Monday, November 14, 2011


Setting a Thanksgiving table..can be a daunting task, or a fun creative way to use your dishes in a variety of stylish ways...Autumn colors are a must and easy to come by with acorns, leaves and feathers, squash and acorns .

This beautiful wrought iron black candle holder is perfect for this setting, it is from a thrift store and actually lives in the attic until it is called up to service...

I have a mix of glassware, crystal goblets from Reidel, thrift store water goblets and depression glass for a red wine....The chargers were 1.00 each at the thrift store..originally 15.00 each at Pier 1....Wow what a mixture....

The green leaf plates I am using for rolls are from William Sonoma...I use them for many different things and today it will be rolls...

I love the flatware, I even found butter knives that matched the set...they are really weighty and quality made...the brand is Treble Clef...

I believe the napkins are from the old Linens and Things along with the napkin rings (I added some dried leaves and a walnut to these napkin rings...just to spice them up a little....

This picture shows the plate without the soup get a chance to see the big bird....

These fresh fruit compote dessert dishes are also thrift finds...1.50 each

Tablescaping is a great way to mix your quality pieces with some fun and inexpensive can really never guess which is which when presented on your table ...

You will see my little feathered birds sitting around...I always wanted a set of large beautifully painted pheasants for my table, but it just has not come to past...maybe someday..

I think the chargers give the table a rustic kind of a feel that goes will with the wrought iron....

I think even the delicate depression glass goes well with the rustic surroundings of fall...This flatware would look great for a bbq too....maybe this summer...perfect...

The white chickens hiding in the bushes are actually an additional set of salt and pepper....

Ah that beautiful depression glass.....

More salt and pepper, not that you need it with my great

There is that feather bird again...

I took this picture through the back of the chair...interesting circles..

Making each place setting special for each guest can sometimes be a challenge, although thats part of the fun...

The large acorns are from Walmart....

Candles, Candles, Candles....what else can I say....

As I am sure you already know if you are a follower of mine...I do love a full having interesting things to catch your eye and catch the light for a little sparkle...

Enjoy creating for your wonderful table...

Thank you so much for visiting today...I truly appreciate it when you leave comments and let me know what you think...and for those of you who choose to follow...your the best...Phyllis

I am attaching to between naps on the porch


  1. beautiful post and design, I am following you.

  2. Gorgeous tablescape! I like the white chickens too!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. Hi Phyllis! Oh, I just love how you set a beautiful table! Your centerpiece is gorgeous and I love your dishes! Everything looks wonderful and I'd like to wish you an early happy Thanksgiving!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Such a perfectly festive table.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. What a festive and stunning thanksgiving table, Phyllis. Your plates are very pretty and so are all the other tableware. Beautiful centerpiece!..Christine

  6. Hi darling, your table is "gorgeous"!!! I'm in love with your dinnerware. I MUST find some of that flatware, I cannot find it anywhere. The way you've mixed your elements is so warm and the hidden birds in the leaves... I would love to be a guest at your table. From our home to yours Happy Thanksgiving.. hugs ~lynne~ I'm so glad you're posting again.. your inspiration has been missed.

  7. Stunning photos, warm and inviting colors.
    Make's me want to sit down and enjoy just looking at everything.
    Linda Seattle, WA

  8. Beautiful table! I love those feather birds! Thanks for the tip about dipping my gold flatware in silverplate. I had not thought about that. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Oh, to be an honored guest at this gorgeous table, Phyllis!

  10. Love the sparkly warmth of your beautiful table Phyllis!

    So many interesting elements . . . I must go back and take it all in once again. You are so gifted at setting a lovely table. Lucky guests!! Very nicely done.

    Blessings and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. xo

  11. So pretty! I love your dishes and centerpiece, right down to your nakpins...beautiful tablescape!

  12. Your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous! Love all the details you put together! The dishes are the chargers too. Hope your Thanksgiving is blessed!

    Miss Bloomers

  13. Hi, Phyllis! You got some really great thrift store stuff!!! Lucky you!!! I LOVE your dishes! They are really, really great! I have some china with peacocks and pheasants that I'm using again for one of our Thanksgiving tables this year. There's just something about dishes like that.....they just look so cool! Great chargers (just $1...unbelievable!!!) and fabulous compotes! I can't believe you make that pretty wrought iron candleholder live in the attic! Set him free!!! Set him free!!! :-)

  14. Your table is beautiful, especially those dishes! I love your's gorgeous and the colors are wonderful!

  15. Hi Phyllis,

    This table is just marvellous!! So many wonderful elements -- I love them all. I especially like your pheasant plates, your napkins and napkin rings, the treble clef flatware and your pretty depression glass. But your centerpiece is gorgeous. Love all the birds and the wheat sheaf. You did a super job! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!


  16. Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  17. You and I both enjoy catching the light with crystal and candlelight. I love your tablescape. I could see it gracing the table of an elegant English hunting lodge. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I pray that you had a peace filled Thanksgiving surrounded by family & friends. Cherry Kay

  18. What a beautiful table! Love all your thrifty finds too. The chargers are wonderful, and the plates so pretty!
    Hope you had a great holiday.

  19. Hi Phyllis! This is one of the prettiest Thanksgiving tablescapes I've seen! Beautiful mix of colors & textures, priceless treasures & thrifty finds. I hope your day was full of fun & laughter & not too much work for you.
    Its nice to have you back to blogging!
    I had to take a break as my arm & wrist were hurting, too.



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