For the month of November, I’ve styled a brown and blue Thanksgiving table using vintage Liberty Blue dishes in the formal dining room.
It’s one of a bounty of 22 settings in this year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop. The annual event is hosted this year by my blogger friend and fellow plate addict, Rita of Panoply.
Actually, it looks like she positioned me at the top of the hop, so if you’re starting from Rebecca’s tablescape (oh those fabulous vintage Italian plates!) at the end of the list, welcome!
My table also pays a nod to the past with vintage Liberty Blue dishes. Depicting scenes from Colonial America, it’s not pilgrims but patriots that are displayed on the various plates and serving pieces.
Previously, I used the dishes for other patriotic holidays, like Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape Celebrates July 4th, and Set a Presidents Day Table with Liberty Blue.
Inspired by a new table runner, it’s the first time I’ve used the Liberty Blue dishes to style a blue Thanksgiving table.
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Out of the Blue Inspiration
This Thanksgiving, we’ll be spending the holiday at our youngest son’s home in historic Philadelphia. His 101-year-old row house interior has gorgeous exposed brick walls, and is decorated with gray walls and mostly mid-century modern furnishings throughout. Accent colors of blue, with pops of gold, are throughout the three floors of living space.
So when I happened upon this unique blue table runner (TJ Maxx/Home Goods), with appliqued pumpkins and gourds in shades of gray, I knew it would look great with his decor and bluish gray dishes.
Since I won’t be hosting the feast this year, I decided to incorporate the runner into a blue Thanksgiving table in my dining room. I also wanted to set a seasonal tablescape for my mom, who is here in Pittsburgh for a visit, but won’t be traveling with us for the holiday in Philly.
Vintage Liberty Blue
Liberty Blue ironstone is a beautiful blue and white pattern. In the center of each plate are a variety of historical scenes, surrounded by a floral, wavy-edge rim.
Enoch Wedgwood manufactured the dishes in the Staffordshire district of England between 1975-1981. In celebration of American’s Bicentennial, they were made in the tradition of 19th century historical blue china. There are 17 different scenes depicted across all the pieces.
Patriots & Peacocks Instead of Pilgrims
At each setting, I’ve layered two Liberty Blue plates over a colonial blue placement and brown leaf charger. To the left side of each setting is a small Betsy Ross bowl.
Independence Hall is pictured on the underlying dinner plate, while General Washington at Valley Forge is depicted on the luncheon.
Both of the scenes have personal significance, as a family ancestor is linked to both historic events and places. Read about Peacock the Rebel Bird in, Celebrating Patriots.
Usually for Thanksgiving, I use brown and white plates depicting a peacock in his honor.
You can see them in multiple settings, including; Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table, Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table, and Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch.
On the Liberty Blue platter, Washington is crossing the Delaware on a wintery Christmas 1776.
To serve the turkey, I’ve used a large salad fork with a beautifully decorated leaf and pumpkin handle. It pairs with the spoon to serve mashed potatoes from the covered vegetable.
Depicting the historic Boston Tea Party scene, the lidded server is my favorite piece of Liberty Blue.
Another cute piece is this pitcher depicting the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Read more about Liberty Blue dishes and where to find them in, Set a Presidents Day Table.
Turkey Tureen Centerpiece
It wouldn’t have even occurred to me to style a blue Thanksgiving table if it hadn’t been for that table runner.
I think the gray tweed pattern pumpkins will appeal to my son and work well with his home decor.
A large Fitz and Floyd (retired) turkey tureen holds center stage on the table. He’s flanked by a pair of recently acquired turkey salt and pepper shakers (Goodwill). Not sure they are actually vintage, but I was delighted to find the shakers for only $2.
The tureen is beautifully detailed with fruit, vegetables and leaves in both front and back.
On either side of the tureen are a mixture of brass, pewter and tall wooden candlesticks. All eight were received long ago as bridal shower and wedding gifts.
Indian corn and sculptural blue candle tapers coordinate with other elements and color accents on the blue Thanksgiving table.
I like how the yellow and orange colors pop with all the blue shades on the tabletop.
Gaggle of Gobblers
Blue goblets (Goodwill) also help to carry out the color scheme on the blue Thanksgiving table. They are paired with heirloom etched crystal stemware (Cambridge Rose Point), passed down to me from my great grandmother.
