Monday Morning Blooms-Giving Thanks

Happy November, sweet friends. Today, I am thrilled beyond measure to be a guest bloomer for Monday Morning Blooms. On the first Monday of each month, my talented flower loving friends Pam, Lidy, and Mary share their floral creations. Each month, I look forward to their stunning floral designs. A link to their beautiful arrangements can be found at the end of this post.

This month’s Monday Morning Blooms theme is “giving thanks.” To me, that is a most appropriate theme. My heart is truly grateful for my many blessings. No matter how good or bad my day may be, I always have blessings to be thankful for.

Last week, the weather was gorgeous with a beautiful blue sky and plenty of sunshine. It was the perfect setting for an outdoor tablescape.

For the underpinning of my table, I chose a deep rose-colored French tablecloth. I love French table linens and have been collecting them for several years. Their patterns and vibrant colors make me smile.

A recent trip to Trader Joe’s yielded some very pretty blooms. I have a terrible weakness for flowers and may have gone a little overboard in choosing my blooms. It is so overwhelming will all of the beautiful flower selections. It often becomes difficult for me to make up my mind!

For my arrangement, I chose a vintage champagne bucket with a little patina. My bouquet consists of mums, dahlias, spray roses, alstroemeria, and seeded eucalyptus.

Aren’t these dahlias just gorgeous?

I adore the ruffled petals of these pretty mums.

To compliment the pinks and purples of the floral arrangement, I chose to use my ruffled linen placemats by Crown Linen Designs. The color of the placemats is a pinkish lilac tone and makes the perfect contrast to the rose-colored tablecloth.

Since today is all about pretty blooms, I thought it only fitting to use my Grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz china.

My favorite turkey plate completes the plate stack.

After enjoying a lovely afternoon outdoors, I decided to place my arrangement indoors. That way, I could enjoy the pretty blooms a little longer. The coffee table in my sitting room seemed to be the perfect spot.

Dear friends, I am truly grateful for your visits. Also, a heartfelt thanks goes to my gracious hostesses Pam, Lidy, and Mary for inviting me to join them today. It is truly an honor and a privilege. Please be sure to visit these talented ladies. I promise it will be a feast for the eyes! Take care, and have a blessed and joyous day!

Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at The French Garden House
Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is


  1. Pingback: Living Every Day With Thanks

  2. Pingback: How to Make an Easy Indian Corn Vase Flower Arrangement for Thanksgiving – Home is Where the Boat Is

  3. Good Morning Shannon! Your table and floral arrangement are beautiful and those dahlias…swoon! And it’s equally beautiful on your coffee table. The nearest Trader Joe’s to me is an hour away, I would be in big trouble if there was one closer by. 😉 I adore your tablecloth and pretty ruffled CLD placemats. They complement and frame your Spode Rosebud Chintz and Queen’s Myott Turkey plates perfectly. I am thankful and happy you could join us for some flower therapy and share blooms today! Happy Monday. ♥

  4. Shannon – this is truly a stunning arrangement, and your placemats and tablecloth make the perfect counterparts. I love dahlias, and these look beautiful mixed in with the mums and roses. But when I saw the pumpkin plate overlaying your Grandmother's Spode plate, "Oh, how pretty!" came right out of my mouth. (Good thing my husband is still sleeping!) This is all just so gracious and lovely, and so beautifully presented. You have given my day a lift !

  5. Good morning, Shannon. Your beautiful dahlias, mums, spray roses, and seeded eucalyptus placed in the vintage champagne bucket make an absolutely stunning arrangement. I am a fan of dahlias and have tried unsuccessfully to grow them. I love the French tablecloth and CLD ruffled placemats. The Spode Rosebud chintz from your beloved grandmother is the icing on the cake. The arrangement is beautiful outdoors or in your gorgeous sitting room placed on the coffee table.

    It is a pleasure to have you join us for Monday Morning Blooms and flower inspiration. Wishing you a beautiful week, sweet friend! 🧡

  6. Shannon, your centerpiece sitting in a vintage ice bucket is gorgeous. Love the combination of dahlias, roses. mums and the seeded eucalyptus. How special to have your grandmother’s Spode Rosebud China plates . They look fabulous with the CLD ruffled placemats. Such a lovely setting. Your arrangement is beautiful on your coffee table as well.

  7. Shannon, Your flower arrangement is stunning! How wonderful you found such gorgeous dahlias! I love the close-up shots of the dahlia and mum blossoms! Your spray roses, alstroemeria, and seeded eucalyptus add more pretty color and texture and are beautiful in the vintage ice bucket.
    How pretty your setting is with your lovely french linens and your favorite heirloom plates. Your arrangement is equally stunning moved inside on your sitting room coffee table.

  8. Shannon, your table setting and flowers are so beautiful! I love the French tablecloth, the CLD ruffled placemats, and everything else about your setting. Your grandmother’s plates are so lovely, I know she would be happy to see them on your gorgeous table. It’s the flowers though, that really show off your talent for creating beauty. The colors, and all the different sizes and shapes harmonize together for a spectacular centerpiece.

    Thank you so much for gracing our beloved Monday Morning Blooms with your talent, dear friend. Wishing you a blessed week! xo Lidy

  9. Shannon, what an unexpected and gorgeous color combination in your choice of floral for Thanksgiving. Yet, it's a perfect segue to the holiday welcome! Your tablescape also has surprising color combos, but so beautifully chosen and styled. I love them both. Bonus for you with how pretty that arrangement looks in your sitting room!

  10. Such a beautiful table my friend! And those dahlias in the vintage ice bucket are gorgeous! And then when added to your family room coffee table… perfection!
    The French tablecloth and ruffled placemats are a lovely touch to your grandmother’s plates and the Turkey plates add the Thanksgiving touch.
    It was so nice to see you as the special guest today!
    Take good care on this beautiful Monday!

  11. hi Shannon! Yes those dahlias are stunning! Your whole arrangement is just beautiful and I love that you used a silver champagne bucket, so pretty! Love love the colors, the rose cloth, the ruffled pink mats and the pinks, reds and purples on your plates matching the colors in your flowers. Such a beautiful outdoor setting, and I loved seeing the arrangement on your coffee table too, The turkey plates are so sweet! I hope your November is full of blessings and that you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

  12. Shirley @Housepitality Designs

    The gorgeous arrangement looks fabulous inside and out. What a beautiful array of mums. Wonderful fall color. Your table as always looks so amazing with the backdrop
    of your gardens. Have a most wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *