Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Thanksgiving Table


I love these natural turkeys.How cute and I love the natural elements. I mean to get these every year for the kitchen and forget every year to catch them. Oh well, no Tom's in my life this year, I already have my hands full of men!
 
 
Are you as excited as I am that Thanksgiving Day is almost here? I'm just about packed to head home for a couple days, and I'm already salivating for my Aunt's dinner! It's my favorite right next to her Christmas Eve dinner of Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding. I know I’ve said this before, but traditionally, Thanksgiving has just felt like a stop on the way to Christmas, but now, I really enjoy Thanksgiving even more than Christmas these days. I think it is so fitting to go into the Christmas season with our hearts and minds set on what we’re thankful for, which for myself is health, wonderful family and friends, and all of you dear readers, who tickle me with your comments! Thanksgiving also got me to thinking of all the different ways people set their tables for this big day of thanks. These are some of my favorites for the day.........


White is so my thing and the texture on these just makes me happy. What a beautiful table they would inspire!


Now this will be more my Aunt's style. Clean and simple with some sparse antiques amongst a few decor pieces. Were more about the good food and the fine wine!!!


So beautiful and yet so fun!



Saw this from Pottery Barn and love it so. It's their white turkey.I have loved this for quite a while, but can’t really justify the cost on this one. Would make a great center piece though,no?

 
This turkey platter is perfect to serve the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal.
 
But, to me, whether the table is simple or swanky, it really all about the food and the Grand Bird!!!


Thanksgiving dinner is probably my favorite dinner of the year, with such fond memories of past years brought back from the wonderful aromas of the cooking that goes on all day. I best get new waist sizes in jeans now. How do you set your dinner table of Thanksgiving? Simple, or do you go all out? Well, I must finish packing, but will be back at weeks end with some questions to answer for my dear Tabitha, from Bourbon and Pearls, till then- Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

26 comments:

  1. A great post! My mother usual does a buffet style now, since we have so many guys in the family and you, know, football is on!!! And you need not worry about eating. You the only guy I know your age still wearing 29/30 waist jeans! Have a good Thanksgiving!

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  2. Have a great Thanksgiving Mistress! My mom does a very elegant table, and then the process of 3 hours of clean up starts. Ugg.

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  3. Oh.... I love this post! Well William and I have the whole family and some neighbors in, so I pull all the fine china, linen, crystal and cutery out.I don't want rumors starting in this Stepford of Mini-Mansions! And I too adore those straw turkeys! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Honey, I aint classy enough for any of these settings! Happy Turkey Day,lol!

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  5. Honey, I aint classy enough for any of these settings! Happy Turkey Day,lol!

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  6. Happy thanksgiving to you. Yum, best meal of the year as far as I'm concerned.I ADORE the mix/ matched cutlery and all he settings on these tables, who knew it would all look so charming.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving and Safe travels!!

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  8. The tablescapes are SO gorgeous! I still haven't figured out what I'm making...EEEEK! And I have 10 coming for dinner!Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.....so thankful for loving family and friends and bloggers!

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  9. 30" waist?

    someone needs to be stuffed.

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    1. She been stuffed countless times...it's no use.

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    2. I say lets string the skinny bitch up,lol!

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  10. Hands full of men? Thats putting it mildly to say the least! Now go enjoy more bird...I got the Casa and boys under control.

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  11. Yum! Some ideas here for sure.I am planning the Thanksgiving menu for the first time! Lots of traditional faves on the menu:)You said too many men?!? You?

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving! And I'm slightly obsessed with Bon Appetit with food, and Pottery Barn catalog for decorating, even though I have no skills whatsoever to make about 1/2 their dishes, or put I decent home together. I can drool, though, right??

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  13. That looks like exactly what I plan to be eating come turkey day :) Happy Thanksgiving!
    xoxo
    Brody

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving Mistress! ...and a heartfelt "Thank you" for your wonderfully, sometimes cheeky, sometimes thoughtful, always entertaining and gorgeous blog!! Me- Ill be over eating and drinking too much libations.

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  15. I'll be eating way too many calories..Maybe Ill stick to the green beans and water, otherwise those gowns won't be fittin! Happy Turkey Day , love the table settings. We go the simple route at the house.

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  17. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! My family does it simple. The men watch football. The girls do the cooking. I get kicked out of the kitchen for trying to help. Same thing every year.

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  18. What a nice post,love the tables settings I'll be heading to two Thanksgiving dinners. one elegant and the other? Who knows! I better watch what I put on my plate. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

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  19. Love all these table settings, I think it's a lovely tradition, it's about time we adopted it.

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  20. You really know how to put on a spread.

    And rumor has it you really know how to spread 'em too.

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  21. Enjoy that wonderful meal! Many Thanksgiving blessings to you and the houseboys, Mistress.

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