Regular followers have seen them grace many tables on Debbee’s Buzz, as have the copper twig flatware that compliment rich brown shades in the embossed leaf chargers.
Positioned at the top of each Liberty Blue plate stack, are napkins folded in the shape of a turkey.
Festive Turkey Shape Napkin
It’s the 20th different style of napkin fold I’ve now used to embellish tablescapes! I just can’t help myself, lol! One of these days, I’m going to run out of new ones to try.
See them all at, Napkin Folds for All Seasons, Holidays & Occasions. It’s the cheapest and easiest way to dress up or elevate a table setting.
Other napkin ideas appropriate for Thanksgiving tables, include the super simple tail feathers tucked in a glass. See them on the Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table.
Or, try the unique pumpkin shape used on Thanksgiving Table Setting: When Three’s a Charm. Depending on the color or print fabric of the napkin, the same fold can also be used to represent an apple.
For the turkey shape fold, you’ll actually need two napkins for each gobbler.
White napkins — matching the tablecloth — are in a simple accordion fold to resemble the turkey’s tail feathers.
Either dark blue or rich gold napkins were folded to form the body and head of each turkey — including it’s beak. Gobble, gobble!
Do you see it?
Neither of the two folds is difficult. Search for instructions online; “turkey napkin fold. ” What can be challenging, is getting the accordion fold to stand in place, and the turkey beak to stay bent.
Napkin Fold Tips:
- Both napkins for the turkey body and feathers should be about the same size.
- Use a more moderately-sized napkin. I started with 20″ napkins and the turkeys were monster sized!
- Choose napkins made of fabric with some stiffness or body, but not too thick or heavy to hold folds.
- Ironing at each step helps to keep the folds in place.
Finally, turkey place cards are tucked above each gobbler shape napkin fold.
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Last year, was a different kind of Thanksgiving blues. Because of the pandemic, Thanksgiving at our son’s home in Philadelphia didn’t happen. I imagine many of your own celebrations were also adversely impacted?
Instead, our feast for nine was whittled down to four here in Pittsburgh. Eldest and his girlfriend joined us. But that was mainly because they had to temporarily move out of their NYC penthouse apartment, while emergency repairs and remediation took place after a giant pipe burst on the roof!
Extensive foot surgery and being on a knee scooter to get around, meant all the cleaning, shopping and a lot of the cooking fell on dear hubby.
It was a quiet, but nice Thanksgiving — although we missed our youngest terribly.
So this year is a do-over in Philadelphia! D is thrilled to be hosting and is planning to make our first ever smoked turkey. Learn more about how Using a Smoker Grill Enhances BBQ Meals & More.
And I’ll finally be able to set the table with DIY, Painted Thanksgiving Turkey Glasses as Table Favors I made last year!
Wishing you a most happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
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Deebee you outdid even yourself. What a lovely table you have styled using your beautiful vintage Liberty blue dishes in yet a different way! I have them too and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Your napkin folds are something I always look forward to… and I do see the turkey’s beak. Clever my friend. Enjoy your Thanksgiving in Philly with your family. This year we all celebrate being able to be in and around our families again. Blessings my friend!
Thanks Kari, it was fun styling the table with LB. One day, I want to get the platter depicting signing the Declaration of Independence — do you have it? Glad you enjoyed my gobbler fold. He took a little more trial and error, trying to find the right size and fabric of napkin that would hold the shape. I’m taking them to Philly with me to recreate there. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday with your loved ones.
Good Morning Debbee, I love your use of Liberty Blue for a Thanksgiving table. I’ve always been a fan of blues and browns together and love the contrast of your chargers, placemats and twig flatware to marry the blues and brown/ copper tones. The runner sets off the foliage, fruit and veggies of your “Tom” turkey tureen beautifully. I love your two-tone napkin gobblers too! As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy November. ♥
Thanks Mary, it was fun styling the Thanksgiving table in a new way with dishes I already had. Looking forward to styling the table in Philly using the running and dishes my son has. That turkey tureen is one of my favorite things, but he’ll remain safely at home.
Your table is lovely and what really caught my eye are the corn candles! The napkin folding is adorable, too. You are all ready for a festive Thanksgiving!
