Monday, November 8, 2021

Blessings At Thanksgiving



Today, I am joining a group of table stylists for a Thanksgiving Blog Hop. This group of stylists always amaze me with innovative ideas for table styling. The links to each blogger's table can be found at the end of this post. A special thank you to Rita @ Panoply for coordinating this hop in the midst of packing and moving. We appreciate you, Rita.





Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away. I hope my tablescape will give you an idea or two for your Thanksgiving table. 
We will be going to my daughter's home for Thanksgiving. However, they will be here this weekend and I am hoping the flowers will still be nice. 


Fresh bittersweet is very hard to come by here. So finding this faux bittersweet that looks very real made my day a few years back.



Candlelight creates atmosphere. The soft glow is calming and cozy. Your guests instantly feel special.
 A pair of brass candelabra on each side of the flower arrangement provides light and adds ambiance and symmetry.

The centerpiece container is a soup tureen from a set of Eschenbach Bavarian china sitting on the platter from the game bird set. I used Costco roses in reds, corals, and yellows along with Sasanqua greenery cut from my garden.


Arteitalica flutes were a special splurge for our 50th wedding anniversary this August!


These game plates found at Brimfield antique show years ago are used every Thanksgiving at our house. This is the first Thanksgiving to add the round velvet placemats. The gold chargers and gold flatware pick up the gold in the border of the antique game plates.

I am enjoying the gold budding leaf napkin rings my son's family gave me for my birthday. For different look using them, you can view here.

The roses are continuing to open. I have added flower food several times and sprayed them with Crowning Glory to help the flowers last longer.



I consider it a blessing to have been a part of this tablescaping group since 2016! I have learned so much from all of you. Thank you Chloe, for inviting me to participate in this blog hop.

I also count this cabinet as one of my blessings this Thanksgiving. It was made by my husband's great grandfather. It holds many dishes and linens I use for tablescaping.
  Also, in this room is a painting by his great grandmother.

The Chinese lady in the background was painted by my husband's great-grandmother. I feel very blessed to have these two family pieces.

I moved the flower arrangement after I photographed my table to our family room where I would see it more often. 

It would be very easy to get used to fresh flowers in your home all the time! They add so much!
 We are so blessed! Thank you, my readers, for your kind comments and friendships. Thank you tablescaping buddies for your inspiration and friendship. I look forward to reading and viewing all your tablescapes. .๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆƒ

"Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving And His Courts with Praise. Give thanks to Him and Bless His Name."
Psalm 100:4


Visit the bloggers below for Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspiration

Everyday Living - We Gather Together
Home is Where the Boat Is - The Softer Side of Thanksgiving
Panoply - Thankful
Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One - Home for the Thanksgiving Holiday 2021
Pandora's Box - Leopards and Checks
My Thrift Store Addiction - Vintage Thanksgiving Breakfast Table
The Little Yellow Corner Store - Celebrating Thanksgiving a Little Differently
Me and My Captain - Football AND Thanksgiving
Life and Linda - Thanksgiving with Elegance
The Painted Apron - Pumpkins and Pickups
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Thanksgiving 2021 - A Bit Boho
Living With Thanksgiving - Blessings at Thanksgiving
Belle Bleu Interiors - A Heart Full of Thanksgiving
Dinner at Eight - A Seasonal Table at Thanksgiving
The Bookish Dilettante - We Gather Together


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39 comments:

  1. That's FAUX bittersweet??!?!??! I can see why it made your day! It looks 100% real!!! Good find! Your flutes are absolutely GORGEOUS! Happy belated anniversary! What a wonderful way to commemorate it! It's wonderful that you have so many treasures from you and your husband's families to surround you in the dining room. Those are the things that truly make a house a home. You are blessed to have them, and I know you know that by the way you so lovingly speak of them. You did an amazing job with the floral arrangement, and I hope it holds up nicely for when your family visits. Beautiful flowers are always a fabulous beacon to come in and make yourself at home.

    Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your family!

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  2. Good Morning Bonnie! I love your beautiful roses in your soup tureen as a centerpiece for your table. Isn’t Crowning Glory amazing? I think it’s a miracle product. I’ve long admired your game plates and they’re set off beautifully with the gold of your chargers and soft velvet placemats. Your Arte Italica flutes are gorgeous too, Happy Anniversary! Your home is beautiful and I love your animal print accents on your pillows, mini pumpkin and your sweater. :) As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. You were missed at the fall hop. Happy November. ♥

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    1. Mary, Thanks for your visit and kind comments. I may have gone overboard lately with the animal prints but I like them. I'm glad you like my game set. At the time I bought the game set I was part of an antique business. a the price was a little high for our area and it did not sell. I have been very glad it did not sell for many years because I have used it so much! LOL!

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  3. Bonnie, your Thanksgiving table setting is such a classic southern traditional table, one I always enjoy seeing or setting.I love the colors you chose for your rose arrangement, perfect for Thanksgiving .Your dining room is so lovely, I especially love the antique piece that stores your table linens and dishes. I know your family will enjoy this beautiful setting. Have a wonderful November dear Bonnie......

