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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