Thanks Patti! I’ve had those corn candles for years — because I never actually burn them lol. They usually serve as decor on the mantle all fall.
Hi Debbee, I spotted your wonderful turkey napkins right away! So cute from the Queen of the napkin folds! Your table is literally a feast for the eyes with the beautiful patriot plates, the large turkey overseeing all and the wonderful palette of liberty blues, browns and gold. I love the watercolor turkey place cards too. Your table is so pretty and full of Thanksgiving bounty! Have a wonderful time at your son’s home for the holiday~
You’re so sweet to say that Jenna, thanks! But, I struggled with those gobblers, trying about 5 different sizes and fabric napkins that would hold the fold. I knew you’d notice the place cards! Bet you could recreate the watercolor turkeys with your talent and a paint brush.
HI, Debbee!!! I bought that same blue runner this year! I didn’t get an opportunity to use it (boo hoo hoo!), but there’s always next year! Meanwhile, you’ve done it 100% justice with this wonderful tablescape you’ve created for the season! I honestly believe every Thanksgiving table should be graced with something of sentimental and possibly historic value. The stemware from your great-Grandmother is a lovely example! It works so nicely with your setup, and it brings joy and conversation. I wish I had the patience to work with the napkins as you do!!! The turkey shape is great! I think that may have been the first thing that caught my eye! You did a great job incorporating blue into your Thanksgiving tablescape! I will try to live up to the challenge next year when I pull mine back out! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a happy and safe and loving Thanksgiving!!!
Get outa here! You bought the same runner! We are not only birthday twins but kindred spirits Alicia. Looking forward to see what you do with the runner. I’m very pleased that my adult sons value and are also sentimental about the sterling flatware and crystal passed down by two great grandmothers, and even our wedding china and Waterford. My son in Philly (where his 9 times great grandfather lived, was a militia officer named on the floor of Independence Hall, quartermaster at Valley Forge, and spy for Washington) will eventually get the Liberty Blue.
I found you from The Painted Apron blog! — I have a large collection of LIBERTY BLUE and adore it. What a great idea to use it for Thanksgiving. Your table is beautiful, and connects the dots between our Country’s founding and the Pilgrims! Liberty and turkey for all!
Thanks so much for visiting Leslie Anne. Lucky you to have so many pieces of LB. Do you have the largest platter showing signing the Declaration of Independence? It’s on my wish list to splurge on someday. Only one of my pieces was found at a local resale shop. The rest were eBay and Etsy. How about you? Loved “liberty and turkey for all” lol!
Beautiful Debbee with your Liberty blues, browns and gold. Your napkin fold is so you and perfect for Thanksgiving. Love your runner and how special to be inspired by it. Your turkey tureen stands perfectly center stage along with your turkey salt and pepper finds. How special to have your great grandmother’s stemware. You have carried out this patriotic theme beautifully. Always a pleasure to hop along with you. Wishing you and your family a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving at your son’s home.
It was a fun challenge to style Linda — something different than normal for Thanksgiving. And, I’m running out of napkin folds to try lol! I’d like to find more vintage turkey salt/pepper shakers to use in holiday vignettes. Been looking for years, along with old turkey planters and platters at resell and Goodwill stores. Always exciting to make a discovery! Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday!
Liberty Blue is in my cupboards, and I love mixing it with my rusty orange pieces. It’s a perfect pair with my Juliska Harvest Country Estate. Your big Tom Turkey is fabulous! What a wonderful statement he makes. The napkin fold is clever. I need to remember to do this sometime. I usually take the easy road and just use a napkin ring.
Thanks for sharing all the inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving!
I don’t have any orange plates, but I’ll bet they look great with the LB! I love everything Juliska makes. For several years now, I’ve resisted splurging on a nutcracker pattern. Folding napkins has now become second nature to me, lol. It means I don’t need a gazillion different napkin rings to tie-in with themes. Many times, I only have 4 of a style so napkin folding allows me to create as many as I need. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sarah. I’m grateful we’ve become blogger buddies!
Debbee, I always appreciate that you incorporate beautiful colors into your table settings while adding some kind of personal history, or a nod to our countries past. Blues and browns are classic combos. Mr. Turkey is a fun fixture, and you know I love your napkin folds. And, like Jenna said, I love the watercolor turkey place cards! Happy Thanksgiving friend!
