Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and a Great Giveaway

We had our turkey dinner Sunday
night so that most of us could gather

I had fun setting the table and the bar so that
we could all congregate in the same room.
When I have set the dining room table, 
nobody wants to go in there so I
put us all in the kitchen.

The little ones love having a fun table
set for them even though they never
eat much at family dinners.  They 
are having too much fun with each other.

I found these fun turkey plates
over two years at Tuesday Morning.
I now have 18 of them.

I have two kinds of salad plates
that go with the dinner plates.

It is always nice to mix and match 
when you are serving a crowd.

These cute crackle finish turkey
napkin holders sit on the plates.

Pewter goblets are great for the
little ones.  They feel so special 
drinking from a goblet and there
are no worries about breakage.

We brought out the good 
silverplated flatware to go
with all of the silver and pewter.
They have to be hand washed
but it is worth the effort.

Mercury glass pumpkins that were 
part of the home decor create the
centerpiece with a couple of
turkey soup bowls.

We have a large number of
the turkey bowls and often
serve soup or salad from them
but we were having a very
traditional meal this year so
they take center place on the table.

BBQ Roasted Turkey
Chicken and Pecan Dressing
Buttery Mashed Potatoes
Corn Casserole
Fairy Rolls
Pumpkin Cheesecake 
Sugared Pecan Caramel Sauce

Now for the 
my sweet and very talented 
has started a new 
blog and on-line store
and I am featuring a giveaway.

Choose any one item from her store
as your prize.
She has skirts, shirts, dresses, accessories
and baby blankets for little ones.

To win you must leave a
comment on my blog and follow
her on her blog
or on Instagram

Let me know what you would
like to win.  These items are
perfect for Christmas presents!

The giveaway will close at
midnight Thursday, December 5, 2013.
The winner will be chosen at random.

I will need your email in order to
get your address if you are the lucky
winner so if you don't have a blog,
leave your email so I can contact you.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
from all of us 
Purple Chocolat Home.

I will be posting with


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  1. Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! I enjoyed seeing your table. Love those turkey plates. Your menu sounds scrumptious. Glad you had a good time with your family. Enjoy tomorrow too - perhaps a day of rest...
    You daughter-in-law's clothing is adorable. Love the photo!
    Blessings, Beth

  2. I saw those same plates at Tuesday Morning for months and just couldn't commit. I love what you've done with them, you have a gorgeous table.

  3. Beautiful table, Jacqueline. The flatware is so pretty...what is the pattern name?
    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Beautiful table, Jacqueline. The flatware is so pretty...what is the pattern name?
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. So pretty! Your plates are so unique and are wonderful with the white for Thanksgiving. I just love your flatware. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I love those plates! What a lovely table you have set! I have 4 gsons and my gdau is 12. I don't imagine your dau in law has boy things?

    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  7. love your dishes, they are darling! such a pretty table, i set mine today too, outside, fingers crossed the winds don't kick up overnight and all my dishes some crashing down, or those perky raccoons sit down to dine on the fresh picked fruit!

    LOVE your girlie girl shot, adorable! best of luck with her new store and happy thanksgiving to you~

  8. Such a beautiful table, but I would expect no less. I remember that gorgeous tablecloth, I think from a shower for your daughter? The turkey plates are perfect, and I love that the salad plates are a little different.
    Good luck to your DIL on her shop. I'm off to check it out now.

  9. Your thanksgiving table was exquisite Jacqueline and I like the tablecloth used for a special family gathering.
    The turkey plates are cute and every time I see your good silverware I look at it longingly as the pattern is so pretty.
    The header photo on your DIL's blog is sweet, good luck to her.

  10. You are a pro at gorgeous tablescapes! I know the little ones feel so honored to have such a lovely table. The menu sounds divine too!

    Your dil is very talented...cute, cute shop!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Gorgeous table, as always, Jacqueline! I wish you and your family a Happy and Blessed holiday season!!

  12. Beautiful table, Jacqueline. The plates are perfect for Thanksgiving. Glad you found 18 of them. xo

  13. I love your elegant table and wish your daughter in law much success. My granddaughter would love the mint pleated dress!

  14. FABULOUSLY unique setting!!!! I love it! What a chic twist on a traditional holiday!!! I love the way the placemats mimic the pinwheel of the tablecloth!

  15. What a great little tea party! Very pretty tablescape, I love the whole thing! Her blog is so pretty, too. Great ideas as well as clothing for girls. I think the tulle mid length skirt would be a wonderful thing to win for my granddaughter! You are so generous, Jacqueline! I am no0w a follower of her blog!

  16. Everything is beautiful. The giveaway looks wonderful. What a great store.

  17. I would like the tattered blanket. I follow on pinterest.

  18. Thank you for sharing your beautiful table and for introducing us to your daughter's site. I wish I still had a little girl to buy for.

    I do like the natural cotton blanket.


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