Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving



It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost a week away, but it is.
It's truly one of my favorite holidays.   I am taking a short vacation and am really
enjoying getting ready for the big feast.  I'm playing around with centerpiece ideas
for the table.  Polishing silver, getting the crystal ready and just having so much
fun playing house.



I have decided to go with a rustic look with a touch of elegance too.
I love combining vintage well loved family heirlooms with some newer 
pieces too.  




This pearl handled flatware is from David's Mom.  She purchased it
years ago from Carl Forslund in Michigan.  I think she would
have been happy to know that we are treasuring it now.  

So now I am back to fluffing the cottage and planning my menu and
visiting with you!

I am linking to ~

Bentley ~ I just love being home with you!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

30 comments:

  1. That flatware is flat gorgeous! And the goblets are pretty darned nice too.
    Brenda

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  2. Your pearl handled silver ware is to die for. The forks are so hard to find. I just love them. I also love your beautiful music. Richard at My Old Historic House.

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  3. I love that flat ware. I am doing the same, deciding on table decor. Seems like as big of a decision as the meal. I like your idea about combining old and new:)

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  4. Love that flatware , its truly unique an beautiful..

    Good for you taking time off to play with decor and a menu. enjoy every moment of your holiday and thanks for visiting me..

    xoxo
    Sonny

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  5. That flatware is gorgeous! I'm sure she'd be happy to know you're putting it to good use. Everything looks beautiful. Can't wait to see the finish.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Your Thanksgiving table will be beautiful. I love your MIL's flatware! It is lovely.

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  7. Oh it is beautiful. Like eating with jewelry.

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  8. Wow everything is so beautiful! I love your flatware.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Susan, Thanks for joining the Open House party this week. Love the crystal and the flatware is gorgeous.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  10. Your Thanksgiving table is going to be very elegant.

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  11. Susan, that flatware is beautiful!!! lovely as always. Happy VTT!

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  12. Bring on the good food and do not worry about the table setting.

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  13. I think the getting ready for part is as fun as the event!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Susan, like you I love this season and being at home nesting. Glad you are taking some time to do just that. Have fun fluffing!
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

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  15. Your table is going to be gorgeous.

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  16. Susan, it will be wonderful to use her flatware which is lovely by the way. Happy Thanksgiving ♥O

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  17. Hi Susan! Love your table and the flatware is a true treasure. Thanks for your sweet and funny visit, You made me smile:)

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  18. Love your pieces.. I am sure that all your playing will end up to be a gorgeous table! happy Thanksgivings.. xo marlis

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  19. Hi Susan,
    Yes, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner...I'm glad you are able to take a little vacation time to enjoy the holiday to the fullest...Your pieces are beautiful and I bet your Thanksgiving table will be stunning. Have fun.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  20. Your flatware is indeed a treasure. I have never seen any that pretty. Enjoy your home time!

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  21. What a wonderful bird! I love it! And the flatware is gorgeous. Such a wonderful setting for thanksgiving!
    Cheers!
    R

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  22. Hi lovely lady.
    Your flatware is gorgeous !! This is going to look Beautiful on your Thanksgiving tablescape setting.
    I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape.
    I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  23. I agree with you about combining the heirlooms with the new it's a wonderful "face to the future/comfort of the past" thing. That flatware is beautiful!

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  24. I am so happy to know how much you are enjoying "playing house." It's such a wonderful feeling to know that you can just kind of play and experiment at your leisure. Your mother-in-law's flatware is absolutely exquisite. The fork & spoon have such a cool shape to them. Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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  25. I am digging that flatware and crystal! Lovely.

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  26. Pretty, pretty! Love the flatware, and that crystal--wow!

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  27. I adore your little quail (or grouse)! That flatware is gorgeous, and I love your idea of combining rustic with elegant--always an interesting mix! I hope you and Bentley have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Elaine
    Creating Wonderful Spaces

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