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Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey Day

Artwork by Will - 5 years old.

This year we hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 11 including our family of 6 with 5 neighbors/friends. I reused Halloween pumpkins for our Thanksgiving decor. Ornamental cabbage surrounds more left over pumpkins. I found a succulent wreath on sale at Lowe's. Orange tulips for the guest bathroom.Our mantel was simply decorated with candles and fruit. This was our first large gathering at the farm table my husband made. I bought bouquets of fresh flowers at Trader Joe's and arranged them in sections for our centerpiece. Pears and grapes were washed and added to the flower arrangement for guests to enjoy as they awaited the main course.The glass hens I purchased several years ago at Target served salad to each guest. The coffee mugs and matching bread/dessert plates were purchased at Home Goods. The ivory metal lace chargers were bought at an antique shop several years ago. Now that Turkey Day is over it's time to prepare for Christmas! Thanks for visiting.

19 comments:

Beverly said...

Very Pretty. I loved it all! Cant wait to see your Christmas decorations.
Blessings, Beverly

Lady of the Mote said...

very beautiful!

Pink Slippers said...

Very nice. Let the CHRISTmas decorating begin.

Mo said...

Wow! Everything is so lovely! I love the pumpkin and ornamental cabbage display. They look great together.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a wonderful decor! Can't wait to have tea with you...want to set a date?

Kerryanne English said...

Your hubby's table looks fantastic made up and laid out for Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a wonderful day.

Dawnie said...

Your table ROCKED! I'm still debating getting a new white dining set and that picture just really got me! I wish my hubby could make me one--I would be in heaven!

I also love what you did with your pumpkins.

emily said...

Wow! Your table is stunning!! Love the pumpkins and greenery with them! Great ideas!
~emily

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your table looks so beautiful! I love that succulent wreath! Those are usually so expensive...I'll have to see if our Lowes has them on sale. I've been wanting one of those!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

You did a wonderful job!

Angie said...

I love the hen/salad idea :) So cute!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Beautiful table... Love the glass hens!

I want that table! Would your hubby make me one? LOL

Pink Slippers said...

I have an award waiting for you. Because I just love your blog.
Wendy

Lynn said...

You are such a wonderful hostess Cindy, your new table looks amazing as does all your decor :)
Hope you had a wonderful time, and I love the turkey Will made you :)

Elyse said...

wow! great photos and thanks for sharing all the details and resources! i love seeing the kid's art among all the decor. that's how it is at my house, too! xo

Simone said...

WOW and WOW great stuff.

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful .. I agree with Beverly, can't wait to see your Christmas decor.
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Debbie

Mrs. Thoughtskoto said...

I love the way you arranged the flowers with the fruits.

Mermaid Queen said...

Wow Cindy how gorgous your table looks, and all your lovely decorations.
Take care,
Martha