I had the best time getting out a few table things to consider for the days coming up! When you are a dish and linen fanatic there is always too much to choose from. But then there is more than just Thanksgiving Day to appreciate all the things you love, and to remind yourself why you have them in the first place!
With our big family spread out everywhere, we often have more than one celebration anyway. And getting started with the holiday visits early makes getting it all in more of a sure thing. Just today we received our first invitation from a neighbor who has her big holiday party the Sunday after Thanksgiving every single year.
It's also a good time to consider gifting a few favorite treasures to those you love. Especially if your collections haven't seen the light of day for awhile.
But there are things that I keep put away just for this time of year, like dishes with acorn motifs, and this apple sugar and creamer set by Johnson Brothers. (The pattern name escapes me. Do you know it?) The Sheffield teapot with the acorn knob is a favorite, and is always at hand.
An old cafe cup paired with a stray saucer. . . .
These transferware plates are new favorites that I stumbled upon last summer. They are a set of four dessert size plates perfect for something festive. I am crazy about the barnyard scene!
I hardly use printed tablecloths, but this one took my fancy at Home Goods. It's a Ralph Lauren design. I thought I would pair it with these gold napkins from Pottery Barn. I thought they would soften with washing but they didn't. So now the plan is to use them and wash them a lot so they will! Nothing worse than scratchy napkins!
I decided to tone down the patterns with a plain runner and white plates. (Surprise!) The vintage plates are Rose Point by Pope Gosser.
But I really do love the subtle colors.
This leafy edge just sends me too!
I never got over my childhood picture books. . . .
And just check out all those critters! The pattern is "Farm" by Old Hall. The seller valued them at five dollars total for all four.
I also selected this linen table square from my piles for a side table. I found this vintage piece in new condition, and gave it its first wash. I just realized that I have a much bigger linen wardrobe that the one that I wear!
Finally, I wanted to show you a few paper napkins that I picked up for the Thankful season. I loved a bunch of different ones, so I bought a few to dress up the table and to give as hostess gifts. There are so many great designs, and my friends have loved getting them. They make nice bunting strung up on a ribbon or length of yarn. These all came from Home Goods at a very small price for each package.
They do not stand in for cloth napkins, but are wonderful for drinks and snacks, or for decoration.
A few turkey paper plates even made the cut! (I hardly recognize myself!)
I hope you are enjoying some fun table times too!
Feeling grateful, thankful, and blessed. . . .
So nice that you came by!