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    1. Emily, We like the same things, like traditional southern style. I was very happy to be given the family cabinet because I needed the storage but I am very sentimental as well.

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  4. You have such an comforting yet elegant style, Bonnie. Your roses as the centerpiece add so much color. I enjoyed seeing your family treasures, and oh my, what treasures they are! Your flutes are such a lovely remembrance of your 50th anniversary!

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  5. Thank you so much, Kitty. I love flowers and was very glad to find these pretty roses.
    Thanks for your kind compliments.

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  6. Good morning, Bonnie, the roses are gorgeous in the soup tureen. You have taken all the necessary steps for their longevity. Your table is so elegant with the gold accents of chargers, candlelabra, flatware, budding napkin rings, and the stunning Arte Italica flutes.The CL velvet placemats are perfect for your lovely table. I agree with Emily that your table is classic, Southern, and traditional. You are the perfect Southern hostess as you light the candles. The pieces handed down from Mike’s family are treasures to enjoy.

    It is always a treat to join you at one of your lovely tables. Enjoy your family this weekend!

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  7. Thank you for your lovely comments. The roses have lasted almost two weeks! I did put them in the refrigerator a few times that helped. My daughter did get to see them before they started waning. I wrote the dialogue last week so the weekend timing is off.
    I realize the big centerpiece would not work for a real meal but it looks good in the room!! LOL!
    Yes, these hops are fun. My problem is I want to write all the comments in a sitting and life does not allow that. I'm off to a meeting and a luncheon this morning.

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  8. We really have to figure out what to do on Thanksgiving sometime soon. I know one thing -- my table (if I have one) will not be as elegant or beautiful as yours. What a treat to see your beautiful china and the roses are wonderful. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that you are old enough to be married 50 years! I love the flutes -- they are exquisite.

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  9. Your table is beautiful and classic Bonnie, the roses are a celebration in themselves and your pretty china and wonderful candlelight creates an ambient holiday atmosphere. I always love seeing your daughter's beautiful painting in the background and how nice to have so many family heirlooms in your home. Your special anniversary flutes are gorgeous! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your daughter's family~
    Jenna

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  10. Bonnie, your table is so beautiful and inviting. Everything just flows. Love the velvet placemats and the game plates are quite a find years ago. Your Arteitalica stems are breathtakingly beautiful. The budding leaf napkin rings are unique and a great gift. Love the candlelight and roses..two of my favorite things. As you said, makes everyone feel special. I pray God’s greatest blessings for you and your family. You look lovely in the photo.

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  11. Bonnie, your table is so beautiful and inviting. Everything just flows. Love the velvet placemats and the game plates are quite a find years ago. Your Arteitalica stems are breathtakingly beautiful. The budding leaf napkin rings are unique and a great gift. Love the candlelight and roses..two of my favorite things. As you said, makes everyone feel special. I pray God’s greatest blessings for you and your family. You look lovely in the photo.

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  12. Bonnie, your table is so beautiful and inviting. Everything just flows. Love the velvet placemats and the game plates are quite a find years ago. Your Arteitalica stems are breathtakingly beautiful. The budding leaf napkin rings are unique and a great gift. Love the candlelight and roses..two of my favorite things. As you said, makes everyone feel special. I pray God’s greatest blessings for you and your family. You look lovely in the photo.

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  13. Bonnie, your table is so beautiful and inviting. Everything just flows. Love the velvet placemats and the game plates are quite a find years ago. Your Arteitalica stems are breathtakingly beautiful. The budding leaf napkin rings are unique and a great gift. Love the candlelight and roses..two of my favorite things. As you said, makes everyone feel special. I pray God’s greatest blessings for you and your family. You look lovely in the photo.

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  14. Hi Bonnie,

    What an elegant Thanksgiving table! Your flutes are a gorgeous anniversary gift, and the game plates are some of the prettiest I've ever seen!! I love all your table linens, Bonnie, and your flower-arranging skills are enviable. You should teach classes! :D Your dining room and family room both look lovely dressed for the season.

    I hope you're feeling better, my friend, and hope you are taking good care of yourself. Have a wonderful time at your daughter's home on Thanksgiving; we look forward to celebrating with Hal's family this year.

    Denise

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  15. Bonnie, you table is beautiful. Fresh flowers are so special in a home. Love your choice. Those Arte Italica glasses are gorgeous! Happy belated anniversary. Love the gold. The family heirlooms are so special. I would treasure them as well. Love the gold touches to your table. Your sofa looks so inviting with those wonderful leopard pillows. A pleasure joining you Bonnie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  16. Bonnie I love your table especially Your Arte Italica flutes! They make me think of your trip to Tuscany.... and all the lovely pictures you provided from Italy. I went a long time ago, but after seeing your pics, I now want to go back. But if one can't go back right away, one can sit at your table and enjoy all your beautiful pieces and flowers. I love fresh flowers and I try to keep them as long as I can and when they start to fade, I feel like I am losing a friend. I know, a bit silly of me. Happy Thanksgiving my friend

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  17. Bonnie, I've always wanted to set an autumn table using the same color roses. The look is stunning along side the Arte flutes, Brimfield antique plates and soup tureen.
    It is a gorgeous table for Thanksgiving!

