Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Simple Thanksgiving

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my very simple Thanksgiving table this year...using all things I have used before.

I filled the box with vanilla-strawberry hydrangeas, white painted pumpkins, candles and pinecones.

I used the same turkey plates I always use...Queen's Myott Thanksgiving by Churchill. I love these especially for the soft, muted colors. I am using a Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plate and a silver charger.

This year I chose to add a coral/pink napkin along with the creamy taffeta napkin. 

I always love the 1893 Wallace "Louvre" sterling flatware.

Durand Cristal D'Arque Longchamp crystal glassware...

I really wanted to add the bread plates, but there was just not enough room. 

I usually have this table done sooner, but I have been so busy on other projects that the table was a mess covered in sheet music, glitter, glue and cardboard until a few hours ago. I made three billy goat costumes and an adorable troll costume for Cristian's first grade play which was last night, and I have been trying to get a head start on Christmas projects so I can get everything up by the weekend. Before that, though, I will host Thanksgiving lunch here with my family, and we always have a friend of my mom's come to share with us. He gave me a beautiful turkey platter last year I cannot wait to use. 

Thanks so very much for stopping by, and please stop by my facebook page just to chat.

I am truly thankful for each and every one of you who follow, leave comments and are encouragers. I wish each of you a beautiful Thanksgiving:-)


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  1. Pinky at Designs by PinkyNovember 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song and I want to hear YOU do it!Your table is beautiful, you KNOW I love those turkey plates:):) Love the pink napkin with them too. That flatware is GORGEOUS! Wishing you and your family a happy and BLESSED Thanksgiving. XO, Pinky

  2. Carlene @ Organized ClutterNovember 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Just beautiful, Anita.

  3. your table is lovely, rustic, and inviting.
    can't wait to hear your "oh holy night!"
    one time i was singing that (25 years
    ago) and when i hit the high note, i
    felt like an angel came alongside to
    sing with me. when i get to heaven,
    i'm going to ask around to see who
    that was.

  4. Anita, what a perfect blend of rustic and elegance you've created for your Thanksgiving table! I love the natural elements and candles going across the middle with all the crystal and silver. Your flatware is like a dream! It's so pretty with incredible detail, and I love the turkey plates, too. Enjoy your dinner and have fun with the video tonight!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Nancy @ The HeadmistressNovember 20, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    EVERYTHING about this setting is absolutely stunning! I'm so far behind; mine MIGHT be completed Thursday morning. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful table!

  6. Red Couch RecipesNovember 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Anita, I love your table, and the big box centerpiece is so great filled with the bounty of the season. I have some of the turkey plates, just bough them this year -- love them too. I also love your Wallace flatware. I would like to see the costumes that you made! You have been a busy bee and you set a lovely table. A woman in my church used to always sing that around Christmas. Good luck on your recording; I am sure it will be great. Joni

  7. Anita, as always your table is so lovely. I can't wait to hear you singing O Holy Night!! I know it will be beautiful! I hope you and yours have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Susan

  8. Wonderful tablescape. Love the turkey plates. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Love the turkey plates. xo

  10. Anita, same to you and family, a Happy, blessed, beautiful Thanksgiving. The table setting is as usual gorgeous and elegant. I love your pieces of silver, chargers, crystal.Thank you for caring and sharing. Always look forward to see what you are doing.Take it easy and hope you can savor some rest, and lots of good family memories.

  11. I just love your centerpiece, Anita! I used the same Myott plates for my table, too...I love the fairly muted colors in them.

  12. Beautiful table. The blue in the turkey plates look so nice with the new blue walls. The flatware? Oh, my!

  13. Anita- That is simply beautiful!!! It is wonderful. xo Diana

  14. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLRNovember 20, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Anita, I have been waiting for this post! Lol!! Your table is just as beautiful, as always! The flatware is gorgeous!! You just never disappoint!! I wish you and your beautiful family a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!

  15. OOhhh.. I can't wait for you to share it . One of my favourite Christmas Hymns.I get all emotional when I hear it.
    Your table is wonderful.. the perfect marriage of rustic charm and refined. Luv it.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Cheers, Gee

  16. Hi Anita! Oh, your table is so beautiful and I love your huge box and the way you've filled it. Can't wait to hear your singing again. I remember you posted back awhile ago and I think you were singing The Lord's Prayer. Anyway, you have a beautiful voice. Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. I remember your box from last year, you do such a fine job with it. Your table setting is beautiful and welcoming. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  18. It's very beautiful, Anita. I always love your fall stuff the best of all. How come YOUR browns always look so elegant, and mine always look so brown? Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  19. Gorgeous table as always Anita! Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Beautiful as always! I just love the absorb your posts. I go back over them later to see what i missed the first time. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I can not wait to see your video!