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My Thanksgiving Table 2016

This year's Thanksgiving table has so much of what I love, and I'd like to take a moment to share it with you.  After recently finding some wonderful transferware that I knew I'd want to use for this year's holiday table, I then decided to add some items from my collections of glassware, flatware and vintage linens.  The results are very autumnal, festive and, to my mind, beautiful. 

Here is where I'll be sitting this afternoon to feast on roast turkey, butternut squash soup and several tempting sides.

I knew the moment I laid my eyes on this vintage Spode pattern that it would be perfect for Thanksgiving.  I love the creaminess of the shapely plates which have a brown and burnt-orange transferware motif.  

The caramel glass pumpkin dish was made for Martha by Mail, by the L.E. Smith Glass Company back in the 1990s.  These vessels are just the thing to use for savory butternut squash soup.

I can't honestly remember when I purchased these antique napkins, but I'm glad I did because the gold embroidery is exquisite.  It works with the pumpkin-colored European linen tablecloth and the butterscotch, two-tone bakelite flatware.  I've often seen this particular pattern referred to as 'apple juice', because of its amber-colored handles.

The Squirrel & Acorn caramel glass serving dishes are also Martha by Mail. These are so charming for any Fall dinner, but they're especially beautiful for Thanksgiving.

I simply love how everything glows right now. 

Antique salt and pepper cellars are placed throughout the table for guests to help themselves.  I also included several serving "shovels" to make it easier for sprinkling the spices.

For the centerpiece, I decided to keep it very simple and pared down.  Along the base and on the plate of a caramel glass cake stand, I placed cut branches of winter berries to showcase the beautiful fruits and leaves.  Once our dinner is done with, I can then put them out on the yard for the birds to feast on.  No waste!

From our Pennsylvania home to yours, I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.



  1. What a lovely table! Enjoy your Thanksgiving...warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  2. Simply beautiful David! Picture perfect!

    1. Jojo, thank you so much my dear!! I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!! xo

  3. Your table is lovely. My home have been in a state of renovation for 2 years and it is like living in a construction zone. Your beautiful display makes me hopeful for next year. Thanks.

    1. Thank you, Kathy! This coming year will be your year to set the best Thanksgiving table ever!


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