Sometimes life gets in the way, but I don’t mind. My daughter was in her first high school play, and it was a joy to see her on stage. It’s so exciting seeing teenagers find their passion, and I think music and theatre will be hers. But back to MY passion, and today it is a Thanksgiving table on my back porch. The sun was setting, so it cast a golden light over everything. I did not color correct this photo so you could see the gold color. (The other photos have been corrected.)
Here are the trees in the background. A few of the trees have dropped their leaves, but this is Texas, and it’s still warm.
I folded the napkins like accordions and placed them in Ikea glasses.
The teapot is a Fitz and Floyd Fall harvest teapot, that I have had for several years. There used to be a Fitz and Floyd outlet in the Dallas area, and I bought many things there over the years.
The tablecloth is French.
Instead of using flowers, I used antlers found at the ranch.
We found these antlers all over the pastures. I have to grab them before our collie finds them, since she thinks they are great for chewing.
The votive holders are actually hand-made drinking glasses made in Mexico. I thought they had such wonderful character, that I bought them for use with candles.
Here’s a serving bowl that goes with the dishes.
I love using silver, and this pattern is called DeSoto. I found it on eBay for a fabulous price.
The lavender charger plates were made in Portugal.
Here are the carrot sugar and the eggplant creamer.
I actually have a lot more dishes that go with these, but they wouldn’t fit on my little table. Here is a photo of some of my other veggies.
And as I think of Thanksgiving, I am so thankful for everything good in my life. I know we are very blessed to have the ranch, but even more blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. I think of what makes me happy, and it comes down often a simple meal, with my friends and family seated around the table on my back porch, delicious food, sparkling candlelight, a stunning sunset, and lively conversation. That is my idea of a perfect evening.
Happy Thanksgiving!! I am so thankful that you have come for a visit. I truly appreciate you so much.