I just get the sense that if the Pilgrims had traded for a bottle of glitter - that this may have been more what Thanksgiving would have looked like!
Of course I take the literal impression of a pilgrim with the white and black crisp clean outfits, as we know is not really historically correct.
Alternating white and black napkins at each place setting, the are set with nice wide gold napkin rings that reminded me of the big Pilgrim buckles.
As I placed the eat, drink and be thankful dessert plates on top of the star rimmed dinner plates, I couldn't help but think that we have a lot more to thank than just our lucky stars. A lot of hard work, caring and praying goes into our days, and we are thankful for what the Good Lord has blessed us with.
A black lantern and some scattered gold pumpkins and gourds make the simple centerpiece. I only had four of the plates with the wording on them, so when I found the gold dotted dessert plates I figured they would fill in nicely for the other two place settings.
My photos are not really good enough to show the wording on the glasses but they have beautiful gold lettering expressing phrases such as Give Thanks, Joy, and Blessed. They are the perfect glasses to toast from as we gather to give thanks. The gold tipped feathers I found in Target's Christmas ornaments this year - but they just seemed to fit into my Thanksgiving better than Christmas!
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I hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving full of sparkle!
Black Placemats - Bed Bath & Beyond several years ago
Gold Chargers - Micheals several years ago
Star rimmed dinner plates - Target - many many years ago
Dessert Plates, tablecloth and all Glassware - Marshalls - some last year, some this year
White Napkins and gold napkin rings - Pier One -I believe they still carry both
Black Napkins - World Market
Gold flatware - Value City - many many years ago
Gold dipped Feathers - Target - this year's Christmas Ornaments
I will be linking up at the following parties:
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch