Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Table

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited to share with you today my first tablescape in our new/old house! I've set the table all up in the dining room for Thanksgiving!
 The dishes I'm using belonged to my little Mother. I wanted to celebrate the season in her memory because when I was about 13 years old, my Daddy took me to pick out dishes for Mother. He literally let me pick out the pattern and this is what I choose. We would only eat off these dishes at special times and this Thanksgiving will be so special being here with our little family!
 I was really happy with the way my centerpiece turned out. I wanted to put together something I could remove easily so I grabbed a silver tray and went to town.
I just poked as many pine cones under my cloche that I could and then started adding things til I got it the way I wanted it.
 I sprinkled some leaves and sparkly topped acorns on the table. Also a few little bird tea light holders but the little birds decided to hold little pumpkins and gourds.
 I realized I haven't shown you the dining room yet! We need a rug for under the table and I have some lovely drapes to hang up but alas they are still folded up in the bottom of my closet! But the wallpaper got removed in here and the walls were painted Biscuit by Sherwin Williams and the wainscoting got a fresh coat of white paint. I've added the snap of the way the dining room looked before the redo...
It wasn't really horrible, just not my style. Now we still have that bejeweled disco ball chandy and that was going to be top priority to get changed out. Didn't happen, but it will eventually.
 I moved my six legged table in here with my Dead Dog Lamp to make room in the living room for the Christmas tree! Yea!
 Again, why change something if it works for you. I loved my wall of china in my old house and I repeated it here too. I was actually able to hang more plates on the wall since it's a larger space than I had before and...I just may add some more because I can! :) You're seeing some Christmas kissing crystals hanging on the knobs of the server ~ one for me and one for my daughter.
 My simple little fallen vignette ~ my favorite Rooster and some pun'kins!
I want to thank all of you, my sweet followers, old ones and new ones for taking the time to visit me each week. I pray you all have a blessed Thanksgiving with friends and family. Don't we all have so much to be thankful for?  I'll be seeing you after Thanksgiving as I need to start getting my act together to cook!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Wonderful Merciful Savior

 Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh you rescue the souls of men
Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way
Oh, we've hopelessly lost the way
You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for
Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne

Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh you rescue the souls of men

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way
Oh, we hopelessly lost the way

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for

Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne

~ sung by Selah


52 comments:

  1. What a special memory those dishes will evoke on Thanksgiving! I love the idea of the silver tray that can be easily moved.

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  2. Lovely table, the dishes are so beautiful. You had good taste of design & style even when you were 13. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  3. Love those dishes! You had good taste even at that young age. I also adore your table center piece.
    Good to see the before picture of your dining room. You sure have done a lot of work in there. It now looks so very nice!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family
    Jeannette

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments and the Thanksgiving wish! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  4. Shelia, first let me ask you....are you covered up in snow? I've seen the snow in Buffalo but I'm not sure where you live Upstate.

    Your dining room is beautiful and I'm so happy to see the red plates on the wall again. :)

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  5. Your dining room makeover is looking lovely. I love the pine cones under the glass cloche too. I bet you are glad you didn't move to Buffalo NY!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  6. Hi Sheila, I love your dining room transformation. My, that was have been some work to remove that wallpaper. What a difference! So beautiful and charming. Your table is beautiful and your little Mother's dishes are so pretty. Thanks for visiting dear Sheila and do stay toasty and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo

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  7. Oh how wonderful that you have the dishes that you chose for your mom...what a treasure..and I must say that you did a great job as a 13 year old choosing those gorgeous dishes...your table is beautiful and love the new wall color...have a most wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

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  8. Your dining room looks beautiful. That is such a great memory that you picked the dishes out for your mother. Your table looks beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  9. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Lots of joyful table decorations. I love your story too. Precious to hae such wonderful memories. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Blessings, Anne

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  10. You're "Great Wall of China" is fabulous! It needs to be in a magazine! So beautiful.
    My pine trees are spitting out puny pine cones this year. You have robust and healthy cones. Good for you!

