Friday, November 21, 2008

Which Dishes for Thanksgiving

I have like 3 nice full sets of dishes. I couldn't have said that a few years ago because I didn't have but the ones we eat out of on a daily basis. BUT now I have several sets. My friend Tammy gave me the ones that have the fruit on them and I call them the Tammy dishes. ;) The other set my Aunt gave me after I was telling her about how excited I was to find some like these for like .25 each. She goes to her cabinet and opens the doors and says like these? I bout fell out! lol I could not believe she had a set just like I was describing to her! So she gave them to me. I dearly LOVE these old dishes! So anyway I am trying to decide which set to use. Notice how the Tammy ones changed colors from the counter on the cabinet to the table with the Thanksgiving colors! I want to use something like a charger under the plate but I have no idea as to what! I don't have any solid colored dishes. I need a solid color off white set of larger plates for using like chargers. I have been at this for a few days now and still not happy with what my table looks like and wondering WHICH dishes to use. HELPPPPPPPP I want it to be soooo special and nice even. I may have to change the gold and oranges of the tablecloth and runner piece on the table to an off white tablecloth which I also have. BUT there again, HOW can I make it look like Thanksgiving with the off white tablecloth and napkins? I even thought I could buy some fresh flowers and make an arrangement for the table with those in fall colors. ?????
I was just over at My Romantic Homes blog and I dearly love what she's done with her table! I am not wild about silver but I really like what shes done. Check out that 3rd pic where she used the silver tray for the centerpiece! LOVE THAT and how she's fixed it.
Aren't those pretty?
oh oh oh, lookie what I finally found! Don't know if I want to go to the extra expense though with the pumpkins. I like this though and it has a white tablecloth! I sure hope all these images I am finding will help someone else as well. Man there's SOME PRETTY TABLES OUT THERE!!!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Rose, you are always so enthusiastic! Thanks for coming by. I know, Eddie sets a wonderful table for Thanksgiving & since I'm cooking at home this year & we'll be using the DR, I've got to get busy and set my table all pretty! I've gotten a ton of inspiration from him too.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

How pretty! I just love the ones with fruit on them! And the shape is awesome!
So which ones have you chosen?