Thanksgiving Day Dining Table #1

This year, we are honored to be having three other families
join us for Thanksgiving Day.

That means 2 tables.
One in our dining room, and one in our breakfast area.
I completed the dining room table today.

I finally finished sewing the ruffle-edged canvas (I washed it 4 times)
tablecloth and burlap runner. I was inspired by Pinterest.

Tablecloth inspiration HERE.
Runner inspiration HERE.

I started taking pictures, then realized I'd forgotten to add
something the the place settings.


My tableware is a mix of many different thrift store or yard sale finds and family heirlooms.
One of my favorite ironstone patterns is Pfaltzgraff Heritage white.
Thank you, Goodwill, for all of it.
My silver is from the 1940's and was given to me by my paternal grandmother.
She saved S&H green stamps to buy the whole set of this Towle Flutes pattern. 

Ana is my red-headed sister from Atlanta.
I {heart} her.

Three generations of chairs.
English lyre back, Parsons, and Hitchcock.

Our 110 year-old Duncan Phyfe table.

I found these teeny crocks at Home Goods and I think they are supposed
to be for salt or sauces, but I like them as votive holders.
The crystal glasses were a hand-me-over (instead of a hand-me-down) from 
one of my dearest friends.

The tureen I found at an antiques store in Hummelstown, PA after The Relevant Conference.
Salt and Pepper shakers were $1 each!
(They look like chess pieces, don't they?)

$3.50 Silver-plated urn. Did I mention I hearted Goodwill?

See the glass plates under the bowls?

Well, under the plates are bits of thanksgiving.

This hutch was one of the first pieces we bought when we moved here 11 years ago.

I do believe I still adore it.

Syracuse china, Roxbury pattern.
Used on the Kansas City Railroad in the 40's.
A different dear friend gave them to me.

When I look in this room, I see many layers of love,
friendships, blessings, and family.
And for these things I am truly grateful.

Tomorrow I will be working on the other table,
and anxiously, excitedly awaiting the arrival of the ones 
that are so dear to us!

The link to TABLE #2 HERE.

I'm partaking in all the thankfulness at 


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  1. Just want to say how pretty and festive this looks. The table cloth is perfect! I'm now a follower!

  2. Very homey and inviting. Love the red and white combo!

  3. Very lovely! What blessings, to be able to share all those wonderful finds and gifts w/ your guests. They will feel your love! Thanks for sharing, I need to get myself in gear and clean off my dining table in preparation for Thurs. I've set up on one end, painting plaques for the holidays. Time to tidy up, your post reminded me!
    xoxo Have a very blessed day as you all gather together, with grateful hearts.

  4. Aw so pretty, my pretty, you have done well. Give the Ana a hug and kiss from me and Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all.

  5. Love the Thanksgiving "thoughts" under the glass plates...wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving!

  6. Beautifully done. Bless you for sharing your Goodwill finds, I've tried my best to teach my girls, "You can't buy everything at Dillard's!"

  7. Very pretty.
    Have a very blessed Thanksgiving.
    Much love.

  8. First, I want your check curtains but in black and white - LOVE!!! The new tablecloth is so fabulous!!!! Love it!! Those sweet words of Thanksgiving under the glass precious! I love it all!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. Everything looks beautiful, Leslie! What a wonderful time y'all are going to have. Isn't it fun to have a big crowd for Thanksgiving? Last year we had 12 people at our big breakfast room table. This year, we'll be eating with Jell-O at Duke Hospital with Preston, but there's a lot to be thankful for!

  10. Lovely! And inspiritng...I think I'll go help my mom set her tables for tomorrow! ~Holly

  11. Oh I love your tablescape. Such a lovely red dining room and your all white tablescape is just perfect with the touches of the jute and nature. Thanks so much for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, marty

  12. After seeing your table, I realized the one tiny thing(s) my place settings need: instead of jute ties, I'll use raffia around our utensils and napkins. Thanks, Leslie, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Leslie, You did a beautiful job. It looks warm and inviting, and will soon be filled with love and laughter. Im decorating my in-laws table for 20 people.. Im bringing some of my own decor, and mixing it with hers and it will be fun to see what we come up with:) Have a great time with your friends and family, God Bless!

  14. Absolutely beautiful Leslie!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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  16. I really am drooling.

    My color at home too. I love your tablecloth and I have to or MUST copy your inspirations.

    TY for sharing.

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  17. Hi, friend! I LOVE your tablecloth and runner!!! Are you for hire?? I can't sew, don't even have a machine! :( The whole tablescape looks just lovely. Blessing to you and yours on Thanksgiving! xoxo

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