The Power of Thanksgiving - Togetherness

'Tis the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house, the excitement of family gathering has me scurrying like a mouse.

The projects I've started have yet to be completed, yet here I sit blogging as I'm physically depleted.

And yet what to my wondering eyes do appear, but a completed tablescape below my chandelier...

All tongue-in-cheek aside, I am so thankful for this time of year when the holidays give us excuses to spend time around the table with family and friends.  There is something so special about breaking bread with others. Sharing food and conversation around a table laden with soul comforting food brings a sweet satisfaction to my heart.

I hope your Thanksgiving, whether it be with many or a few, begins with giving thanks to God for the many blessings He has given you.

It's been way too long since I've shared a tablescape, so I thought I would take this opportunity to do just that. Thanks to my honey for taking the pictures. I'll be sharing these with the gals over at Susan's between naps on the porch for Tablescape Thursday just as soon as I can.

This year I was inspired to create a metallic looking table for our shared meal.

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The ladies who frequent Tablescape Thursday like to know where to get the items on the dining table.  I'll let you know, it's easier to just start by saying almost all of these items are from Pier 1, my absolute fav place for inspiration.

I enjoy using glass charms. That way everyone can know which is their glass.

These napkin rings will most likely be showing up in a lot of my tables. I can see how they lend themselves to several "looks". I especially like the pop of red against this metallic table setting.

 The detail is fantastic! Yeah, I'm liking these.

This little bird was just the right "something" for this simple floral arrangement.

Sequins and iridescent beads add just a touch of bling to this otherwise simple setting.

 Neutral floral accented with rhinestones keep this glamorous without going overboard.

The layers of the place setting. The soup bowl was a purchase from Marshall's a couple of years ago and the luncheon plate is from Ikea from many years ago.

These Pier 1 pumpkins were just the right touch of fall for this setting. Although this year Thanksgiving brings us winter weather. 

 I had originally intended our table to be monochromatic neutrals in varying shades of white, but this Pier 1 vase was an inspiration for an entirely different feel. I'm so glad I found it!

I needed just a little more... "something" when I first set this table. These dewy leaves added just the right amount of color and I love how the red ones pull out the color in the napkin rings.

And great grandma's buffet didn't get left out in the cold. This arrangement had all the elements to tie in beautifully with the table.

Another pumpkin and leaf to compliment the scaping.

This picture was taken before we got another round of snow, so it at least looks like fall instead of the winter scene that is outside right now. 

I hope you enjoyed our table, and I pray your heart is filled with thanksgiving.  Blessings on you and yours.  Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. What a beautiful table and I love those napkin rings!

    1. Thank you! I visited all 3 of your blogs and loved them all! I'll be stopping by again. Blessings on you and your family.

  2. Gorgeous! Happy thanksgiving! I'm thankful for you and your encouragement!

    1. Happy Thanksgiving Sarah. I am glad your spirit is encouraged. Thanks for being a faithful follower... To my blog too :)

  3. Great hunt tablescape! Your woodland animals are precious! Wonderful creation!


    1. Pam, thanks for stopping by, but I think you were still dreaming of the Hunt table when you commented here.

  4. Beautiful table. Where did you find the napkin rings (hopefully 2013)?
    Thank you1

    1. Grand mom, thank you! Yes, I got them this year at Pier 1. I'm glad you like them, I'm excited to incorporate these in more tables!

  5. What a beautiful table! I love the elements that you brought together - elegant and festive without being over the top. I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving.

  6. A lovely Thanksgiving setting, all around. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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