Gathering with Friends for a Beautiful Thanksgiving

Welcome to the 687th Tablescape Thursday!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I’m blessed this Thanksgiving to be surrounded by friends in this beautiful setting.


My friend, Teresa, put together a beautiful table for this year’s Thanksgiving celebration. Her hubby, Frank, is in charge of the turkey and it’s been brining away all day today in a special mixture he prepared. I’m looking forward to the feast he and Teresa are preparing!


After seeing Teresa’s beautiful gold flatware today, I’ve decided I need to add gold flatware to my tablescape “wish list.” I love how it looks with her beautiful monogrammed, gold-rimmed china.


Teresa created this beautiful centerpiece with pretty decorative pieces she already had around the house. Those are always the best centerpieces!


Frank contributed with fresh magnolia cuttings from the garden. I love the size of the magnolia leaves from their magnolia tree–they are the perfect size to use in a centerpiece!


I hope you have a relaxing Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and/or family. I will be thinking about you today and how thankful I am for all the lovely comments and emails I am blessed to receive each day. Thank you for your kindness, friendship, and love! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!


To see more of Teresa’s beautiful dining room and another wonderful table setting she created for a Thanksgiving past, check out this previous post: Thanksgiving Table Setting.

Thanksgiving Table Setting, 2019


Looking forward to all the wonderful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. franki Parde says

    Turkey is thawed, cranberries are popping…here we go!! HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Your friends have you well taken care of!! franki

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Your blog has inspired me for years and I look forward to more inspiring ideas in the coming years. Enjoy this holiday with friends and family At 78 years old I am still hosting Thanksgiving for family and friends This year after the past 18 months of the
    pandemic we will cherish our time together, enjoy good food, and hopefully any beauty I have created at home on tips and ideas from your blog and those of your followers.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan. I love Teresa’s estate sale monogrammed china!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you, and may it be a wonderful one surrounded by love. A big thank you to you, Susan, for the years of inspiration and beauty you have shared with all of us.

  5. Beautiful, cozy table Teresa! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!
    (is this the same Teresa of white-pants-on-camel-ride fame?)

  6. I’m thankful for you Susan. May God bless you this Thanksgiving!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan! And have a wonderful holiday weekend. I am so thankful to have your blog to read and enjoy!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving ! I learn so much from your blog…and you are the reason I started my own – so I could share on Tablescape Thursday. So thank you – and have a fabulous holiday!

  9. Love Teresa and Frank’s table setting, so pretty and inviting! Glad you are enjoying the holiday with good friends Susan!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone!!! Hugs, Brenda

  10. Happy Thanksgiving Susan! Your blog is my favorite!

  11. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  12. Cyndi Raines says

    Playing catch up! I am sure you had an awesome visit and dinner at Theresa’s. Her tablescape and home are absolutely lovely. Thankful for you Susan! Happy holidays!

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