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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gobble, Gobble




I have been waiting for this time of week to roll around so I could join Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Susan, thank you for hosting my favorite meme.

What is Thanksgiving without a turkey or two or three...

I decided to use orange loosely woven placemats instead of a tablecloth, thinking they would show the plates off better. I had a hard time choosing the napkins, should they be a solid orange or brown or a plaid orange/cream/green. The plaid won out! The turkey napkin holders were a must, when else would I be able to use them?



The dinner and salad plates are Queen's Thanksgiving by Myott Factory. I found these on sale at TJMaxx. I love the muted colors in the plates.



Don't you love those colors?



The place setting includes the dinner and salad plates, tall sherbet, water glass and a small wine glass.



The stemware is hard to see, the water glass is pale lime with an amber stem and orange base, the small wine glass is a darker shade of lime. I do not know the maker or pattern of either.



The sherbets will be used for a pumpkin mousse. I don't know the maker or pattern, haven't had time to look them up.



I am using Oneida Sterling, pattern is Afterglow 1956.



The stuffing will find it's way into the covered white turkey casserole.



Finally, the centerpiece...another covered turkey dish and salt/pepper shakers flanked by some tall candlesticks with short candles. The table is fairly small so there really is no room for flowers. Now I don't have to stand guard over two cats that are obsessed with fresh flowers!







Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. A special thank you to all who leave a comment, I will reciprocate.



*** Edited 11/16/2010
I forgot to add the mini pumpkins and little bouquet of leaves, last night, so here is what the table is supposed to look like!

65 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving tablecape, Mimi!! The colors are perfect and need I say that the plates are fantastic! I love the centerpiece, the turkey match the plates so well! You did a really nice job and your guests are going feel so special!

XO,
Jane

Marsha said...

I agree what a beautiful tablescape. I am collecting those same plates only in the all brown version - they are so pretty in color as well. I love the turkey dish for the stuffing and the centerpiece ones and finding stemware with all those colors is such a great match.

Your silverware is as old as I am, LOL!

Pam said...

I love it. And I just bought some of those salad plates at Marshall's on Friday. They didn't have any of the dinner plates left. Everything looks great and ready for some turkey!

Marilyn said...

Love your Thanksgiving table, Marigene! Love, love, love those turkey plates! And what a great find on that silverware. I used to find some wonderful things at Goodwill.

Marilyn

timothygronek said...

You have quite the knack for these things my friend. A beautiful table and it reminds me just how close to Thanksgiving we are!

Anonymous said...

Outstanding! Love the plates and your turkey collection.
Daisy

Pat said...

Your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous, Mimi!

Pat said...

Your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous, Mimi!

Dishesdone said...

The dishes are gorgeous, Marigene, I love them! and together the whole table looks so beautiful, warm and very inviting!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Mimi,
Beautiful tablescape and I love those dishes. The colors are so soft. You really did a wonderful job!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol

Kathleen said...

Wow, Marigene, it looks wonderful. I love the turkey plates and tureens, and napkins rings too!
Are these some of the bargains you were telling me about?
Very festive table! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Wow, how do you keep topping every fabulous tablescape? I bet food tastes better at your table with such gorgeous settings. Love, Brenda

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great tablescape. I love the addition of the mini pumpkins. I have the same plates but in pink. I have enough for 24 people. I got them when I was in my "pink" stage. Now I am wishing I had gotten the multi color ones like yours. Oh well. Thanks for sharing your tablescape. And thanks for stopping by my blog & for leaving me a comment.

Judy said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I love your Thanksgiving tablescape. I especially love your turkey plates. It looks really beautiful.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pretty!! Love the plates and of course with a turkey on them they just scream Thanksgiving. I think the place mats and napkins are a perfect compliment. Love the centerpiece. Really lovely Thanksgiving table. I need to get busy working on mine.

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

I have seen the turkey plates and admired them. They look great in your tablesetting! The tureens and napkins rings are a nice touch. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

I made two typos so I had to delete my first post :-)

xinex said...

Love the plates! I have the dinner plates and just bought the salad plates from Ebay. Your table is very festive, all set for Thanksgiving! I love your napkin rings!...Christine

Foley said...

Love the dishes and those napkin rings are perfect!! The covered turkey casserole I would fight you over!
Beautiful table - with you on the flowers, my little ones would have them shredded!

Gail said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape! Thanks for your visit and leaving such a sweet comment about the keepsake stockings I made. Your kind words meant alot.

Enjoy your day.
Gail

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Those orange placemats are perfect with the pretty Thanksgiving dishes! What cute napkin rings -- I haven't seen any like them. You have a nice collection of turkey-related items!

the passionate hairdresser said...

While I'm not a fan of turkeys (have enough of them in my family and in my work life!! :D), I DO like those plates...very pretty!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Pat said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving table!

Sarah said...

What a lovely table for Thanksgiving. I've admired those plates, but don't have any. One day I just might add the salad plates to my stash. ;-)
Your turkeys are wonderful as your centerpiece with those mimi pumpkins. I know your guests are going to enjoy dining at this table.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Step inside my home said...

The turkey plates absolutely make the table! You put everything together so beautifully. The turkey accents in the center look great with the little pumpkins added! ~ Susie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great Thanksgiving tablescape! Love those turkey plates! The plaid napkins look great with them too!

I have those same goblets, just love them! Mine have purple stems though. You sure have a nice collection of turkeys!

Katherine

Johanna said...

