As always, I had good intentions of posting prior to Thanksgiving but all the preparations left me scrambling and by the end of the day, I had no energy left to blog. Sorry to leave you all hanging. A day late, but I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with people you love.
At our house, eleven friends and neighbors gathered with us to celebrate. I used my pilgrim couple for the table centerpiece around a cornucopia capped off on both sides with crystal candle holders (inherited from my Aunt.) There is a harvest table runner underneath it all tho I'm not sure it's very visible?
oops. I hadn't added the candlestick holders in the photo above. I forgot I took photos at various stages of the table setting process. Below, excuse the glare, you can see one:
Not the best photo either but in the foreground, are chalkboard pumpkins I found at a local barn sale. This was my first chance to use them but when I bought them I thought they would be great placecards or as I used them here, dish labels. Now if I could only learn to write better with chalk!
I was pretty excited to pull out the silver!!
I just started collecting mine a few years ago. Above are some of my favorite serving pieces. I LOVE the vegetable server on top!! The craftsmanship in older silver patterns is phenomenal and unmatched in patterns today (at least in my opinion.)
Silver will dress up anything around it, including the bargain chargers (found at Hobby Lobby) I used around the table.
Once again, not the best photos. I must have been in a hurry! Usually I make sure the lighting, etc., is better.
Above: a better overall view of the table and below, our 24 lb turkey ready for carving.
I got up at 5:00 AM to get it in the oven so we could eat on time! Those of you who know me know that required supreme effort on my part!
So much food, it felt decadent.
Including an early preview of Christmas fudge!
A lot to be grateful for this year.
Scroll down for another thing occupying my time.
Yes, the Christmas decorating has begun...
I felt I needed to get a head start since it's only four weeks away. Even the paperwhite bulbs I bought three weeks ago took the cue & have started to bloom (I still need to photograph them) They grew, formed buds and came into bloom so quickly I'll have to buy more if I want some for Christmas.
I guess it's full speed ahead now, like it or not... I'm not sure I'm ready, are you??