Turkey for Ten

Recently, I posted a Thanksgiving table: A Country Thanksgiving for Four because our “real” Thanksgiving table is usually crowded with extensions

and mismatched chairs and basically not what I would want my table to look like.

Well, to my surprise, this year we ended up with 18 guests instead of the usual 20-25 due to some cousins who had to eat at fiance’s homes and some who had to work.

While we did miss seeing some of our relatives, as a table-standpoint, it worked out just fine!

Our dining room table, aka “the adult table” was extended and comfortably set for ten. Comfortably, I say…except for the 4 ugly folding chairs we had to use! The “kids” table was in the kitchen and of course, I forgot to take a picture.

Well, it wasn’t really “set”.  First it was used for appetizers and then since things were served buffet style at the counter, the “kids” just sat where they wanted – pretty casual.

On Wednesday, Williams Sonoma was having a 15% off sale on table linens so I picked up this botanical pear one.  It ended up being a little short on the end with both extensions in, but I was happy with it.

The center has a nice design too, but I have it covered here with a cornucopia.

I didn’t have 10 of the same napkin rings, so some settings had these wood ones.

And some had these green ones which picked up the ribbon color in the cornucopia nicely. I like that word – cornucopia.  But I have to think hard every time I have to spell it!

I didn’t get too many close ups because after I lit the candles, everyone was getting antsy in the kitchen!

This plate on my sideboard sums it up. It is a great reminder and perfect since we host Thanksgiving every year.  My mom bought me the plate last year.  I am so thankful for my wonderful family and friends…and the fact that my husband helps with the dishes!

Where did you spend Thanksgiving this year?




  1. pam {simple details}
    November 26, 2011 / 12:35 pm

    Just think, next year you'll have a new addition! (the puppy) It looks beautiful and I want that tablecloth, so pretty.

  2. Martha
    November 28, 2011 / 3:21 am

    What a pretty tablecloth and what a great bargain! It is fun to host the family at Thanksgiving!

  3. Elaine
    November 28, 2011 / 5:56 am

    Your table is lovely and as folding chairs go, yours aren't too bad! The cornucopia is very pretty and I like the soft colors. ElaineCreating Wonderful Spaces

  4. Shelia
    November 28, 2011 / 11:29 am

    Even with your canceled guest you still had a table full. And your table looks so pretty! Love your cornucopia too!Thanks so much for popping in to see me.Be a sweetie,Shelia 🙂

  5. Karena
    November 28, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    Shelley your table looks beautiful and I am sure everyone loved your Thanksgiving Feast. I love that pattern on the tablecloth! Isn't William Sonoma great!xoxoKarenaArt by Karena

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