Thanksgiving Tablescape 2012

I know it has been quite a while since I shared a tablescape. Some of you have gently hinted it was time for another one.  Since I quit work in April my life has been nothing less than random as I have tried to figure out how to get things done and start a new business. I've had not much success in either department. And believe it or not, I (who always has a table on) went months without a tablescape on my table. It wasn't that I didn't get pictures, I had instead papers and a computer on the dining table...something I NEVER do!

So, after a certain well placed comment from a certain southern friend whom I miss terribly, and another southern friend who I've never ever met face to face and a few other sweetly dropped hints from other out of state friends (you know who you are ladies) I realized I actually have folks who wait to see what I come up with next.  So thank you ladies for the kick in the pants.  I promise to begin tablescaping once again. I'll trust you'll hold me to that promise too.

Although we ended up with just the two of us this year on Thanksgiving Day I figured we were still worth having a lovely table for our intimate holiday dinner.  Thanks to my honey for these great pictures!  

Click on any picture to see a larger view.

Here is the full spread.

As always, my great-grandmothers buffet gets all dressed up too.

The rustic candelabra that my Daddy made for me last year fits in beautifully. 

This neat looking picture of the tealight in the leaf before all the wax finished melting.  I LOVE Partylite candles!

Lanterns that I purchased on Sale at Pier 1 last fall adorn my china hutch.

This centerpiece was a Hobby Lobby find last year, or was it two years ago..hmmm.

A new Williams Sonoma turkey taper holder joins an antique gravy dish that was part of my great-grandmothers serve ware

Here is the place setting. Chargers are Better Homes and Gardens, a steal at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago. The ivory plates are from Ikea a long time ago. The lunch plates are from Target last year. Rust napkins from Bed, Bath and Beyond and the printed ones from Target. The napkin rings were at Pier 1 last year on clearance.

Close up of the layers.

Our stanch little turkey standing guard over the table. 

I hope you enjoyed my re-entry tablescape ladies. I seriously wish you all could come here and visit with me and sit at my table. I'm sure you could all give me some excellent ideas on what table to do next!  

Thanks for visiting.  If I can get my act together a little longer I plan to share this  with Susan's group over at Tablescape Thursday next week.   Join me there to see ton's of awesome talent in this department!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. Wow! So gifted you are:)

  2. Gorgeous as always :)) Sharon B.

  3. The candleholder is an eye-catching. Love the idea.

    So beautiful, indeed...

    HOpe you had a great time with family.


  4. what a great tablescape, and love that candleholder your dad made! stopping by from BNOTP.

  5. Your candleholder is really fabulous. I love how creative your dad is. Your table is gorgeous! Oh so gorgeous. I love the colors.. xo marlis

  6. I love the rustic candelabra that Frandad made! I want one!! :)

  7. You did a great job decorating, Papa did a great job on the pictures, and I hope you both enjoyed a lovely thanksgiving table!


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