Tablescape Thursday ~ Early Thanksgiving 2010

I’ve posted some photos of our early Thanksgiving meal already but wanted to add these for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. If you want to see some great table settings click on over and check all the latest posts.


The table was set for 12. Since I only had 10 of my Yorkshire dishes I added these two Johnson Brothers Plates to the mix.


These are the Yorkshire Staffordshire Ironstone plates, a country road with a hay wagon. The colors were perfect for Thanksgiving.


Wouldn’t you know when I went to pull out my green goblets there were only 11. I scouted out a local Antique Mall hoping to find at least  1 more but there was nothing close to these so when I came across a set of 7 amber colored goblets at a good price I decided to mix and match 6 of each for the table.






I was real happy to find these bird place card holders last week. It’s not easy finding non-Christmas themed holders this time of year. Our daughter Katie printed the names on each card for our table.


We had a wonderful time around the table. We decided to serve Susan’s Champagne Punch while waiting for the turkey. It was very tasty with the hint of cinnamon and cloves.


On Thanksgiving Day I’ll be sharing this punch when we join friends for a 2nd Thanksgiving meal. Life is rich!

Looking forward to seeing more Scapes around the Blogisphere.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

30 thoughts on “Tablescape Thursday ~ Early Thanksgiving 2010

  1. It is so difficult to find last minute things to decorate tables for Thanksgiving. Seems everyone put fall stuff on sale last week and moved on to Christmas. So I’m going to be hitting some friends farms looking for bittersweet and other goodies. I gave up on place cards. Your table looks great. Brilliant to mix up the two glasses…looks perfect.

  2. Beautiful, Ellen! Okay, I chuckled at your 11 green goblets… hadn’t you mentioned before that you have more than 200 glasses/goblets… and you couldn’t find that one from your stash to match the other 11? 😉 It’s time to go thrifting again, my friend. 🙂

  3. What a beautiful table! I love the way you mixed the goblets, good idea! So do you think you will find the 12th? 🙂 It looks like a great time, a lot to be thankful for!
    You set a very inviting table! We have wild turkeys here too. They hang out with the deer. Sounds like a good meal!

  4. What a gorgeous, gorgeous table!
    You did a super job Ellen!
    I love the colors and the china and the centepiece too!

  5. Your table looks so inviting!. Your alternating goblets are the perfect solution to setting a large table. Your placecards are beautiful. Your daughter did a great job with the names! Have a wonderful holiday.
    ~ Susie

  6. It is so nice to see images of family around the table! I love the mix of goblets, I think it really add interest to your table.

    What darling placecards!!!! I love those little birdies!
    You are very blessed… so much love around that table.

  7. I just love seeing your family gathered around the table! I am counting the days until mine is here. Your mix and match goblets look wonderful together. They add color and charm. Lovely table. Lucky you – two Thanksgivings!

  8. Such a beautiful and welcoming table! I love Friendly Village and have it myself, but the Yorkshire is so interesting and beautiful. It is hard to believe that in your stash you couldn’t find the right color goblets. It’s great how you alternated them to make it all work.

    – The Tablescaper

  9. Actually, I love the way you mixed and matched the glasses. Adds interest and color!! Good find on the placecard holders, they are adorable. I think it’s all gorgeous. Good luck on #2, #1 was amazing!

  10. Hi Ellen…

    My goodness…you had a full table, my friend! What sweet Thanksgiving blessings!!! I loved your beautiful table! Love, love, LOVE your Yorkshire dishes…you’re right, they are soo perfect for the season! The Johnson Bros. set is a nice match as well! I also like how you mixed and matched the pretty amber and green colored goblets! A beautiful table, my friend!!!

    Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours…
    Chari @Happy To Design

  11. You solved your stemware dilemma in a gorgeous fashion. The new goblets are lovely. Your dinnerware is exquisite and a perfect choice for your Thanksgiving tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  12. Ellen, how wonderful that your table is wide enough to seat to people on each end. Your table looks beautiful. I think the mixture of the 2 colors of stemware make the table much more interesting, and the two china patterns blend beautifully. Those place card holders are so sweet. I would like to run across some like that. laurie

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