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  11. Lovely table you have created. Love the red/white dishes on the wall. You have placed your personal touch on your new home. Nice job and may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    d

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  12. I love what you have done with the dining room, so much nicer than it was. And your tablescape is very nice and show off your little mothers dishes so nicely.

    Diana

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  13. Both your dining room and your table setting are lovely Shelia! I hope that you have a lovely thanksgiving with your family. xx

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  14. Shelia your table looks wonderful- the cloche on the tray looks perfect! I love the pretty dishes but I especially love the story that's attached to them. What a special memory your dad helped create for you! Those dishes look wonderful on the wall- I think you have the perfect amount of them there! The Christmas tree is going to look so beautiful in the dining room! You have yourself a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family!

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  15. The diningroom looks great Sheila, enjoy your first Thanksgiving in your new home:@)

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  16. This is beautiful Sheila! It's festive and ready for the Thanksgiving gathering! I am loving what you are doing to your new home! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  17. Your dining room looks great, Shelia! It definitely looks so much better than the before picture. I'm not a real big fan of wallpaper (maybe some toiles). Loving the wall of dishes. They really fill that wall in nicely, too.

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  18. So pretty it makes me want to crawl in to be a part of it all! MUCH improved with the wall color and simplified look...very, very pretty! Enjoy your holiday and the beautiful memories.

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  19. Hi Shelia, your dining room is so charming and you have set the perfect table for Thanksgiving. Love your centerpiece. Your floor looks so beautiful and really pops now with the new wall color and lighter room. You gave everything new life my friend. Love your six legged table. I have the same sweet nut bowl with the squirrel on top. My mother made it for me years and years ago in ceramics.
    Have a wonderful weekend and blessings to you and yours for a special first Thanksgiving in NY.
    Hugs

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  20. What a beautiful table!! Love your mom's dishes, esp. since they are red!! The dining room looks so nice and it is a good size too.......enjoy your first holiday in your new home......blessings to you and yours......xoxoxo

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  21. Your dining room looks amazing and I adore your tablescape. I hope you have a very Blessed Thanksgiving.

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  22. I love the cloche filled with pinecones, I never thought of doing that! Your wall of plates is absolutely gorgeous! Looks like all is ready for Thanksgiving Day, enjoy!

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  23. Hi Shelia, I think you have done a beautiful job of redoing your dining room and of decorating it for Thanksgiving. It really looks so much nicer than the before photo. I wish you and your sweet family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving week. Hugs. Pamela

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  24. So pretty Shelia! Your new home is coming together so nicely! I love that you are going to be with your family this year in your new home! Life is so good! Hugs to you and Happy Thanksgiving.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  25. Shelia, it's beautiful! And your style is MUCH better. I am confused as to where you live? I knew you moved but thought you had moved into a home you had rented out or something..but this seems to be a different home again. WHERE are you? :)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  26. Oh Sheila...this is just gorgeous...what a transformation! Love everything about it. I love your sweet story about those pretty dishes that you picked out for your mama...just priceless! Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Thanksgiving sitting around that gorgeous table!

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  27. What a nice change. The before was ok but the after is fabulous. I loved your wall of china too. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving Sheila and family! Your table is gorgeous. Many blessing now and always to you and your family. XO

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  29. Even your before is pretty, it's such a wonderful room. You really brought out all the beauty Sheila! Wishing you a truly great Thanksgiving, the table is a stunner! Happy holidays :)

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  30. Hello, Shelia,
    I haven't been here in ages! I had no idea you left the warmth of TX to move here to NY! Welcome, and good health and happiness in your new home! Will you stay all winter or escape to the South like so many Northerners? Hope you have a wonderful Tgiving , your table is lovely! There's nothing like being close to your gkids. Our son has 5, and they are 90 min away. Even that is too far. We see them a lot during the summer out here in Southampton, but once school starts, only once a month. They grow up so quickly, so enjoy them!

