Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

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"! 
An across-the-table view. . .
And one final look. 
Thank you for visiting today! 

Linking to Between Naps on the Porch and Cuisine Kathleen.


  1. Tricia, love the new paisley cloth. It is perfect with your wedding china. Our dinner was also served buffet stye, so I didn't set individual tables. We enjoyed our meal outdoors in this lovely weather we are having. ;-)
    All the best for a special holiday season..........Sarah

  2. Your paisley blue tablecloth is SO yummy!!! What a great son in law you have to help you out in the shortage of the napkins!!!! Do you live in Houston? My daughter and son in law the parents of MR. ONE-derful are moving there in 5 weeks!.

  3. Your new table cloth will inspire many more new tablescapes I'm sure! You could have fun with all those beautiful and neutral colors! Thanks for sharing! Miss Mindy

  4. oh my gosh, how absolutely perfect with your wedding china. so special!

  5. Beautiful table...and tablecloth. I am impressed that your son-in-law braved the stores this time of year to find you 4 more napkins, what a sweetie!

  6. Such an elegant table! The tablecloth goes so perfectly with your beautiful china and stemware. What a wonderful son-in-law you have, to find the napkins for you!

  7. Beautiful! I am a nut for paisley and this all goes so well together. Very refreshing color scheme for Thanksgiving. Love your silver pattern too! Hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as your table!!!

  8. Yep, all us fellow "in the 70's"... we are pretty much vintage too huh? ;-) Love love your table. The tablecloth is just fabulous with your dishes. I love love it. and your son in law is quite the gem! xo marlis

  9. What a beautiful tablecloth, perfect with your china. I am a 70's bride too!

    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  10. Hey, Tricia! That son-in-law of yours sounds like a real keeper!!! I need one of those in the female form!!! (I don't know how on earth my son picks 'em...but that's a story for another day!) Very pretty, and I can totally see how the table linen works so well with your dishes!!!