My mom gifted me with a service for 12 in Mikasa Italian Countryside. My first Mikasa and my first white... I think I'm the last person to finally get a set of white dishes. I love the details and the versatility. I can't wait to showcase these during Christmas! The beautiful floral lined dinner plate makes a perfect stage for a variety of styles in luncheon and salad plates.
I played with the coffee cups and saucers and without...I used my grandmother's silver coffee spoons.
I added some greenery (nandina and holly berry) from the garden to my centerpiece.
The berry salad plates say Oven King Italy on the back. They were also my moms. I used her amber jeweled wine stems, my water goblets, rattan chargers and Wallace Antique Bead stainless with my grandmother's tea spoons. The runner is 3 linen place mats from Romania. The embroidered napkins were from an estate sale and the rings are a wedding gift from Bed Bath and Beyond.
We will feast on Turkey and dressing--my mom's oyster dressing
Mashed potatoes and giblet gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Jo's Cherry Coke Salad
My mom made this quilt top a couple months ago. The silver platter, rather tarnished, I know, is part of a tea set I have from my grandmother. My turkey platter is a clearance item from Target years ago and I think the bowl is from Tuesday Morning, years ago.
I am thankful for so many things...a warm house, healthy beautiful children, a steady job for my husband and my brother, the health of my parents, the relationship they have with their grandsons, a God who loves me unconditionally and guides me as a wife, mommy and daughter. I pray your Thanksgiving is a joyous time of remembering all the blessings you have!
I'll be joining these blogs this week.