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Monday, November 17, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday and Giving Thanks - Day 18

Day 18 - Giving Thanks for the gift of Hospitality. Today I really am having 3 friends from my church over for lunch. I try to do this once a month. It is so hard to really have the time to just visit with ladies from church in the busy lives that we all lead. But it is so much fun and then we wonder why we don't get together more often, just for a casual lunch. Of course, I wanted to set the table special for them. However, I enjoy going to lunch at a friends house and eating off of paper plates. It is not really the food or the tablescape, but the time, love, and sharing when we sit down together.
I am using my same wicker chargers and brown dishes...but since we are having Chili, I used my pumpkin bowls. I bought them at Target last fall.Of course, the centerpiece will be moved to put a leaf shaped plate with Turkey sandwiches on Cranberry Nut bread.



Napkins were purchsed at Target this year at the Dollar stop....

Napkin rings were a gift from hubby...from Walmart.

I have to tell you about my dessert. We went Sunday after church and believe it or not had sushi with our son....that is another story. However we all shared dessert - a single cheesecake. It came in a ramikin with demitasse spoons to eat it with. It was so cute that I copied the idea and made small individual ones for my guests. I am excited about it.
Well, gotta go...you know how it is...check all the rooms....light the candles, turn on the fountain. Talk to you all tomorrow.

35 comments:

It's All Good! said...

I love your pumpkin bowls. What a neat idea.
God bless,
Brenda :)

Kathy said...

You always have the prettiest tables! Have fun today...
Kathy

Gracie said...

Nice, inviting and warm table set!

Marnie said...

Very pretty table. I really like the pumpkin bowls, very cute. Have a blessed time with your friends!

Linda C said...

Looks lovely and such thoughtful planning:) I love the pumpkin bowls!
Linda C

Jules said...

I love your fall decorations! Where did you find your little wagon in the center of your table? I'm sure you pieced it all together to make one splendid center piece. It's lovely! thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

Have fun. Your guests will love the table and the effort you have gone to. I think I need to do the same thing soon.

ladybugsmom said...

I love those little pumpkins. They were on clearance at Target recently, and I didn't get them. And, of course, I regretted it so I went back and they were gone. Sob!

ellen b said...

Good morning Ceekay! Love the little wagon all decorated up for your centerpiece. Sweet! Hey I think we have the same chargers :0)
Have a great week..

CIELO said...

Hi.... just came over from Susan's.... and looking at all those lovely tables.... awesome! Come visit the house in the roses... ;)

cielo

Glenda said...

Your serving cart centerpiece is lovely to behold. Sorry to hear it will have to be moved.
The napkins and napkin rings are just perfect with your "chili" bowls.

ann said...

CHARGERS AND PUMPKINS AND ACORNS,OH MY.....ELEGANT AND GOR GEOUS..JUST LOVELY.NOW-WHAT TIME IS DINNER?..ANN

A Hint of Home said...

Another cute table. Have fun with the girls today. Wish I was there.
I want to see your table with all the yummy food.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Am I the only one in blogland who doesn't have some of those pumpkin bowls? I MUST get some!

Very inviting table!

Marianna said...

Your luncheon sounds wonderful. Those bowls are the cutest...chicken on cranberry bread-yum...and the cheescake idea is fabulous.

Marianna

Liz said...

I adore the pumpkin bowl idea!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That is such a pretty tablescape! Love the pumpkin bowls!

Katherine

Deb said...

I love these beautiful Fall colors and the pumpkin bowls are just too cute. Deb

JudyBug said...

Love the pumpkin bowls and the pumpkin napkins. What a cute table and what lucky friends to enjoy your hospitality.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, this looks very homey, warm and ready for Thanksgiving. Love it! Beautiful table.
Debbie

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely autumn table setting! I'm sure it was a wonderful time with friends!
:)
~Becca~

Susan said...

What a beautiful table! Love those pumpkin bowls!

Susan in SC said...

I have that same little wagon and had never thought to use it as a centerpiece. Thanks for the idea!

salmagundi said...

How nice of you to host friends for a casual lunch! Around here, we have gotten so lazy, we usually just go out. I admire you for taking the time to have them in your home!! The table looks wonderful. Sally

Liz said...

Hi CeeKay! What a special family meal. I love the punkin bowls. How sweet of your hubby to pick up those pumpkin napkin rings!

~Liz~

Lora said...

I love those cute little pumpkin bowls!

Susie Homemaker said...

I wish there were more times to have friends for a lunch or tea...your table was so pretty and very keeping with the season...

Blessings,
Susie

laurie said...

Love those pumpkin bowls. I'm going to have to keep a lookout for some of those. They look so pretty with the brown plates and the basketweave chargers. Lovely fall look. laurie

Linda said...

What a fun table!! What a treat for your guests. I am the same way - I like to set a fun table for my friends, but I don't care if we eat off paper plates at their house. It is the company that counts!!

Carrie said...

Your tablescape lookg great and the menu sounds delicious.

brettinsky said...

Great centerpiece and those pumpkins are just perfect!

Miss Janice said...

I just love it. Eating chili from those darling pumpkin bowls, and cranberry bread (one of my favorites). From the centerpiece to the napkin rings, it's just precious and so festive for the season. Good job.

Happy To Be said...

You always do so beautiful on your tables girl...love the little Pumpkins...just too cute..thanks for coming by for tea with me today...and what!! do you mean that tea pot was screaming your name I heard it loud and clear and it said Gloria...and Yes I made Victorian lamp shades...check out my Pink Saturday post 2 weeks ago and you can see a couple of what I do... Thanks again dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Susan said...

Pumpkin bowls are adorable! Great tablescape...thanks so much for sharing it with us today! And the little wagon is a great centerpiece. Susan

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! What a lovely Thanksgiving tablescape! I can smell the turkey in the oven Ceekay! Warm & cozy!

Hugs,
maryjane

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