Tuesday, November 6, 2012

FABBY: My Thanksgiving Table for 2012

Hello my dear friends!

I started to work on my Thanksgiving tablescape today, while I watched the elections, which kept me busy, as I was so nervous and stressed out..I'm so glad it's over, regardless the outcome, which it will be soon as it's almost 11pm. I did fresh flowers, instead of pumpkins, which I posted in most of the other tables and fall vignettes.  For my Thanksgiving tablescape I used my Turkish gold glass chargers, with orange dinner plates.. and just the other day I realized the Bavarian salad plates had a nice size orange flower, so I immediately decided to pair them with the orange plates and the place setting looked perfect! I love to mix and match my dishes, even in real life, therefore, I think I'll do this table for Thanksgiving Day. The glass sherbets are for a shrimp ceviche as an entree and the silver fowl cover for the turkey and all the goodies that go with it.

Here is my table for Thanksgiving 2012, as we have so much to thank God.. first, for our family, our health and so much we have received this year from His Blessed Hands.

Cotton organza embroidered Indian place mats in green and a soft beige, they also have small embroidered leaves. Shots taken in the afternoon.
All the napkin rings are Autumn leaves of different shapes. The bread plates are pewter.
The crystal sherbets are from the 90's, so I don't remember where they were from. Notice another fall leaf.
Here is another fall leaf in the orange napkin. The gravy boat is Noritake.
I love this beautiful English, Pomona-Portmerion baking dish, a present from my dear niece, Nathalie. Here I make my Sweet Potato Bake..actually I make it with local "camote" which is a sweeter tubercle than the sweet-potato and really yummy and a favorite of everyone in the family and friends. Another fall leaf napkin ring.
I interchanged a green napkin with an orange one, a lot of silverware and gold chargers, and it made the table cheery. Up front also a glass and silver container where I put a sweet-tomato little salad, to accompany the turkey and it's my mother's recipe.
I had fun doing these two arrangements with some fall colors, leaves and flowers. There's a great flower shop a block away from my house; flowers are quite inexpensive around here.
 The sterling silver fowl cover, that some of you who follow me know that it was hubby's last C'mas gift to me and it'll be for serving the turkey.. the main dish. I will also use a pretty silver platter from my Mil for the salad and a bowl for wild rice and pine nuts.
 Here is opened with a white vintage English ironstone platter I had, which fits perfectly.
The silver butter dish was a gift for me from my dad and next to it a little crystal Bohemian S&P cellar. These shots are taken in the evening.. now by candle light.
 This antique sterling bowl was my dear Mil's and it's where I place the cranberry.
 Here you can see the orange flower and bud, which made me pair these pretty salad dishes with the orange dinner plates.
The candle holders in a pretty amber color are Portuguese.
 A station in the buffet for tea, coffee or herb tea, which some of us like at night, specially the women ..and sometimes even men.
The amber wine glasses are Italian Mario Santini and the water glasses are Mexican hand blown.
The pretty crochet runner was made by my mother, among tablecloths and many other things I have... crocheted by her and by my grandmother..mother's mama. 
The candle holders are Portuguese and they won a design award in the 90's.

So here you have it..my Thanksgiving tablescape for 2012.

Thanking you in advance my lovely and kind friends for all  the generous comments you always leave me.

I will also be joining some great parties...so thank you gracious hostesses for having me.

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  1. Fabby,
    What an exquisitely set Thanksgiving Table, dear friend!!! I adore the use of green and orange throughout your place settings. The use of cherished accessories and serving pieces handed down through generations and gifted by family members will make this such a memorable table of blessings, indeed. Your choice of florals is stunning!!! Of course, I spied those Sunflowers immediately! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us!

  2. Oh my sweet friend, your table is 'eye catching'. The colors are striking. I love the orange and green. Your dishes and the flowers are gorgeous!!!!

  3. Beautiful table Fabby. I love the green and orange napkins!! I always get so excited when I see that you have posted something!

  4. Fabby, it is fabulous! The beautiful colors of this table, enhanced by the gorgeous pieces of silver, china, and crystal all make a stunning statement. What a wonderful table at which to dine for Thanksgiving 2012! ~ Sarah

  5. Hi Fabby,
    what a beautiful table. Such an abundance of china, Crystal, silver and flowers. The flowers and the colors of the china work so well together. Thank you for sharing the photos of that day. I think you will have a gorgeous Thanksgiving.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. How beautiful! I love the salad dishes. The flower arrangements came out beautifully. Can you set an extra place for me? Beautiful as usual Fabby. Have a great week.

