Today, I’m my Birds of a Feather Gather Together table is part of a Thanksgiving Blog Hop. Sponsored by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, the event includes 21 stylists. A bounty of inspiration and ideas!
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My Birds of a Feather Gather Together table does homage to a colonial ancestor. Peacock was his first name. But to the British, Washington’s spy was known as The Rebel Bird.
A foul fowl in their view, with a price of 500 pounds sterling on his head! Fortunately, Peacock outwitted the Red Coats, and witnessed their surrender at Yorktown.
Family, friends and regular followers are well aware of my passion for all things peacock. They’ve seen the peacock home decor, Christmas decorations, Favorite Things Party, and an Exotic Peacock Tablescape.
Join my favorite feathered fowl at a Thanksgiving table featuring peacock transferware.
Because of the short time between holidays, I’m busy putting Thanksgiving decor and tableware in place as fast as I can!
Fortunately, some Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations overlap for the entire fall season.
Few people I know actually have Thanksgiving-specific decor as I do. Over many years, I’ve selectively collected turkey, pilgrim and Indian figures.
Right now it looks like Halloween exploded in the guest bedroom! Ugh. It’s fun decorating, but I hate packing up.
People frequently ask where I store it all. The short answer is everywhere! I’ll do a little show and tell today, with ideas on how to organize and store holiday decorations.
Before I do that, there’s new fall and Thanksgiving decor and tableware that caught my eye.
A Short Season for Thanksgiving Decorations
I’ve really dragged my feet putting away favorite Thanksgiving figures. Although I love to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, themajor downside is them all occurring back-to-back, over three months.
Some years it feels like I barely got things up before its time to put them away – and move on to the next holiday. That was especially true of Thanksgiving this year, which came really early. Even though we went to out-of-town to enjoy the feast with family, there were still five days left in November after we got back!
Today, I thought I’d share favorite Pilgrim and Native American Thanksgiving figures with you, before they are tucked away for another year. (more…)
Today, I feature a second Thanksgiving table from the same holiday feast. A large Fitz and Floyd turkey tureen is the star of this tablescape.
Set for four, the table offered a more intimate setting for a small family group. Meanwhile, a larger group of nine were seated in the dining room.
Some years, I’ve also needed to set up a third banquet table in the family room to seat everyone for dinner.
A continuation of yesterday’s post, Cornucopia Takes Center Stage on Thanksgiving Table, both tables were set for the same meal. It was one of those years when we hosted a crowd of out-of-town family here to celebrate the holiday together.
The more the merrier!
Come have a virtual seat at the Thanksgiving table with me.
Have you begun to pull out the good china, crystal, silverware, linens, servers, platters, candles and the many elements that go into setting a Thanksgiving table?
I usually begin the weekend before, pulling out the table pads and ironing the tablecloth and napkins.
Depending on the number of guests, it can mean setting up multiple tables in several rooms.
Today, I’m sharing one of several Thanksgiving table settings I used for the holiday last year.
That’s when out-of-town family came in from five cities. People arrived by car and plane over several days. There were multiple trips to and from the airport to pick up family. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners to serve. Movies and meals out too. I couldn’t have been happier!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year, because it’s all about family, traditions, and celebrating in a non-commercial way.
As soon as Halloween is over, I reset tables and the kitchen island. Counters, a glass-front cabinet, and open shelves in the kitchen are also embellished with pilgrim figures, indians and turkeys.
With only a month separating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, it means a quick redo between holidays.
Sure, I love hosting family from out-of-town and setting the formal dining room with Lenox china, Waterford crystal and vintage sterling flatware.
But, I also enjoy pulling out, displaying and using my more casual Thanksgiving tableware in the kitchen all month long.
Let me show you around the kitchen.