Sunday, November 17, 2013

Corn-U-Copia

Corn-U-Copia was chosen for the use of corn was given to the Pilgrims by the Indians to plant for food. Copia was the Roman goddess of abundance. All the plentiful kinds of food during Thanksgiving is what we are grateful for this time of year. 

 The Pilgrim Gentleman is showing some of the prosperous crops of corn, grapes, pumpkins and wheat filling his arms. The Pilgrim hat is formed from corn husks as are his pants and socks.
 The Tom Turkey is a salt shaker set from my family.
 Three shakers from three sets create a mini-thanksgiving scene. The Pilgrim Woman and the pumpkin are from two sets I acquired over time.
 The Pilgrim Lady shares her loaded basket of abundance for the feast. Her cap, collar, sleeves, apron and skirt are from parts of corn or the husk. She is clasping corn ears in her hand.
 The Turkey hen shaker is from the set of my family.
 A Pilgrim Man and pumpkin shakers set the table for a feast.
 The Pilgrims flank each side of the table.
A wooden basket of golden mums is the centerpiece placed on the turkey platter.
Peeking out from the flowers are two turkey candle votive holders.
 When I see the turkey I always love to sing The Turkey Song from my teacher days and always love the chorus of Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.
 These turkey plates with a corn border complement the Pilgrims corn made attire. Happily, I acquired these plates and turkey platter at Home Goods. The plates are extremely heavy and the same dimensions of a charger. We always have a plate loaded with food and the guys will love this!
The close up shows the detailing of the corn on the rim's plate.
 Each place is set and waiting for the family to feast!
 We will have a delicious pumpkin soup served in the golden pumpkin tureen. Of course, I'll add a dollop of cream.
 The turkey plate will have the desirable serving of cranberry salad  using pecans from Texas.
 The cutest part of the table is the turkey napkin ring and the golden napkin with the embroidered turkey.
 The flatware is from Spode in their Woodland pattern with the embossing of a turkey and all kinds of fowl.
 The gold mug matches the color of the individual pumpkin tureen.
 An amber goblet by Colony in the Park Lane pattern glows from the sunshine.
A copper tea pot and hot water pot are to the left of the centerpiece. 

Pilgrims, pumpkins and turkeys are a reflection of Thanksgiving.
The fall hues brighten this teapot with leafs and acorns. The teapot will be filled with spice tea to accompany our pumpkin pie dessert.
Our lady brings all the colors and symbols of the season.
As a final look at the table from the side, you can see the full view of my table scape. The blessing of the season will be shared with our family.
Just down the lane from our home, the beauty of the season is presented in this amazing landscaped arrangement.  



I will be posting this on
these tea blogs;
Rose Chintz Cottage,
Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
and
Bernideen's Tea Time.

The blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
 and The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and

I will also post on them this week!




34 comments:

Ruth Weston said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving setting. I absolutely love the teapot! And your dishes are perfect! Your figurines add just the right touch. The neighbor's display is nice too! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful table, Pam! I love the pilgrim figurines. Your copper pieces are lovely too as well as the teapot. You've thought of everything and I'm sure your family will enjoy dining at this table set with such love and care. Your neighbor's landscaping is fabulous! Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings,
Sandi

Betty W said...

A beautiful table you have set and all those beautiful Thanksgiving decorations you have.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your thanksgiving table is simply charming with all the collected pieces you have. When I saw the turkey shaker it brought back a long forgotten memory that my mother had something like this for our table too.
Although our thanksgiving was celebrated over a month ago, I wish you a happy family gathering.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word what amazing china and porcelain collections- WOW!!!!

Your Thanksgiving tablescape is amazing- absolutely beautiful.

That landscaping is fun, too.

This was a wonderful post!

Martha said...

I adore your table and all of your neat Thanksgiving items. They are so special!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, this is stunning. I love your tablescape and your centerpiece is gorgeous. Such fabulous dishes too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your table is hands down the most beautiful I have seen. It looks so welcoming and child friendly. Love all the figurines. I have never seen some so beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

WOW!!! Your family and friends are certainly going to feel most welcomed. Your table setting is brilliant! We celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada in Oct. - wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs , C. (HHL)

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

The plates are awesome. Your entire table is awesome!!

