Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparents' old house, local junk shops and my parents' attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying family, or serving others, or doing something meaningful today! We will have our Thanksgiving meal about 1:30 so I'm taking a break in preparation. Here is our Thanksgiving tablescape...linked to "Tablescape Thursday" over at "Between Naps on the Porch."

The Churchill salad plates came first. I took them to a local fabric shop and found this great fabric for the runner, which ties in so nicely with the Fostoria green glasses. Of course, I brought in cut pine and dogwood branches in a Hull "Brown Drip" pitcher.

Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinnerware
Churchill "Thanksgiving Turkey" salad plates
Fostoria "Argus" glassware
Landers/Frary/Clark sterling/mother of pearl  butter knives
Wallace "Louvre" sterling flatware
Woven chargers, napkins, Walmart

Happy, happy Thanksgiving!!

"1. A psalm of thanksgiving. Shout with joy to the LORD, O earth! 2 Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. 3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.


  1. Your tablescape is stunning. I love the dark vase with the natural flowers and sprigs. Your placesettings are beautiful. Pairing the green goblets with the dishes is so pretty. I hope you and all your family have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi, Anita... your table is just gorgeous! Love everything about it, but I particularly love your flatware. Lourve is an exquisite pattern.

    I have some Churchill plates we enjoy, and they have words on them like Supper, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast. They come up with some fun things. Love your turkey plates, and I like the centerpiece you did with things from the yard. Those are the best!

    Happy Thanksgiving. Hope y'all had a great time!


    Sheila :-)

  3. Hi Anita! What a beautiful table you've set! Love your attention to every little detail. I read your profile and WOW! I would love to hear you and your husband sing and play! I'm pianist at my little church and am so pleased I can give back!
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. That is a sweet table setting, hope you and your family are enjoying a fabulous thanksgiving.

  5. Your table looks so beautiful! I love all the dishes!

    Have a wonderful Weekend!

  6. Beautiful Thanksgiving table!!