Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fall Buffet

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! 
I hope you have a wonderful feast with loved ones.We
are out of town with the family so I
thought I'd share a tablescape from this past week.

Life is filled with so many blessings and a
this time of year we are always counting our blessings.
One thing I am grateful for is the blessing of
grandchildren.  We had the blessing of
our sixth grandchild.  We followed it with a
buffet dinner at our home.

The buffet was set up at our baking
center since it was for a smaller group.

The stacked plate caddy gets dressed up a little
with Fall leaves and burgundy grapes.  It is so
easy to change with the seasons and celebrations.

The beautifully textured plates are showcased
this way.

This beautiful silvered piece holds chocolate coins
for the little ones.

I love these wonderful drink dispensers.  We use ours
constantly throughout the year.  Everyone loves to pour
their own drink whether it is water or punch.

A beaded and textured table topper was draped to form
a foundation for the tablescape.

A beaded candle holder becomes a flatware caddy.

Goblets in two colors are provided for adults and paper cups
for the children.

Our little turkeys want to be included in the party.

And pumpkins of all different types are placed around the buffet.

We made a sparkling pumpkin punch for a Fall drink.
It was new to everyone and they loved it
It is made of cream soda and Stephen's Pumpkin
Spice Mix.  Click above to get the recipe.

I will end this tablescape with a few night time

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  May
you experience gratitude and thanksgiving every day of
your life.  May your heart always be filled with thankfulness
for that God who gives you everything.  May He bless you always.
Thank you for being such a blessing in my life.

I will be sharing this with

Plates, goblets, pumpkins - Tai Pan
Drink dispenser  - Costco (last year)
Gold flatware - Best (years ago)
Ceramic turkeys - Home Goods/TJ Maxx

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


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  2. Jacqueline, absolutely stunning. I love to see thinking outside the box.....the beaded candle holder for siverware etc.


    Art by Karena

  3. Everything looks lovely. Stunning settings & displays.

  4. It is just beautiful!! Love all your dished and serving pieces! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  5. Jacqueline, your buffet is gorgeous.I love the plates and dressing up the plate server is a wonderful idea. Beautiful photos. I have to give the pumpkin punch a try!

  6. How pretty, and congratulations on all of your wonderful grandchildren :)

  7. Lovely post, and beautiful snaps. You have a talent for making beautiful themed tables and rooms :)

  8. Gorgeous setting! You always have the perfect details to make everything special. Love the idea of the gold coins. I want to remember that one the next time we have children over.
    Enjoy your time with family. Happy Turkey Day! ~ Sarah

  9. Jacqueline,

    Do you have space for one more??? PLEASE?? lol

    I simply LOVE it! Oh, my godness.. you're a gifted woman! I feel so inspired by you.

    By the way, I might do the same with the silver pot and the chocolate coins inside. My little ones would love it!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  10. Sooo delightful Jacqueline. Enjoy a break from your kitchen and time with loved ones. Hugs from Idaho!

  11. Lovely lovely lovely! I so want to get to that point some day!

  12. What a beautiful setting Jacqueline! Congrats on your 6th grandchild, that's so exciting! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving too:@)

  13. Congratulations on the addition of a new bundle of joy! Grandchildren are a gift from God for holding out and making it though raising our own, don't you think? I'm still walking on air about winning the $100 Macy's gift certificate...
    I blogged about it today!

  14. Happy Thanksgiving and congrats on your newest grandbaby! Your decorating is stunning... wish you could do the same in my kitchen. :)

  15. How beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Jacqueline!

  16. The night photos are wonderful! Everything looks so pretty, as always! Congrats on the new baby in the family:)

  17. simply breathtaking!!!


  18. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I want to come to your house! HA!!

  19. Oh my goodness... I just found your blog and I'm in love with all that you do. One talented lady! I hope you will come on over to my blog so we can be new friends. My wishes sent to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. XOSO SANDY

  20. Congratulations on your newest grandchild! What a perfect tablescape for a wonderful celebration!

    I gave you an award today! http://delectalicious.blogspot.com/2010/11/stylish-blogger-award.html

    Hope you and your turkeys have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!

