Gathering Around the Thanksgiving Table

Good morning, dear friends! Today, I am so excited to be joining my talented blogging friends to bring you our Thanksgiving tables. This fun event is being hosted by my sweet friend, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. You will find links to the tables at the end of this post.


This morning, I want to invite you into my home to gather around my Thanksgiving table for some friendly conversation and delicious turkey and dressing with all the trimmings including pumpkin pie. So come on in and take a seat! My friends are always welcome!



The table is set with my two favorite china patterns….Spode Blue Italian and my Great Grandmother’s Limoges wedding china. I love the way the two mix beautifully together. The crystal is Mikasa Golden Tiara, and the flatware is Michelangelo by Oneida. Both the crystal and flatware were from my bridal registry some twenty-five years ago.


The centerpiece was very simple to compose. My Japanese maple tree was in dire need of a little trimming. The branches seem to fit perfectly into the Spode Blue Italian vase.  A runner of the remaining cut branches, anchored by lace, is strewn across the middle of the table for an extra pop of texture and color. I adore the bright red autumn color that the leaves provide.




A collection of blue and white candle holders flank the centerpiece.





My sweet friends, I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posts. Your visits and encouraging words inspire me more than you will ever know. The thoughtful comments you leave behind touch my heart and make me smile. It is my wish that you have a most blessed and happy Thanksgiving.  Take care, and may you be blessed this Thanksgiving holiday.

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  1. Shannon, you’ve set another gorgeous and inviting table! I love how your Spode China works with your grandmother’s Limoges. What a wonderful way to include her memory in your Thanksgiving. The centerpiece using your Japanese maple is perfect! Happy Thanksgiving!,

  2. Shannon, what a stunning Thanksgiving Table. The Spode marries beautifully with your treasured Limoges. The centerpiece of Japanese maple branches and blue and white candle stands are a perfect finish to your table. Pumpkin pie sounds so delicious this morning. It is always a treat to sit at your table. Wishing you and your family a most blessed Thanksgiving sweet friend!

  3. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    What a beautiful Thanksgiving table!

  4. Shannon, such a beautiful Thanksgiving Table. I do love your Spode and it is so pretty with the Limoges. It would be an honor to be seated at your table. A memory not to be forgotten.
    Many blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving.

  5. So beautiful, Shannon, as I mentioned in my post with your link following mine! Your traditional blue & white looks stunning on the table with the maple branches. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  6. Oh Shannon, swoon!!! It is beautiful! And the china, how incredibly special. I love how you can always adapt your favorite blue and white in creative ways to go with any holiday, and the red maple leaves couldn’t be more spectacular, it’s all so lovely! I do hope your Thanksgiving is full of blessings!

  7. Your Thanksgiving tablescape is so beautiful Shannon! I love all the blue and white and how you’ve used the fall foliage too. You always have a way of making traditional style feel fresh and this tablescape is no exception. Every detail is really pretty. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving, CoCo

  8. Shannon, Love your gorgeous table setting with the pretty blue and white dishes and gold touches. How wonderful to have such pretty leaves in your yard to be able to pick; they create a stunning centerpiece!

  9. I’m certainly glad I’m always welcome because that’s a magnificently beautiful table where I’d love to sit! The entire table is so pretty. Hope you have a meaningful Thanksgiving Shannon.

  10. Your table is beautiful, Shannon. Spode Blue Italian is one of my favorite china patterns. Japanese maple makes a pretty centerpiece that looks great with your blue and white dishes.

  11. Your Japanese maple looks lovely in the blue and white vase! Love the blue and gold dishes together, too!

  12. Your dining room is gorgeous and your table setting is stunning and so elegant. What a beautiful way to entertain your guests and family.

  13. Your entire dining room is so elegant and festive. I love your upholstered chairs at the ends of your dining room table. And your breakfront is stunning with all your blue and white.
    The table looks beautiful with pretty maple leaves in a lovely Spode vase flanked by pretty candlesticks.
    Thank you for telling me about your friend fixing the issue with commenting. It would be great to share that as I know of several that have had the same issue.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  14. Shannon, your Japanese maple trimmings really set off your pretty blue and white dishes–that is my kind of centerpiece! Happy almost Thanksgiving! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  15. How elegant and beautiful, Shannon! And you know I am loving all that blue and white! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  16. What gorgeous leaves! They truly make a lovely table.

  17. Your table is so beautiful and elegant! I love the Spode Blue Italian with the silver chargers! I also love your blue and white candlesticks! Have a lovely Thanksgiving

  18. Shannon, what a gorgeous tablescape! I love the blue and burgundy color palette. And what a great idea to use the Japanese maple branches. I have two in the front landscape and it never occured to me before — although my husband would probably get pretty anxious if I headed out there with clippers LOL! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving.

  19. Wow, your table is amazing! I’ve been looking for blue candlesticks, yours blue and brass are so pretty. Everything is perfect for a meal shared with loved ones.I’m happy to be hopping along with you, pinned. Hugs!

  20. Shannon, you have styled such a beautiful table! The Japanese maple leave are the perfect color and look like they match your chairs at the head and foot of your table. Your table is so elegant and special, a wonderful welcoming table for any guests, family or friends or both! Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Shannon, the red maple leaves compliment your blue and white tablescape perfectly. Bring the outdoors in is such a lovely alternative to flowers. Love it! Pinning!

  22. Shannon, what a stunning tablescape! Wow, your great grandmother’s china?! What a treasure that is. I love how it blends seamlessly with your other china. The blue and white against that vibrant red from your maple tree really makes it such a warm and inviting atmosphere. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  23. Your dining room is so gorgeous. It’s cozy and warm and perfect for fall. Love the leaves instead of flowers for the centerpiece!

  24. Shannon your Thanksgiving table is elgant. Your guest will be stunned when they come to your table. Very pretty. Happy Thanksgiving.

  25. Shannon your dining room is stunning for Thanksgiving! I love the use if red maple cuttings mixed with all the beautiful blue and white dishes. The candlesticks are gorgeous as are all the dishes. Everything looks perfect and elegant for a holiday feast!

    Thank you so much for joining the hop. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  26. I love the mix of your two special china patterns and the gold charger! It’s so beautiful! So are your goblets! I love the Japanese maple leaves! What a perfect centerpiece!!! Happy Thanksgiving friend!

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