Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating on Thursday!

Pictures but not too much verbiage today ~ lots to do in preparation . . .

I never go far from the traditional menu ~ because it only seems right to keep memories of past Thanksgivings alive, and comfort close at this time of year.

My wishes for you . . .

A casual table, with warm fall colors.

Detail of Salad plate.

Detail of Hay Ride Dinner plate

Little individual soup tureens ~

And detail of the dinner and salad plate rims.

The big soup tureen aka The Great Pumpkin!

Have a wonderful celebration ~
and thank you for stopping by.

I'm joining everybody over at Between Naps on the Porch,
click the link and come on over!


  1. Beautiful tablescape. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  2. Stunning table setting. I know you'll get lots of compliments from your family and guests..

    Happy Thanksgiving

  3. Wow, wow! That's a great table! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. such a pretty table mary, the lighting is wonderful. wishing you a very happy holiday, i hope you can eat drink and be merry, living well and happy day after day :)

  5. Beautiful dishes, beautiful table! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!...Christine

  6. I love your plate stack and all the things you've added to the table. It looks very rich and autumnal. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Robin Flies South

  7. Beautiful, Mari! Love those napkins, they are my shade of green...
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Possibly one of your most beautiful tables, ever! Many blessings to you and yours!!


  9. Wow your table is absolutely stunning, I love the color mix and your pictures are so beautiful...what kind of camera do you it all..I think it is my favorite of all...Thanks for your effort, I know what effort it takes to make this beautiful post....Phyllis

  10. Such a pretty table, love the colors. May you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

  11. Je vous souhaite une très joyeuse Thanksgivings... Merci de partager avec nous vos merveilleuses photos.
    Gros bisous

  12. Very pretty :))

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Loved my visit!

    Kay Ellen

  13. Your table is gorgeous. I love all the elements. Makes me feel warm and welcome. Thanks to you I found BNOTP. from there I have found other outstanding blogs about food and tablescapes. You were one of the first ones who inspired me to finally start my own blog and I did last week and have now made four posts. Love blogging and am having a ball. Its a sharp learning curve for me as I am very computer challenged. Thanks for my friends and family's help I am now on my way. Thankyou for all your beautiful photos, recipes and tablescapes. You inspire me.

    One more thing...When I first found your blog you had all those gorgeous photos of your foods in your header and it blew me away. I LOVED your header. For my two cents worth I wish you would go back to that. It was part of the inspiration. Don't get me wrong your new header is nice..I just like the old one better.

  14. Gorgeous~Gorgeous~Gorgeous!!! This table positively GLOWS with anticipation! I love all the wonderful textures & that bright green is an unexpected pop of color.

    Have a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving, Mari & don't work too hard!


  15. I agree with Rett...your table does GLOW with anticipation! I adore those Hayride plates~ they are some of my favorites and your pairing them with the green is and those tureens is DELICIOUS just like I know the food on your table will be! Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you & your family :)

  16. Everything is so so pretty Mary..I wish you nothing but the very best of everything:)xx

  17. Such an amazing table setting. I have that soup tureen and individual pumpkins but will not use them this Thanksgiving. Your photos are just gorgeous. Makes me realize that I have so much to learn with my photo expertise.

    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.


  18. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Mari! After the feast, perhaps you can email me giving me some photography tips. I love the lighting!

  19. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

  20. Just stunning Mari. So warm and inviting. I love the napkins, my favorite color.
    The happiest of all holidays to you and yours Mari.

  21. Have a wonderful happy Thanksgiving with all your loves, blessings, Flavia

  22. Psst.... I like your new header :)

  23. LOVE the vibrant oranges and greens! The dishes are just beautiful!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  24. Hi Mari....your tablescape is as beautiful as your food...I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...I can only imagine the fabulous meal you must have prepared....Sue.

  25. Pretty! Love the toile plates with the natural chargers. I really would like to get some.

    Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving. I never stray from the tradition either, it just doesn't seem right.

  26. Beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  27. Beautiful table, Mari. I love all the textures. Thanks for sharing.

  28. PS - I'm following you now. I like what you do! :)

  29. Found your blog through Pinterest. I LOVE your idea for a fall table setting!


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