Thursday, October 21, 2010


Well, I have certainly enjoyed my first two weeks in your world.

Thanksgiving is a special time of the year
Of course we all know that.
It is special this year because I have made so many new friends. I wish each of you a blessed Thanksgiving

Come, let's go into the Dining Room
Everything I am using can go in the dishwasher.
We are having a casual dinner and
we will be entertaining 
my daughter and two grandsons from Illinois
(Gives me more time with the grands)

I am starting with an inexpensive tablecloth with fall colors and leaf pattern
A natural woven charger and simple plate
Layered with linen napkins, everyday salad plate, 
decorative leaf plate and covered soup bowl.
No pumpkin soup here, we're serving
Clam Chowder
Ladle is a treasured piece

Of course we are serving iced tea and
with turkey, we will also offer white wine. 

You saw portions of the centerpiece at MM

Susan probably got a better deal on 
her black version of this flatware
Now just look around

I am still learning to make evening pics.

I may be preparing for Thanksgiving but
these next pics are TOOOOO spooky!
Does anyone remember the movie 
"Straw Man"?
Is a visitor peeking in the window?
Tom Turkey
Tablecloth:  Walmart
Woven charger:   Hobby Lobby many years ago
Dinner plate:  Signature Housewares - Sonoma 
Salad plate:  Unknown, everyday for many years
Leaf plate:  Walmart
Covered soups:  Old Time Pottery
Soup tureen:  Unknown, years ago - cheap
Ladle:  International sterling - Stratford (1902)
Goblets: Dollar Tree
Wine goblets: Lismore from my collection
Patterned napkins:  Macy's on clearance  last year
Plain napkins:  Dillard's on clearance last year
Flatware:  Horchow

I hope you enjoyed your visit
Take a moment to comment,  then link back to
Susan's Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP


Jackie said...

A lovely table . I love the cutlery (flatware) The ladle looks like one I have that I showed on MM the other week!! You sound like my kinda person, items that go in the dishwasher, buying items on clearance!! We don't go for iced tea much here in the UK, except possibly in a hot Summer, a lovely hot cup of tea is the best!! Great post, have a good day, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Debbie said...

I think this table is gorgeous. Beautiful colors, and I enjoyed looking at the differently shaped dishes. I would love some of that flatware, too.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Very nice! Love those chargers! Sigh - I have been on the hunt for some of those as I have been thrifting this summer. Never did find any! Yours look great!

Deb S. said...

Wonderful table! So warm and inviting! I am so kicking myself for not getting this flatware! Tom turkey is FABULOUS! Your family is so lucky to be sitting around this table!!!!!

Martha said...

A very pretty Thanksgiving table.

Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin' by from tablescape Thursday. I have a pumpkin soup tourine as well, although mine is white and I incorporated it into my centerpiece. You'll have to stop by and check it out

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Ginger, I love this table -- so warm and inviting, festive without fussiness! I know your grands will love it -- and you'll have more time to play with them!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Great colourful & festive tablescape :-) I really like your leaf plates and your soup bowls. And the tablecloth is perfect for Thanksgiving.


Miss Char said...

Love your table Ginger, everything works so well together and your shopping ability just goes to show that it doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful table and your pictures look fabulous. I'm so photo challenged I appreciate anyone who can take a picture that comes across without blurs and discoloration.

Alycia Nichols said...

Lovely table! Those chargers are really great, and all your pieces go well together! Hooray for the clam chowder!!!!!!!

Pat said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving table. The ladle is amazing!

Jo said...

SavannahGranny,I love savannah!...your home is beautiful,and your tablescape is lovely/pretty,I too love casual.I am new follower,love your blog.

Marian said...

Very pretty! I have resisted flatware like that but it is so pretty on the table. Your ladle is gorgeous. Thanks you for sharing your lovely table.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, this is my first visit to your blog, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Loved your tablescape, and those little soup tureens are precious! The whole setting was perfect.

I'm down the road a bit in Florida. Hope you're having the nice weather we are... sunny and low humidity. The Chamber of Commerce ordered it! ;-)

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Jackie said...

Hi me again!! I didn't realise that Iced Tea was so popular in USA. I know Bill at AA often talks about it.Thank you for visiting my blog and for the comments.

Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Miss Merry said...

