Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Due to conflicting schedules and obligations, we had a small Thanksgiving dinner for four. Nonetheless the holiday is a celebration and the tablescape reflects its importance. Modern elements play counterpoint to elegant vintage ware.

Our wedding china which I loved then, and still love, takes center stage, with our sterling silverware collected over the years as supporting players.

An 1850's silverplate dome engraved with intricate leaves joins vintage candlesticks and the delightful glass pumpkins I've been collecting recently.



Lovely vintage glassware in hard to find blues echo the color of the china.

Just in case you've forgotten what holiday this is. . .

The buffet continues the Thanksgiving design.

A fabulous antique Japanese obi serves as the base.

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of family and friends.  And good food!


Dinnerware | Mikasa 'Imperial Lapis'
Silverware | Reed and Barton 'Eighteenth Century'
Stemware | Fostoria 'Navarre' 1973-1982 (clear dates from 1936-1982, pink 1973-1978)
Glass bowl | Cambridge 'Caprice'  1936-1953
Salt and pepper set, turkey plate | Fitz & Floyd
Covered pumpkin bowls | Fitz & Floyd, Williams Sonoma, Pier 1 Imports

See more marvelous tablescapes at:

Between Naps on the Porch
Share Your Style
Dishing It and Digging It
Amaze Me Monday
Celebrate Your Story


  1. Your collection of pumpkin bowls are just beautiful! Such a lovely tablesetting! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

    1. Thank you! It's a pleasure to join such creative bloggers

  2. Beautiful table Sandra! I would definitely enjoy sitting down at your table for a nice long get together. Thanks so much for joining the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. I hope you found some new friends and had fun too.


    1. Thanks! What a fun idea! I do enjoy seeing everyone's contribution to the party

  3. Sandra, your Thanksgiving table was gorgeous! Your wedding china is beautiful, and I adore the blue pretty! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

    1. Thank you! I've finally collected enough of the blue stemware that I can now serve more than four!

  4. Beautiful table. Lovely vintage pieces.

    1. Thank you! I enjoy collecting and using vintage wares.

  5. I love everyhing, Sandra. Love all the pumpkins and the china are pretty....Christine

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, Christine.


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