Thanksgiving at Our Home

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After not being able to get together with family for the better part of a year last year, due to Covid restrictions, we planned to get together with a couple of friends. That fell through when one became ill and landed in the hospital, (he is home and doing better) so… Mr. Ethereal and I enjoyed a thanksgiving meal by ourselves. 🙂

I shared this tablescape earlier with just the pumpkin centerpiece. By just adding a few tableware pieces in browns and white, our Thanksgiving table was set! The cups and saucers are from Johnson Brothers’ Friendly Village and the salad plates were found at Cracker Barrel a few years ago.

More pieces may be available, but I only found these small dessert/salad plates with pheasants and bears on them. They appear very Scandinavian to me with the outer ring of flowers around the brim ~ what do you think?

Creamware for Thanksgiving

I kept the Shabby Chic rumpled tablecloth look and set the table simply ~ with just the white dinner plate, salad plate, cup and saucer, and white handled flatware. I realized too late that I had forgotten the napkins! My favorite cream napkins with lace edging would be perfect here.

Really love this table setting with the faux pumpkins, browns, creams and white!

November flew by between work and working on the shed and garden during the weekends, that I didn’t get to share many fall posts, so here I’ll do a little catch-up:

Out front, the impatiens have been in constant bloom since I bought them in early May or April. I moved the summer center flowers out to the garden beds and set down two medium-sized plant rings in each planters’ center. Then I double-stacked two white flat-stacker Cinderella pumpkins with two round white and cream pumpkins on top.

The effect was very ethereal and was just the soft fall look I was going for this year! Nothing too bold and orange, just soft and faded…

This was a neighboring garden I walked past on one of my walks and I think I shared all three of these photographs on my Instagram account. Love the soft pinks popping through all the happy Black Eyed Susans!

Moving back inside, the tablecloth is one I found in England on our trip over to see my brother and his family in 2005. I love its gently curving oval ends! Here you can just see the way it drapes along the curve.

Ethereal in candlelight…

Out of the many tablescapes I’ve created over the years, I think this is one my absolute favorite…

Our dinner

I cooked a 12 lb turkey for this year’s gobble, then made mashed potatoes, candied yams, stuffing and gravy from the pan drippings.

I think we were both glad to be home after all, although it would have been fun to visit with our friends. Dinner was good and a nice treat after many quick meals and Hubby having been away on business for the previous three weeks.

For dessert I’d baked a homemade pumpkin pie! The first in many, many years. ;)’

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was a good, restful day for you with a nice weekend right afterwards!

Happy holiday season, and many blessings from our home to yours,


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