  7. Very beautiful Fabby! Love the colors you chose and that fabulous silver covered platter your hubby gave you!
    I love little designated areas like your coffe/tea serving station. My parents always set up a spot with a punch bowl and desserts that everyone loved to go to. I like the flower shaped stemmed candle holders and of course your fresh flowers!

  8. Oh, Fabby! Your table is glorious and filled with such rich color. How lovely it would be to share a meal here! Thank you so much for linking up the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop.

  9. Fabby, your table is stunning! Your elegant touches make for a table anyone would feel special sitting down to. Love your tea set too. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Have a beautiful day, my friend.


  10. Morning, Sweet Fabby! Oh, your Thanksgiving table is beautiful (why am I not surprised?) :) I love your combination of dishes, of which you have so many beautiful ones. I like your orange you've added and your centerpiece is gorgeous.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;) Oh, can I come over and sit at your table? :)

  11. It is beautiful Fabby! I like the colours you chose for the dinner plates with the chargers. You have so many beautiful dishes and accessories. It looks like a magazine page! Blessings, Pamela

  12. Beautiful table! I love, love, did I say love? that gorgeous silver "fowl cover" Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Penny

  13. Hello dear Fabby. As usual your table is dressed with perfection. The dishware is beautiful. Llove the candle holders. So much elegance and grace. Hugs, Linda

  14. So very beautiful! To be a guest at your Thanksgiving table would be a blessing indeed! Thank you so much for sharing.

  15. Oh Fabby, this is so pretty. I love your beautiful floral centerpieces. I wish you and your family a very Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty


  16. Hello lovely Fabby, As usual your beautiful tablescape so many elegace dishes and candle holders
    I love your tea set!

  17. As usual, your table is very beautiful and elegant, Fabby. You did a great job on the flower arrangements. They're gorgeous. Beautiful flower selection. I love all the silvers and oranges here and my fave is the foul serving cover...Christine

  18. Gosh, Fabby...I think I'll be heading to your house for Thanksgiving this year! What a beautiful table!!! It is absolutely exquisite! The lushness of it makes it perfect for Thanksgiving, and all the beautiful pieces you used...WOW! I like how not all of the colors are a super deep color, too. Your floral arrangements are really striking, too. Good job on those! You guys are going to have a super duper Thanksgiving with all the great food you have on tap to serve on this beautifully prepared table!

  19. Beautiful Thanksgiving table Fabby. Love the colors!

  20. Dearest Fabby,
    Love your happy orange theme for your Thanksgiving table. That picks everyone's mood up and the way you set the table is always so elegant. Using many pieces with fond memories makes it even more into a true family Thanksgiving.
    Hugs to you,

  21. So lovely. I like all the glassware and the colors. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  22. I like the bright colors you have interjected into the holiday tablescape.

    The crochet table runner is exquisite.

  23. I love the casual elegance of your table. It is, indeed, a lovely setting for expressing thanks.

  24. Fabby, such a pretty tablescape. Love the colors.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for inspiring me.

  25. Fabby- I love all of the details and your color choice ( green and orange) on your beautiful table. I hope you will enjoy the holiday. Thanks for linking up to the better late than never party.

  26. Fabby, what a spectacular table! I love all your serving pieces, especially your silver fowl covered dish. The fresh flowers add such color to your table! I love everything!!

  27. Fabby. You set the prettiest of tables. I love that you have so many pretty pieces that are treasured family heirlooms and that you do use them! The dishes are soo pretty, each one exquisite. Love the idea of switching the colors of the napkins. Your flowers are perfect with the dishes.. Just lovely Fabby. I, too, am testing the thanksgivings table pieces already.. xo marlis

  28. FAbby, it is just beautiful. The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous. I love the fresh flowers. They really make a statement. It would be a pleasure to sit at this wonderful table.

  29. Dearest Fabby,

    Your tables are always lovely! Your pretty pieces are gorgeous as are all of your collection of treasured family pieces. It is wonderful that you use these exquisite family heirlooms.

