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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Dining Room

The dining room is ready for the big day....Thanksgiving!   Our family has so much to be thankful for..we are truly blessed.

 The dining room gets a real work out at Thanksgiving because we all love to eat.  I like to decorate the table, so there is very little room for food.   What do I do????   I will serve the dinner from the dining room buffet and the desserts from the kitchen island.
After moving my new Pilgrims several times, I finally decided that I liked them best in front of the fireplace.....
I tried them in front of the buffet and also in front of the china cabinet.....but, they found a home in front of the fireplace.   
I am going to serve our Thanksgiving dinner......
on a carefully selected mix of my favorite dishes....

Each place setting is different...

                                      but they all have the same theme......roses!                                                            

All the Halloween decorations have been put away and I am only decorating the dining room for Thanksgiving.

We have dug out all the Christmas totes.....

and I am getting ready to start some Christmas decorating!

 I know it's a little early for some of you to start your Christmas decorating , but that's what works for me.  If I have to hurry, it is so stressful and takes the joy out of the season.   So, I plan to take my time and enjoy!


  1. Wow Penny, your Thanksgiving table is just beautiful, and I love that each place setting is unique, with a common theme of roses... sigh... love your sparkly lit trees in the background too... I too start my Christmas decorating early, so I can take my time, and linger over each cherished ornament as I am flooded with precious memories... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Your dining room tablescape is stunning. I love that you are using different dishes - very unique. Love those pilgrims and they look great in front of the fireplace. I really like the two trees with the clear lights on them. I am looking forward to Christmas this year.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  3. Penny!! Beautiful!! Just how big is that dining room!! WOWZA!! Love those white trees.I so wish I had room for something like that!! I am finally going to be able to start to think about Christmas decorating. I HAVE to start now if I ever hope to get done. I have no idea if I will get to the upstairs this year so I am focusing on just getting the downstairs done. I start prep work up in the attic tomorrow......

  4. YOu have sicha lovely big dining room, with room for a crowd! And I love that you make Thanksgiving suit you and your home. A few years ago I was trying to figure out how to make my blue dishes work on a holiday table that seemed to be focused on nothing but brown and orange. A decorating friend came to my rescue and showed me how to make it work for me , and I was so grateful!

  5. I so want to come and peek into all of your nooks and crannies! Love your style. And I'm right there with you on Christmas!!!


  6. What a nice, big dining room. Lots of pretty white and pink in there. xo Diana

  7. I' m looking forward to seeing your Christmas decorations! Your dining room looks gorgeous!

  8. You're getting ready early. Smart lady. Very pretty china you have there. Thanks for joining the We Call It Olde Link-Up. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

  9. Wow! You outdid yourself! That is splendid and would make any guest feel special eating at your home.

    Thanks for joining our Twirl and Take a Bow party! We would love to have you join us again...every Tuesday we go live!

  10. All I can say is...beautiful!!

  11. Just love the room all lit up so elegantly. I have to pin it to my Dining Room board to keep for future reference of your beauty and so all can see. Not to early for xmas either.

  12. Penny,
    It all looks so beautiful...I like the different place settings...

  13. I love all the place settings- I collect all colors of Fiesta Ware so I am all about mismatched dishes.

  14. Your dining room looks so pretty, Penny. It's very Victorian/romantic - the pastels are great. I can tell you adore pink. Me too! :-)
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  15. Such a pretty table, Penny. I love all the pink! The depression glassware is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at my HOME.


  16. WOW amazing! I am stopping by from the Homemaking party blog hop! Would love your visit soon! Happy homemaking!

  17. I like how each place setting is different but you kept the theme/color scheme the same. Great idea for antique plates which are hard to find in large sets!

  18. Beautiful! Love your pink chairs and the lighted trees! Picture perfect!

  19. Your dining room is lovely and I really like the mix and match china with a rose theme! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Thanksgiving table at TTF!

  20. Thanks for linking up with us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree Blog Hop and Link Party!

  21. Your dining room is beautiful in any season, Penny! You do have much to be thankful for, and that's true for all of us, isn't it? God bless you!

  22. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Love the gathering of family and sharing our traditional feast. We too have so much to be thankful for. I love the mixture of your rose dishes. I have beautiful floral china in peach and pink that I have not used for years. I think it will be perfect for this Thanksgiving. Our youngest is back home after being away for a year and all the kids will be here. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  23. Absolutely beautiful Penny - love your dining room! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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