I like hearing about the background of blogger’s traditions and things too Rachelle. Like your story about no carrots and the stuffing lol! Adds more “color and texture” when there’s a bit of a story. I most enjoy tables that are for entertaining friends and family, and as not a magazine shoot. I have a box of 50 of those place cards, so my family will be seeing those on Thanksgiving tables for many years to come!
Debbee, it’s a wonderful idea to mix things up by using blue for Thanksgiving! Besides being a beautiful color, blue coordinates with everything. Love the Liberty Blue plates — even though I frequent antique stores and vintage malls, I don’t run across them very often. I just love your Fitz and Floyd turkey tureen with the incredible detail! In fact I used the matching covered vegetable bowl on my table. And the cute napkins of course.
I think bloggers, Etsy and eBay combined have made it nearly impossible to make “finds” for many vintage items these last few years. Only one piece of my LB was found in a resale shop. And, I’ve looked for 4 years for vintage turkey salt and pepper shakers, platters, and floral planters before I found a pair (that likely aren’t very old). Two of my favorite things are F&F — the turkey tureen and peacock figure (see Exotic Peacock Tablescape Graces Formal Dining Room). Both were splurges at the time that in hindsight, I’m so happy I made. Adore your covered vegetable, it looks like an heirloom!
Debbee, your Liberty Blue dishes look lovely among the fall hues. The place cards are wonderful, too! Happy Thanksgiving!
Your turkey tureen is quite the star! Thanks for the tutorial on the napkin folds, that’s one area I plan to improve on. The corn candles definitely bring in a fall vibe. Have a peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving with your family!
After trying a few basic napkin folds, you get the hang of it. Just be careful not to get addicted to it as I have, lol! Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday Sandra.
Debbee, you have outdone yourself! You are amazing. So many neat details. Your napkin folding adds your special signature. I am a blue and white fan so the Liberty Blue dishes are calling my name. The patriotic scenes are rich with history and to be cherished. That lidded bowl of the Boston Tea Party is exquisite. How fun you found the table runner that you are giving your son. Styling a table with it was a good idea. Your candles are lovely. I have noticed different style candles are hard to find these days. If you have vintage things they add so much richness to a table. The proud Tom Turkey centerpiece is charming. I’ve always wanted one. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Great blog-hopping again. I missed the fall one because we were on our anniversary trip.
Bonnie, you are so very generous to say so — much appreciated! LB called my name too; after seeing it on Pinterest. I just had to find some lol! I agree about adding old things, especially those passed down in the family or given as gifts. Its fun to imagine all the other Thanksgiving tables they were used at. The turkey tureen was suggested by a designer when we redid our kitchen like 16 plus years ago. It sits on the counter or on my baker’s rack all year long. I missed the fall hop too — we were also vacationing over our anniversary, but it was #37 not golden like yours! Congrats again.
Debbee, I am so glad to see that you used a blue color for Thanksgiving. Your gorgeous Liberty Blue dinnerware is stunning and so informative too. They extend our appreciation of history and our thankfulness of our previous ancestors who formed this country. I think your son will be thrilled with such lovely gifts to match his own decor. I love your turkey tureen. The whole table is so elegant.
Thanks Marsha, I’m glad you liked my colonial, historic look — even if it wasn’t the Mayflower, American Indians and pilgrims. Since my son resides in Philadelphia (where generations of both his Quaker and Revolutionary era ancestors lived), one day I’ll pass the LB dishes to him. I lived in Philly during the Bicentennial (for which the LB dishes were made), and I know he’ll appreciate them.
Debbee, I love Liberty Blue pattern for a Thanksgiving table. Being a big fan of blue and white, the patriotic scenes are so perfect for Thanksgiving. The inspiration piece, the lovely table runner, will be a wonderful gift to your son. The turkey napkin fold adds whimsy to your beautiful table. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your son where you don’t have to cook and can just relax. It is always a pleasure to hop with you!
