Thursday, November 28, 2013

The day and some thoughts . . .

I love transferware. Enoch Wood's English Scenery has been accumulating in my dish closet for a few years. This was the year to use it. Perfect!

Vintage glassware completed my table and then there was the food! Thanksgiving is my most favorite meal to cook. When my children were growing up, it was the one meal that they would eat without a fuss. So, I was happy and so were they. It was not unusual for me to have two or three kinds of stuffing, two or three kinds of breads, and all the vegetables that would go along with the bird. We would eat at the round oak table that had been my grandmother's. I still have that table and many of her recipes. I treasure them and the memories.

This green works in my house. I found these candlesticks in Arcadia. 

I like to print a menu for these holiday meals. This was the year of the watermark on the menu page. It only took me several hours to figure out how to do this. Love the look. 

The menu is traditional and not as fancy or complicated as it used to be. Nevertheless, we are stuffed and there are leftovers. I think creamed onions for breakfast sounds good.

I hope you all had a wonderful day.


Pamela Gordon said...

Carol, your china pattern is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. It looks lovely and your menu sounds delicious. I'm glad you had a lovely day. Blessings, Pamela

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I hope you had a nice celebration, Carol. A lovely table, as always.
xo said...

The menu sounds delicious!! The china is lovely and looks very special for your Thanksgiving meal, of course English scenery so even better!!!What do you do with the leftover turkey?

Have a good weekend, love Jackie in Surrey, UK.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful menu, Carol!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We opted to eat with family at a fine restaurant since this has been a bit of a rough year so I miss the leftovers. I might have to order a pan of dressing from Cracker Barrel! ;-)

I know Arcadia. Haven't been there in years, but we have a friend from there. Lovely candlesticks. And lovely china, too!



The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sorry about the run-on sentence. I must be aping Faulkner. ;-)

From the Kitchen said...

Family, friends and sweet memories are what Thanksgiving is all about. Your table is lovely. I planned to do menus but didn't leave enough time to figure it out. Next year!


Vee said...

Let's see, yesterday, I had pumpkin pie for breakfast. This morning, it is after ten and I am still so full that I am bypassing breakfast. Your dishes are lovely and that color green in your candles and glassware complements them beautifully. I could happily sit down to your Thanksgiving table...everything sounds so delicious.

Rettabug said...

VERY pretty dishes, Carol...I think I have the same green stemmed compotes! I'm coveting those gorgeous candlesticks, too. I never got to go to Arcadia, but many of my friends told me all about it. Maybe one of these days...
I'm glad you had a nice holiday. Now on to the next one!!

Pam said...

Carol, what a beautiful tablescape! I like your style and I still make 3 different stuffings and so forth. Thanksgiving meal is the best as you know. Creamed onions for breakfast works!


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