Monday, November 17, 2008

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Tablescape Tuesday once again. Please check out her blog for a list of the most delicious tablescapes!


This past Sunday, we had our annual Thanksgiving dinner at our church with 40 tables hosted and decorated by the women of the church. I thought Tablescape Tuesday was a great opportunity to share some of them with you!




For my contribution this year I used my Johnson Bros. red transfer ware with my new turkey salad plates, also from Johnson Bros. The centerpiece was simple and inexpensive with the pilgrims from Hobby Lobby, the pumpkins from Dollar Tree, and the paisley scarf from Ross's.


I included my mother's Fostoria stemware and my great-grandmother's sterling silver.


My daughter decorated her table with Fall leaves, a quilted table runner, candles, her grandmother's Fostoria American, and my red Fostoria Argus ice tea glasses. Her silverware was a gift to her from her grandmother.


At the last minute, I was roped into doing a second table. Because of the time crunch, I used my everyday Blue Willow dishes and the red Fostoria Argus glasses. The centerpiece is a cornucopia using a red wooden bucket on its side. Going with the red, white, and blue theme, I included an antique Thanksgiving postcard showing a turkey with an American flag!


There was such a wide variety of creative tables; I've included some pictures of a few. I loved this turkey tureen centerpiece with four different Fall colors of Fiesta ware.


Look at this cute pilgrim couple.


Festive dishes in beautiful Fall colors!


Beautiful antique dishes with inspirational place cards!


This woman involved her granddaughter in making turkeys full of candy corn.


More pilgrims with a colorful tablecloth and centerpiece.


A black turkey centerpiece with a striking tablecloth!




Hope you enjoyed our church's Thanksgiving dinner as much as we did.



Thanks for stopping by,

Sally

23 comments:

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Sally! I know I am a little early peeking in... but these are wonderful! I loved all the different patterns and creativeness of the women! What a fabulous idea from your church. I bet it was a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing it! :) ~ Laurie

Happy To Be said...

Laurie I am with you girl a little early also..but be our time zone..any hoo Sally I loved them all..my Church does this for the Ladies Christmas dinner and it so much fun...Oooh and Sally some of those ladies even had the villages all lite up on they tables...just so pretty..and don't you just love the Dollar tree?? I have at least 2 dozen of those Pumpkins..Hope you had a great day and thanks for sharing..hugs and smiles..I am doing tablescapes Tuesday also...Gloria

onlymehere said...

Such a fancy table for a church party, I love it!! I really like the other tables too. Each brings a little bit of the decorator's personality. It gives me good ideas. Setting a table is a weakness I have but I'd love to have the end effect be like these tables.

nikkicrumpet said...

Very nice stuff. But I have to say that the use of the paisley scarf was brilliant...it went so well with the dishes and added such a nice touch!

ellen b said...

What a fun tour of table settings here. I like it! I love Johnson Bros. china. Was just looking at those proud turkey dishes yesterday...

Smilingsal said...

What a fun idea for a church to do!

Bo said...

Every table looked so well done, but my very favorite is your Johnson Bros. red transferware & the gorgeous turkey plates. I have a set of "FAUX" Johnson Bros. dishes that I'm going to do a table with maybe next week...I sure wish I had the real thing!
;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Morning, Sally. Oh, these tables look so gorgeous, but I like yours the very best. I've seen those turkey dishes and thought how much I would enjoy them. I'm sure all at your church enjoyed viewing the tables and hopefully the luncheon yummies.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I LOVE the eclecticness of the first table! That scarf is gorgeous! How very creative of you to add the turkey w/ flag postcard to tie in the red, white & blue colir scheme w/ Thanksgiving!

Thanks for sharing all the tables from your church w/ us!

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh those tables are so beautiful. Our church does a ladies Christmas tea, and has different ones decorate the tables. xo rachel

Liz said...

Hi Sally! What great IDEAS. I have some blue Johns Bros plates.... Maybe I need the little turkey salad plates????? : )

I also really love the Blue Willow. Isn't awesome that they are your everyday dishes and you can dress them up like that?!

Thanks for sharing!
~Liz~

ceekay said...

All the table settings are so pretty and different. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I think that with all the work we do to fix up our homes and tablescapes, we should invite others in to share it with. I always only do lunch...so much easier than dinner!

Deb said...

Hi Sally! Lovely, and the silver flatware is beautiful. Great settings from the women at your church.Deb

laurie said...

What talented ladies you have in your church. I loved your idea with the paisly scarf. I'll be using that idea some time. laurie

Miss Janice said...

Okay, you and I have the same taste in china. I love Johnson Brothers--the red, the turkey, and the Blue Willow. Your tablescapes were the best! I think if I must choose, gosh that Blue Willow with the red and that turkey card...that's awesome!

Glenda said...

How fortunate the ladies at the table you decorated must have felt to be enjoying their meal using sterling silver.
I feel certain that all the tables we glimpsed through your eyes, were a blessing to all who attended your church dinner.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, Great tablescapes! All of them were fabulous! You have some crafty and creative ladies in your church, including yourself! Love your dishes! ~RHonda :)

Susan said...

Sally...this is wonderful. I didn't think you had posted a tablescape earlier...but here it is and it's a delight! Love the turkey plates! :-) Susan

Lynne said...

What fun to know there is someone else out there in cyberfil that has been to Nell Hill's .. I would love to meet with you over there when you head this direction.. Keep me posted..do you go often? Do you live close??? Girl I'm all a jitter with anticipation..lol
hugs ~lynne~

Liz said...

What great ideas!

Carrie said...

Yes, the tables were all so nicely decorated. They provided the perfect setting for the meal.

Lynne said...

Oh girl it would be a blast to meet you .. anytime.. May will be around the corner before we know it.. We're about 50 miles or so from there...so please remember to call...put it on the calendar girl. hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Oh how pretty! Love the turkey candy corns. They were really cute!