We have been so involved this year,
and I am back to being able to post again.
This is such a great way for me to show my loves in
my life by posting on this very fun blog.
Today I am sharing my Thanksgiving tablescape.
As time goes on I will share other things in our home.
Our Thanksgiving this year will be just us and another couple,
we had a great weekend with out children just a few weeks ago.
I have used some very special items on my table this year.
The table cloth comes from Ethiopia. We served a humanitarian
mission there for 2 years, In Addis Ababa there was a leprosy hospital
where we would go and do some service. The hospital had a
gift store where there were women with very broken and gnarled
hands that embroidered many different things, table cloths,
dresses, hand towels, pot holders with their Ethiopian motifs on them.
I ordered this table cloth with matching napkins for my home,
and sadly this is the first time in 6 years I have taken it out of the bag to use.
I think because we have been gone so much, it just never was on
the top of the list of things to use.
I also wanted some velvet pumpkins and decided I could
make some. I found out that finding velvet in the colors I wanted
in my area wasn't an easy task. I found faux velvet, and
spent hours making pumpkins while we were traveling on the road.
I used rust, ochre, tan, and grey for my pumpkins.
I also used antique jewelry, ribbons, doilies to decorate them.
I also decided to use vases in brown and silver. They are from the
Mary Carol Collection. She has a beautiful line and is out of Kansas.
The dishes are some of my favorites. I bought the white chargers at a
second hand store, the brown plates are from Precious Goods with a
beautiful embossed swirl on the plate, the turkey plates are from
Noble Excellence, I purchased them at Dillards a few years ago, and the
little gratitude plates are from Zions Mercantile purchase at Deseret Book.
My silverware is antique and I have been collecting pieces for years
as I can find them at a good price.
In my kitchen/eating area I have some nice pieces of hand painted furniture,
all in brown and black tones. Here is a bombay styled chest.
The picture above it is Tales Beneath Timp by James Christensen.
I love to put this out every fall in the kitchen. It was one of my mother's
favorite pieces of his work.
I have instructions on the Chattering Robin's Blog on how to make these
cute pumpkins. This one I have used a antique doily of my mothers,
ribbon and a pin, and a pumpkin stem saved from last year.
In the glass clear glass candle holders I filled them with mini Indian corn
my parents grew in their garden. I also made the clip board with black cardstock
and a clip board, and cut out the saying on my cricut.
Here is another pumpkin with a doily, ribbon, leaves, and a bracelet of mine
I never wear.
This is the top of the other mini buffet that is in the dining room next
to the table. I have put my turkey here, isn't he cute!
I've had him for many, many moons. I continue to use him in the
decorating every year.
This is the view looking from the table into the kitchen.
The color palate this year is white and brown with a touch of burnt orange.
I love silver! Well now that it doesn't have to be perfectly polished!
As a child I complained every time it had to be polished.
But even now I get the cream out and polish away.
My kitchen isn't large, but makes me quite happy, and the dining area
is perfect for our family.
My china cabinet, that was my mothers and I was able to get it when she
and dad died. I grey washed it to fit the times today. Love this piece
very much. It is the first time I have had something to put my
dishes in, and I change it out season to season.
On either side of the china cabinet are these old windows.
I like to occasionally decorate them with a wreath.
I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving table scape, and
my kitchen at Thanksgiving.
I am so very grateful for all the blessings we have be given.