A Grateful Thanksgiving Table

Good morning, dear friends! Thanksgiving is upon us, and I can hardly wait. I am busy this morning baking apple cakes and making other items to take to my Thanksgiving gatherings.  On this Thanksgiving Eve, a sweet blogging friend Katherine, at Katherine’s Corner, is hosting a gathering of grateful tables. A list of the other participants and their links is posted below.

This year I have a lot to be thankful for. I now live much closer to all of my family and have the opportunity to see them on a frequent basis.  I am very fortunate to be able to attend two dinners on Thanksgiving day….lunch at my parent’s house and dinner at my in-law’s house.

Since I am not hosting this year, I thought I would revisit last year’s Thanksgiving table. It is a little bittersweet looking back through the photographs taken at my previous home.  Although I am beyond ecstatic to be closer to my family, I loved my previous house so much. The memories created there will always have a special place in my heart, and I look forward to the new memories that I will create in my new home.

Last year’s blue and white table theme was created using items that I already had on hand.

A cream lace tablecloth was used as the underpinning, and Blue Italian Spode china mixed with Limoges china made up each placesetting.

Blue ginger jars were placed throughout the table to reinforce the blue and white theme.

A sweet little pumpkin was placed at each setting.



I am so thankful for my sweet readers. You will never know what your visits mean to me. It is my wish that each of you have a wonderful. happy, and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.



Give Thanks Tablescape Blog Tour

Katherines Corner

Blue Willow House

Calypso In The Country

Debbie This and That

Cozi Nest


Nancy Fashion and Style

French Ethereal

The Bespoke Lifestyle

Christines Home and Travel Adventures

Gwin Gal’s Inside and Out Adventures

Belle Blue Interiors

Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Venice Beach QT Pie


  1. Shannon, I always love it when you use blue in your tablescapes! This is so elegant. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. It’s beautiful, Shannon. Sweet memories and more to come as you set new traditions in your new home. I pray you come to love it as much as your former home!

  3. What a beautiful table! Elegant without being stuffy or “don’t touch!”. I pinned a couple of shots to my Table Settings board. I am so happy to see bloggers recognize Thanksgiving instead of the headlong rush into Christmas.

  4. I always enjoy your beautiful tables Shannon…may you treasure your memories and the new memories you will create in your new home….Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  5. SHannon its gorgeous. You know how much I love the blue and white ginger jars. Such a great addition. Thank you so much for being part of my tour. Big Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving ( Pinned!)

  6. So much to be thankful for… I love all your blue and white! Such a beautiful table!
    Happy Thanksgiving! – Shelley

  7. I love your dishes. Especially the bowls with the sweet double handles! And by this time next year the new memories and traditions will have begun to pile up and you’ll soon be decorating your own tablescape again.
    🙂 gwingal

  8. Your table looks fantastic! I love the color combo! Happy Thanksgiving, Shannon!….Christine

  9. your table is beautiful. I love the blue and white with the orange pumpkins. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Shannon, your tables are always beautiful! Enjoy making new memories, but keep your old ones close to your heart. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend!

  11. Shannon, I so feel your homesickness for a previous house. We have moved 13 times in 37 years with the longest being 7 years. That is my favorite house for the memories created there. We are soul sisters! Your table is gorgeous! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving

  12. Your Thanksgiving table is lovely. I love your blue and white Spode. All the elements you used in your tablescape worked cohesively together. Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday.

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