Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Displaying Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.  ~E.P. Powell

I spent a frustrating hour the other morning in search of a fall tablecloth I recently rememberd owning. It is a distinctly fall tablecloth, leaves all over in browns and golds, it doesn't really work for any other season. I never found that tablecloth, but my linen closet is now a lot more organized.  In search of that cloth, I came across several more elements which would contribute to the Thanksgiving vignette I wanted to arrange. 

 I spent some time putting together a variation of looks for the perfect Thanksgiving grouping using different elements. I really like this one, but have another I'll share for next post.  This grouping includes a new fabric pumpkin, plus the ceramic pumpkins I've picked up earlier.  To acknowledge the dinner table feel of the centerpiece, I added my new gravy boat set I found on clearance at JCPenneys recently.  The final touch was the wooden church birdhouse, which I wanted to represent the spiritual message of the holiday. I like this final touch a lot.

My new turkey  salt and pepper shakers are taking proud front row here. I've been meaning to get a pair of turkey shakers for years, and can't even tell you why it hasn't happened before now. This year I was looking at fall linens at Ross in August, on one of the hottest days of the year, and in the midst of rows of pumpkin s&p shakers, found these jolly gobblers. I'm sure they'll be featured on our November table for a long while to come.

I am linking up with Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.


Denise said...

It does my heart good to know that I'm not the only one! Can't tell you how many times I've lost something that I KNOW I've put "right here in that drawer." Well, as you pointed out, it does make a person organize the drawer.

I like your new salt and peppers. They're a couple of grand looking fellows. My favorite item is your birdhouse church. It's a keeper. Love the narrow, rustic look.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how I need to organize my linen closet. lol Love your beautiful vignette. Your turkey salt and peppers are just wonderful. I have a dozen roosters and not one turkey, what is with that. Love that you included the church. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...
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Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Well, what I was saying was....I love your tablescape and do something similar with a wooden church we have...we shouldn't forget to be thankful! ... and I hope you find that tablecloth.

lapa said...

a louça das caldas da rainha é do género, mas muito mais bonita. devias conhecer.

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Gorgeous! I love the little church you added in, just beautiful, Jane! Hope the tablecloth shows up, but it's still beautiful without it.


crazymotheringchick said...

Very nice! I like the turkeys as well. I need some turkey salt and peppers, too. I'm still building my Thanksgiving decorations. I should take a picture of some things I got the other day. I'll do that in the next day or two.