I like blue and white too Pam. Next April, we are going to Holland, and I can’t wait to go to the Delft factory (and bring home a souvenir or 2 lol!). I think the runner will go nicely with my sons contemporary blue/gray dishes. I also made him a set of white with blue and orange marbled pumpkins for a centerpiece. Will take the napkins to refold in Philly. I’ll be in charge of table setting. He’s a great cook, and I’m looking forward to spending time together in the kitchen.
Debbee, that precious turkey steels the show. He is gorgeous! You know blue and white makes my heart sing, and you have such a beautiful collection. It looks so pretty on your table. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
You are the queen of bleu Shannon, so I’m delighted you enjoyed the table. That turkey tureen is one of my favorite things. My husband teases I can’t take it with me to the nursing home…lol!
Debbie, you are right – blue does not come to mind when I think of Thanksgiving – but you have brought it to life quite nicely!! That runner was good inspiration!! I love reading what gets everyone started with their tables. Your patriotic pieces make perfect sense for Thanksgiving and I would not have thought of that as well. I am so glad that you upheld your title as Queen of the Napkin Fold because your turkey fold is adorable!! It is always fun to hop with you. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope that smoked turkey turns out fabulous 🙂
Good to know, I still have that crown on my head, lol! But, those turkey napkins almost didn’t make it to the table. They were a bit of a struggle (collapsing), until I found the right napkin fabric choice. I’m also looking forward to setting the table using the runner and his dishes, along with my painted turkey glasses. I’ll be sure to share how the smoked turkey turns out.
I love the Liberty Blue plates! The table runner looks so pretty with them. I am definitely a Patriot, and I’m a member of DAR (new Oak Mountain Chapter in Alabama). I would love to own some of these plates! They are so pretty, and the scenes on them are beautiful. In my opinion, these plates are very appropriate for our national holiday. I also like your different napkins folded like turkeys. So cute!
Ricki, it must be wonderful to know one of more of your direct ancestors participated in the Revolutionary War. My husband and sons tease I have “ancestor envy” lol! I’ve always loved American History, and graduating from high school during the Bicentennial in Philadelphia fueled my interest even further. Rediscovering Peacock (aka the Rebel Bird as the British called him) for my husband’s family was a thrill. It’s also why I have peacocks incorporated into my living and dining room decor. Not to mention a ton of Christmas decorations!
Your choice of Liberty Blue dinnerware is very creative. The patchwork table runner brings everything together!
Using the LB dishes just kind of came to me from “out of the blue” lol! Happy you like the look Patricia! Do you have dishes you traditionally use to set a Thanksgiving table?
This is my favorite of all the tablesettings this year. Traditional blue is always my favorite, mixed with the wood tones and the mstard, it just works so well. Hugs, and hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Sandi
Wow — that’s quite the compliment, thanks so much Sandi! Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday.
Debbie, I love, love love how you styled the Liberty Blue Dishes for Thanksgiving! I usually use my red set for Thanksgiving but may use my blue ones this year! I also have the charger with pine cones but I only have two! There will be either 4 or 5 of this year! I browsed the other settings the other ladies did and I have some of the same pieces or plates! Can’t wait to see what I come up with with! Love the Fitz & Floyd turkey tureen! Fir& F has lovely pieces! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels! I need to see if I can find that table runner at TJmaxx near me!❤️🦃
So happy to hear that Karen! What blue pattern do you have? Sometimes when I don’t have enough chargers (I use to only buy sets of 4), I use different ones for the host and hostess settings — maybe you could do that with the pine cone chargers? Do you use Pinterest? Perhaps you could share this year’s Thanksgiving table there so I could see it? Hope you find that runner (check HG and M’s too). Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday with your loved ones.
You set such a beautiful table, and it was wonderful to read the history behind each piece. I am so happy to hear your family will be together again this Thanksgiving, what a blessing that will be! I love the blue theme you chose, it really stands out beautifully!
Thanks for taking the time to visit and read through my post Marilyn — I do get a little long winded at times lol! It certainly will be a blessing to be with those we love. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday!
Debbee, I love how you incorporated blue into your table. The Liberty Blue dishes are beautiful. The napkin fold idea is really cute.
