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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner

Time to set the table.
 This year we'll be using my vintage Franciscan Apple dishes - an anniversary gift in September from Don, for our 52nd anniversary.

 Crystal apple bowls complete the setting.
 Shiny silver serving spoons - see previous post for how to get your silver back to sparkling without the hours of polishing.

 A lovely apple teapot - from my collection - goes perfectly with the Franciscan Apple dishes
And crystal apple serving dishes.
 And some helpers to get the table ready - Sally Jo is arranging the silverware
 Abby likes to help with getting things in just the right order
Kyla and Poppy share their chores
 Donnie - don't sit on the plates!!!
 But the girls were standing on the table!
I'm ready for some Thanksgiving food

 Setting up for the dessert buffet - plans are afoot for pumpkin custard, cranberry nut bread, pecan tarts and sugar cookies.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?

And now, back to preparations, next is baking the pecan tarts and frosting the cookies.
Happy Thanksgiving from all the gang - and the little plate sitter.


Tom said...

JoAnn, you sure know how to set a table! What a wonderful collection of dishes you have. Thanks for taking time out from preparing for Thanksgiving to stop back, I hope to see you back again.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Are those crystal apple bowls Mikasa? I bought that style from them about 20 years ago as a gift for a friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

Delightful! Love your table settings and all the food sounds awesome. Some lucky guests will have a good time I know - and will hopefully help you with all the kitchen work afterwards!

Love at Thanksgiving coming your way.
Mary x

Powell River Books said...

I knew you would have a fancy table with all your pretties. When I was a kid my best friend's mother had that same pattern. Brings back memories. - Margy

Lorrie said...

Your table setting is very pretty with the apple theme. That Donny! Those girls! I wonder if they will help clean up after that delicious meal!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

the table looks splendid! Have a lovely day. Blessings. xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty tablescape. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Sandra said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Your table looks great and the dolls are all dressed to enjoy. Hope you have the most perfect day.

J said...

Everything is so "homey" and pretty! I just know you had a wonderful day! Happy Thanksgiving, JoAnn!

Rose said...

You sure set a beautiful table!

Small City Scenes said...

You sure set a complete table. Wonderful!
I have a set of very old Franciscan Apple pattern. My MIL gave it to me about 40 yrs ago. she got it from a friend who had gotten it new way way back. I used it as everyday for years---through kids and all. By the time I realized they were collector items they were very used. I still have them but put away. We all enjoyed them at one time.
Yours are beautiful.

Carla said...

Very pretty table setting.