Southern Thanksgiving Preview

Submitted by Christi

Its’ a Thanksgiving preview for Tablescape Thursday!

So, I got everthing out and went for a preview of the Thanksgiving table. Why do a preview? This is a good chance to make sure you have everything. All the butter knives all the salad plates, napkins, candles. I did find a couple of things that I need to check on. I will need more candles and I need to do a little more ironing on the napkins. I also went ahead and got out serving pieces to make sure they are all clean and ready to go.

Looks good so far. I may turn up the lights a little or add more candles.

Looks good so far. I may turn up the lights a little or add more candles.

All the pieces are here for the place settings.

All the pieces are here for the place settings.

I like the centerpiece

I like the centerpiece

I may add some fall leaves down the table.

I may add some fall leaves down the table.

I just love the look of crystal sparkling in the candlelight.

I just love the look of crystal sparkling in the candlelight.

Pretty close to just how I want it!

Pretty close to just how I want it!

I can’t wait for all the family to arrive. I love making things look nice for them. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday.

As I was running errands today, I ran into so many friends who are struggling during this recession. I am so grateful for friends and my prayer is that we all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and can have just a little bit of time to forget our troubles and be thankful for our blessings, however smal they may seem. I’ll have to say, my heart is breaking over so many people who are just really experiencing tough times. If it is you that is experiencing a tough time, please know that I care and am praying for our nation and for everyone who is facing trying times.

Have a great Tablescape Thursday and check out everyone who has made something beautiful today!

Today’s Lagniappe: Thanksgiving Potatoes
This is a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks The Silver Palate. I have made this many times and it is always a hit and tastes delicious!

thanksgiving potatoes

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30 Responses to “Southern Thanksgiving Preview”

  1. black eyed susans kitchen Says:

    I love the table, and I have to tell you that we have been making that potato recipe for holidays and special occasions for a long time.

  2. Rett Says:

    Great thoughts regarding being thankful for all the really important things. It looks like you will be surrounded by lots of loving family & friends.
    I hope they help wash the dishes!!
    You table looks lovely & I wish you a blessed holiday.


  3. Yvonne Says:

    Christi, Wonderful tablescape! Your dishes are beautiful. You echo my heart as well. I too am praying for our nation!
    Thank you for putting these thoughts so eloquently!
    Have a blessed Thanksgining!

  4. Reid Says:

    LOVE it!!!!!!!! Those plates are wonderful!!!

  5. Shelia Says:

    What a lovely table! Your dishes and stemware are just gorgeous and what a large table too! Love your candlelight and I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  6. Jeanette Says:

    Your table is lovely. That is one of my favorite cookbooks also. I use that same recipe. When reheating it I sprinkle them with cheddar cheese. Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. nannykim Says:

    Beautiful–love the candlight! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!

  8. Freda Says:

    What a beautiful table and to have so many family and friends join you, what a blessing.

  9. Martha Says:

    I hope that you and yoru family have a wonderful Thanksgiving — I don’t have a table large enough for all of us — so we’ll be at three this year! Everything looks lovely.

  10. The Tablescaper Says:

    Great table! Love the transferware.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    – The Tablescaper

  11. leann Says:

    Hi Christi

    Love the table and all of your beautiful fall dishes! Everything looks o warm and inviting. And mmm those potatoes sound delish.

    Thanks so much for visiting and becoming a follower. Good luck with our giveaway!

    I looked for your followers link but couldn’t find it. So I’ll follow you in Google reader.


  12. sarah Says:

    You are definitely ready with a wonderful table. I haven’t even given my table any thought. I better get busy! Getting lots of ideas today though. LOL
    Blessings to you and your family. ~ Sarah

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  14. Anita at Far Above Rubies Says:

    Wow, beautiful table!! And so large. I have not even started on the runner I am making…you are so far ahead of me!

  15. Kathryn@BonafideSouthern Says:

    What a pretty table! I absolutely love those dishes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy TT to you!

  16. Kathryn@BonafideSouthern Says:

    Very pretty table. I love your dishes. Happy TT to you!

  17. Sue Says:

    It looks as if you are going to have a full house for the holiday. The table looks lovely, I like the centerpiece too. Your words at the end of the post are very kind and thoughtful. We do need to remember that some people don’t have much to be thankful for this year.


  18. Kim Says:

    Great tablescape. You can sit a lot of people at your table. That is fabulous. And your Thanksgiving potatoes recipe sounds yummy.

  19. Jennifer Says:

    Great tablescape. It looks wonderful. No matter what your current situation, it is nice to have family and friends this time of year. Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Marty Says:

    Your table looks gorgeous. I love the pretty china and crystal, and your centerpiece is beautiful. Your family will be thrilled to sit at such a lovely table. Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless. Hugs, Marty

  21. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful Thanksgiving table!
    Perfect place settings!
    And I’m sure the dishes to eat will be perfect too!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    All the best,

  22. Cynthia Says:

    Love your long Thanksgiving table. Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. amy Says:

    wow…waht a beautiful table! Looks like you’ll be having a house full

  24. Brittany Says:

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Lisa Says:

    What a gorgeous and elegant Thanksgiving holiday table! It looks like you have a big group coming. I can already imagine what good times will be had around the table. Good job on creating a lovely atmosphere for all!

  26. Mona Says:

    I found myself longing for a closer look at your centerpiece. I clicked on the photo’s but nothing happened. 🙁 Nonetheless..your table is lovely..and getting that tablecloth ironed was enough to make me admire you forever..not to mention the ingenious way you kept it from the floor and from wrinkling! APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE!!
    Hugs for all your loving work on this beautiful Thanksgiving table.
    A true gift to your family

  27. Heidi Says:

    Your table is so pretty! I love the crystal, it just shimmers in that candlelight. Very inviting, and how nice that you have a big family gathering to look forward to.
    This has been a challenging year for all of us, hasn’t it? Can’t wait to see what 2010 brings, looking forward to things looking UP!!
    I’d love for you to stop by for a visit!
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  28. Pearl Maple Says:

    Delightful post, your earthy tones for autumn are so artfully combined and inspirational. Am working on my Thanksgiving post and looking forward to sharing soon.

  29. Dining Delight Says:

    You are all set! Love those plates with the fruit on them! There is something striking about a table set for so many people with everything matching. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  30. Anita at Far Above Rubies Says:

    Thanks for coming by! You know I had to slap my hand away to keep from putting some of that flatware in the right place, lol!! You know you just instinctively want to move it around. My 9-year-old put ours out by herself. But then she knows exactly how much silver content sterling should have. I bought the book “Gracious Tables” this summer so I could have some fun with them setting tables, and they have really enjoyed it. It’s a southern thing I guess! Still need to make my runner for Thanksgiving…

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