Thanksgiving weekend is almost over, but I wanted to record for posterity our table for the holiday meal. Here's a view of the table before I added any flowers. The tablecloth is new, purchased with our wedding china, Lenox Windsong, in mind.
I really like the colors in the tablecloth, and they complement the border of the plates nicely, I think. Here you'll notice that the napkins alternate -- there were only four matching napkins in the store -- but by Thanksgiving Day, my wonderful son-in-law rectified that, making a special trip to a Williams-Sonoma in Houston to supply four more! And, to solidify his already-stellar standing with me, he ALSO bought me some peppermint bark while he was in the store!
I used two hurricanes with candles and mixed nuts on the table.
The placesetting is simple, as we served buffet-style, so no salad plates or soup bowls were needed.
Here's another table view that shows the blue-gray border of the tablecloth. White hydrangeas have also been added to the centerpiece in this view.
My wedding crystal, Lenox Moonspun, is shared by a number of my sister bloggers who married in the '70s. Girls, I believe our pattern now qualifies as "vintage"!
You've heard of The Young and the Restless? And The Bold and the Beautiful? Well, the story of my life would have to be called The Dull and the Dutiful. No one would buy my autobiography, as I had a happy childhood, married a terrific man, and have two brilliant and delightful adult children and three adorable (and brilliant) grandchildren. Oh, and I have just retired from a long career in higher education!