Friday, December 1, 2017

Adding the Kids' Table, Thanksgiving, 2017

 Although I know that a bevy of 'on the ball' bloggers are already publishing Christmas tablescapes, my tables are always set for actual guests at real time meals.  As a result, I hope that you will grant me a measure of grace and  are still content to stroll through one more Thanksgiving post.  By the time our holiday house guests left for home last Friday afternoon, I was ready for a long nap. I'm now rested, the house is fully dressed in its Christmas finery, and I have a spot of time to compile my Thanksgiving post.  

The grandchildren are growing so fast, and for the first time, we set two tables...one for the old fogies and one for the children.  I had a ball setting the kids' table, and as always I thoroughly enjoyed creating the design for the dining table.  This will be a photo intense post, so I'll try to minimize the text.  I set a table for four for the grandkids.  We're in the breakfast room; come on in and join us...


Although the tables each had their own unique look, I utilized the same china and chargers on both tables.


A Pier One copper charger was coupled with...


...a creamy acrylic charger from Kirkland's.  I like the effect of just the edge of the copper plate showing beneath the cream plate.


I was so excited to use the Hartley Green Leeds Pottery reticulated creamware dinner plate.  Pictures just don't do it justice.  I adore this pattern.


Fenton Empress Goblets...chunky enough for little hands...lent a Colonial feel that worked well with...


...the linen flax tablecloth, an estate sale find, and our Anna Lee Pilgrims, which have been a part of our family celebrations for decades, since my own son and daughter were the age of our grandchildren.


I was even able to integrate another piece of the Hartley Green Leeds for the centerpiece.


The kids loved them, and they made me giggle and smile.


A day for prayer...


..and praise.


The Furnival Blue Quail...






...and a selection of some of my tureen collection seemed pleased to have been invited to the festivities.


The kids' table met with good reviews.  Now let's head into the dining room.


Everything is ready and waiting for family and friends.  This day I set a table for twelve.


I always love an opportunity to use the linen tablecloth and napkins that Sweet Mister bought for me while we were vacationing in Sorrento Italy.


Again...the table is set with an assortment of the Hartley Greens Leeds Pottery reticulated creamware.


Waterford Simply Lilac paired with our Nana's antique French crystal goblet.  



Each piercing in the Hartley Greens Leeds Pottery "Chestnut Bowl" is created individually by hand with antique cutting tools.  Just amazing.

 
I love the way that the carved wood finials work with the reticulated china pieces.  The fall leaves are garlands from Hobby Lobby.


Gold flatware was an estate sale find some years ago.


Everything is spit spot shiny and ready to go.


It was such a blessing to have both of my children and their families gathered around my tables this Thanksgiving.


Certainly a perfect time to offer prayer and praise to our loving God.


I humbly thank you for stopping by for a visit, and I pray that I'll see you often here at Entertaining Women.


Until we meet again, may your tables always be set with an abundance of love and joy.  And remember, if you happen to pass my way out here on the prairie, I would love to set a table just for you. 

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