Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Well, Eli's been up since 2 am and I am sooooo tired.  As soon as the hubby gets up, I'm going back to bed.
In the meantime, I've been surfing the blog world...and found a new favorite:

Did you know that setting a table could be a sport?  I didn't......and I am soooo excited!!!  I LOVE TO SET A TABLE!  So, I'm joining in this week's Tablescape Thursday blog carnival over at Between Naps On The Porch.

I'm not sure of all the rules for it yet, and I'm so tired I can hardly think - so I'm going to cheat a little my first time and use pictures from last year's Thanksgiving dinner that we hosted at our house.  I hadn't hosted T-Day in 10 years, and was bursting with excitement.

I love vintage aluminum....and gold leaf glassware.  Here you will see pieces from both my collections.  The dishes are from Pier One.  They were on clearance last summer and I was able to get service for 8 for about $200.00.  The colors go  perfect in our new house.  The green bowl you see was my Momma's.  She served green beans in it every Thanksgiving!  When she died three years ago, I knew I had to have that bowl...and I break it out every November.  So, if you ever invite me to Thanksgiving at YOUR house, be prepared for the dish I bring to be in this bowl.  Sorry if it clashes with your table.....but it makes me feel like my Momma is there with me :)

Since Eli is unable to make crafts with me, I try to include him as much as I can.
This is what I came up with for Placecards.
I traced his hand onto cardstock and then had him help me color the "feathers".

Thanks for letting me share these with you.  As soon as I learn all the rules of the game, I'll come up with something original and spectacular to post!
I can't believe I finally found a sport I enjoy!
hahahahaha :)


Candace said...

Amy, soo cute! I love the dishes! I especially love Eli's hand turkeys! What a good job, momma!

Gracie said...

Just found your blog via's my first time to participate too! Your Thanksgiving table looked great! I love the colors. I hope you get more sleep tonight...2 am is rough!

Mimi said...

What a nice happy the polka dot dishes. The aluminum tumblers and gold leaf glassware bring back sweet memories of when I was a child. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

You have set a very sweet, fun and happy tablescape. I peeked into the distance and see your lovely Libby Golden Foliage glassware. That pattern can be so versatile when used formally or casual.

Thank you for sharing
Carol "B" from
Good 'Ol Texas
*Just look'in & not blogg'in yet!

Linda said...

Love your table, and yes it is so much fun to set tables. Love Eli's hand turkey's. What a great Mom you are. Hope to see more of you.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the little hands turkeys -- my kids made them too -- I enjoy having memorable things from my mother and grandmother as well -- enjoy Thanksgiving.

Karen Bullock said...

Amy, your table looks lovely and oh, so festive. I just love Eli's hand turkeys. He did a great job coloring the feathers. Your Momma must be so proud of you both, and I'm sure she is with you as you count your blessings. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see your Christmas tablescape!

Jeanette said...

Those plates are so cute, but the hand turkeys make the table. Happy Thanksgiving!

Katy said...

I love it! The placecards are awesome.

You could use those plates for a Christmas-time meal too.