Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Simple Thanksgiving Table

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to share with you my Thanksgiving table all set up and waiting for the food! :)

Here we are in the dining room...opps! Again, I forgot to vacuum. Well, I don't do it, Mr. Precious does. He's excused! :)

I've set a simple table for the two of us, Mother and a friend.

I'm using a creamy colored charger and His Majesty dishes by Johnson Brothers.

Isn't he a grand bird? or poultry? or fowl? I don't know which. Doesn't matter because his goose will be cooked nice, brown and tasty come next Thurday! :) I'm so mean!

Each place setting has a little glass gourd sitting on the dessert plate which I will be using for the bread plate! Oh, I'm just confusing my tiny self! :) Note to self: don't eat the glass gourd but wait until the flaky biscuit sits here. :)

Very nontraditional Thanksgiving color - purple or amethyst. I just love these goblets and since there is some purpley colors in the dishes, I thought these would look nice. I got these from Dillards many many moons ago.

To wipe the gravy dripping off our tiny chins is a freshly washed napkin poked through a Fallen napkin ring from Walmart.

Onieda silver will be used to deliver the scrumptious foods to our pie holes. This was a gift from Mr. Precious a few Christmases ago. He is so sweet, he even got my mother a set - complete with a silverware box!

Now here is a set of salt and pepper shakers I found - somewhere, some time ago, olden and silver plated. Makes my tiny heart zing!

Then another set of salt and peppers. I don't know if you can tell in this snap, but the shaker on the right is copper colored and the other one is silver. Cool, huh? They're quite olden too. Shake, shake, shake! Shake, shake, shake! Shake your I mean salt shaker! :)

Now on to my simple centerpiece. I love that milk glass footed bowl and I use her a lot! I mean a whole lot!

She is just poked full of faux fruits. I love my faux fruits! And you say, "Can you really love faux fruits?" Well, you bet your plasticness stuck between your pearly whites you can! :) I love my faux artichokes. Can you really love faux know that answer, don't you? :)

I'm so tickled to show you these salt and pepper shakers. This turkey couple has been together for more than 50 years! Yep! As a little girl I had a collection of salt and pepper shakers and these were in that group. Unfortunately, some nasty little girl was visiting and acting up and ran smack into the bookshelf where all my S/P were and most of them fell out on my mother's most gorgeous hard wood floors! My S/P just laid there in bits and pieces! I just cried and cried and cried. I had about 5 sets that survived. I don't think I ever invited that nasty little girl to come back and play. :) I mean it!

Thank you for popping in to see my simple thanksgiving table! I'll wish you all an early Happy Thanksgiving! May you all have a wonderful day with family and friends and be very blessed.

I thought I would leave you with a view of a little turkey butt! Are you smilin' yet? :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

We Gather Together
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
~sung by me


  1. I'm smiling! And enjoying the song you are singing.

    Lovely table!

  2. Sheila, love your purpley goblets! My mother has the large serving platter for these dishes. Such a lovely tablesetting - hope you have a wonderful meal shared together.

  3. I love your table for four! Love your dishes and purple glasses. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xo

  4. Beautiful setting, Sheila. Love those turkey plates. I am using the same glasses in green and I have had them for a gazillion years. They are even ones we us everyday. Best glasses ever.

  5. I just love the purple with all the Autumn colors... I see it put together a lot. Your table is very pretty!

    The salt an pepper shakers are almost and antique... well not really ;)

    I hope you and your family enjoy you holiday dinner together!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  6. What a lovely Thanksgiving table Sheila. I love your turkey plates!

  7. The turkey plates are beautiful and his little butt is a fine one. Happy Thanksgiving ♥ Olive

  8. Shelia,
    YES! I'm smiling! Dear friend...when I count my blessings...I'll count you twice! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Beautiful and welcomeing.
    Love the purple goblets..

    enjoy every moment of your holiday.

  10. I'm smiling, humming that song and thinking about a nice turkey leg sitting on those gorgeous plates! YUM! Have a wonderful holiday! hugs, Linda

  11. I'm tickled reading your cuteness. I like the way you tell about all the pretties on your table. They are lovely...have a blessed thanksgiving. Trish

  12. Looks so pretty Miss Sheila. I really love your turkey plates. I have a big ole turkey platter like that. Funny thing is Mike by accident broke it last year and I was so mad, as it was my grandmothers. Turns out he found the exact same one on ebay, so no one will ever know:)

  13. The parting shot definitely made me smile!! All of your things are so festive and pretty, just a beautiful table, Shelia! I know you are going to have a wonderful dinner with your loved ones!


  14. Sheila, I always smile when I read your post! Your table is beautiful and I adore the turkey plates. Thanks for joining the Open House Party and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  15. Dearest Shelia, I love this song!
    I sang right along.

    So many of the songs I grew up on are in my memory and grow dearer and dearer to me.

