Thanksgiving Table

I didn't prep my Thanksgiving table ahead of time so, it was done today and I didn't get to link it up on Thursday for Tablescaping Thursday. However, I am going back to link it up today. LOL So,check out all the other awesome tablescapes at "Between Naps on the Back Porch"

I am also linking up with Cindy at "My Romantic Home" for Show and Tell Friday. I have a lot of pieces I used for this tablescape that were thrifty finds. I am also included pictures of our dinner and desserts.

WARNING.....There is a LOT of pictures. LOL

Here are pictures of the table settings and centerpiece basically finished. This is before food is added to the table obviously. LOL

I didn't want a huge centerpiece. I like to look at my Hubby while we talk over dinner.
The centerpiece is an old mirror bought at Salvation Army to be redone at some point for $1.49
The 4 wooden carved balls were bought at Family Dollar for $1.00 each! I love them and very excited to find them at Family Dollar. I bought them back in the Spring. I have 2 antique amber glass candlesticks and a crystal candlestick with a small metal dish attached to it and crystals dangling off it. I love this piece. I bought it at Salvation Army for $1.29. And then just an Autumn bush cut apart and tucked in.
The two crystal candlestickes on both ends of the centerpiece were bought at a flea market for $3.00 for the pair. It was the end of the day and a lot of the booths were selling all their items at 50% off. That is pretty much when I do most of my buying. LOL

How the table was put together..the "layering"

Oops, should have taken the tablecloth out of the package sooner and let the wrinkles fall out or iron it. Oh well, there will be plenty of food on the table, it won't really be noticable. I got this tablecloth last winter and forgot about it. LOL. I bought it clearanced at Walmart.

I just bought this table runner at Big Lots for $3.00. It was 50% off.

I got a set of 4 of these maple leaf placemats at Goodwill for $2.50 (for 4).
These Gold Chargers were purchased in a box of 4 for $5.00.
I have entire setting for 4 of these white dishes. I got the entire set for $4.50 at Salvation Army last year.

This "Mocha Glass" dessert/salad plates bought at Walmart for $1.00 each. These are everyday Walmart dishes that they sell all the time.
The bowls are an antique mall find. There was only 3 of this set and apparently nobody will buy "3" bowls....well, except me. I got all three for $1.50! They are Ironstone made by J & G Meakin (England) called Royal Staffordshire "Windsong".
The sunflower dishes were bought a couple of weeks ago at Cracker Barrel at 40% off. We used them as our "relish" bowls.
I have had these napkins for awhile now (clearanced at Walmart). The napkin rings are beaded bracelets from the dollar store. And my silverware is Oneida "Distinction Deluxe". I have 2 complete sets (plus all the accessories) for about 25 years. And then my grandma got 2 more sets for us as a wedding gift 10 years ago.
The glasses are: Tumblers by Jennifer Ferrell Collection. Bought at Big Lots recently for .90 cents a glass. The amber wine glasses were bought at an antique mall for $1.50 each. The Cut Crystal goblets I got a set of 8 of them about 30 years ago (they came in a velvet lined box) in exchange for babysitting for a guy who was a salesman for a China company. See, even at age 15 I was thrifty! LOL

Some upclose of the centerpiece.

Now for the Food!

Okay, just for the record, I do not like nor do I eat or cook yams...bleck! So, Troy kinda got caught up in doing something else so, the marshmallows got a little over done.

Do you like my little "butter dishes"? I used the dollar store pumpkin votive dishes.
I bought this water pitcher at Home Goods store a couple of years ago for $2.00
I love my little tureen. Tou can't tell by the picture but the color of the design is a dark green. I got it at an antique mall. We used is as a gravy tureen tonight.
I just bought this creamy yellow dish at Home Goods a few days ago. I love this whole set but, it is a little too expensive for me right now to buy. However, you can see a small chip on the rim so I got it for $3.00!!

I used a couple of my carnival glass pieces.

And Desserts......

I got this large glass candle holder/hurricane thing at an antiques store. They had 2 of them and this one was marked $2.00 the other one was $25.00. Someone had knocked the candle over inside it and it broke the glass. But, the break was clean and they glued it back together. You can't notice it from this angle.
I filled it with some raffia covered pumpkins and cut apart floral bushes. The pumpkins and bushes were 50% off at Michaels

Ready for pies!

Dishes are cleared from the table, first load of dishes are in the dishwasher, food has all been packaged up and put in the fridge, our tummies are settled down and ready for coffee and pie!

Wow! If you made it all the way through all these 100's of pictures, I am super impressed!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are so blessed and so grateful for all that we have.

Oh, and on a side note, I said a thank you for the invention of zip lock bags and dishwashers!!

