November 6, 2008

A sneak peek at Thanksgiving

My dessert plates
Cute place card holders
My new crystal goblets

I love Thanksgiving. The food,the colors and the meaning of gathering around and sharing some time with family. It is very important to us, so much so, that we even celebrated it when we lived in France! It was difficult,but we were able to find all the ingredients there to make our feast.
Thought I'd share some of the elements that will be on my table. I can't wait to use my goblets this year. My husband and I bought two of them when we visited Scotland in 2004. At the time we could only afford two, and called it a gift to ourselves for our anniversary. I had hoped they would be easy to find once we got back to the U.S. so that we could slowly add to the count. I was mistaken though,and really had to hunt them down on the internet. I finally found them here. On our 25th wedding anniversary last June, my dad and step mom gave us two more! The count now being up to 4, we decided that we would try and get two more before Thanksgiving,since there will be possibly 6 people total this year. We placed our order last week,and hopefully they will arrive soon. I love the weight of them and the pattern too.
Usually, I break out the bone china and set a more formal table for Thanksgiving,but this year it will be a bit more "elegant casual." The whole table will be reveled later.
I'm off now to start planning the menu :)


  1. the glasses are really beautiful and i love the place card holders, too.

  2. Since we "do" Thanksgiving Oct 25Christmas stuff starts right after Halloween. My neighbours have already had their lights up for almost a week....pressure!
    Can't wait to see the table set!

  3. I like adding new bits and pieces to the dinner table, especially for Christmas, and those crystal glasses are lovely. Looking forward to seeing your elegant casual Thanksgiving table.

  4. Hello Elizabeth, What a lovely blog!

    Your table is going to hold extra meaning at Thanksgiving this year. It's one of my favorite holidays, too.

    Your goblets are absolutely exquisite! I'm so happy you've been able to add to your set. ~Mari

    P.S. Thank you for your very kind comments on my blog, you've made my week! :) I enjoy Andrea's (Under a Blue Moon) blog so much, too.

  5. Pretty glasses - invitingly tactile. Hope teh rest arrive safely in time for the feast.


  6. Now of course you know I love it ALL! LOVE the goblets and the gobbler. LOL!

  7. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorites since childhood. The turkey platter is neat and the glasses are divine. Can't wait to see the completed thing. Nerm

  8. you table is going to be very elegant.
    boohoohoo we don't have Thanksgiving.
    but...! we have Marie-Claire Idées ;)and my husband came home tonight with both your copy and mine ! tomorrow is a Holiday in France but it will be out in the mail on Wednesday...

  9. Elizabeth,
    I'm so with you on the love of Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see your table.


  10. what a wonderful platter and place card holders!