Absolutely fabulous! You have inspired me to try a “Blue” Thanksgiving table. I also have similar corn candles given to me by a dear family friend. I chuckle every time I see them. I use them every year but their quirkiness adds some fun and whimsy to the setting. We can’t be too serious all the time. teehee Hugs to you and little Whisky! arooooo
Gee, thanks Kay! Curious what you’ll use to carry out the blue theme — a top plate, linens? I’ll think of you now every time I look at the corn tapers lol! Whiskey will be going to Philly too. He’s a good little traveler, even though I can tell his tummy bothers him a bit on long trips. Right now he’s over the moon that my mom is visiting. A most happy and healthy holiday and aroooo to you and yours too!
Debbee, I love how you used your beautiful Liberty Blue plates for Thanksgiving. The blue pumpkin runner you found goes so well with them, and provides a perfect base for the table setting. Your son is going to love it! The Tom tureen is a show stopper. How lucky that you found the coordinating S&P shakers at Goodwill. The turkey fold napkins at each place setting are the perfect finishing touch!
I’m so glad to hear you’re going to Philly. After last year, the time spent with family this year will be all the more sweeter! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!
Thank you Rebecca! Since I’m not hosting this year, it’s nice to have my mom here for a sort-of Thanksgiving prequel and occasion to set the table. To go along with the runner, I also made my son a set of 5 marbled, faux white pumpkins using blue and orange nail polish shades. Thinking they’ll go with his mid-century modern decor.
Glad to hear we are both going to be able to see more of our loved ones this Thanksgiving. Hugs!
How thoughtful of you to buy the runner, thinking of your son, and test driving it first, lol. All kidding aside, I love the blue & white with brown for the holiday. That F&F tureen is gorgeous, and I love you sharing you found the s&p and blue goblets at Goodwill. The turkey fold napkin is great, I’d not seen that one before. So glad you joined us with your table talent, Debbee. Thank you!
Thanks Rita, especially for taking on hosting duties this year with such a large group of ladies. Curious if you ever come upon LB at estate sales, etc.? I check out Goodwill and/or St. Vincent de Paul whenever I drop off donations, or sometimes if they are on my way. They were a great source for the vintage china I used for the Wonderland party. It’s always a thrill on the rare occasions I find something.
Debbee, Your table is lovely, it is almost a shame that you won’t be hosting yourself! I know you will enjoy being with family for the holiday! The table runner was a great find that works so well with your Liberty Blue dishes. I have enjoyed so many tables you have styled with them, each time, something completely different! I have four of those same chargers and always wish I had picked up more! Your turkey tureen is gorgeous! I have a similar pair of salt and pepper shakers that have only recently replaced the ones used at our Thanksgiving meals since I was a child. They started to shed their paint and have had to be tucked away and saved for now. Safe travels and a blessed Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much Chloe! Even though I’m not hosting Thanksgiving, I just used the setting to have some relatives over — while my mom is visiting from Charleston, SC. Love those chargers! I’m fortunate to have 9, because that’s how many I was having for Thanksgiving the year I bought them. Keep hoping Walmart will do something similar with snowflakes. It must be wonderful to have the shakers from your childhood; a treasured heirloom! Perhaps you can use them instead in one of your creatively styled vignettes?
Debbee, Beautiful tablescape and I love your use of the blue dishes!! Joe and Joey enjoy visiting Pittsburgh….Here in Wilkes Barre, the home of the Baby Pens as they are known, Hockey is big and the arena where they play is 5 minutes from where I live…We are Season ticket holders…Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment!! I appreciate it!! have a great weekend!!! Hugs, Deb
Deb, not only do we share the same name, but also are Pens fans! How cools is that?! Wishing you a most happy holiday.
Thank you for your lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape. I just read your post about the Peacock ancestor, and the recent revelation of your husband’s ancestry. We recently had the same experience when it was proven that my husband’s 9 times great grandfathers came over on the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact….Richard Warren and Francis Cook. Richard’s daughter married Francis’s son….and thus began the long family line! For many years no one in the family knew much about my FIL’s family, but once the tedious research was begun, imagine our surprise.!
Lee, that makes you cousins with my brother-in-law and nephews — twice! Warren and Cook are two of the nine Mayflower pilgrims who are his direct ancestors! Three of those are also ancestors of my other brother-in-law! It was so exciting to give as a “gift” that knowledge to both BIL’s and their families. More “ancestor envy” for me lol! Makes the holiday all the more special — as part of one’s own family history.