Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Our Family Thanksgiving

 
I have quite a large family.  Three of my siblings live out of state, but five of us live here in town.  When we have a family get together, it is usually held at one of the larger homes. In this case, Thanksgiving is at my sister's home and dinner is served in their eat-in kitchen, where three tables are put together, end to end.
 
 
Since none of us has dinnerware to serve 25 people, the last couple years I have taken four different sets of dishes to her house and set a Thanksgiving table for the family.
Fortunately, all four of these sets coordinate beautifully for a fall table, especially when you add pretty napkins and napkin rings.
 
 
A burlap table runner is laid down the middle of the table to tie everything together.
 
 
And of course every table needs a centerpiece.  This is the one I shared in a previous post that was made from what I had around the house.
 
 
Since I had an abundant supply of volunteer white gourds from my summer garden, I put one on each plate ~ another way to bring consistency to the table.
 
 
And so ~ with a few pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, and four sets of dishes ~ a large family can be served in a very festive manner.
Giving thanks for my wonderful family and the fellowship we enjoy in each others company.
 
 
Wishing you and your families a very
Happy Thanksgiving.

9 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Lovely setting!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your tablescape is awesome, Cindy!

A Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hugs.

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh friend! That table is stunning!!! It has all of the wonderful elements of the season and the colors are perfect! And those white gourds on each plate are one of my favorite things! You do come from a large family! WOW! Wishing you joy tomorrow as you spend Thanksgiving with your family at that beautiful table! Nicole xoxo

Julie said...

Wow Cindy! You get an A+++ for that table. J

Poppy said...

A gorgeous arrangement of collections, from plates to pumpkins, pretty and inviting!

Have a wonderful family Thanksgiving, Cindy!

Poppy

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful tablescape. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

what a lovely table and the centerpieces are perfect!

❀ JoAnne said...

It's a beautiful table, Cindy. I love the mixture of place settings and how it all works together so well!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a pretty table! I love the centerpiece!

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