Sunday, September 9, 2018

My Thanksgiving "at Heart" Table for my Family

Hello sweet friends !

Most of you know I had my two daughters and three grandgirls, who live away from us, one in the other side of the pond in Spain and the other three hours drive from us.

What I wanted to explain was that while I was shopping for Baby Shower stuff for my daughter Sofia's, I also ran across this gorgeous, inexpensive dinnerware, in an 'Autumnal-botanic' pattern I loved immediately and of course, I couldn't help but get it and take it home with me to join my dish collection, lol..

 Therefore, I used it in the table settings when our girls, grands and SILs were here to sort of feel like an early, (at heart) 'Thanksgiving' because we were 'all together' for a change and it was such a blessing for Alejandro and me.

I arranged the flower centerpiece on my "Dutch-Imari," hand decorated bowl because of all the orange hues and I thought it blended beautifully with my new Fall china.

With that is my 'Thanksgiving at Heart' table setting !

I never had a 'real' china for the 'Autumnal season' and we loved this ceramic one I ran into while shopping for the Baby shower. 
Not expensive either... at all !
In the back it says, 'HomeLife.'

Isn't the pattern just so perfect ? I couldn't believe it when I saw it !

You see here in Ecuador, there are no four seasons as in The USA, perse, although here in the Andes mountains is coldish, sometimes like Spring and sometimes like Fall; so it was a surprise I ran into a 'real' Fall china !

It even has little acorns and a butterfly !

The centerpiece was arranged on my  beautiful "Delft-Imari, 100% Hand Decorated, Holland" (in back) bowl. I surrounded it with little pumpkins and gourds I painted, (after I dried natural ones) in white and some in gold.
I discovered the bowl had so many shades and hues for Fall and found it perfect for my family table setting and they enjoyed it too.

I could probably use it with blue dishes as well.

I'm so happy we were eight just perfect for this setting. 

I used my pure Egyptian cotton linen and open hand work tablecloth hubby gifted me so many years ago. I love the contrast of the oranges in the dishes against the crispy white.

As you can see, here is my first Fall in the dining room. I need to do the other buffet in the formal dining room, as a table setting comes and goes.

It's very difficult to take pics of my plate rack, as it is behind the two doors leading to and out of the kitchen. The fridge is in front, so it makes it practically impossible to take a 'complete' front shot of it !

I decided to use the new Fall china on an everyday basis till after Thanksgiving in November. 

I could pair it sometimes with my orange rim dinner plates, as you see here.

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  1. Your table is gorgeous as ever...So elegant and colorful!I love your pretty Fall dishes,they are great.Your centerpiece is to die for...Wonderful Imari cachepot and adorable flowers...How exquisite!Hugs!

  2. Que mesa linda!
    Boa semana.

  3. Fabby, what a gorgeous table! The dishes are just perfect for fall with the colorful leaves and acorns. What a blessing to have your family home to gather round your beautiful table!

  4. Wow!! they are fabulous!! your dining place is gorgeous!

  5. Such a gorgeous table! Very festive! Fabby, you are amazing!

  6. Fabby!!
    Just beautiful!! Love the stunning vibrant colors of your tablescape!! So warm and inviting!! It just screams Fall and in such a charming way!!

  7. Fabby, you're right, the china was the perfect choice for fall. And what better way to use it than for a Thanksgiving celebration, which, after all, is all about gratitude, family and remembering your blessings.

  8. Oh Fabby, I can see why you had to have that gorgeous fall dinnerware! It is so bright and happy! I think you can celebrate Thanksgiving any time, it's always a blessing to have family all together! Your table is simply stunning!

  9. Fabby, it's beautiful! And how well it goes with your Delft-Imari bowl. I would use those dishes at least once a week all through autumn.

  10. Dearest Fabby,
    Such a happy color and great design for your new fall china.
    It will always remind you of the happy days that indeed you were all together as a family.
    Having loved ones across two oceans, I certainly understand your happiness about this.
    You have the very best ideas, always, about setting a special and perfectly themed table.
    This one was no exception.
    Sending you hugs,

  11. Hi Fabby,
    such a very lovely table setting. The new dishes are so vibrant and wonderful. What a blessing to have your family all with you together for awhile. I bet Maxima will be excited to have a new baby sibling and your older granddaughters will spoil the new baby coming in their family too. As will the grandparents too of course. ;) Have a joyful week and God bless!!


  12. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    Je suis très heureuse comme je te l'avais écrit de te retrouver... Tout comme toi, j'ai été très occupée avec mes enfants et mes petits-enfants (5 et bientôt 6 en fin d'année).
    Je me réjouis de ton dernier achat. Je trouve cette vaisselle magnifique avec les couleurs automnales. La présence des petits glands et les papillons apportent une certaine allégresse.
    Bien sûr que le bleu delph ajoute une belle touche avec les nuances orangées.
    Tes petites citrouilles blanches et dorées sont adorables.
    C'est sincèrement une très belle table de Thanksgiving.

    Gros bisous à toi et merci pour ton adorable petit mot. J'espère bien un jour la vie fera que nous pourrons nous rencontrer !

  13. Hi Fabby! I love when we can get our family all together... Doesn't happen often here, either, but I am off to visit my son and DIL soon in South Dakota, so it'll be nice to be with them for a few days. Pinned to my At Table board for you! <3 Just stopping by to say Thank You for joining Share Your Style.

    Have a great weekend,
    Barb :)

  14. That was really beautiful! White with colorful china, it looks warmth and inviting..

  15. Your beautiful table setting is the epitome of fall! We celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada in early October so the holiday will be here before we know it!

  16. What a lovely table! We're usually forced to use paper plates for our big crowd, but this is so pretty!

  17. The dishes are just perfect Fabby! They will be so fun to keep out in your plate racks. So glad you all got to be together. A blessing indeed! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. Hi Fabby, your table is beautiful. Love everything on it :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, you will be one of my featured blogs today.

  19. Fabby your table is just beautiful! Love those festive leaf dishes! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  20. Dear Fabby, your table looks so beautiful. How special to share this with your family. Love the warm colors. Everything pops. Blessings to you.

  21. Your table is beautiful Fabby and I'm so happy that you could share it with all the people you love. It's never easy when our kids are so far away, but it does make the time we get to spend with them so much more precious


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