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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Traditional Thanksgiving Table

Hi! You caught me setting up my Thanksgiving table for Tablescape Thursday over at . When it comes to Thanksgiving I'm a
traditionalist. Warn fall colors, vintage tableware, family hand-me-downs, and lots of old-fashioned comfort food. The turkey and gravy, of course, with buttery mashed potatoes, peas with pearl onions, sweet potato casserole, roasted root veggies, jellied cranberry sauce, corn, green beans flavored with ham hock (done the night before and refrigerated to be reheated. It always tastes better the next day) and top it all off with pumpkin pie. Yummmmm! Okay, we're getting sleepy thinking of all that food, back to the tablescape.

I hate to cover the natural wood of our cherry farm table. I layer with a woven table runner topped by my vintage mirror and add 1960-70 Town and Country Living placemats. The little hot pads were hand-knitted by my Mom.

I then took my aluminum lazy-susan and placed my turkey platter( new from Cracker Barrel..great vintage look) on top of it. When turkey is on the platter the lazy-susan makes it easy to turn to the piece you want.

My Amber Glass chargers go on next. They were a great find at the Longest Yard Sale. The vendor was very honest....these are reproductions of an 1800's pattern......she had catalogs to order any pattern available. They were $5 each. I couldn't pass them up, they go perfectly with the 1960's Amber Medallion Goblets given to me by my Mother-in-Law

This is how the table looked so far......

These are my Thanksgiving dishes. I found this 20 piece placesetting at an indoor flea market in Columbus, Ohio for $15.
They are from the 1930-40's. They have no mark so I've never known the name or maker. I have seen individual pieces in blue, so they must've been available in two color selections. I love the different scenes on each piece. My fav is the soup/salad bowl with the pic of the waterfall. It reminds me of a place in Cosby, Tn. (other side of Gatlinberg, Tn.) called 'Valentine's Fall'.

Add the serving pieces..................................

Yes, they are two serving pieces to go with my plascesetting

found at two different antique malls in two different states. Both were $3 each!

This 1930-40 pitcher is the only piece of this pattern I have found so far. I love the brown transferware, but it also has touches of yellow, red and blue. Almost a watercolor effect. It goes great with the turkey platter. I use it to serve the gravy.

This hand-wrought aluminum lid was a find at $1. It has a pea plant motif with a pea pod handle. I purchased an acrylic hobnail bowl at Target for $2 and it's just the right the size to serve a can of peas.

I forget where I found this salt and pepper, but it matched the dishes motif perfectly

This is a 1960-70's, pyrex I think, veggie dish.
A very colonial pattern

Blenco Amber Water Carafe

Pressed Glass Turkey,

another Cracker Barrel
for the cranberries

Silver is Onieda, 'Southern Garden' pattern.

Put it all together and here is the table.......................

This silk and dried centerpiece will be on the table til the real centerpiece, the turkey, appears next Thursday.

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Thanks for stopping by! I am so thankful for all the new blog friends I have found this past year. Blogland would have been very lonely if not for you and I can't wait to meet the rest of you! I hope you all have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Now, let's stop over at Susan's and see what everyone else is doing.


Atticmag said...

Oh the amber water carafe is beautiful! And my nostalgia is kicking in because I adore the pyrex veggie dish :D

Shirley said...

I love the table, just talking about food can make you hungry. Our Thanksgiving will be quiet as the kids are all going other directions. I don't know yet what we will do other then I have a four day weekend to sleep late or do whatever. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

Natasha said...

Your Thanksgiving table looks so warm and inviting. I love the care and attention to detail in this post-it was so interesting to learn the history of your beautiful pieces.
Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.
Best wishes, Natasha.

susan said...

Love the Thanksgiving dishes and the water carafe! You have some great vintage pieces!

Jeanette said...

So many beautiful things. Your table is so inviting and gets me so excited for Thanksgiving.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving -- what an inviting table you've set for your guests.

Bill said...

Your new lazy susan platter is great! The little transferware pitcher is perfect with it. I like your glass chargers as well. I bought a set recently, but haven't figured out what I'll use with them yet. Anything that's aluminum and vintage speaks to me. What a deal you got on your covered bowl!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Bye for now,

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Beautiful table - Happy Thanksgiving! Cathy

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sorry that I am getting here so late. You are really speaking my language with this tablescape. I love everything on it and the way you put it together. The amber chargers are fantastic and what a bargain. It just really made me are such a kindred spirit. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
♥, Susan

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, those green scenic dishes are lovely! Only 15.00?? What a steal!
They look great with your other pieces.

Kimberly :)

I hated to miss the Sharonville show again. Mom wasn't feeling up to it and I couldn't talk hubby into going with me. :(
I hope you had a good turn out, though. Your booth in the last post looks amazing! The best at that show, by far!