Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gratitude Tablescape

Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope that you are almost ready in your Thanksgiving preparations.  I spent the day cleaning my kitchen cupboards.  I thought this might be the last time I might get at it before the holiday rush.
I made some little chocolate turkeys for you today.  I remember the first time I put these on my Thanksgiving table; my kids were soooo thrilled.  They are a little bit older now, and it takes more to thrill them :).
I found these little salad plates recently.   Even though I already have some fall leaf plates, I couldn't pass up buying a few for a $1.00. 
I made some little chocolate turkeys for you today. I remember the first time I put these on my Thanksgiving table; my kids were soooo thrilled. They are a little bit older now, and it takes more to thrill them.
I added a fall spray for color. 
The floral centerpiece was made by my daughter Tati.  She is taking a floricultural class and is learning how to make floral arrangements.
I love elevating pumpkins for table interest.
A larger view of the table.
I also picked up a few of these fall leaf/acorn chargers for one dollar.
On your way out, grab some chocolate.  I made those little acorns yesterday.  Click here for a tutorial.  I think they are charming.
I would like to count some blessings before I close this post.
We have a new grand daughter that showed up healthy on the scene on Monday.  This is number two for us.  Welcome Sydney!
We are going  to my in-laws for Thanksgiving.  My mother-in-law has dodged a bullet health-wise recently.  We are glad she is with us getting healthy.  She is sweet, an anchor to the family, and a little bit sassy.
 My sister-in-law, and family, from Melba, Idaho is joining us for a Thanksgiving dinner on Friday at my in-laws.  They are turkey farmers and are bringing a turkey to cook.  I have visited their farm.  One of the funniest things is that every time we said "TURKEY," the Toms, not the hens, would all say GOBBLE, GOBBLE. 
The turkeys on their farm.

Their son Riggins holding the some turkey eggs.  They sell the turkey eggs at the Boise Co-op.

They also sell their organic turkeys.

My daugther Talley turned 12 recently.  She is such a good, beautiful daughter.

So many things to be thankful for.....
We hope you have the best Thanksgiving!
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Barbara F. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and congrats on the new granddaughter. And a very happy birthday to Talley. xo

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

hi Joni, It looks like you have many reasons to be thankful, including your beautiful daughter. Happy birthday to her and congratulations on your newest granddaughter!! Linda

Kathleen said...

Yes, so much to be thankful for! Congrats on the new g'baby. We will celebrate too, gbaby #5's first Tgiving. We are very thankful!
Love the new plates, so pretty!
Happy Tgiving and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Marigene said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Talley...congratulations to all for the birth of much to be thankful for.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, Joni.

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Happy birthday to your daughter! The plates and the chargers are fabulous.

Renée said...

I cleaned my Robbins Family Turkey tonight. He is beautiful and big and I am thankful for that!

I'm so glad your family could join you. Have a delightful time together and I love your chocolate turkeys and they will too.

Sue said...

So much to be thankful for... Congrats on your new granddaughter! What a cute photo of Talley with her awesome cake:)
BTW, I would be thrilled with your chocolate turkeys on my table, and your acorns too:) Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah said...

We all have so much for which to be thankful. This is a lovely post, Joni. Congratulations on the new granddaughter and to Talley on her 12th birthday.
Happy Thanksgiving to you.........Sarah

Lynn said...

Congrats on the new baby! Happy Thanksgiving Joni, enjoy the day:@)

Debbie said...

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving and warm congratulations on your new grandbaby!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Joni! Happy Thanksgiving! I never thought of turkey EGGS before. I don't know why. I guess they would have to have eggs. I just never thought of eating them. Hmmmmm...I learn something new all the time! It's great that you are going to enjoy a truly FRESH turkey!!!! Great buy on the leaf plates! They're pretty! Fun chocolate turkeys, too! A great treat for everyone! Your daughter did a lovely job on the centerpiece, too! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Joni, Happy Thanksgiving. The turkeys are adorable. Congrats on the new baby. Always a blessing

Pondside said...

It looks like you had a beautiful Thanksgiving, with the most important ingredient at the table - thanks!
The little acorns are sweet and I'm going to save the post with the instructions.

Cathy said...

Having family together for Thanksgiving is so special and is what the holiday is all about. Your table is beautiful, Joni. Love all your personal touches and treats. The birthday girl has a beautiful smile!

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Joni!
What a beautiful daughter! Congrats on the new grand daughter. Your candy acorns are really cute! Your table is very pretty also! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and will have a wonderful holiday season!

Jacqueline said...

I love your table. Hope you had a nice thanksgiving. Finally talked to Jean. She is better every day. 12!!! I can't believe it. Now she is a Young Woman! Wow.

So true. It is much harder to WOW the kids. My grandkids are easily wowed and excited and it is really fun. I think the chocolate turkeys are super wow!

Sue said...

Congrats on the new baby! Exciting! Your table looks find good things for $1, why don't I find those?

I think your little acorns look darling...gotta check out the prior post. Your young sweetie is so pretty...oh, to have a 12 in the house, those were some fun times!