Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thankful Tablescape

Hello Blogland!  I couldn't resist sharing a Thankful tablescape with you because I've got so much to be thankful for, much of which never comes across on this blog.  Some of you have asked again where I've been.  Well, the long and short of it is, I've been working! My new job now in retail allows me to work during the week and have my weekends and Mondays off.  What a blessing that is, and I love it!

I am not blogging as much these days because it's really just not that much of a priority to me. Quite simply, I've decided to leave the everyday blogging to all you wonderful and inspirational professional bloggers.  I do hope that there's still room out here for those like me who want to pop in on occasion and share.  I am still looking at your blogs and gaining beautiful inspiration and ideas as I am sure you can see from much of what I share as well.  So....without further ado, here's a Thanksgiving tablescape that I hope you will enjoy!

Love my turkey basket.  It was from Ah, at home.  Too bad they are no longer in business.

I decided to give this years setting a mixture of old and new.

The "Be Thankful" bags were from Michaels last year. 

I just couldn't resist using these linen placemats that I purchased from a church/yard sale a few years back.  I just love the fall colors of the crewelwork on them.

My fabulous Lenox dinner plate is from my Butlers Pantry collection.

And the salad plates were from TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

Now, isn't this the cutest little thing?  I found these corn holder plates at a local thrift store.  I love that they are just the perfect color match to my Butlers Pantry dishes as well.

Here' s some new! New style and new linens.  I just had to make these chevron napkins this year to be a little trendy ya know!
I like the way the chevron coordinated with my runner I purchased a few years ago from Joanne fabrics.

I used my grandmothers crystal with the gold etchings for the wine and these pretty gold goblets purchased from a resale store were the perfect choice for tea.

Gobble, gobble shakers were from Ross.

From this view, I think either my brown or woven place mats may have been a better choice but then I wouldn't have gotten to use the linen ones...and well, I like those...alot!!! LOL!

These candlesticks were the perfect choice of color.  I love how well they coordinated with my runner.

And the pine cone candles have always reminded me of fall.

Here's a little trick I learned from all of you bloggers.  Wrap some jute twine around almost anything and it will add just that extra touch of cuteness!

I've also done a little rearranging in the dining room too.  I moved my china hutch off the side wall and placed it on the back wall of the dining room where the marble table and mirror used to be.  I had another side table in here where this black sideboard is now and the black side board was where the marble table is now.  Basically, I took out one of the extra side tables because it was feeling just a little too crowded to me. Even though we only use this room a few times a year, I still like it to feel as spacious as possible.  I still revamping this room little by little.  Hoping to find a new rug this year.  Now that's quite a challenge.  Would love any suggestions on that!

Well, there's my Thankful table y'all!  I hope you enjoyed it.
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I can hardly wait to get things set up for Christmas this year.  I am literally chomping at the bit.  I may even break tradition and do it this weekend.  Well, maybe.  
We shall see!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Yes, I have missed you around Blogland, and I'm thrilled any time you decide to pop in and share! Your Thanksgiving tablescape is wonderful; of course, you know Iove mixing up "old" and "new". I happen to like the overhead shot -- and, for what it's worth, think your placemats give a nice visual place to rest. Brown wouldn't do that. :-)

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating all of your many amazing blessings with those you love.

  2. Mary, your table is lovely. Love the corn holders! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Helen@Helen's Decor

  3. What a beautiful tablescape, Mary. I love it and it is warm and cozy feeling for the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope it is a really good one for you- xo Diana

  4. Your Thanksgiving table is beautiful Mary! I love all the colors together. So pretty! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Love your festive table, Mary. Gorgeous dining room, too.
    Have a nice week.

  6. I like your table Mary! Those plates and the table runner are my favorite...

  7. Hi, Mary! I'm your "downstairs neighbor" on Kathleen's "Let's Dish!" this week! The wonder of blogging occasionally, Mary, is that you put your heart and soul into it. You don't start to think of it as a chore or have that feeling of dread when you find yourself humping toward an impossible deadline. Being away from time to time brings the joy back, and it shows here in your table. I have been away for 4 long months following surgery. I just came back this week, and it was a super joy for me! I enjoy what I do, but it was nice to get a much-needed break...even if I had to go through surgery to get it! :-) I love those pine cone candles!!!! You have a lot of them, and they look great all down the middle of the table! The little jute bow around the candlesticks gives that added decorator touch, for sure! Very nice!!! And congratulations on rearranging your dining room...NOT something I would look forward to here! ;-) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. What a fabulous looking dining the color and those high ceilings....lovely tablescape...your turkey dishes look similar to mine....and I love the pine cone candles...I have pine cone decor all over the house....Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. I think I know why this looks extra pretty to me. It's because it is set in your dining room with the beautiful blue walls so it's like a skyline around it. My dining room is tan so my fall tables don't ever have the pop that yours does. I love all the different elements of this, especially those cool pinecones. My sister found and bought some similar and I'm jealous of them. LOL

    VERY pretty! Sorry to be so AWOL this fall. I'm trying to find Debbie. Have you seen her?

  10. I can't get over your getting those linens at a church sale! They look brand new and very expensive. I love the corn cob dishes. I have some but mine are bright yellow and green, great for summer but wouldn't look too good for Thanksgiving, your's are perfect for the season. Also love your jute tip-thanks for that! Thanks for visiting me, too. Happy Thanksgiving to you - Dawn @ We Call It

  11. Mary,
    Your table is so pretty. I love the chevron napkins...they go so well with the table runner..and I can see why you love those placemats. and your dining room as well..The whole setting is pretty...My two cents on a rug..go a little lighter...but I love your room now...
    Happy Thanksgiving..
    Love, Mona

  12. Mary,
    I left a comment about how much I love your table but it is nowhere in sight...leaving another one..hope it publishes!
    Love, Mona

  13. Your table is beautifully put together, Mary. I love the Lenox and the turkey plates together. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

  14. Hi Mary,
    Well, I made it before Tgiving! Your table looks so pretty, the napkins give it a nice pop!
    I like your rearrangement too!
    Have a wonderful Tgiving, many blessing. So good to see you again!

  15. Your home is so very pretty Mary!
    I love the pinecone candles, the fabrics, the mix of dishes, what a gorgeous table.
    I blog less frequently too...but there is room for all of us.


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