Wow Wow Wow - what a gorgeous table! Starting with the furniture - I love your chairs. And the covered soup bowls and tureen are lovely. Your flatware is amazing, your glassware divine! What a lovely, lovely table for a special meal. I think your pictures are wonderful.

Dining Delight said...

Beautiful tablescape! I really love those soup tureens (nice to hear, there's another fan of clam chowder!) and the flatware is gorgeous. The turkey carving in the pumpkin is terrific!


Deb S. said...

Im following you now! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I meant to tell you that I adore your soup ladle! I got so caught up ogling the pumpkins that I forgot to tell you that earlier. I do. It is gorgeous. Your whole dining room is.


Sheila :-)

Laura said...

I found your blog this evening and your tablescape is lovely.
You are all prepared!

I linked to the same party and am a new follower.
Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh my this is so filled with Southern charm! So many beautiful colors and lovely textures. What a lovely Thanksgiving feast with your family! :)

Bill said...

Hi Ginger,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments. They were so well-written, kind, and obviously sincere that I was intrigued and HAD to rush over and see your new blog. Welcome to Blogland! You're off to a fantastic start, and you obviously have what it takes to inspire and entertain your readers.

I wish you all the very best. I hope our paths cross again very soon.

Kindest regards,

Ott, A. said...

Happy to return the follow!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic table ... love the covered soup bowls ... and the overall setting. Welcome to this tablescaping bunch ... we have great fun!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I Love Your Tabescape It is so BEAUTIFUL. The soup bowls are so lovly with your china ~~~~ You are good. I like the Sea food gumbo also ~~~ I am coming over to eat OK.

Shirley said...

I love you setting. I am looking for some of those covered soups and tureen. I plan on serving corn/potato chowder. It all looks so beautiful.

Tess said...

Your table is just beautiful!! The colors are so perfect together and your dining rooms is gorgeous. It sounds like your Thanksgiving will be wonderful!!

Glad you came back for week 2...looking forward to more!!

xinex said...

What a gorgeous tablescape. I love everything from the centerpiece to the plates, serving pieces, goblets and flatware. Love the earth tone colors too. And I love your furniture!...Christine

Debbie said...

Oh Ginger you are having so much fun, and I am happy for you. Your table looks so inviting. Really looks like something you would do ordinarily!!~ Love the night time picture. You will see sometimes blogging is hard to keep up. So if you see I do not always make it here quickly...just come and nudge will get my attention that way.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your beautiful Thanksgiving table! The little pumpkin bowls are cute and clam chowder sounds great:@)

Jenny said...

Everything looks so incredibly beautiful!!!
I really love every element. The ladle and flatware are especially pretty.
And, though it is perhaps not technically part of the tablescape, I love your dining chairs!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! You did a great job.
Thanks for stopping by. The pumpkin was originally orange - painted it white, and used a rubon (from HL) for the design.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Little Buttercups said...

Your dining room is breath taking! I can only hope to have our look half as nice by Thanksgiving.

Thank you for visiting Little Buttercups Studio and thank you for the ever so lovely comments!

Looking forward to seeing more from you : )

Marydon said...

G'morn GS ~ What a fabulous table scape. I love that creamy elegant silverware. So let's eat .... chuckle!

You'll enjoy my Savannah write today. TY for all your lovely comments.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Ginger, I was busy with some family functions, so I cant visit your new post, its lovely, I basically love the overall colour and combination of your tablescape.
Table cloth is very fab,I love it.

The Homemaker said...

Very feasty! Love it. You are so ready for the Thanksgiving dinner! Thanks for sharing :)

Anita said...

Hi Ginger, thanks so much for stopping by and entering the giveaway!! I'm glad to find your blog too! You have a beautiful table here and I can't wait to see more!

Entertaining Women said...

There's just always something special about a Southern lady's dining room. Everything looks lovely; you've done a marvelous job of mixing and matching. It warm, inviting; I think that your guests will linger long for precious fellowship and conversation. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Suzette said...

Hi Savannah Granny!!!

I have been trying to email you back since you first commented on my blog! I guess you haven't received any of those. I am still trying to work out all the kinks! Thank you so much for all of your wonderfully sweet comments! I love your blog too!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Ginger, this is a lovely table! I LOVE being able to put the dishes in the dishwasher after a big meal -- and go play with the kiddos! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

The Homemaker said...

How are you doing lately? I hope you're ok. I haven't seen any new post from you so I wondered if you're doing fine.

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