Hello Mimi,
your table looks gorgeous. There are so many nice things like the pretty china, the turkeys, napkin rings, stemware and the center piece. All is matching perfectly. Thank you for sharing and HAPPY THANKSGIVIN to you.
Greetings, Johanna

Johanna said...

Hello Mimi,
your table looks gorgeous. There are so many nice things like the pretty china, the turkeys, napkin rings, stemware and the center piece. All is matching perfectly. Thank you for sharing and HAPPY THANKSGIVIN to you.
Greetings, Johanna

carolinajewel said...

Love all your turkeys! Happy Thanksgiving!

carolinajewel said...

Love all your turkeys! Happy Thanksgiving!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by "my place" earlier this evening! Ilike your table. Do you remember where you got that cool turkey covered casserole dish? That is really neat! I really like fun stuff like that for the table! Sorry about your cats' obsession with fresh flowers, but the leaf arrangement totally fills the bill! Have a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving!

Betty said...

That is a beautiful tablescape. The orange of the pumpkins and leaves really makes a difference. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A very pretty table! Lovin' the dishes and your turkey tureen is really cute-enjoy:@)

Anonymous said...

your table is so beautiful...it makes me hungry for a nice slice of roasted turkey!....also love the flower arrangement at the beginning...
jude

Barbara said...

What a lovely table! I love all your turkey dishes. I keep seeing them but resisting them because I have no more room but you are making that more difficult when I see how pretty your table is. I just love your centerpiece. The addition of the pumpkins at the end was just perfect.

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your dishes and centerpeice. What a lovely table! Thank you for sharing. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Very pretty table. I particularly like those plates. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Denise @ http://www.somanytables.com/ said...

The addition of the pumpkins did add extra pizazz. Don't you hate it when you do things like that? I'm forever forgetting to light the candles.

Your centerpiece is very balanced. Very nice job.

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Beautiful!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love those covered turkey dishes as well as the turkey plates! How perfect!

Scribbler said...

Nice and fallish! Pretty!

Scribbler said...

Nice and fallish! Pretty!

Entertaining Women said...

It warms the cockles of my heart that you had forgotten to add the pumpkins and the leaves to the center of the table. I become distracted so often...nice to know that I'm in a good boat with someone else. Your table si lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous. the plaid napkins are perfect. I love those dishes and had to resist very hard to not buy them!!! I love the turkeys as a center piece. You are so right, I have one cat that loves..oh underline loves... fresh flowers..

Sall's Country Life said...

Mimi, so glad you stopped by my blog today and left a comment, that is how I found your blog. Love your incredibly beautiful thanksgiving dishes, the muted colors are my favorite. I especially noticed the silverware, very reminiscent of my mother's, it was a wedding gift to them in 1950. Anyway, lovely table..and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving guest list to enjoy it.
Lisa

lulumusing said...

You found these dishes at TJ Maxx....lucky you. With all the color in them, there's so much you can do. I'm going to let you start shopping for me!

Sharing with Sherri said...

What a turkey terrific tablescape! Love your gorgeous turkey transferware dishes. Beautiful flatware and stemware too!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
hugs, Sherri:)

Denise said...

Oh I just love all those turkeys :) Those plates are gorgeous, it's really making me envious seeing everyone's special dinnerware, I really think one of these years I must splurge and get some (perhaps once my car is paid off!!). Thanks for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving.
hugs
Denise

Jacqueline said...

Mimi those are the most beautiful turkey plates ever! Those would be something to inherit. I adore the certamic turkeys in the center of the table too. What a pretty table. If I were the guest I would never forget this table.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Such pretty, pretty dishes and you have set the table so lovely. I have one of your turkey plates currently shown in my header!

This is beautiful!

Donna

Betty said...

Just wonderful. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner. I love the pumpkins. And, the plates are fabulous.
xo
Betty

Elisabeth said...

It's beautiful. I love your plates, too. I also liked how you angled your napkin. Very cute.

What a bother for you - to have cats that mess with your fresh flowers. Do they just like to play with them? Makes me smile imagining it all.

Thanks for your visit at Treasuring the Moments.

Elisabeth

Mary said...

Lovely Thanksgiving table! Love the color & shape of your placemats with the napkin in the top corner! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :-)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Beautiful!! I love those Turkey plates and the centerpiece is just perfect!

Haley@georgetownfresh.wordpress.com said...

I'm lovin' the turkey plates. So festive. This is a very pretty table, especially with the baby pumpkins and leaf bouquets!

Luncheons at the Junction said...

I love your table! I almost bought the Thanksgiving transferware with the same colors, but opted for the brown and cream. Your setting makes me have second thoughts! Just Lovely.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape! I love the turkey and the napkins are wonderful! Great salad plates!

Pat said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I see that we are both silverware junkies and we have the same Thanksgiving plates. You know what they say about great minds thinking alike!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I LOVE your plates! Not sure I've seen them before, but I'll be watching for them now! The plaid napkins were a good choice, too!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Beautiful table! i really like that you chose the plaid napkins. they look perfect. And those turkey napkin rings are great! I love this set of dishes. I have seen them and have wanted them for awhile! they look gorgeous!

Mimi said...

Hi, Mimi, Your tablescape is beautiful and I LOVE all the turkeys! Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving from another Mimi!

Garden Girl said...

Those turkey plates are fantastic!

Bonnie said...

The colors and the design in your plates are beautiful. Love your tablescape, It is very eye catching.

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