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  1. Absolutely beautiful...and such bargains for some! Wow. I love how the glow of the candles make it all so much 'warmer'....the colors and all!!!

    A feast, for a king---truly!!!

    My show n tell is HERE

    Happy Friday.

  2. How nice! I love the centerpieces, and the's about lunch time here and I'm hungry! Thanks for sharing.
    Gracie at

  3. Your Table is amazing! Yummy food! I didn't get pictures of ours. It was nice but we were too ready to eat! hehe
    Hugs, Lisa

  4. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! Love how you have it all set up. It is georgeous! Have a great weekend! :D

  5. Very festive and the autumnal colors are just lovely.

  6. That is so beautiful! My mouth is watering....I want some lemon pie!!! that looks so good!

  7. What a wonderful, warm inviting table...the amber glass dish the stuffing/dressing is in is gorgeous, but that little white/green tureen is my favorite, I ♥♥♥ it!

  8. Very nice table! And wonderful looking food in addition to all the Fall beauty!
    I have those same carved wooden balls, they are great for decorating!

    I especially loved all your bargains and thrift finds, and family treasures that you shared.

    And your dessert station was great!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    All the best to you,

  9. Beautiful! You make me feel foolish for spending so much money when you did such a fabulous job at such a fraction of the cost. Rosie

  10. Oh yummmy! Everything looks so delicious and the table looks wonderful, "great job!"

    Thank you for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.

  11. Hi, Diann,
    Your table was just beautiful, and I am very impressed with all the great bargains you were able to find! Great job! The food looked delicious, too. Thank you for sharing your bountiful and pretty table. Blessings to you! Vicki

  12. Hello Diann!,
    Wow! You've been making me feel hungry! Wow! I cannot believe you went to so much trouble for your post. Step by Step this has been truly fantastic. It has felt as though I have been invited into your home on Thanksgiving all the way from the UK to join you all in your celebrations! I cannot thank you enough for letting all your friends share in this wonderful occasion. Your table has been a sheer delight right from the bare tablecloth. How you have managed to put this altogether 'thrifting' is amazing! The table looks magnificient and looks as though it costs a load of money, when I know it has been done economically. Why not? It's beautiful even the food at the end. I am intrigued how you folks do this for Thanksgiving. Up until now I haven't really known much about it. But visiting everyones blogs has surely opened up my eyes! Congratulations Diann and I hope you pop over to my side of the world again. Enjoy yourselves and very well done!
    Hugs and Love Sue (Mrs Twins). x

  13. What a beautiful table you made ! such a nice decoration, and the food looks very yummy too !

    PS. I had to laugh about the name you gave me "Gatti", means cats in Italian. Gattina means "Kitty" and one cat is a "Gatto" (language lesson, lol)

  14. Your tablescape is gorgeous. I love your beautiful combination of dishes, that always makes the most beautiful and interesting table. Your menu was wonderful too. Your soup tureen and your gorgeous amber footed dish are just beautiful and you've put it all together so pretty. Thanks also for stopping by and leaving such gracious comments on my TT post. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

  15. What a wonderful table ! ! I have to us my camara more and better.

  16. Oh I loved it all and looked and enjoyed every photo!! Such wonderful layering and I loved how you showed each step. I love the bowls and if I every see one I will get it for you! I also by 3 of things because you get such a good deal. I really enjoyed this post.

  17. Wrinkles? What wrinkles. All I saw was pretty pieces of interesting glass and some delicious looking food.
    I take my coffee black please.

  18. i love the way you showed this step by step...of course it is perfect with all of the food included, but boy that table looked gorgeous.

  19. Your table was beautiful! I loved the centerpiece. Your food looked amazing, I just wish I knew what pies you served.


  20. Hi Lori,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment. The pies were Lemon, coconut cream with toasted coconut and the 3rd was an apple crisp pie. :)

  21. Hi Diann! Oh, I love your Thanksgiving table and how you broke everything down for us. Those amber glass candlesticks are beautiful! Your dishes are pretty and you really have some marvelous serving pieces. You're making me hungry again seeing all of your delicious food!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Beautiful table - with & without the food. Thanks for the lots of pics warning (LOL) they were great - love the detail and the deals.

  23. Just gorgeous and so creative. You've given me inspiration that just because it's my son and myself I don't have to settle for a plain table. Now I've got another reason to go hunting at Home Goods.

  24. Oh boy! Does this look like a delicious Thanksgiving or what? Everything looks so pretty and welcoming too -- I'm late getting around -- with all the holiday hustle bustle and taking down and re-decorating -- thanks for your sweet visit -- alway fun to have blogging visitors at my table!

  25. hi just wanted to tell you how beautiful your ta ble looked! I love thrift shopping and I enjoyed the fact that you show people it can be done!!!! Love your site!!!


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