Sunday, November 11, 2012

Aching for Acorns a Thanksgiving's Tradition


Think of the abundance of different ways to prepare a Thanksgiving feast from North to South and from East to West.
My first thought was the abundance of different nuts in the fall with one of the most common is the acorns falling from an oak tree. The squirrel has the job of planning ahead for the winter by placing nuts in storage.
These giant acorns in the centerpiece are too large for the squirrels in my yard but they capture the sense of the abundance of food we share at Thanksgiving.
 We can share the harvest on Thanksgiving Day. 
P is for Pilgrims and Pumpkins
The Pilgrims were blessed with the friendship of the American Indians.They shared this friendship with a feast we now celebrate as Thanksgiving.
 C is for Corn 
 which was planted by the American Indians and they shared their knowledge of this wonderful source of food with the Pilgrims.
 P is for Place Setting
and the first is the placemat of striped fall hues and golden swirls of leaves and acorns;
 then the place plate with fall foliage embossed on its rim; 
the rusts, oranges, and brown hues of leaves and fallen acorns;  

a dinner plate with a gray wooden style rim,

 the bird on an oak tree with colorful autumn leaves of crimson, gold and orange plus the acorns clinging to the branch, 
   the salad with the same lovely autumn leaves;
 an embroidered gold leaf on the red wine
 and gold checked napkin
 plus the brown hues flatware;  

 presents a totally completed table setting for you!
 T is for Teapot
and a hot tasty pot of  "Sweet Harvest Pumpkin" by Celestial Seasonings or "Pumpkin Spice" by Bigelow for a cool fall day.  One of these will be choosen
 on Thanksgiving Day!
 Bird on the
 Squirrels and leaves,
 acorns and pinecones,

 warmth of the candles,
 eating the turkey,

 happy times,

 a Thanksgiving with tea in a pretty fall teapot,
 cream in a creamer,

 brown sugar in a sugar bowl,

 all kinds of  plenty 

 and squirrels,
 autumnally decorated fabrics and raking the leaves,

 brings a ring of leaves and acorns for jumping into the pile,

 a knife to cut up the turkey,

 will the food BEE prepared on time for the feast,
 the juicy cold apple cider,

 and a mug of spicy tea,

 will leave us with thoughts of Thanks for such a wonderful Day,

 a moist delicious turkey,
with a pecan pie for dessert
and an acorn place card to write our name on, 

 the wind can blow the leaves
 and cause the acorns to fall!
 We will all be safe
in the knowledge of


Entertaining Women said...

So many wonderful elements for your vibrant
Thanksgiving tablescape. I love the color story here. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Snap said...

Lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape. Love the little bird on your mug. So many pretty Autumn decorations. Very nice. Happy Tea Day!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape! Everything looks so fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Pam,
Your table is so autumnal and whimsical; perfect for a Thanksgiving meal! I love the china adorned with the little birdie! So many wonderful elements to enjoy as well as your story of how it came about. Love the squirrel and the acorns too. Would love to join you at such a festive and fun table! Thank you for coming to tea and sharing your wonderful table with us.


Beth said...

What a pretty tablescape! Love the chargers and the dinner plates and flatware. I like all the little touches you added to make it special and "harvesty" for Thanksgiving. I really like the little squirrel!

Lavender Cottage said...

A nice autumn tablescape.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh i enjoyed your post so much! I love your dinner plates and teapot. I've never seen any like them. So perfect for this season! Have a wonderful week!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful setting! I love the bark rimmed china. The squirrels and acorns are marvelous focal points. Love it! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh my! How festive and welcoming. Your table is lovely. The leaf embossed chargers are gorgeous. Happy Fall~

sandy said...

It looks like you're ready for Thanksgiving and the table is all set! Love your acorns. It's all very beautiful, warm, and inviting.
sandy ;)

kitty said...

I love all your Thanksgiving pretties, Pam! The teapot with the cute bird is adorable. I love your choice of teas...I need to find either one of those. Thanks for your visit! XO

Faythe said...

your collection of fall/Thanksgiving things is great..Makes me want to go on a hunt for fall treasures for myself..I'm joining your blog.

Bernideen said...

Very cute photos and so lovely table decor!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is just lovely - the colors are so warm and all the accessories make your table so festive! I adore your dishes - such a unique design! And the tablecloth made me smile. You have given your setting a lot of thought and I am sure it will make your Thanksgiving meal so much more enjoyable! Enjoy the holiday and thanks for stopping by Pandora's Box!

Infuse With Liz said...

Excellent! I enjoyed this so much! Love those dishes- what a pretty design and the bird is the cutest! I like your chargers!! wink wink!! I had fun reading through this and your cute shots of the details! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ann Krucek said...

I love all of your Acorns!! What a pretty table. That fabric with the rakes and its coordinate is Sooo cute! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Alycia Nichols said...

I am COMPLETELY freaking out over those dishes!!! That pattern is SO pretty!!!!!

Marlis said...

Oh no .. I'm drooling over your dishes.. so smitten with that sweet bird and the birch like border. Did I miss the name? Your large acorns are amazing pieces. I hope you decorate with them throughout the fall. Love love.. xo marlis

Terri said...

A feast for the eyes! Your Thanksgiving tablescape is amazing! What detail you are able to attend to!
The plates are gorgeous, and I love your tea pot. I have seen it in a shop near us and I have talked myself out of it twice! lol! I have about 10 tea pots
I am glad you have it though! That makes me smile : )

My Cozy Casita said...

Oh my God! What a pretty table,I love all of your Acorns, beautiful Thanksgiving Table so detail your dishes are so pretty.I love your home decoration all around.
Darlyng thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog so nice of you...
many blessing in Yhanksgiving day for you and your.

Gina said...

This is so beautiful! There is so much to see & all the colors & textures are wonderful. Your dinner plates are beautiful!

we three dogs and me said...

I am so empressed. Your abc really got me. so creative. You have so many neat items. I really like whimsical ,fantasy, tablescape. You put the whole essence of fall and the season. I am going to be a follower.

Tricia said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful collection of fall goodies you have! I really love those placemats, the chargers, AND those plates. Your family and friends will love enjoying a meal at such an inviting table!

Sonia said...

What a delightful table! Your teapot and dishes are just wonderful..haven't seen that design before! I love the squirrels, pilgrims and details you put into your design. The acorn placecards are so fun too! What a wonderful table to enjoy the holidays! Happy Thanksgiving!
Miss Bloomers

kitty said...

Thank you for your. I tried to email you back, but you're a no-reply blogger. Maybe you've told me before where you live in Texas. I live in Frisco.
Happy Thanksgiving and I wish I could share a piece of cake and a cup of tea with you.

kitty said...

Thank you for your. I tried to email you back, but you're a no-reply blogger. Maybe you've told me before where you live in Texas. I live in Frisco.
Happy Thanksgiving and I wish I could share a piece of cake and a cup of tea with you.

Marigene said...

Oh, what a great china pattern to pull out for autumn! Love your table.

Glenda said...

What a beautiful naturescape! Your pilgrims are adorable and the table setting is fabulous! I love peaking in on the tables that will be the scene of a time with family thanking God for His many blessings.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully festive scene! I adore than squirrel.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table and sentiments too. Love those dishes!
I hope you have a wonderful Tgiving and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

We have plenty of acorns in our garden! Love this festive post - so filled with the beauty of autumn in colors and accessories - I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving,

Schotzy said...

Adorable setting and your guest were very fortunate to enjoy such a fun and exciting table!!!!