    I simply love the colors of your wide arrays and selections of various napkins that you frequently use as well. Your flowers are just lovely Fabby.

    Your thanksgivings table pieces are.. and also will be..,amazing,
    (as this tablescape vignette is already).

    Thanks so much for your visit and for your comment. I am delighted that you wish to join me by linking up, however...

    Although I am most happy that you have enjoyed this week's tea parties my dear, fellow blogging friend... As of yet, I am not yet ready at this time to go back to hosting tea parties with Linky link-up widgets. Thank you so much for your kind and enthusiastic interest.

    This week's number happens to commemorate and also to be my personal celebration of theses tea's of mine and it is therefore numbered specifically to mark these tea times of mine on my own blog...

    ...(It is not at present meant to be linked up with as was my former meme tea party as from the past at this time)...

    ...As in this week's instance, it is my 309th such Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland occasion, however... When I am ready to return, I surely happily and most warmly invite as many of you as I'm able to contact, to let you know. ~ Many kind thanks for visiting me today.

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  30. Fabby your new den rug is gorgeous! As is your Thanksgiving table. I love all the rich color! It is so lovely. What a festive time of feasting and giving thanks you will have! I hope you can leave it like that to enjoy until the actual day.

  31. Your table is beautiful!!! You have some exquisite dishes...and stemware....I love how you mixed your mothers beautiful runner with the new pieces....so warm and inviting.... tfs

  32. Je suis enchantée de découvrir ta table de Thanksgiving...
    Tu es une femme exceptionnelle qui sait faire conjuguer les choses avec bon goût...
    Une petite touche automnale ajouté à une pincée festive et hop! le tout apporte une saveur particulière. Tu est une adorable Fée Fabby qui manie assiettes, verres, couverts, plats divers comme avec une baguette magique.
    Et là, j'y crois... Tout est sous nos yeux : un pur enchantement !

    Je te fais de gros bisous et te souhaite d'heureuses fêtes de Thanksgiving.

  33. I really love the orange touches on your table. It looks so fresh, especially with those gorgeous floral arrangements!!! And that covered turkey platter is swoon- worthy!!! Also love the pewter bread plates - Love the whole table!!!

  34. Clever you!
    We attended several candidates' vote-watching parties. You know my politics - they weren't especially joyous affairs.
    I think you had the right idea in doing something creative to take your mind off the outcome.
    Your table is, as always, exquisite. I love the candle holders. No wonder they won a design award.
    I love Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to cooking up a traditional dinner and laying a stylish (I hope) table.

  35. Beautiful Table for Thanksgiving! You are certainly planning ahead with your table set...more time for cooking...and everyone can enjoy the Table until the Turkey is served. Visiting from VTT.

  36. Fabby, your tables are always so fabulous!! I love the elegance of this table. Perfect for Thanksgiving.

    Jocelyn @

  37. Fabby, this is gorgeous! And you are so organized, having already planned your whole tablesetting! I love the elegant look you've achieved with all your pretty things, and I always enjoy reading the story behind each piece. Happy Thanksgiving!

  38. Fabby, your table is truly a visual treat this afternoon! I'm not usually a big fan of orange plates, but yours are THE PERFECT complete to the gorgeous salad plates. Just stunning! How wonderful to be able to enjoy this table from now 'til Thanksgiving!

    I hope you'll stop by if you get a chance. I'm requesting info from all of my tablescaper friends...

  39. I am looking again -- I think this is the third time! Would you consider sharing the recipe for the sweet-tomato sauce?

  40. Fabby, those orange dinner plates are incredible! Perfect color for Thanksgiving time.

  41. Oh my goodness, this table is so lovely. The plates are beautiful and lend so much to your Thanksgiving table. Love the flowers, as always, Fabby!

  42. Beautiful table ~ everything is exquisite. Love your chandy too.

    Susan and Bentley

  43. I love your posts, Fabby! And this one is just lovely. The Portugese candle holders are beautiful, as are your dining room chairs. I am a gardener, so of course I love your amazing flower arrangements. This is a perfect Thanksgiving table--I am sure your family and guests will enjoy it very much!

