Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Table - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

This week I know many of my friends in the U.S. are getting ready for Thanksgiving next week so I decided to re-share my very non traditional Thanksgiving table I did a few years ago.

I found these turkey candy dishes and turkey plates at Marshalls a few years ago and fell in love with them!  

I used the turkey candy dishes as soup bowls!  I remember seeing Martha Stewart do this a very long time ago and I loved this idea so when I found these for a really good price I bought 4 of them.

These blue turkey dishes were perfect for my blue home!  They are traditional because of the turkeys but very non-traditional because of they aren't the usual autumn colors.

Unfortunately, I won't be using them this year because we are going to my dad's house for Thanksgiving and my brother is making dinner. My brother does cook an amazing Thanksgiving dinner though!

Thanksgiving just isn't the same since my mom passed away though.  I have such wonderful memories of my mom getting up early and cooking her traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  Her birthday is this Saturday (Nov. 17th) and she's been on my mind a lot lately!  It's been about a year and a half since she passed away and I sure do miss talking to her!  I feel so thankful to have had such a wonderful mom!  

Happy Birthday Mom! I know you are watching over me!

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Karen said...

That is a beautiful table. I loved seeing it again. Thanks for hosting Cindy. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for hosting! XO, Aimee

The Charm of Home said...

I love this table! Very pretty. Blessings to you this Thanksgiving!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Cindy: I love the Thanksgiving table that you set. The glass turkey bowls are a very neat idea, and I love the blue and white turkey dishes as well. I am glad that you have happy memories of your mother, and I wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving this year. Ours is going to be quiet with just my sweetie and I. Thank you so much for hosting the party for us tonight.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for hosting another fabulous party! Love your Thanksgiving table!

Have a wonderful day : )
Love Always,

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I love that beautiful table setting. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at your Dads.

Thank you for hosting,

NanaDiana said...

Cindy, Your table is the blue. Blue and white is never out of style no matter the season.

I am sorry about your Mom. I lost my Mom and Dad many years ago. Those first Holidays are so sad to get through..and then it kind of smooths out and you look back and smile with the memories because the pain is lessened.

God bless- xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

My mom passes away 11 years ago, and I still remember the smell of her cooking around the holidays. So, I understand. Cherish your beautiful memories, and enjoy your family. Thanks for hosting.

Divine Theatre said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. I am so sorry you have to be without her.



Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

This is a gorgeous tablescape! Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely table setting, Cindy! Thanks for hosting.

The holidays are not the same without our loved ones who have passed away... at least you have many beautiful memories of your mum to look back on.

My dad passed away 6 years ago and nothing feels the same. Luckily I have lots of great memories too and creating more memories with my little ones :)

Greetings from Australia ~Pernilla

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It's beautiful, Cindy! Thanks for hosting! Happy Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie

Sarah said...

Cindy, I think the blue and white with the clear turkeys is stunning. I have turkeys in amber, which goes well with our china. I use mine for soup too. ;-)

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Cindy! What a fun party! It's great to be linking up with so many talented ladies! Thank you for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for hosting a wonderful party Cindy, I love the Turkey candy bowls for soup!

xoxo, Tanya :)


Thinking about you and your mother...
Your table styling is so nice. Love the glass turkey ! Here in France we can find hens, ducks but not turkeys, but we don't celebrate Thanksgiving !
thank you so much for hosting.
xoxo from PARIS

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for hosting this wonderful party. Have a great weekend...Connie

Something Special said...

Your Thanksgiving Tablescape is to die for. The little clear glass Turkey dish is unique! I love it!

Anne said...

Thank you so much for hosting Cindy! Have a great weekend!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I had lunch with a couple last weekend and she has the clear turkey dishes like yours.

she said she finds them at antique stores and I told her not sure they are vintage ? what ever, they are so cute and we must follow Martha LOL

I have a vintage Christmas tree with some old vintage items on it, and MArtha has the same little ornaments , she showed them on her show years ago

Go Martha & Cindy & Janice

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Marguerite said...

Beautiful table scape and I just love those glass turkey candy dishes. Thanks for hosting and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, your table looks beautiful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Memories of your Mom will last forever and happy birthday to her.

JBs Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful table, Cindy. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for hosting each week.

Anonymous said...

Love your turkey theme....thank you for hosting, too!

Katarina said...

Beautiful as always! :-)

Pollyanna said...

I adore a well set table! Yours is amazing, I especially love the idea of using the turkey candy dishes for soup. Of course your dishes are lovely, as well. Since I was not a follower last year, I particularly appreciate you sharing it once more!

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Cindy
what a Lovley table....
and thanks for the nice PARTY :)
and do not miss...




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Cindy!!

This year my dad passed away and I know how you feel. I miss him every day. Happy memories are the greatest things in life to cherish and I'm glad you have great ones of your mom.

The table looks so elegant!! I love the turkey candy dishes and you using them for soup bowls.

Have a great weekend with family!!


Heirloom treasures said...

It's so nice to have happy memories of your mum. I'm sure she would have said how beautiful your table setting is. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving xx

Maude Lynn said...

I adore those plates!

Danielle's Heartfelt Home said...

Hi Cindy,
Your Thanksgiving tablescape is lovely! I adore the blue turkey plates! Marshalls is the best : ) Everything looks so pretty!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your mom will be in your heart forever ~

Danielle xo

Unknown said...

Cindy, Love your home I just recently starting looking at your blog.Your thanksgiving table looks so gorgeous maybe you can have a quick meal on those dishes this weekend. I know what you mean about your mom, we usually have Thanksgiving each year at my home but my mother in law just passed away November 6th so my husband did not feel like having all these people over celebrating, I still can't believe she is gone you probably feel the same way and it is harder because during the holidays we have such great memories of family that passed.