Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My very first tablescape!

Well, that title is a little off.  It's not like I've never decorated my table in all these years.  What I haven't done is participate in Susan's, at Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday!  I'm so excited because I've been thinking about what to use for weeks.  When I had to downsize my house, I gave a lot of my stuff to Goodwill simply because I didn't have the room.  Really, this house is bigger than the other house when you include the basement, but I was in a funk, not wanting to move and hating my new kitchen.  You know us women make irrational decisions when we are in that place!

One thing that I refused to give up were my turkey plates!  Welcome to my very first participation in Tablescape Thursday.


The turkey plates were purchased from Pottery Barn.  Unfortunately, I've looked online and I no longer see them.  I've had them about 8 - 10 years now.  I just love them!  Pottery Barn does have a new turkey plate.  It's cute, so check it out online!  

The yellow and red plates were purchased at Kohl's.   The gold chargers are everywhere.  I've had mine for awhile, but you can find them easily.

The napkins I just purchased at Kohl's.  The napkin rings were loaned to me by my friend Heidi.  I think any time we can share or barter, we should do so.  So many times we think we need to purchase everything, but that's not necessary.  As long as you take care of someone else's stuff, you should feel comfortable with borrowing.  Helping each other out is what we all need to do during these difficult times.  

I was lucky to find these wine glasses at Ross.  They were 8.99 for a set of 6!  I love the stems on them. 

My mom made me the turkey in her ceramics class.  He gets to come out every year and grace my table.

I got my pilgrims from Publix many years ago.

This butter dish matches my turkey plates, which I also got from Pottery Barn.

Take a look at these table runners.  They are short, so I have two of them running perpendicular to the table.  I love them!  I got them at Kohl's recently, so if you like them, you should still be able to get them. 

I hope you liked my first contribution to Tablescape Thursday.  Set your table.  It's amazing how it cheers you up when you walk in the room.  Utilize what you have and make it special to you!  It's fun!  

I'm just sayin'...