Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Turkey Table

The dining room at
Purple Chocolat Home
has been filled with 
Thanksgiving bling this season,
so our Thanksgiving tablescape uses
a lot of that decor to celebrate
upcoming Thanksgiving.

I bought these beautiful turkey bowls in my 
early days of collecting tableware from
Spiegel catalogue.  I was wise enough
to purchase 16 of them - thinking of the
future.  They are still my very favorite.

We haven't eaten Thanksgiving at home
for many years, as we all go south for
a little warmth (as many as can go each year)
but I always like to set a Thanksgiving

Looking back at Thanksgiving tables
on my blog, I realized I have misplaced
a whole box of some of my favorite
Thanksgiving pumpkins and I can't
find some plates too.  They are probably
hidden behind some Christmas boxes

Here is another shot of the turkey,
in all of its glory.

I found these darling crackle finish
turkey napkin holders a few years ago
at Home Goods.  

This gold flatware has been in service
for over twenty years.  I realized I had
an awful lot of these, as I pulled them out.

I have enjoyed gold forever, especially
around the holidays, and it is fun to see it 
back in decorating.

I paired gold rimmed goblets
with clear water goblets,
and I decided to not cover the beauty
of the wood table.

A white and crystal tray from Z Gallerie
holds a collection of gold sparkles and
a sparkly white pumpkin.

The gold and white velvet pumpkins
are a soft touch to the table.

This sparkly cream pumpkin is just yummy!

The plate stack are square plates
in three sizes, with the top one turned on
an angle for interest.  They were from
Home Goods years ago too.

I love their textured edge, and they were some that
I was able to get quite a few of, so they are
perfect for feeding our large crowd.

I always love lots of bling,
as you well know!!

I hope you have a marvelous Thanksgiving
surrounded by family and friends, and that
your day, year and life is filled with gratitude
for all of the blessings you enjoy.

We had a breakfast for our Relief Society
group from church here on Saturday, where
over 40 women enjoyed pancakes, quiche,
yogurt and fruit and one another's
company.  I asked that they focused their
conversations on their blessings - putting aside
any discouraging conversations - thus making
it a Gratitude Breakfast.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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  1. Loving all the gold and white ♥

    1. Thanks! I love white as a basis for so many tables, and the metallics just add the perfect touch!

  2. My darling, J...this is beautiful, I love the gold shimmer. Always a pleasure to come visit you. Come see me, I've got some great things for holiday shopping. It's going to be in the 40's here in Houston this weekend, that's our Fall/Winter !! xx's

    1. That's cold enough for me Marsha! Wish it never got colder. You are always so fun for Christmas. Can't wait to see everything you post! You have all the polish and glam!

  3. So lovely, love the gold ... With love Janice

    1. Funny to see it come back with such force! Loving all the metallics now.

  4. Your table looks lovely, Jacqueline. Our group will be small with only 6 or 7. I've been puzzling over how I want to set the table this year. Thinking a bit more casual and rustic perhaps. Will see what inspires. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I know it will be a treat no matter what you choose. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Jacqueline, Our Thanksgiving gathering will be very small this year as all our usual guests are traveling, including all the kids. I have seen so many new gold flatware patterns this year and it does seem to be making a comeback. It looks wonderful as a pop of color on your beautiful table. And I really love your idea of a Gratitude Breakfast. I may try that at our next dinner party. Happy Thanksgiving and have a wonderful time during your escape to the sun! Linda

    1. Yes, we hope it stays sunny! Raining here today, but beautiful Christmas music picks me up!

  6. I love your turkey table full of bling Jacqueline! The Z-gallerie tray is gorgeous! I love the gold flatware too, and I also must set holiday tables just to look at even if we won't be dining at home :) I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving no matter where you and yours are!

  7. Truly a dazzling blingy table. I love it! Gold is such a regal color and it showcases such elegance. The turkey at each place setting is lovely. Loving the plate stack. How sweet to have a Gratitude breakfast. It sounds like such a wonderful idea. I hope your Thanksgiving is thankful and beautiful wherever you celebrate.

  8. I love your blingy Thanksgiving table! I love all of the gold tones - it is so elegant!

    1. Thanks. We always like elegance, or playful, or a touch of each here!

  9. Beautiful bling as always. My turkeys are orange, but I would much prefer your clear ones.

    1. I know, I haven't seen these since. They are just so regal on the table.

  10. Hosting a Gratitude Dinner makes you an activist instead of a reactionary, in my mind. Great choice! Your bling always sticks just the right balance, and I'm so glad that you bought 16 of those wonderful turkey bowls all those years ago. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay


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