Thursday, November 9, 2017

Planning For November's Tables

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!



organicgardendreams said...

Good morning Jacqueline, thank you so much for this beautiful post! It really brought me joy to look at all your pretty things. Because of your blog, I am now hooked on brown transferware myself!
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Gorgeous soft/muted Fall colors Jacqueline~
Thank you for sharing these lovely pics.
It helps to put my heart in a quieter place~
Bless you, Karen O

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH my...this is lovely, Jacqueline! I would feel very special dining at your table!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

That tablecloth is wonderful, especially with the PB napkins. Perfect for Thanksgiving.

Louca por porcelana said...

Great post!Love your table,each detail is so charming and pretty!Hugs!

Jeanie said...

I can tell I need to make a Home Goods visit. That place is like crack. You start, you can't stop!

Beautiful pieces you shared today, old and new. I love your tablecloth and your sweet creamer set. I love pulling out the things for the season, like old friends you've not seen in a long while who are coming for the holidays.

This is one of my happy places. Thank you for giving me this beautiful and restful time at your space today!

Marilyn Miller said...

How fun to play with linens and dishes. I do love your style with the white, transferware, and patterns too. How I would love sitting at your table just to enjoy the view.

Tea in Texas said...

Just what we need to perk us up is playing with our dishes and accessories! Your collection is wonderful with the brown transferware. My favorite is the one the bird and flowers. Your Farm pattern is lovely with the sweet scene.
Have a grand weekend!


Sandra said...

I have fretted that I had too many dishes, but looking at your lovely post has freed my anxious soul. I don't have too many anything if they give me joy. I rotate my linens, my serve ware, and sets of dishes and partial sets of dishes because I enjoy seeing and using them often. I like to nod to the season and special occasions and in your post today I have found a kindred spirit. Thank you for blessing me.

annette said...

Oh,that teapot! What a charming post.Wish you were my next door neighbor so that we could have tea.Thanks for the beauty.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Stunning post! As always I love everything here, but especially all the beautiful browns for late fall and Thanksgiving.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a pretty, Thanksgiving table - love all the beautiful transferware and the wonderful tablecloth. Everything just says 'Cozy and Welcome'. Looks so nice in your beautiful room. xx Karen

BarberryLane Designs said...

Ah, your post is a long soothing sigh, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle and busyness of preparation. Grins...Thank-you!

janejane said...

Jacqueline, Your Johnson Brothers pattern is Fruit Sampler. This is a very pretty collection of dishes and linens. (and paper products, lol) Love the Farm pattern. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

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