The American tradition of Thanksgiving is one of our finest. Gathering with friends and family, sharing family traditions, and remembering to be thankful for the many blessings we have available to us in our wonderful country are all part of this day.
This year’s celebration was a smaller version than many previous years. Our table was set in blue, brown and white with accents of orange.
The plates and chargers were both yard sale finds. We really took a wild ride to end up at the site of the yard sale where I found these plates. I almost passed them up as the price was over my per-plate budget. This was one time when walking away from the seller caused her to reduce her price. I was delighted as I really do love these plates!
The pumpkin tureen and individual pumpkin bowls are Temptations pieces from QVC. The larger tureen sits on platter from the former Southern Living at Home collection. The squirrel candle holders were a find at the local hospital ladies’ board rummage sale.
This plate stand holds our dessert plates on which we enjoyed homemade pecan pie. The stand is also from the former Southern Living at Home collection. The little cream pitcher is a thrift store find. Beneath the stand are a few squirrels who joined their candle-holding friends to keep watch on the setting.
Also joining the table was this lone turkey salt/pepper shaker.
I hope you, too, can take time to consider the blessings in your life and be thankful.
If you have time, I hope you will visit the parties at Her Library Adventures, Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?