Grateful: Around the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving 2013

What will it look like at your house?


Will you decorate with leaves? Real or faux?


Will you use family treasures?


Candlelight and colored glassware?


Will your dishes be formal…or casual–or both?


Will the Pilgrims join your celebration?


Will conversation flow easily… or is this a challenging year for your family?


When you think of everything for which you’re grateful this year, what’s the “bright spot”?


I’m grateful to be here sharing this season with you again this year. I’m grateful for the new friends I’ve met this past year–both in real life and here in Blogland. You “imaginary” friends are some of the best!


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!


I’ll be joining:
Let’s Dish! at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper


  1. What a pretty table! I really like the way that you mixed the formal china with the more casual leaf plates, which are wonderful! Your lace tablecloth is really beautiful. I, too, am grateful for all of my blogging friends – it is so much fun to find others who share my interests, especially, in tableware!!!

  2. What a beautifully set table, Susan! I hope you & yours have a blessed Thanksgiving. May conversation flow easily, and grateful hearts share openly.

    The favorite treasures on my table will be my grandmother’s turkey platter and covered “turkey” dishes, made BY my gram in her ceramics class! ~Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer

  3. Oh Benjamin had me decorate. We have the house ready…but this year we are waiting on grandson to be born. The first is due the 25th of November and the second Dec. 8…who will be first? Will we have a new baby on Thanksgiving? Everything is on hold. I do know that at least two of my sons will be eating Thanksgiving with us…the rest………..who knows?
    Love your table!!!! May your table be full and your heart blessed during this season of Thanksgiving.

    • Janette, I can virtually feel the excitement and anticipation in your words! Your “who will be first?” question made me laugh. I was due Feb. 16 w/ Daughter #2, and a close friend was due Mar. 7 — so when I got the early morning call on Jan. 31 saying she’d had her baby, I was definitely thinking “something aint right here!” Babies do have minds of their own, don’t they?

      I am so happy for your family and know you feel God’s blessings and faithfulness. What a year you’ve had, my friend…

  4. Beautiful table Susan. Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Your table is beautiful! Love that lace tablecloth.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. Susan, I love this table. It’s a look that I often try to achieve but rarely do.
    As for us, I have a hunch it will be a loud and more casual year at the Duchy. Rachel and Whit will be with his family so the table will be smaller, but the rest will all be home. As for us? Our “preThanksgiving dinner* will be a bit more of a tablescaping night because I’ll have my nest full of chicks who love that sort of thing. It won’t matter what the table(s) look like, though. It will be wonderful to me.

    The season will be a little difficult for my husband, though.

  7. Lovely cloth napkins -elegant, yet “gren” because they are re-usqble
    Love the wooden apples

  8. Those leaf plates and pilgrims are great!