  44. Wow, Fabby, your tablescape is beautiful; and your dishes are gorgeous!

  45. My goodness everything is so exquisite and perfect!

  46. My lovely friend I am short of words! Stunning table with all those gorgeous fall colours. Love that green-orange combo. Very fresh and striking colours and beautiful silver, china.
    Thanks for sharing your creative talent.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  47. Fabby, what a fabulous table. I love your combination of colors.. The silver, crystal and dishes are just beautiful..

  48. So gorgeous! Those fresh flowers absolutely make it perfect!


  49. Hi Fabby thank you for setting a gorgeous table.such beautiful dishes.very inspiring.once again you have set an table for all the appreciation and delicious food.Hugs....:):):)

  50. So gorgeous! You are so talented

  51. What a great presentation - can we all come? Everything is beautiful - thanks for linking Fabby!

  52. Fabby, stopping back by from Bernideen's Open House. This table is worth lots of visits............Sarah

  53. Love the tablescape. So colorful and so autumnal. Have a lovely holiday!

  54. Perfect! The plates are lovely. This is truly a beautiful table to gather around and celebrate Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Wishing you a happy weekend. xo

  55. How pretty and welcoming ! Love the colors, that orange just pops out. Loves how the table just blends.. The orange candle holders are stunning. Happy Fall, Jules ~

  56. Hi Fabby, you live up to your name with this gorgeous table. Fabulous. I love every detail.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Blessings, Jeanne

  57. First time stopping by!

    Gorgeous table! The orange and the sunflowers are so bright and cheery. I've yet to decide on what I will do so I thank you for all this inspiration!


  58. The orange, green and yellow colors in tablescape are delicious and I'm admiring your silver and pewter pieces. Gorgeous! Your tablescapes are always so elegant. :)

  59. Fabby:

    Your Thanksgiving table looks wonderful. So welcoming but definitely a bit of spunk!

    Great to have Seasonal Sundays back up, running, and having you be part of it!

    - The Tablescaper

  60. Wow Fabby!
    Your table is exquisite! I love all the color and settings you have put so artfully together! Really gorgeous!
    Happy Fall!
    Miss Bloomers

  61. Your table is Fabby! Fabo. Well done and so inviting. I love the Bavarian plates and how well they look on the orange plates.
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com
    You are all set.

  62. Your table is lovely! I can imagine how fabulous your meal will be! Happy Sunday!

  63. Your table is fab, Fabby! I love the color orange at this time of year. Love the dishes too! xo

  64. What a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape Fabby! Everything looks so lovely. Those dessert plates are just so pretty. I am sure all of your guests will love the table! thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful day!

  65. What a lovely table Fabby. The sunflowers and oranges are so pretty. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  66. Fabby, this may be my favorite of all your tables! It is absolutely gorgeous. It has kind of a William Yeoward design vibe to it, and he is also one of my favorites. The silver fowl cover is an immediate family heirloom...great gift from your hubby. Happy holidays! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  67. Fabby,
    Your table is gorgeous as usual. I think the plates worked perfectly. You have so many beautiful things! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  68. Hi Fabby! Wow! Everything is all set for thanksgiving. I love it. The colors and bursting and blending with each other. Everything looks so cheerful and inviting. I'm sure the food to be served will equally become sumptuous and inviting :) Sending my advance greetings for thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your beautiful post.

  69. Fabby, I think your name is short for Fabulous. Another beautiful, or should I say fabulous, table! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  70. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It looks fantastic!!


  71. Hello Fabby, I am glad the elections are over too. I told my husband that regardless of the outcome, God is still in control! Your tablescape is awesome. !'ll be featuring your post in my next Home and Garden party - I appreciate you sharing,

  72. Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tablescape at the Open House party.

  73. Hi Fabby,
    I will be featuring your lovely table at Share Your Cup today.

  74. What a beautiful table, Fabby, so colorful! I can see why those candle holders won an award.
    Please excuse the late visit!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  75. Fabby,
    Your table is so beautiful. It should be a beautiful Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing at last Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is live. The link to the party is
    Can't wait to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  76. Beautiful table, Fabby! I love all the gorgeous color and your wonderful centerpiece. Love the silver dome...I imagine a yummy turkey underneath. :) Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend!

  77. Fabby, Congrats! Just wanted you to know you've been featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays for this gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape. Don't forget to grab a button if you'd like. Have a wonderful weekend!



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