Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving it's just the four of us. Only 2 of our kids are able to be here. Even so I still like to make the table look pretty and festive. I polished the silver plate serving dishes. Polished the brass candlesticks Got out the crystal.Starched and ironed the napkins. I found these at a garage sale and they had our initial on them! I set the table with the good china that belonged to my mom. Picked some berries and holly for the center of the table.Lit the candles. And everything sparkles!Tomorrow there will be turkey and all the trimmings. We have so much to be thankful for.

Rhondi xo


  1. Rhondi, your table looks beautiful. You did a really great job. It's very elegant. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Hello Rhondi!

    Your Thanksgiving table is stunningly beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving dear.


  3.'re table is stunning! You are definitely ready for a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Hope you don't mind but I added a link to your blog onto my Tablescape Tuesday post that is still up on my blog today. Gotta share this beautiful table! :-) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Susan

  4. The table looks divine
    and with a festive meal
    and loved will be
    even better

  5. Oh Rhondi, your table just looks beautiful..... the silver is amazing.... I love the doors on your hutch... I have never noticed them before....We are just having 6 for dinner..... but it will be nice.... blessing my friend
    Big hugs

  6. Hi Rhondi, your table is so lovely. I am so into a beautiful table no matter how many will be coming for dinner. It makes the meal so much more enjoyable. Festive and gorgeous hardly describes this work of art. Nice job.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my post today. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.


    PS. I will not be doing Thankful Thursday this week. I think the day speaks for itself. smile.

  7. Oh, Rhondi, your table is beautiful too. Love all your silver pieces, crystal & those dishes are gorgeous. Hope YOU and yours have a wonderful day too. xoxo

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Rhondi, your table is so beautiful! I am so pleased to have met you through your blog. You are a blessing:>)

  9. oh Rhondi!
    What a beautiful Thanksgiving you are going to have! I am not having quite as fancy of an affair as you, but the sentiments are the same! Blessings, thanksgiving and love are the topic of the day!
    Be happy and blessed dear Rhondi!
    xxxooo Ruth
    The Lord has blessed us real good!

  10. Beautiful table Rhondi!!
    You and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  11. Rhondi,
    Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving wish...I wish the same for you and your family...

    I use my Mother's china also...we will have 21 to eat with us...usually we have about 20....

    God Bless...Betty

  12. What a beautiful table, Rhondi. It doesn't matter how few or how many there are at your table - it's the spirit of Thankfullness that you have in abundance - that's what counts!

  13. You're tablescape is fantastic. So elegant!
    Your garage sale napkins were quite a find. What luck that was!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

  14. Rhondi,
    Your table is so pretty! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Hi Rhondi,
    It's been a while since I came by for a visit, for some reason your blog was missing from my AOL favorites list. Now I've got you on my blog list.
    Your Thanksgiving table looks so elegant! I see you bought the adorable plates I saw at Dollar Tree the other day. I didn't buy any but plan to go by & buy some if they're not all sold out.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

  16. Oh Rhondi,
    What a lovely table that you have set for your family. So pretty and inviting.

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Love & Prayers,

  17. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Enjoy your special day!

  18. Lovely, Rhondi! Thank you for sharing. I spy some brass candlesticks that could be twins of mine, and oh, how I love your monogrammed linens. GORGEOUS! The silver and crystal look all sparkly and pretty, too!

    See you tomorrow!



  19. Hi Rhondi, Thanks so much for visiting me tonight! It was nice catching up with you.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Hugs, Pat

  20. Your table is sooo beautiful. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't you just love this time of the year?


  21. Hi Rhondi!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
    Blessing to you!!!
    Your table looks beautiful:)


  22. The table looks great ! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  23. Hi Rhondi,
    Just wanted tell you and your family Happy Thanksgiving and may you all have a Blessed Day. I'll be up late cooking and on the road tomorrow.
    Your table setting is gorgeous and I love all of your treasures you found with cherry's. My kind of shopping.

  24. Hi Rhondi,
    Your table is lovely and so well pulled together. So nice to see you and thank you for stopping by.
    Have a wonderful day tomorrow and Happy Thanksgiving.
    la rea rose

  25. Happy Thanksgiving, Rhondi - I loved seeing your gorgeous table. Everything is so beautiful and festive. We are going to have a bit of a change this year. No men! My sweetheart is still elk hunting on the opposite side of the state, our son is winging his way to Cambodia as I write this, our son-in-law can't be here either. So it will be my dear mother, our daughter, our daugther-in-law, four grandsons, one granddaughter (one is out of town) and me. Just the girls and kids! We should have a lot of fun. I'm keeping things real simple and changing from linen tablecloth and napkins to things a bit more kid friendly but festive and in keeping with the season.

    When I count my blessings, you are on the list!

  26. Hi Rhondi..thanks for visiting my blog.
    Your photos are stunning!
    Hope you have a wonderful time.

  27. Oh it all looks so pretty. I hope you have a lovely day.

  28. Love it! Coming back to visit your blog again...Beautiful table..Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

  29. Happy Thanksgiving Rhondi! Your table looks beautiful! I'm sure you had a wonderful time. We had a small group this year also. It's definitely the quality - not the quantity!!! Happy Day to You!!

  30. Hey Rhondi,
    I guess you know I am from the south. (Hey!) I think we are actually neighbors.
    Love the red wall in the dining room! Really want to paint mine soon. Love the candles too!
    My family has a tradition of eating with candles and nice dishes at Thanksgiving too. Would you believe I have been married 27 years and never have had china?
    Happpy Thanksgiving!
    Brenda(sister friend)

  31. So beautiful. We set the table the night before. But mine is not as beautiful as yours. Lovely, people don't set formal tables enough, don't you think.

  32. Brenda
    If you think we are neighbors, please eamil me so we can connect!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  33. Oh my goodness, you had a beautifully set Thanksgiving table! I'm sure you had a wonderful time.


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