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.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.