Monday, November 23, 2015

Change Of Plans - 14 Coming To Dinner - New Tablescape

I absolutely love having all of my family and friends together, but it seems like that is so hard to do.  There are always two families to visit for every holiday (his and hers) and then sometimes it is my friends turn to host, so getting a bunch together at one time is increasingly hard. 

This year I am so thrilled, I will have most of my family and a few friends here for Thanksgiving.  The count is now 14. 

Let's reset the table, there's always room for more.

I will seat 8 in the family/breakfast room at the long harvest table and 6 can eat at the living/dining table. 
 (I have 4 leaves for this table, so I can actually seat 10 really comfortably, so if anybody else wants to come to dinner, there is room.)

I added one leaf to the table and just shopped the house for a simple centerpiece.

 This floral arrangement was on the coffee table (I replaced it with another plant).

                         The hurricanes were stashed away in the closet.

Pulling it all together made a simple yet pretty centerpiece.

 Each place setting is a octagon shaped white plate, gold charger and white napkin.  (The plates and napkins are from a previous Goodwill treasure hunt.)

                            Sometimes simple and spur of the moment is best.

                         I love having everyone together.  How about you?

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  1. That looks lovely!! I lived in NH for over 25 years so for me, it still is the "real" Thanksgiving, LOL. Canadian Thanksgiving is in Oct but I still do the whole thing in Nov. This year there will be 8 of us!! WOW, on NOT a Canadian holiday. But who can resist a good meal with dear friends. Will be a fun evening that is for sure. You must move the lovely tablescape to make room for the food, though?! ENJOY everyone and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Regards, Ramona
    Burlington ON Canada

    1. I have two tables, one for 8 and one for 6 so I will serve the meal buffet style. That is the best for this many people and two tables. Enjoy your day and special friends and family.

  2. Ahh, buffet style makes sense!!! Humm, I may do that also, might just make things a tad easier. Enjoy!


  3. I always love buffet style. Being that I am shy about being around a group of people, buffet style means you don't have to ask people to pass dishes, and that always makes me a bit uncomfortable. However, I have purchased a very small turkey just for me, and am planning on using the recipe you gave me! I purchased a Casserole Crock Pot, which I've already cooked a roast in, and I like the shape much more than the traditional crock pot. You seem so calm amid changes in how many are coming to dinner. I so admire that!

  4. Marty, your table is warm and welcoming! I will have 13 guests and will have two tables - buffet works best for me! Happy Thanksgiving!! Pam (

  5. What a lovely table you set!! The gold and white is so pretty with that runner and the beautiful flowers.

  6. Beautiful tables Marty. Wishing you and your 14 guests Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Beautiful Marty....will be spending Thanksgiving at my sister's home...also celebrating my mother's 90th birthday too....we will be a party of over 50....lots of family and extended family...always a wonderful event....Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  8. It's beautiful, and I know that you can't wait to host everyone and make memories. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Our table count is always changing; usually going up and up in the number. It's such a joy having a house full; a little stress but loads of fun! Beautiful table Marty. Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  10. Wow, it'll be so much fun Marty! I love this simple arrangement you made too, I'm sure everyone will feel very special once they arrive at your beautiful home! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. It looks wonderful and so inviting. I am not cooking this year ans I do miss the hustle of getting things done. I did want to stop by and wish you a very Happy, Thanksgiving.

  12. I think the more the merrier! I had 35 last year but I'm not hosting this year. Your decorations all look lovely!

  13. Your table is perfectly festive for Thanksgiving Marty! I agree there is always room for one more. You are the hostess with the mostess!!