  21. What a beautiful tablescape! That was amazing - I don't think I have a decorative bone in my body so I stand in amazement!!! Following you from FMBT - hope you can visit me at www.thejoyfuljungle.com Thanks!

  22. Here from the bloghop.
    I follow you on GFC. I'd love for you to follow me back
    Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

  23. Your fall buffet is so beautiful and inviting! The night time shots are so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. Jacqueline -- Love the buffet everything looks glammed up for the Thanksgiving season. I can tell you really like Thanksgiving. Love the idea of a candleholder for silverware. All the pumpkins and turkeys are so festive. Would you post my Percy Jackson post for TT? I won't be in reach of a computer tonight. Joni

  25. Your blag and your home are sooo beautifuly done.

    Wishing you and your family a warm and loving Thanksgiving!!


  26. Jacqueline, Congratulations on your 6th grandchild! The buffet setting is so attractive. I really like the drink dispenser. They add a little fun and elegance at the same time. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Linda

  27. So beautiful! i especially like what you've done to so simply yet elegantly decorate your plate stand. I will definitely be using that idea! Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I was on hiatus for a while, I had a very dear friend pass away suddenly on November 5th and it just rocked my world to say the least.
    I have missed blogging as it was such a normal part of my every day, but this lovely setting has reminded me how connected I am with so many wonderful people out there!

  29. Absolutely dreamy. Enjoy your day with family and may it be a peaceful one before we have to embark on the craziness of the holiday season.

  30. Congratulations on that new grandbaby...certainly a wonderful cause for giving thanks! I like the idea of putting the baking into service as a buffet. The textures, the soft mix of colors...marvelous. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy Thanksgiving! Cherry Kay

  31. Thank you my friend, I think I need to follow you, this is an amazing blog and I think we have so much in common!

  32. Congratulations on your new Grandchild! Hope you have a wonderful day with your family. Your fall buffet is gorgeous and love the idea of pumpkin punch!

  33. Jacqueline, you have, hands down, the most GORGEOUS kitchen I have ever seen! The colors & the painting just take my breath away.

    I just made a note to remember to dress up my stacked plate caddy with something Christmasy next month. I'm also kicking myself for passing up a fringed scarf I recently saw...it would be PERFECT for me to recreate your baking area buffet arrangement. I'll have to go back!

    Congrats on the birth of your 6th grandbaby! What a blessing!

    Happy Turkey Day, too!

  34. Everything looks beautiful Jacqueline! I was especially taken with your diverse collection of pumpkins!.. I also liked the idea of the beaded candle holder for a flatware caddy!... Wishing you and yours a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving! ~tina

  35. Jacqueline, your buffet is gorgeous Everything looks beautiful Congratulations on your new Grandchild!!!.
    I love kitchen so charming
    Thank you for stop on my blog.
    I wishing you and yours a blessed and
    !!!!Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

  36. Congratulations on the 6th grandchild! I almost bought that drink dispenser but decided I had no place to store it when not in use...I may be sorry, but they will probably offer it again.
    Your buffet is stunning.

  37. Jacqueline - the pumpkin punch sounds intriguing! Your tablesetting is quite beautiful!
    God Bless,

  38. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Jacqueline.

    Your celebration must have been fantastic. Everything is perfect! I love the candle holder for the flatware.

    I hope to see you Saturday for Pink Saturday.♥

  39. Thank you for your visit to my blog... and surely it was the first time. Yes.. the turkey was excellent!! My son did a great job with it. It does take two people though to deal with those fryers and thank goodness my husband was there to help.
    How interesting that you are in Mexico too. Take care!
    Ladybug Creek

  40. What a beautiful and elegant setting! I'm sure it was a very special celebration!

  41. Hi Jacqueline, Congrats on your new grandchild. I have five of my own and they each have stolen my heart. Your buffet is beautiful and you have one of my favorite kitchens in blogland.

  42. Your home is lovely. Every nook and cranny is filled with delightful things. I look forward to becoming a follower. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.


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