Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Normally we don't set a themed Thanksgiving table and we just just plates, glasses and so on that can be used for other meals as well.

This year, I wanted to set a Turkey Table! Something different for our Thanksgiving.

We all have seen these plates that can be found at most TJ Maxx and Marshall's.

Well, by the time I finally decided to go ahead and buy them, I couldn't find them anywhere!

I must have gone to a dozen stores. Some more then once.

I've had the big Turkey and Pilgrims for years. I love them. They are some of my favorite Thanksgiving decorations.

Believe it or not I found them at Big Lots years ago. You would never know it. They actually look nicer them some of the really expensive Thanksgiving decorations I've seen at some high price stores.

Yet, I worried they would be alone on the table this year if I couldn't find the plates I wanted.

One night, before a meeting with my Paranormal group, I had about 15 minutes of extra time and made a mad dash into a Marshall's.

There they were! The last 12 dinner plates and the last 12 salad plates.

I didn't have a cart so I carried them all up front. Boy, I was lucky I didn't drop them because 24 plates can get pretty heavy fast!

I had already purchased the darling amber glass turkey place card holders.

So I was set. That is, until I remembered I didn't have a table cloth to match.

Again, the hunt was on. It was late in the season and just about everything had picked over.

Then tucked away and hidden from view I found a darling table cloth and napkins that looked almost like burlap. Only it was much softer.

Perfect for a Thanksgiving Table!

I added some silver place settings that belonged to my Aunt and Uncle when they were alive, some crystal goblets and napkin rings and the table was set!

Now once the food is all cooked and dished up it will finally be a proper Thanksgiving dinner!


I have one more little "turkey" item to add to the table but it's not ready yet. I'll have to show you tomorrow.
I linked up with all the beautiful tablescapes over at Between Naps on the Porch and her Tablescape Thursday. Run over and take a peek! You are going to flip out over all the lovely tables!




Sharlotte said...

What a pretty table! I love the warm, rich colors...perfect for the season. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely table you've set and I'm so glad you finally found the rest of the plates you need. I have some of the His Majesty and then some of Autumn Monarch and had to mix them because I couldn't find enough. Hope your day was blessed.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

I love your festive table...don't you just love transferware! The turkey is really neat and does look like it came from an high end store! I can't believe you could carry 24 plates without dropping them; your adrenaline must have been pretty high from the excitement of finding them!

Americana Lady said...

I think the butters are so cute! I would like to try them! It is such a personalized touch.