Revisiting Thanksgiving 2010

Hi everyone!

This is a scheduled post and a revisit to last year's Thanksgiving dinner

I know most of you who participate in Tablescape Thursday posted your thanksgiving table last week. I decided to wait until this week because I shut my computer down for the holiday and just enjoyed the day with my family.

After looking at my pictures, I realized that everything on this table was thrifted 2nd hand or bought new but clearanced with the exception of a couple of small Dollar Tree decorative items.

Here was my centerpiece.

Building the place settings.

Pretty ivory place mats bought last year at 75% off for a set of 4 mats and 4 napkins at Walmart.

Mossy green chargers bought at Target after Christmas on clearance 75% off.

Plain white dinner plates. Bought 2nd hand at a thrift store a long time ago.

Johnson Bros. ironstone dinner plates bought 75% off after Thanksgiving last year at TJ Maxx.

The salad plate is from a set I bought last year at a thrift store. I didn't really care about the design in the middle. I just knew that the out edge in the dark brown and white dots would be beautiful in layering dishes. The set was from a thrift store.

I got a set of 3 of these gorgeous Ridgeway saucers for a $1.00 last summer at a flea market.

These pretty ironstone saucers came from a thrift store as well. I got 8 of them for $2.00.

A vintage FireKing coffee cup.

This was the princess's dinner plate since I only have 2 of the others.

Finished with vintage glassware.

Now onto the dinner!

Cranberry salad and I tried a new stuffing dish this year. I will post the recipe tomorrow.

Homemade rolls, corn I cut off the cob last summer and froze and some olives.

We brined our turkey 2 days ahead of time and I must say, that was without a doubt, the most moist and succulent turkey EVER!

My absolute favorite tureen!

I got this beautiful old Johnson Bros. covered dish a couple of years ago for $1.00 at an antique mall. Why so cheap? Because one of the handles is broken off.

Mozerrella salad.

BUTTER! potatoes.

Some candlelight.

So, that was our Thanksgiving dinner. A wonderful meal, my loving hubby and beautiful little girl made for a blessed Thanksgiving!


  1. Beautiful table, Diann...I am still loving that little green tranferware tureen! The tray with the deerhead/antler handles is great.
    Hope you are enjoying time with your family.

  2. What a beautiful table. I can only hope mine looks half as good tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Diann.


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