Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nothing Fancy

It's Tablescape Thursday at Applejack Lane, and today is nothing fancy-just everyday dishes that I have had since I got married 38 years ago.  My dad gave me these Bittersweet octagonal dishes as a wedding gift.  I have not used them in many years.

By adding a few things of the season...



The centerpiece is daughter's art project that went awry, but I love it just the same...
 The fruits of harvest...

Gourds, nuts, and leaves...

Mini pumpkins and cones...



Harvest figures that belonged to my mom...




Leaf napkin rings...

 Bittersweet berries on napkins from Rachel's Quilt Patch...


The silverware with straight lines was a gift from my brother so many years ago... 

Red-orange octagonal glasses.were wedding gifts...


The etched wine glasses came from my husband's mother...

As I said, nothing fancy, but I am thankful for the gifts from the family and the memories they evoke...

Thank you for stopping by.  Susan at Between Naps on the Porch has more Tablescape Thursday participants waiting for you to visit.

Happy Thanksgiving!

20 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Gorgeous! The damask cloth, the natural elements, the dishes all fabulous, but the glasses...I love them!!
Susan

Reid said...

OMGosh.........there are SO many things I LOVE LOVE LOVE about your tablescape!
I LOVE the octagonal plates! And 'everyday'?!? Not on your life, but at the same time, very formal. Until I saw your octagonal glasses I agreed w/ 'everyday'....those glasses made the setting very elegant and formal!
Love the etched glasses too!
Very nice!
I'm jealous!
Reid

Valerie said...

I love the sentimental journey around the table - and the napkins look fabulous with those wonderful plates!

Julie said...

Hi Joan, I love yor beautiful table... You did a wonderful job...Love the center piece and your red glasses...
Happy Thanksgiving
xoxo
Julie

Jeanette said...

Love the plates! Love the centerpiece! Love the goblets. And the memories associated with them makes them even more beautiful.

Jeanette

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty! I'm very fond on octagonal plates myself. And all the sweet memories attatched - thanks for sharing

Shelia said...

I think you've set a very lovely table. Your octagonal dishes and glasses are so pretty! The napkins add a very touch. How special to have these figurines from your mother.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rettabug said...

You are truly blessed to have so many treasured heirlooms that echo the history of your family. I hope you pass on the stories & the sources of each piece, so that future generations can appreciate their history, too.

I especially like your plates & those figurines!!! Just Beautiful!

fondly,
Rettabug

Sarah said...

I'm glad you held on to the art project. It is full of character and a wonderful piece. Your table is lovely. The little harvest couple is a nice touch. How nice that you have these from your mom. Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Leann said...

What a beautiful fall tablescape. I love the dishes from your father and the fact that he gave them to you makes them even more special.

I always feel soo warm and welcome when I'm visiting!

Leann

Melody said...

Isn't it fun to create a table with hand-me-downs that mean so much. Pretty setting.

The Tablescaper said...

Love the glasses! All of them. And who says that art project went awry?

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

- The Tablescaper

Mimi said...

Beautiful table...love the plates. I am in love with your daughter's art piece gone awry, the color is really pretty!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love those dishes and red glasses. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

well it looks pretty fancy to me, the dishes are just so wonderful and so unusual, i love the glasses with those dishes, everything looks so inviting and ready for me...lol I will be right over...

Cynthia said...

Lovely table and the centerpiece is so great that your daughter made it. Happy Thanksgiving!

...mmm... said...

Wonderful plates! One doesn't see that too often. how charming adn what a great gift from your father all those years ago. How very generous.

Well, I'm delighted to meet you and hope you speak up at teh tea dn let us get to know you a bit. Be sure to join in the banter and good nosh on Dec. 1st! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think it is wonderful that your things have such history to them. You can create such a sense of family simply by sitting at your table.

Sue

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love your harvest figurines and your dishes are fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your tablescape. The dishes, the statues, and especially using your daughter's art project, it all works together wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Marcia