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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Thanksgiving Table

I love to host Thanksgiving, it is always so fun to set the table and I love the smells that fill the house with all the good things cooking in the kitchen.

I didn't do a lot to the centerpiece I already had on the dining table, I just added a couple of things and did a little tweaking.  It's a mixture of rustic and elegant.

There will be 10 of us.  I will serve buffet style,  plates will be on the buffet counter.  Water will go in the silver goblets and wine in the crystal glasses. (yes, I am still polishing the silverware. lol)

I had a small group for lunch, so I set this table in the breakfast area earlier this week.  I loved making the centerpiece a little french country scene.

 Baking will begin today - - - -

Thanksgiving Menu
Cornbread Stuffing
Giblet Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Pineapple Sweet Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Fruit Salad
Tossed Salad
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Pie
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Bread
Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Crackles
   I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush for Inspiration Gallery Thursday
  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
 No Minimalist Here for Open House Party, Posed Perfection for All Things Thursday Hop
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things, The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things 
 A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden,  Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
 Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
 From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The 36th Avenue for 36th Avenue Party

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  1. Love your table ! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving ! And yes my kitchen looked like that yesterday too :)

  2. Beautiful Table.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...Desserts menu very tempting....Thank you for the lovely comment..:):)

  3. Love both of your tables. I like the one for Thanksgiving Day with a little Christmas mixed in.

  4. Your table looks great and I am a little jealous of how your kitchen looks....My sister is hosting Thanksgiving this year so I only have to bring 2 desserts and call it a day....

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Thanksgiving is my free holiday - no dishes required as we visit my husband's family, but that means no leftovers. :( Beautiful bounty, Marty, enjoy your day with family.

  6. Looks like you're going to be busy in the kitchen. Your table looks beautiful. I should go set mine today instead of leaving everything to do tomorrow!

  7. Beautiful Tables! YUP! When I host that is exactly what my kitchen looks like. :) This year is probably the last year that my sweet MIL will host T-say, so we will help her. I'm taking the turkey, ham and sweet potatoes. :)

    I hope you and yours have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!

  8. Your table looks perfect! I love the check tablecloth and the variety of chairs. It looks so warm and perfect for Thanksgiving.

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~Courtney from GoldenBoysandMe

  9. I love the mixture of finds on your table. They go together so well. And yes, my kitchen looks like that too! I know that your family will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. Such a great, eclectic tablescape. Great job! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Your table is beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. Looks wonderful Marty, have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, blessings!

  13. It looks beautiful. I love the picture with all the chairs and the praying print behind.

    Happy Thanksgiving, to you and your family, Marty.

  14. Marty,
    Your table is beautiful and the menu sounds so yummy. Enjoy the peace and blessings the day brings. Happy Thanksgiving.

  15. I love both table cetnerpiece Marty! Especially love the rosary on top of one of your cloche - truly puts things into perspective doesn't it?! The farm set-up is a darling as well, but most of all, I love the menu your planning and oh my, the gorceries laid out!!!! hahaha! mine looks a bit similar but not as much since I'm only cooking for 8 people, 3 of them children! Have a happy thanksgiving dear! Truly we have a lot of things to be thankful for! CHEERS!

  16. Not likely, Marty.? Worst! As I have a very tiny kitchen so even just a few things on the countertop. It's a mess. Love both centerpieces.

    / CC girl

  17. Yes, my kitchen looks like that! LOL!

    Have a blessed holiday surrounded by those you love!



  18. I love the base you create for this setting with the buffalo plaid tablecloth -- it's the perfect backdrop for all your lovely textures. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  19. your table looks lovely Marty - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  20. Marty, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..hope they surround your beautiful table!

  21. Beautiful table, Marty. Happy thanksgiving!...Christine

  22. Wonderful table, Marty! Love the subtle colors. Wow, you have lots of cooking going on at your house. Will you please consider sharing your chocolate crackle cookie recipe in a future post? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

    1. I shared it on our Holiday Baking Party . Hope you enjoy. Marty

  23. I wished my table looked that neat. It always starts out organized but after about the second or third dessert everything goes off the rails. Love your tables and hope you get some rest. Still keeping your family in my prayers.

  24. Your tablescapes and centerpieces are gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  25. Marty dear...I hope your Thanksgiving is as beautiful as your table! :) It's gorgeous. Have a wonderful day with your family!

  26. Marty,
    I adore your centerpiece vignettes at both tables, dear friend!!!
    Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. Your menu is wonderful - I am certain everyone will gobble up and be satisfied, yum!

    May you enjoy a truly blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones, Marty.


  28. Happy Thanksgiving Marty and I hope your grand baby is doing well.

  29. Beautiful tables, Marty! Enjoy your holiday!

  30. I love the soft colours on your table. Have a nice Thanksgiving weekend.

  31. Stunning table and the menu sounds amazing!!! Enjoy Tksgiving Day and the weekend, sweet lady.
    Big hugs to you,

  32. What a beautiful table! I love how the gingham cloth is the perfect backdrop for the variety of elements. Rustic and elegant is always a wonderful combination. I love that you took that picture of your kitchen after your shopping trip. I wish I had thought of that. All the dishes are washed and back in their place now. I am exhausted. It is fun to visit your table and do nothing.

  33. Great looking table and the menu sounds yummy!

  34. Both tables are just lovely, Marty! I had to laugh at the kitchen scene. Mine looks like that no matter if I'm preparing a big meal or just baking something -- I'm a messy cook and use lots of stuff! At the same time, I don't like a messy kitchen (or any where for that matter), so it gets cleaned up pretty quickly!

  35. you have style, you have grace oh how I wish we had dinner at your place, giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ♥