Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Shared with Celebrity Guests!

Update: This post was written when we lived in Texas.

Since my family can't make the long trek
 to Texas for Thanksgiving dinner, 
I have invited some very special company. 
Be sure to check out the place cards. 

You may just be envious!

I just LOVE the colors of Autumn!

I also love all the wonderful goodies in the Cracker Barrels gift shop! 

That is where I got his lovely soup tureen. 

It was 1/2 off, what a bargain! 
They were out of the decorative ladle, 
so I just used one I had on hand.

I also want to point out the 
coordinating window panels. 

They started out as a tablecloth 
for one of my fall tablescapes, 
but thought that they would 
look great on the windows!

I am also sharing this window panel idea in today's Transformation Thursday.

The china hutch has also 
changed it's look a few times. 
It has been very Autumnish or Halloweenie, 
and now it is decked out for Thanksgiving.

These pies are actually candles!

They are highly scented and fill the room 
with the scent of fresh baked pies 
without even being lit!

The best part of all is that 
they are calorie free!

The dishes and napkins are from Kohl's. 
I love the soft buttery color of the dishes 
and the unglazed white edge. 
The soup/salad dish is great for pasta. 
The flatware is from Ross.

These little pumpkins are from Wal-Mart.

The amber glasses are from Tuesday Morning 
and the green glasses are from the Goodwill.

The table runner is from Ross 
and the Sunflower dish is from 
The Cracker Barrel.

The candle is from Hobby Lobby 
and it was a good buy at 1/2 off. 
The chargers/candle plates are metal 
were 1.99 on clearance at Wal-Mart.

These Indian corn candles are over ten years old.
I don't remember where I got them 
but I have seen them in lots of stores 
over the the last few years.

The place card holders are just decorative picks 
that I got at Hobby Lobby for 60-70% off.

Did you notice the guest's name?
He is one of the celebrities coming to my dinner.

No silly... It is not Fred Flintstone!!!

Look closer...

I invited the Ricardo's and the Mertz's 
for Thanksgiving! 

I know Lucy would just mess it up 
and serve a half-frozen turkey 
with the "innerds" left in. 

 I also figured that poor Ethel needed a break.

Looks like they were happy to drive 
all the way from NYC to see us...

Here is the table with the candles lit.
After all, by now it is nighttime...

Look at those cute little
Indian Corn taper candles.

All we need now is the company!

But wait!

Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete
without the KID'S TABLE!

Love that tablecloth...
a.k.a. curtains.

I got those little chairs years ago 
for the grandkids.

They are usually in the family room
and scooted up the coffee table.
Great for puzzles and coloring. 

The pumpkin plates, turkey gravy boat, and Turkey Shoot metal sign are from Ross. 

The bird tea light holders are 
from The Dollar Tree, 
and the adorable squirrel 
salt and pepper shakers 
are from The Cracker Barrel.

These pumpkin scarecrows are from TJ Maxx and have been up since Halloween. 

I think they are still good for 
Thanksgiving, don't you?

Boy, that kid's table looks 

smaller than it really is.

This is a better view.

The stuffed turkey (the cloth one) 
is something my Hubby got me years ago. 

It was one of those prizes from 
the "crane" game at the grocery store!


I just love this little melamine set for the kiddies.
Did you happen to notice these place cards?

We have invited Jack and Jill...

Hansel and Gretel already had 
plans at some little 
gingerbread and candy cottage 
in the woods.

Bless their hearts...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
and be sure to count your blessings...


Deb said...

I love the kiddie table...very your should have an intersting story to tell....Have a great Thanksgiving...

Carol at Serendipity said...

Love your post - very clever. Both your tables are wonderful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


food with style said...

it all looks wonderful! happy thanksgiving~

Unknown said...

Wow! You've set a beautiful Thanksgiving table and your house looks fabulous all decorated for fall. I love those pumpkins on each place setting. Have a great day enjoying your family!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Your dining room looks magnificent! I can see why you are reluctant to leave this home that you've obviously decorated with such love. I keep gazing at that photo of the table with the window at the end. Matches so wonderfully! And the kid's table is so cute too. Well, gonna be moved by Christmas, you think?

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It's all beautiful! The pie candles and kids' table...magnificent! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Bunny Jean... you really socked it out of the ballpark with all of this cuteness. LOVE your tables, your curtains, your hutch... all of it. I don't even know where to start with all of this because I think it is all so cute. I wish I had seen those punkies at WalMart because they would be on my table, too! :-)

The colors are so good mixed with all your wonderful layers. Great job!

Hope your Thanksgiving was happy and that your Tablescape Thursday was, too!


Sheila :-)

Kether said...

love love love it!

Your dining room is so beautiful.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What fabulous Thanksgiving decor with tablescapes for celebrities as well as children! Love your imagination and inspiring colors and that Turkey Shoot sign is wildly wonderful! Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful weekend! Coralie

Marigene said...

What a fun kids table...Can I change my name to Ethel so I can be seated at your very festive Thanksgiving table? Very, very pretty! Oh, and I ♥ your window panels...clever idea.

nannykim said...

Wow--you really went all out in this tablescape!! Love the colors and YES that kiddie table looks tiny--guess because it is near the door.

We did see the Mountain peek out on Thursday and we may get a glimspe of it today. We did get to go to Levinworth (sp?) and it was gorgeous in that area---little mountains-etc surrounded it. We may go for a harbor tour or lock tour this afternoon. We are enjoying our time in Seattle.

Eileen said...

Your home is so lovely and inviting! It all looks so beautifully home-y!
I love all your Fall decorations and all the details of your tablescape!
And I love how you set such a beautiful table for the children! It is so sweet! Adorable!
All the best,

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Wow! everything looks wonderful!!! I think Lucy and the gang must have had a ball there!!! Love the kids table...Everything is so beautifully decorated for fall! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything looks so festive for Autumn! Love all your decor and you tablescape is beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyce said...

Wonderful post and the little table is so adorable!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I am jealous. I want the Ricardos and Mertzes over to my house. :)

Your autumn and Thanksgiving decorations are gorgeous. Those are my colors!

Lori said...

I saw your comment on Sweet Savannah's blog about your vintage ornaments.... I display mine in a clear glass bowl and they look so pretty. Have fun with it but show them off!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your Thanksgiving site is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with all of us
love the kids table too'

Fifi Flowers said...

EVERYTHING looks FAB... hope it was a WONDERFUL day for YOU and your family!

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Donna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm enjoying yours. That kids table is sooooooo cute! You coordinated it so good with your beautiful table.
Don't you just love Cracker Barrel. They have such cute stuff!

Stacey said...

Your tables are gorgeous. I am sure the kids felt super special having their own decorated table.

Fellow Texas Blogging Gal ~ Stacey

Joy Burkhart said...

Everything is just perfect here! I wish our kids table looked like that! We got to sit out in the breezeway at the card table! Love your tablescape, and, well, just everything. You have such a cute sense of humor. Love the guest you invited, too! But what happened to Little Ricky???

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