Setting my Thanksgiving table

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

A few weeks ago I shared with you how I set my fall table which you can see here. It’s been so nice to have a pretty table set most of October, but now it needs a little Thanksgiving tweaking.

See how I went about

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

First I added my 2 ceramic turkeys that I bought in Roundtop in September. I couldn’t believe it when I found 2 more wrapped in the Thanksgiving decorations. I have no idea when or where I bought them. Did my 2 Roundtop turkeys multiply? I’m just happy to have 4 instead of 2.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

I added this little brown turkey that was a gift from a friend a few years ago.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

Next I removed my Lenox china and added my Thanksgiving dishes. Two pumpkin napkins at the host and hostess place settings and plain orange at the others almost complete the place setting.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

I bought these dishes a few years ago at Tuesday morning. Walked in the store for towels and walked out with this entire set. Eight place settings and a very large platter.  Turkey on turkey. It was meant to be.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

I also removed the crystal candlesticks.  Since we eat Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon and there is so much stuff on the table, I didn’t think they were needed. But I did add a few of these fall “leaf” candles.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

I replaced the first egg basket from Roundtop with the larger, shallow one and changed out the white hydrangeas for white mums. Aren’t they happy? I hope they last.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

Way back when I worked in the culinary department at Sur la Table I bought this beautiful tureen and gravy boat. They were on sale plus I had my employee discount. Couldn’t pass them up.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

Then last week I had to pick up some . . . . . . . .  (I’ll share in another, later post about the . . . . . .) at my favorite antique mall. I was the first person in the store and I thought I was just going to run in, pick up my . . . . . , and leave. But, heck, I was there, it’s across town, so I thought I’d just do a quick little walk about.  And then I saw these darling little ceramic pumpkins.  Only $2.50 each.  Too good to pass up. Just the thing to finish off the place settings.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

As I was walking back to the front desk (I took the long way around the store.), I spied these guys.

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

They are made of wood, hand-painted and they asked me to take them home.

So here is my completed Thanksgiving table:

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

Setting my Thanksgiving Table

That didn’t take long.

Remember I had 17 turkeys for my Thanksgiving decorations? If you missed counting, here they are. So add 7 more on the table for a grand total of 24.  Do you know that a group of turkeys is called? I looked it up; it’s a rafter, but a really large group is a flock. I think I’m somewhere between a rafter and a flock.

Now I’m ready for turkey day. How about you? How do you set your table?

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