Thanksgiving Table

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wishing a Blessed Thanksgiving to all!

I thought I'd share my table from today. We chose to have a very low key holiday celebration with just our 2 teens at home this year.

I moved my old farm table into the dining room a couple weeks ago. I love this table. It came out of an old barn and was covered in probably a hundred layers of paint.

The chairs are a mish-mash of old chairs. I really like it that way.

I use an antique chest of drawers as a side board. It is perfect for table linens storage.

The dishware is Faded Antique from the Country Living line at Kmart. I loved this pattern when I saw it months ago and was thrilled to see it 50% off recently.

The chargers came from Walmart and I think the napkin rings were from there last year too.

Napkins are over-sized ones I made from some of my quilt stash.

The tablerunner is some antique lace I found and inset a lovely piece of fabric.

Glassware includes my vintage candlewick glass. I especially love the amber pieces.

Silver is some mismatched vintage silverplate from my collection.

Coming late to the party but joining in at Susan's Tablescape Thursday and Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday.


  1. D said...:

    I love your pretty amber, candlelit table.
    Pretty music, too. :)

  1. Splurgie said...:

    Love the amber glass and napkin rings! The candles make it all look so glowy.

  1. Linda said...:

    Lovely tablescape...the candlelight really brings it to life!

  1. Mimi said...:

    Gail, your table is so warm and inviting with all the candles lit. Love the candlewick glasses. Your table runner is beautiful.

  1. Debbie said...:

    I love the whole "homey" feeling of that table. It's very much my taste, especially in the fall and for Thanksgiving. And that table is wonderful! I love old tables. I imagine all of the family history that they have seen.

    I sure would love some stemware like that. It's so pretty, both the clear and the amber.

    A perfect Thanksgiving table!

  1. Lyneen said...:

    Love the barn table... gorgeous table-scape! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. So so pretty! I love that table and the mishmash of chairs. I love that look - it's perfect.

  1. Gail said...:

    Beautiful and inspiring! Just discovered your site (through Gooseberry Patch) and I love it. Appreciate the music too! I recognize some, but not all, of it. Are the pieces listed anywhere?

  1. Hi Gail - sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I'm so happy that you found my blog and that you left such a nice comment. Your Thanksgiving table looks beautiful, and the lighting just makes everything look perfect. Like you, we like using candles as much as possible - the softness just makes a room magical. You are right, we are so similar with our choices of color and design of pottery and tablescapes! I hope your Thanksgiving with your family was wonderful! Ciao, bella!

  1. Beautiful Thanksgiving table. And I just love the lighting that you took the pictures in. Everything look soft and warm.
    I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.
    xo Yvonne

  1. Hi lovely lady, Your Thansgiving table look's Beautiful for this day of being all together !!! Thanks so much for putting a comment on my Tablescapes !! you have a great day.

  1. Oh! I want to live there! What a beautiful atmosphere you've created for your family.
    God Bless.

  1. xinex said...:

    Everything is so pretty, Gail. The glow of the candles make it so warm and romantic...Christine

  1. lulumusing said...:

    Yours is truly a farm table and how perfectly it turned out with all the paint removed. I know you were thankful to spend Thanksgiving with your family...that's what makes it special. Hope to "see" you again.

  1. Garden Girl said...:

    Your table looks so peaceful. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    I love your candlewick glasses. I have a few pieces from my husband's grandmother that I cherish.

    The farmhouse table is warm...your hard work is evident.

  1. "Your table is GORGEOUS"... the TABLE & The SETTING! I too adore the old tables. I'm a bit of a "Tableaholic"... they seem to pop up everywhere in my home! Your dishes are SO PRETTY and extra nice that they were a bargain too... Hugs to you, Donna

  1. Sherri Cassara said...:

    Hi Gail, your table is so beautiful and warm - great post! Thank you for visiting my blog and for you nice comments - I also liked your choice of scripture on a previous post - "give thanks in all circumstances" - I will probably use that scripture on my post Sunday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Sherri

  1. Pattie T. said...:

    I love the table, so warm and inviting.

  1. Your dining room looks so warm and cozy! And your table is beautiful! I remember seeing those dishes and loving them, too. I guess I missed the sale! I also love your amber glasses and your table and chairs! Everything is really fantastic. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!


  1. Debbie said...:

    I must admit that I didn't know the glassware is candlewick glass. I have the clear, but I especially love the amber pieces. Your farm table is fantastic! Glad you are my newest follower ;o)

  1. Tina G said...:

    What a beautiful table setting! Very cozy setting! Love your dishes!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Looks like we'll be in two GBP cookbooks together now! I'm so excited!!!

  1. Hi Gail, I always love candlewick but your amber pieces are very special. Have a great day. Linda

  1. Lady Katherine said...:

    Love all the dishes, linens! I love the table and chest so much! Happy Thanksgiving.

  1. Adrienne said...:

    Your table is beautiful and I love the way you have put everything together. The candlewick pieces are special to me - I have part of my dear aunt's candlewick collection. I've not seen the amber pieces and they intrigue me! Now I'll watch for them. I'll be back often to see what you have to share. Your home is an inspiration to me.

  1. I have enjoyed browsing through your posts posts here, catching up! Gorgeous tablescape! I took a little blogger break for the holiday!

    I still haven't posted anything new on my blog and don't have a clue to what I'll do next! All the pretty details you have shown has inspired me though! I started taking down the fall decor here and hope to get the Christmas decor boxes out this weekend!


  1. Kathleen said...:

    That looks so pretty! A quiet Tgiving sounds good! The noise level where we went was a bit much. But many little kids in a small area!
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend, it it lovely here today!

  1. Kim said...:

    So lovely, Gail. Your table is so pretty and well thought out. I really like when old and new things are mixed. You did a wonderful job.

  1. Marlis said...:

    Been out of town and came back to find your lovely comment. Thanks for visiting. I love your dishes!!! I love it when everything doesn't "match"... just like life. Your tablerunner is really quite beautiful!! and I think I recognize your stash.. ;-)

  1. You have created such a lovely vintage ambiance with your Thanksgiving tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Post a Comment

I ALWAYS enjoy reading your comments -- thank-you for taking the time to leave one.