Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sharing My Thanksgiving Table

I hope the lovely hostess' of the Tuesday Tea Parties do not mind me sharing my Thanksgiving table instead of a tea today...Since both involve gathering around a table and sharing delicious treats from lovely china I hope it is ok.

On Thursday we will bring in a larger table so we can sit 8 more comfortably and this table will be moved to in front of the breakfast bar to be used as a buffet table for all the yummy food.

I know during the dry run not all the silverware was in place or the glasses, they happened to be in the dishwasher at the time lol.

Now for a break down of the elements that make up my Thanksgiving table:

The dinnerware I of course shared last week as my best thrift store find EVER..You can see the post HERE if you missed it. Napkins are from Bealls for 40% off. Table Cloth is a Shower Curtain form Dollar General because it was the only thing I could find in the color I wanted. Candle sticks I already had for a project I have not gotten to yet.

My center piece is functional with my thrift store oval serving platter holding the salt and pepper shakers (also thrift store). I found this sugar bowl and milk jug set at Target ages ago, but since they are both quite large, they will be functioning as a gravy jug and the cranberry sauce will go into the sugar bowl....The leaves and berries came with the pumpkins I purchased a few days ago and tie in nicely with the berries on the napkins.

This is my take on a "Music Sheet Wreath"...First thing you might notice is that I did not use music sheets but pages from an old law text book I picked up for $2 at the thrift store...I love the large blocked numbers on the top of each page...I also could not just leave it well enough alone and soaked half my pages in a red food coloring bath to turn them pink...I also just had to add some glitter (pixie dust) to the ends for some extra sparkle lol...I was going to share the original tutorial on another blog but now I can't find the link...Oops sorry.

And of course my painted pumpkins with the berries to just add a little whimsy to the event...

And lastly the pilgrim family that will grace our buffet table:

Thanksgiving Day Menu


Turkey Breast
Smoked Ham


Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Sautéed Squash
Corn on the Cob
Coli/Broc Cheese
Deviled Eggs

Bread Rolls
Cranberry Sauce


Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Log
Sugar Cookies

I hope the family enjoys our First Thanksgiving in the new house.

I am sharing our table today with

Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations - Tea Time Tuesday

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor - Tea Time Tuesday

Wander Lee and Pam's - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

and party Co-hosts:

Martha's Favorites - Tea Cup Tuesday
Terri, Artful Afirmations - Tea Cup Tuesday

And lastly

Marty, A Stroll Thru Life - Table Top Tuesday


rosechicfriends said...

Happy Thanksgiving indeed! Lovely table and I hope you family has a wonderful, blessed time!
Happy Tea!

Johanna said...

Happy Thanksgiving, your table look very nice.
Greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Your table looks just lovely! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kelsie,
Your table looks wonderful and the menu sounds like you're going to have quite a feast! Thank you for sharing and here's wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Blondie's Journal said...

Your table looks so pretty! I love the pattern on your dishes and what a nice bargain. I had to laugh about the silver and glasses being in the dishwasher~story of my life!

I love your wreath, it's very crafty and looks perfect on the wall where you have it. And thanks for posting your menu, it reminded me of a few things I forgot on my shopping list!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Loving your beautiful blog! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for spending time with us during this busy time of year. Your table looks beautiful. I wish I was coming for dinner, the menu sounds yummy!!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday.