after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

we gather together...

When I was a little girl, my favorite church hymn was "We Gather Together". There is some distant memory of standing with my family, next to my father, singing that song. Gathering the people I love around our table is one of the happiest things that I can do. This year has been difficult in many ways but oh, we have so much for which to be thankful.
Our celebration for Thanksgiving will be a little small this year but we have some big birthdays to celebrate a week later.
For those interested in the table, I was surprised to find myself putting my brown plates on a turquoise tablecloth. We had a big soup party last week. I used my turquoise cloths with pumpkins and bittersweet. I just couldn't get beyond how much I liked the turquoise and orange together.
This is just the kind of table I like, mixing styles and elements. I always like having some nature on my table. This time, pumpkins and bittersweet. We don't have bittersweet in the desert but etsy does.

I like having the linen tablecloth rumpled but mixing it with the Delamere china. I have used a haphazard collection of vintage silverplate flatware.
When I saw these "Gather Together" plates at West Elm, I could not resist. They brought back such wonderful memories. Shanna Murray, I am a fan.
The weather tomorrow is supposed to be perfect. There is nothing I like more than enjoying our Thanksgiving dinner outside.

I can't wait for a taste of the stuffing. We may have to get a fire started in the fire pit by dessert time.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I will be counting my many blessings and be grateful.

Joining Kathleen at "let's dish" and Susan at "between naps on the porch" for more holiday table inspiration.


AFishGirl said...

Adore this, Barbara. Your love of gathering shines so brightly. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
oxoxox Pam

Barbara said...

Oh so pretty, love the color combo, table setting looks perfect. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...that color combo is wonderful, Barbara. You should join Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen tonight.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Kathleen said...

Hello Barbara! I am glad Marigene invited you to Let's Dish. I know I have been to your blog as I am already a follower and I recognized the name of your blog!
I love your table, how wonderful it would be to celebrate outside! Weather here in NY isn't warm enough for that.
The colors you chose are great and wow on those plates!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, come anytime you have a table to share!

janel said...

What a treat for you to share your Thanksgiving table and art with us. It is just beautiful. How fun to be able to have your dinner outside, I love it. Happy Thanksgiving.
I too have many wonderful memories of singing that hymn myself.

Lynn said...

gorgeous table, your table reminds me of a friend back home her holidays feasting tables look this beautiful too. Happy Thanksgiving, celebrating outside is a real treat.

Tricia said...

Absolutely stunning, Barbara! The turquoise is unexpected, but perfect with the orange accents. And how fun to dine outdoors!

a quiet life said...

Good to see you posting again, I love your table, I am always smitten with turquoise. Your dishes are unique and make for a striking table, who doesn't love your color combos. Wishing you a very happy thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

I love the color combination you came up with! So pretty, and to be set outside is even more lovely! Stopping by from Let's Dish

Miss Mindy said...

I agree, I love the turquoise with the orange and browns, great job on this beautiful table!

Miss Mindy
The Howell Blessings

Dotti said...

I'm so happy to see you here today, Barbara! Your table is beyond awesome {as our friend Kim would say} and I'm envious that you get to celebrate your Thanksgiving meal outdoors! We'll be joining my daughter and her family in their new home and they're excited about their first Thanksgiving there. And now I'll be humming 'We Gather Together' all day long! The very happiest Thanksgiving to you, my friend ... and to good health. :-D

Cathy H. said...

This is so lovely! The colors are wonderful together. Happy Gathering!

Rosie M. said...

Absolutely fabulous table setting. I love your choice of colors and your accent plates are awesome. Just lovely! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Maria C said...

I am also loving your turquoise and bittersweet combination! Boy, does it ever work! Your Delamere is beautiful (I have some myself) and I never get tired of seeing it, especially at Thanksgiving! Setting your table outdoors is such a delightful bonus! Now I'm off to YouTube to hear "We Gather Together." I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Day.