    May you have a sweet Thanksgiving!
    Your Table looks so very nice and I would imagine that your loved ones will enjoy dining together there.

    Peace and God Bless,

  16. Your Thanksgiving table looks lovely Shelia! I love those dishes. I saw them at TJ Maxx in Sept. but passed them up. No room in the cupboard! I did laugh at the turkey butt. Cute! Blessings, Pamela

  17. Your table looks lovely. I think your amethyst colored glasses look perfect with your dishes. What a sad story about all of your salt and pepper shakers breaking. I know how much you must cherish what you have left!

  18. Everything looks beautiful Shelia! I love those dishes and that silverware the for you is gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you to:) Martina

  19. For sure I am smiling!! Love the purple glasses and red cloth and of course, His Majesty!! Bless you too....cleo

  20. Butt, butt, all so beautiful! Your table is gorgeous!!
    I..think we are using the same dishes... :) Aren't they wonderful??

  21. What a pretty and lively table Shelia... love the colours you choose ... and the goblets are beautiful and I am in love with your fruit basket it is so beautifully decorated ... Its a lovely table scape...
    Happy if you come to see me at
    with love from

  22. Sheila,
    How lovely your Thanksgiving tablescape looks!!
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with those that you love!! Thanks so much for visiting!


  23. Sheila - Your table is beautiful. And I am more the smiling - I laughed out loud. You are so funny. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.

  24. Your table looks wonderful, Shelia! I love that footed bowl--and I'm just realizing that I have a blue one that's very much like your milk glass one. I need to get it out and use it!

    I think your amethyst glasses look awesome with your Johnson Bros. dishes. I must confess that I am a sucker for Johnson Bros.--I like pretty much all their dishes!

    Yes, I'm smiling after seeing that cute little turkey's behind. And I love "We Gather Together"! I'll sing it with you!!

  25. As always yo did a gorgeous job on your Holiday table... Loved it!

  26. I really like those turkey plates. Gobble, gobble :)

    I'm so glad you could join the party Sheila.


  27. Oh Sheila, I love how you USE EVERYTHING you have even if purple isnt a traditional color, its YOUR color and thats all that matters. I think it looks divine on your beautiful table.

    Happy Thanksgiving my dear.


  28. You are such a fun lady! I love you and your sense of humor.
    What a lovely and sweet table you have set, I adore the simplicity of it all.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  29. The turkey butt is perfect...yep, you got a smile!

  30. Wow... you are prepared !!
    I LOVE the turkey salt & pepper shakers !!!

  31. Love!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Sand and Sea

  32. The plates are gorgeous sweet Shelia...just kill the darn bird and get it over with! LOL! The purple goblets are so pretty, I have something like them in pink and purple, and I love them too. Such beautiful tablesetting. We will be alone too, mother, hubby, me and my two little bad-eaters granddaughters...their parents are going to Florida on a business buying trip. Have a nice Saturday and Sunday darling. FABBY

  33. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Oh I can almost smell the devine turkey in the oven with that place setting. I love those plates. Everything looks lovely and those goblets go perfectly with everything.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  34. You sure do have me smiling! I love everything about your table setting. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  35. Even though we don't celebrate this holiday I always enjoy seeing how US bloggers decorate for Thanksgiving.
    Just lovely.

  36. Sheila, you are certainly ready with a lovely table setting. Love your turkey plates. I've yet to add any to our cupboards. Someday!
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

  37. The dishes look lovely. Enjoy your collection of turkeys. Pat

  38. Wow, you are ON FIRE today!!! Hilarious!!!!! Even brought a little KC and the Sunshine Band to the table! :-) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  39. Such a beautiful table Sheila! Love your plates and your milk glass centerpiece...lovely!

  40. Hello Missy!
    Love your Thanksgiving setting! I keep meaning to get more of these pieces of the 'His Majesty', cuz all I have are six salad/dessert plates. It looks lovely. I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

  41. Your table is very festive and your commentary was very entertaining! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  42. I like your tablescape! The purple goblets look really good with your plates and I really like your napkin rings!

    I really like the idea of starting a collection of salt and pepper shakers for young ladies. How sad that most of yours were broken. :(

  43. The moment I saw your turkey s&p, I had a memory rush. My grandmother had those! What a treasure.

    - The Tablescaper

  44. Shelia, your Thanksgiving table is beautiful. I LOVE your dishes. This table would make anyone thankful and happy with the elegance of it all. Tomorrow I am setting the table at my daughter's home. We will have 13 family members at our table. We are using a set of my mother's dishes and it will be like she and my dad are here. We miss them so much at special family gatherings.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours my dear friend.

    Blessings and love, Jeanne

  45. I love it Sheila. Perfect in ever way. Love the plates. I have two and am still trying to find more at an affordable price! One at a time! I LOVE turkeys. Don't know why, just do! I have a few here and there all over and some stay up all year! : )
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all your family!

  46. So beautiful! Your dishes are gorgeous- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!


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