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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Favorite Fall Dinners

As we approach the late fall, Thanksgiving season, I was reviewing some old posts, and I decided to do a bit of a retrospective of some of my favorites. 
Here's a wonderful memory.....lunch with a friend in the woods.  See the post here.
One year, I did a very bright Thanksgiving table.  See that post here.

Every fall I am dying to use a plaid blanket on a table.  This one came from a consignment store and I had the perfect brown and bright yellow to go with it.  See it here
Here's another brown and yellow table that I did on the same porch but with a different look.  Sunflowers usually say "summer" to me, but these with the brown painted centers took things in a different direction.  Here's the rest. 

One of my favorite groups to entertain is my bridge group.  They came to this lunch last fall.
And another year, this was the luncheon table I greeted them with.

I just loved this table.  I used a lot of brown and green and amber and I was particularly happy with the way these flowers turned out.  Click here to see more. 

I used a gold and white theme for another Thanksgiving.  It was a little fancier than usual, but felt just right for the occasion.  The centerpiece was beaded fruit, and the flowers were on the candlesticks.  See it here.

This table used my favorite plates.  They're a brown and green toile that my best friend gave me.  I use these colors over and over.  See the rest of this post here

Here's a night before Thanksgiving table for our very special house guests. 

Mr. Pheasant loves to be the center of attention! You'll see him at many a dinner party or luncheon.  Here's one where he sits among lots of neutrals and soft autumnal colors. 
And here's a table where a squirrel was the centerpiece.

Last fall I introduced the season with this screaming yellow and orange table.
And in the interest of full disclosure, I'm adding this post from last Thanksgiving.  It was not my favorite, partly because it seemed so lame to just have two people for Thanksgiving, and also because it seems so bland.  I was definitely going for a soft, neutral feel, but I feel that I went too far. You can see it here.  Oh well, Mr. Pressed Pants and I never travel for this holiday and our family lives too far away to travel for the weekend, so we volunteer to work at the USO at the Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson Airport.  It's such a privilege to serve Thanksgiving dinner to these wonderful men and women in the military.  That's the focus of our holiday and it has blessed us greatly. 
I link up with The Scoop! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict blog,Tablescape Thursday at 'Between Naps on the Porch', Wow us Wednesdays! at Savvy Southern Style, Open House Party at no minimalist here,Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Seasonal Sundays & Oh the places I have been at The Tablescaper, and life of the party at the grant life, and the style sisters


  1. I jumped on over to the first post (lunch outdoors) It should have won some kind of award :) GORGEOUS !

  2. So lovely, perfect table settings for Fall!

  3. They are all lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So many beautiful tables. I think the one in the woods is my favorite.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Wonderful fall tablescapes. I do like the squirrel in the planter the best. I have a thing about little critters, I just adore them in tablescapes.


  6. Isn't it fun to look back and see all we have done. Sometimes I find it amazing.

  7. These are all wonderful! I especially love the table with the plaid blanket.

  8. I remember many of these, and it's wonderful seeing them again! Your green and brown toile plates grab me every.single.time. They are gorgeous!

    The best thing about your Thanksgiving, though, is how you and Mr. Pressed Pants spend the day. What a beautiful tradition -- and one I know is a blessing to those you serve as well. Thank you!

  9. Lovely Tgiving tables, everyone of them! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish. Could you please add it to the parties you linked to? Thanks!


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