To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 21, 2016
THE LOOK OF THANKSGIVING IN THE DINING ROOM
The table is different every year.
I rather like to see how it comes together.
I was so pleased with the new tablecloth this year.
This was a special on Amazon
and I simply adore this!
I like to create the centerpiece to evoke a feeling
of everything autumn.
It must be the right height to provide
a clear view of the dinner guests.
Then it was time to begin the layering....
a fall garland, a few added fall picks,
candle holders and the mercury glass pumpkins.
I also layered in the velvet pumpkins
for added softness and richness.
These are on an automatic timer that comes on
during the evening hours.
The velvet pumpkins have made the rounds this year
I simply adore them!
Always a touch of glam and sparkle!
So, the tablescape is ready....
Now for the chargers, dinnerware, silver and crystal.
I so adore Thanksgiving day, don't you?
When I decorate the sideboard,
I always do this with Mother and Daddy in mind.
If my wish came true,
and they walked through the front door for Thanksgiving,
I would want them to look at their belongings and
have a big smile on their face knowing
that I always honor them so beautifully.
The Johnson Brothers platter belonged to my Grandmother Estelle.
The silver bowl was a wedding gift to the darling and me.
The condiment Turret was purchased by my parents
from a Mississippi Delta plantation.
The green glass bowl and crystal ashtray belonged to my parents.
Thanksgiving is for family...
a gathering for feeling grateful and oh so blessed.
"I heard we are having Turkey!
I love turkey you know.......
however, I tend to SMACK when
I eat turkey......
is that considered socially acceptable.......