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  18. Your table is lovely - but something that really caught my eye are the large ginger jars on your buffet - I adore them! The gold on your table is so glitzy and inviting. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  19. Bonnie, what an elegant, classic Thanksgiving table! Your wedding anniversary flutes (congratulations on your 50th!) pair perfectly with the divine vintage plates. And fresh roses — stunning! We are also traveling to one of our children’s for the holiday. Isn’t it lovely to sometimes host the feast, but other years to be the guest? Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful.

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  20. Bonnie your table is elegant and inviting. Something that is not always to accomplish. I love your Bavarian china. I have six salad plates that belonged to my mom. Each features a different bird. They add something to a Thanksgiving table as do yours.

    Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving with your family and safe travels.

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  21. I left out a word - easy. "Something that is not always easy to accomplish.

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  22. Good Afternoon Bonnie… Such a lovely Tablescape! The gold on your table gives everything such special beauty. I love your new flutes for your anniversary and the gold napkin rings are such lovely keepsakes from your children.
    The centerpiece is absolutely stunning. Enjoy my friend!

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    1. I should sign my comments so you know who I am… NanceEndlessSummer on IG…from Two Trails One Road

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  23. Nancy, Thank you for your sweet comment.I appreciate your visit and the time it takes to write a comment.

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  24. I love your beautiful table, Bonnie. I think the roses will be open even more for the weekend, so I'm sure your family will enjoy them during their visit!

    Bonnie, you are so lucky to have such beautiful flutes! I love them so much, and congratulations on your fiftieth wedding anniversary.

    I also enjoyed reading about the family pieces in your dining room. Family pieces are such treasures!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Ricki Jill

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  25. Bonnie, your table is gorgeous. So elegant! You are too! It's fun to see this beautiful image of you.
    The Arte Italica flutes are gorgeous and a wonderful splurge for your 50th. Congratulations!
    Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend!

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  26. Bonnie, you have such a talent for floral arranging- I admire that because I feel it is something I struggle with. Your centerpiece is just gorgeous!! Your splurge on the new flutes are fabulous, they are very regal looking. You have so many treasured pieces, how nice to share them at a time to be thankful ๐ŸงกI hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

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  27. Oh my! I love those beautiful flutes! WOW! What treasures pieces you have there. Everything as always is so very beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  28. Friends, I found out I can reply to comments from Blogger blogs through email again. Thank you Linda @ Life and Linda for the information about that. Is there a way I can do that for Word Press blogs? If you know the answer to that please let me know. Thanks.

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  29. Bonnie, your rose centerpiece is stunning! Love your pretty table! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  30. Tour table is a thing of beauty with treasures you have collected set off by the stunning colors of the roses. I’m enjoying seeing what others of you are creating as I’ll not be doing a Thanksgiving table this year.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! The colors of the roses caught my eye immediately.

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  31. My eyes immediately went to your Arteitalica Flutes, they are so dainty and elegant. There's something about lingering at a pretty candlelit table that is a winning recipe for a relaxing evening. Also, where have I been to not know velvet placemats were a thing. They add texture and a luxe feeling. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your family.

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  32. Bonnie, your home is absolutely gorgeous! You have so many pretties! How special to have the antique cabinet and painting. I think we are kindred spirits in our love of special things that belonged to our loved ones. I believe these treasures are what make a home special. Now for your table....it looks like it belongs in a magazine. Your centerpiece is stunning with the combination of roses, and the candle light creates such a lovely glow. The sweet plates are such a pretty accompaniment to your table. I hope that you and your family have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

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  33. Beautiful elegance, Bonnie. What a great gift those uArte Italica flutes are to remember your golden anniversary by! The velvet placemats will be a classic staple also, I'm sure, to add to that gorgeous piece of furniture handcrafted by your relative. Wow! The painting is also a precious heirloom.
    Thank you for continuing being part of this group and sharing your timeless treasures and talent.

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  34. This is a lovely table setting, filled with beauty, tradition and heritage. The heirlooms are a special backdrop for a holiday, the antique plates are gorgeous, and I adore the gold crystal stemware. The placemats atop the tablecloth increase the warmth and texture of the table. And the roses! Just beautiful. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  35. Bonnie, Your Thanksgiving table setting is so elegant, so beautiful! The stemware you celebrated your Golden wedding anniversary with is stunning. I know that you will treasure those and enjoy every single time you set a table with them. The plates you found at Brimfield are wonderful and coordinate so perfectly with everything on your tabletop. The colorful rose centerpiece is the frosting on the cake, the crowning glory! Bravo, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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