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    1. So nice to hear from you and I couldn't get to your blog! So I hope you'll come back and see I've commented to you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  31. Beautiful table and love the story of the china!

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  32. O, I do love your beautiful dining room and the wall of red transferware is just beautiful. I love it all.
    The table and centerpiece is very pretty.

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  33. Well, Shelia, you had great taste even back when you were just 13. That's so sweet that your Dad let you pick out the china...he really trusted you! I love, love, love your huge dining room! Your home must have been built when folks actually still entertained. I love that! I'll have scroll back and look for some more posts on your new old house so I can get the full tour. :) Enjoy Thanksgiving with your beautiful family. I know your sweet Mom will be there in spirit and in your hearts.

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  34. Ah Shelia, I've been waiting for this! and you do not disappoint!! How sweet that your Mama is in it in spirit as well. Oh my goodness the makeover in the dining room is exquisite due entirely to your taste! Does Mr Precious have any say or is he just the doer........
    Enjoy your weekend sweet lady and Mr Precious.

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  35. Love ..love..love your plate wall Sheila ! Your table is beautiful ! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  36. Stunning, Beautiful, what more can I say. And that plate wall is terrific. So glad you decided to do it again.
    I loved the story of the plates.

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  37. Sheilia, what a transformation of your dining room. I love it! The wall of china is gorgeous and I don't blame you a bit for wanting to repeat it. Your table looks lovely and I enjoyed hearing how you picked the dishes as a child. So very sweet! The new paint really brightened up that space! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  38. What a gorgeous dining room Sheila. I love the plate wall and the gorgeous centerpiece you made.

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  39. Absolutely beautiful! Your Thanksgiving table is perfect and WOW what a transformation your dining room has taken. Great job on the remodel! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  40. This is one of my favorite songs. Your table is absolutely stunning. It just looks yummy all the way around. I don't know what happened to my blog roll. Somewhere along the way I lost you. Glad I found you on someone elses.

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  41. Hi Shelia, Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving week. I love your dining room make-over. I know the holidays will be especially sweet this year close to your loved ones. May God bless.
    This is Mildred...started a new blog and then broke my foot but I'll be back before too long!

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  42. Your table is gorgeous, Shelia. What a beautiful display of Fall. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hugs, Maria

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  43. Shelia, What a lovely table setting. I am so happy you get to be with your sweet little family. May you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day. Hugs, Karie

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  44. Oh Shelia,
    What a wonderful, bright transformation of your dining room and your den, too!! Isn't it something what a little paint can do? Your table looks so welcoming and I love the pinecones under the cloche. I know you're so thankful to be near your precious family. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  45. Oh, Shelia! I love the transformation you have created in that dining room.Love that wall color with the transferware! Pretty table too! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Sherry

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  46. It's a fabulous table, Shelia, and I love the story about your dishes. They're not only lovely but very special. We, too, will be eating off my mom's china tomorrow. It's like having her here. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  47. Shelia I love love love your wall of transferware and the pretty buffet under it!! Your table looks fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving my friend and enjoy the snow!!

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  48. Shelia, your dining room looks amazing! I LOVE your gorgeous antique buffet!
    Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  49. Good morning Shelia dear, Your table all set for a special Thanksgiving is beautiful. I love the dishes so much. You did a very good job of choosing the dishes at such a young age. The pattern is timeless. Your dining room looks awesome and I too love the wall of dishes.

    We are having 15 for Thanksgiving, Three of our children and grands will be here. A special day for us for sure. I must get busy and make pies. I am so glad I picked up my computer early this morning to visit you. I will be busy the rest of this day.

    Wishing you and your precious family a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Love, Jeanne

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  50. you've done such a beautiful job transforming your new home into Sweet Sheila style.
    everywhere I look is more and more beauty and I can see your magic in every photo,
    if the former owners could see it now- they'd pay triple to get it back..\

    big hugs to my fav Sweetie
    Sonny

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)