures.
My table for ten.  
Pull up a chair and join us!  
Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.  
I have so much to be thankful for 
including my new friends that I have made here.  
It may sound silly but sharing my ideas and work with all of you has been a bright spot in my life.  
You all inspire me! 
Have a great day with your family and friends 
and even that one drunk Uncle!

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy

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 From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

 Poutpourri Friday at 2805
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party

                                     Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
 Roeshel  at DIY Showoff

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Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Cindy! Thank YOU! Your blog is so inspiring! And your table is simply stunning, every bit of it. The napkins you embroidered are very sweet and I love the handmade napkin rings!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

Meredith Garrett said...

Now THAT is grand. Maybe one day, I'll get to your level - ha ha! Everything is so ornate and fit for a king. I love love love the pictures and mirror on the serving buffet. So my taste, but like I said...maybe one day. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Meredith at thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com

Shelia said...

Cindy, your table is just gorgeous! I love your pretty dishes and your centerpiece is so pretty! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Olive said...

Cindy, you are a BRIGHT spot for us too. You are so fun, energetic, and talented. This table is beautiful. The Friendly Village china was quite the find. Happy Thanksgiving, Olive

Alycia Nichols said...

A masterpiece, my love! A true masterpiece!!! That richly colored table topper is the perfect foundation for everything. How cool is it that you found the dishes this close to the big day?!??!!! Hooray! I absolutely love what you did with the napkin rings! That is tee-totally the bomb!!! Like you said, the tiny arrangement makes a huge statement without competing with the fabulous centerpiece. It's just a kiss of a complement to it instead! Love the copper-colored mercury glass holders, too! Your family is going to be in hog heaven....ahem, make that turkey heaven!...tomorrow. Enjoy the day with your family, and I wish you all the best of Thanksgiving! Take care!

kitty said...

Hi Cindy, is it wrong to have plate envy???? I LOVE those Friendly Village scenes...so perfect for Thanksgiving. The paisley looks so pretty as a topper...love that idea. Your centerpiece looks wonderful in your silver bowl. Happy Thanksgiving.

Marigene said...

Wow, those plates look nice against the copper charger...great find. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Cindy.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Beautiful table; hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving..

Hugs, Shar

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your table is so pretty.. Love the plates.. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous shots! Beautiful table with amazing fall colors.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

On Crooked Creek said...

Cindy,
WoW! What an exquisite tablesetting for Thanksgiving!!!
I don't know where to begin. . .
I appreciate your centerpiece!!! I'm having difficulty in deciding on a centerpiece for my Christmas Tablescape. I have finally decided on a heirloom siver bowl and roses. Observing your florals with added fruit may be just the addition I need to consider, as well! I am smitten with your brown tablecloth! I do many "rustic" tablescapes in our Family Room and this would be a "perfect" accent to compliment those hues!!!Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us! Visiting from Yvonne's @StoneGable!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Jennie@gotmyreservations.com said...

Absoultely beautiful table. Happy Thanksgiving!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Cindy, your table is STUNNING!!! Your arrangement is just beautiful, I love to mix some fruit in a floral centerpiece. The napkin rings are done perfectly. The silver cabdlesticks are gorgeous and I love the coppery mercury glass ones too! Every element here is beautiful. I am SO ispired. Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. XO, Pinky

Janet - Painted Piglet said...

Copper = BRILLIANT! I have been thinking about a metallic for Thanksgiving... silver was too Christmas-y in large quantities, and gold seemed too opulent for this most humble of holidays. Copper is simply perfect - earthy in tone, completely in keeping with the other natural elements. What a beautiful table!

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful table, Cindy, so rich and full of texture!
Happy Tgiving and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Friendly Village is such a great pattern to use for Thanksgiving, your timing was perfect! Have a lovely holiday!
Karee

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Your Thanksgiving table is so gorgeous. My Mom had Friendly Village. I love the pattern. We always use it at Christmas. I hope you find more of the plates you are looking for.

thepaintedapron.com said...

So pretty, love the topper placed on the diagonal. Your centerpiece is fabulous and the pheasant is such a beautiful touch. Very elegant and inviting, you are sure to have a wonderful meal! Happy Thanksgiving
Jenna

Leslie's Garden said...

I would love to sit at that table! I would hope to eat at the beautiful plate with the little red house in the distance, I just love that one! What a great find. I was moved by your touching rememberance of your MIL, lovely to have the napkins you embroidered while being with her. Your table is so pretty and elegant. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Sonia said...

Gorgeous, elegant and magazine worthy!! Your table for ten is just perfect! One of my favorites of the season!
Miss Bloomers

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gorgeous Table. So very elegant.
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!
Patti

Nook and Cranny said...

Love it!
I specially love the centerpiece, stunning with all the different elements.
I love the acorns with the sprig of greenery.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Entertaining Women said...

Gorgeous! I love paisley, and this is the best Friendly Village design that I've ever seen. You've really raised the bar here. Hope that youhad a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Bonnie said...

I guess you were over the moon finding those plates. Your tablescape is beautiful and looks like a magazine. So elegant.

Anonymous said...

Cindy,
You are such an inspiration! I am bringing out my own beautiful
things that I have not used in years... I only recently discovered your site,
please keep it going. I can't wait to see your Christmas decor.

Thanks, Ann
Safety Harbor, Florida

Joyce said...

So. beautiful! I really love paisley and everything is a delight to see. While I love the decorated table, I can't help but wonder how it works eating on a table decorated like this? Do you remove many of the pretties when you set the food out? I and my family are super casual :-) Just found your blog and love it!

Missy George said...

What a lovely table..It looks like a magazine..Sorry I'm late but I never got your blog post forwarded..Hope you had a great turkey day...

Judy Bigg said...

Gorgeous plates for such an elegant table. Love, love the tablecloth and what a bargain. Perfect setting for a group of 10.

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