Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Day 2013

Our celebration was small - just my husband and sons - but lovely, and made to feel very special with their favorite dishes set on a colorful table.


Here's proof that you don't have to spend a fortune to put together a pretty table . . .

 
You've seen before most of the elements that make up this table . . .

 
The one new thing are the dinner plates - Rachel Ray Double Ridge Cobalt Blue, recently acquired at my local supermarket (Jewel/Osco) on a stamps-for-china program!  I'm still trying to complete the set before the program expires!  
 
 
And now, my favorite part:  The flowers!  There's a new supermarket near my office called “Mariano's” that carries beautiful blooms, very fresh and a little out of the ordinary.  Their florist was very accommodating as she put together this lovely centerpiece . . .
 

It was made up of Purple Matsumoto Asters, Terracotta Yarrow, Red-tinted Salidago (that looks almost brown), Craspedia (Billy Balls), Red Hypericum berries and pinecones - so vibrant!


The meal was extravagantly conventional - you can't mess with tradition, but along with the pumpkin pie, we enjoyed a delightful new treat:  Ina Garten's French Chocolate Bark - I'll share the recipe soon!  
 
I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with joy, loving family and friends, good food, and a delightful tablescape.  God bless!
 

6 comments:

thisisme said...

The table looks delightful , Maria. Well
Done you!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table, Maria! Your menu sounds delish!
Have a great week.

xinex said...

Very beautiful, Maria. I like nice quiet dinners sometimes. Setting the table nicely makes it feel even more special....Christine

Barbara said...

What a pretty table! I love the Delamere with the colbalt blue - a lovely combination. I just love Delamere. I enjoy how pretty it looks with all kinds of different settings. Happy Thanksgiving!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, sometimes we are quiet and your table is gorgeous with the cobalt blue and your Delamere... and your menú makes me hungry all over again! Hope you have a wonderful December with your dear boys. Tks for your sweet visit, you always make my day!
FABBY

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Love the Spode dishes; how wonderfully your centerpiece creates such a lovely and cohesive setting! Have a lovely holiday!