Bernideen said...

What a beautiful table you have set Pam and I love all your lovely collection. I am so glad you linked to Friends sharing Tea!

Karen said...

Hi Pam,
Your Thanksgiving tablesetting is amazing. I have never seen such pretty figurines. Thank you for visiting me! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Karen

Karen said...

Hi Pam,
Your Thanksgiving tablesetting is amazing. I have never seen such pretty figurines. Thank you for visiting me! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Karen

GardenOfDaisies said...

That is such a beautiful autumn inspired teapot. Love the rich hued leaves and berries.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

STUNNING! Now I call this table a REAL TKSGIVING scape...it is amazing! I love the dishes, the pilgrims, the copper things and that Darling turkey, it can't get any better than this, my friend!
Thank you for visiting me too, sweetie.
Hugs,
FABBY

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh that all so lovely Pam. I'm so happy to see more Thanksgiving and autumnal decorations still around. It seems like everyone is full speed into Christmas now. I know that our Canadian Thanksgiving is long gone but I love to experience the American one with all of my American friends. Sometimes I would love to be American for the sake of these lovely celebrations. :)

Diane said...

Wow - love all of your happy colors! The pieces in yellow, gold and orange are so pretty. Your pilgrims really set the mood and your food ideas sound great!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! I just love those turkey plates. Your neighbors display is just lovely!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Sue said...

I'm beginning to enjoy seeing turkeys and Thanksgiving tables more then Christmas tablescapes.....Turkeys are just fun and your table is great....I love those little amber stemmed glasses. I have the same only in blue...have had them almost 40 years now....Happy Thanksgiving!!

Marigene said...

Wow, what a great table, Pam. The Pilgrim couple is wonderful. Love those dinner plates, the perfect size for Thanksgiving!
Have a nice week.

Lulu said...

What a great collection of pieces you have. I'm betting they represent years of collecting. Thanks for the tidbit about cornucopias.

Cathy said...

WOW, I love every inch of your table.What a great idea using the different salt and pepper. You have a wonderful collections. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy <:)

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful, beautiful table with wonderful autumnal hues. Love it all, especially the copper and the vintage dishes.

Alycia Nichols said...

I am SO going to rename myself Copia. Sounds so much better than "hoarder"!!!! :-) :-) :-) Man...you really did your homework (or have a great memory for your 4th grade history!) on this one!!! It's beautiful AND educational! If the history of Thanksgiving could be taught like this in the schools, I think the kids would have a lot more fun learning AND retain a lot more of the information! Beautiful!

Betty said...

Your Thanksgiving Table is amazing. I love the Pilgrims and all the different plates. Thanks for sharing.

KathyB. said...

Oh I LOVE your table-scape, and especially your Pilgrim figurines made using corn husks.

This time of the year is one you have captured in all of it's glory & celebration with this post.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

You have a beautiful collection. I love the turkey plates with the corn border, never seen any like that before. And I'll have to be looking for that flatware now, it's really unusual. Great table! Thanks for visiting me, take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

You have a beautiful collection. I love the turkey plates with the corn border, never seen any like that before. And I'll have to be looking for that flatware now, it's really unusual. Great table! Thanks for visiting me, take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

xinex said...

Beautiful table! I also learned something today, about cornucopia. I never knew where it came from so thanks....Christine!

Mona said...

Pam, I love your centerpiece..I do think our turkeys are almost the same. I can certainly learn a lot about taking closeups from your beautiful pictures..I know your family will enjoy gathering around your pretty table..
Love, Mona

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady
Your Tablescape looks beautiful for Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your Thanksgiving with your lovely family.
xxoo
Diane

Crystal Grandeur said...



Beautiful table with beautiful collections.Perfect for the season.Happy Thanks giving..:):)

Candy S said...

I love your pilgrims. I think every Thanksgiving table should have pilgrims on it(next to the turkeys of course). Your table is beautiful. And I do agree you do take gorgeous close up pictures. Happy Thanksgiving..... Candy

Donna said...

Your table is lovely. I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one. I just recently found your blog and am reading through your posts. My oldest daughter and her family live in Plano.