Thanksgiving Day Dining Table #2

Two tables for Thanksgiving?
I am so blessed to be able to share our home with 3 other families this year.
Yesterday, I prepared the dining room: table #1.

Today, the breakfast room/eat-in kitchen didn't take nearly as long.

I kept it simple.

Very simple.

The basket (on legs) came from my blogging friend, Suzanne, 
I love it, Suzanne, THANK YOU!

I filled it with some Better Homes and Gardens Autumn dried fruit and pinecone fillers 
I found at Wal-Mart last week.
(They were on clearance... shhhhh!!!)

I used split peas for the bottom of the hurricane jars.

I sewed this runner specifically for this table which is 8 feet long.
It was my mother-in-love's table and has three leaves.
Mark, my hubby, ate at it during the holidays with his family.
I am honored to be able to share it with our family's guests.

When I was a young mom, 20 years ago, 
I worked as a part-time caregiver for a 90 year old lady, who is now in heaven.
One day, she gave me these ruby thumb print goblets
from her own collection and asked me if I'd like them and use them.
See, Mrs. Varn? I still love them!

The silver is some that my friend Ann (see her gorgeous Fall home HERE)
was selling in a big Ziplock bag at her yardsale for $11!
I couldn't pass these Community Silver (Coronation pattern) pieces up.
You wouldn't have, either, would you?
Didn't think so.

We are in the kitchen!
More of it HERE.

A peek into the dining room.

A peek into the breakfast room!

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving Day!

Some of you are with your families in your own home,
some of you have arrived or are travelling to be with those you love,
some of you are in the hospital,
maybe some of you are even alone.
I pray that, no matter where you are,
you will believe me when I say, you are very loved and very precious
to the One who created you and I hope you
can find reasons to be thankful to Him.

Did you know that Thanksgiving is our Dependence Day?

I love this quote by G.A. Johnston Ross:
If I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Host of this universe,
Who daily spreads a table in my sight,
surely I cannot do less than acknowledge my dependence.

Let's be thankful!



  1. Beautiful tables, beautiful post, from a beautiful person!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Leslie! I am dependent!

  2. Uncle John said if he had off Friday, and we left now, we could have been there by eating time. Both tables look beautiful Good job my girlie.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from both of us.

  3. Everything looks just beautiful! All the rooms flow into each other so nicely... with the touches of red, it's just completely charming. And i LOVE your ruby red goblets, such a nice story to go with them too.


  4. Leslie!
    everything looks wonderful.

    I love those thumbprint goblets...
    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    blessings to ya! Pat

  5. P., they're both so pretty but I see myself in the kitchen holding one of those ruby red goblets wrapped in the warmth of so many special hearts. The entire table seems to say "gather," bloggy folks included. I love it. <3
    Thankful, T.

  6. Oh, and both runners are gorgeous. You did good, babe. ;)

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