Sunday, November 7, 2010

A SUNDAY FAVORITE!

Happy Sunday!  I am joining Cheri for her weekly Sunday Favorites where we share a past post for you to enjoy.  This post is from Nov 2009 and my first tablescape...boy have I come a long way baby!  I hope you enjoy a trip back to my early days of  blogging then stop by Happy To Design for other Sunday Favorites!

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WITH THANKFUL HEARTS


I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
This is my first tablescape and I know some of my photos aren't the best, I had to use the flash but I am excited to share my Thanksgiving table with you. I had such a good time getting this table ready for my family.

I started out with this......



And ended with this.....







A few details on the table....

So many of you shared this adorable acorn salt and pepper shaker that I had to have them...50% off at Cracker Barrel...so cute!




To continue the acorn theme, I found this very cute dish at Kohl's also 50% off, it will hold my cranberry-strawberry relish tomorrow.
The cardinal sitting on an acorn was bought for 50 cents last summer at THE LONGEST YARD SALE....How cute is he?




Finding these plates changed my whole table setting and I love them! Fitz and Floyd plates marked down several times and with an additional 40% off I paid $3.50 each....the center detail is wonderful.
The dark red dinner plates are Goodwill finds for 98 cents each



The glassware is all thrift shop, as are the napkin rings. Placemats, napkins and table runner picked up here and there all on sale. The flatware is monogramed family silver from Mr ALC's family. Butter dish is a flea market find. Pumpkin bowls WalMart.

So the table is set for four and waiting for food and family.



I have many reasons to be Thankful this year. It has been a year of ups and downs but I am staying positive that there is only good to come. I am blessed with a wonderful mate, family, friends and my new Blogging Family!

Here's Wishing All of You a Very Happy Thanksgiving!
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So there it is!  I look forward to a new tablescape for Thanksgiving this year and many more!  
Happy Junkin,
Linda

20 comments:

Pondside said...

It was, and still is, a very lovely setting, Linda!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

The first was pretty good, but look at you now!! That is terrific. You always have unexpected elements, which I love. Great details, looks beautiful!

Susan said...

Very pretty setting!! I love the cardinal!

gail said...

and now you have a grandbaby coming to be thankful for!!! love your table, so warm and inviting! love the post.
hugs,
gail

Donnie said...

Such a lovely holiday table. Definitely worth a repeat. Have a great day.

Kathleen said...

It's lovely! And those s and p are so cute!
You have a gbaby coming? How wonderful!

Diann said...

Your first table looks just wonderful. Lots of pretty Autumn touches!

CAS said...

So nice to meet you & thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm thinking this post may be an older one, but it looks pretty darn good to me. Now I'm anxious to go snoop around your blog & see the changes.
Carol

Susan said...

Hi Linda....Getting caught up on reading blogs, after being away for 9 days! Nice post. Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynn, it looks adorable! You did such a great job, and I love all of your dishes!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mimi said...

I love how your table went from Plain Jane to Frilly Millie...funny how we keep adding to our tables from a year or two ago, isn't it?

the cape on the corner said...

such a wonderful setting, and i love that acorn dish from kohls!

Jane said...

Isn't it fun to go back and read some of our earlier posts? This was a great one so I'm glad you shared it again. The table looks beautiful!
Jane

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your first tablescape is wonderful! It really perked up very fast, with all those adorable additions! Great bargain on those plates, and the other things at 50% off!

Katherine

bj said...

Everything looked wonderful. I know your family enjoyed everything very much.:)
xo bj

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the cardinal on the acorn! I think your first tablescape is great!

~ Tracy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

HI Linda...

Ohhh...it was sooo fun getting a peek at the very first tablescape that you posted! I think it's beautiful! I love the Fitz and Floyd dinner plates...they're so pretty and just perfect for an autumn table! Love that you paired them with the red plate! Your table centerpiece is just gorgeous! Linda, that little squirrel with the acorn S&P shakers is simply adorable!!! I love that! Well my friend, I am just tickled pink to have you join in with Sunday Favorites this week...what a treat! I do hope that you'll join us again!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Queenie said...

I always love seeing your tablescapes.... This is gorgeous Linda, and you are so right we have so much to be thankful for...Happy Thanksgiving wishes right back to ya :)
Happy Bloggiversary to you too!
Hope you have a wonderful week...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Chatty Crone said...

Linda you have grown by leaps and bounds in just about everyway possible - from table scapes to life scapes - if you know what I mean. Can't wait to see you tomorrow.

sandie

Annesphamily said...

Linda you are so sweet and your collection is incredible. Thank you. Anne