Behind the Lace Curtains-Tuesday Table Setting No. 18, Thanksgiving 2015

We opted not to host Thanksgiving dinner in 2014 because we had another cat, Pippie, who was dying of cancer.  I didn’t want to stress her out because she was sick.  We had “Thanksgiving dinner” for my birthday in 2015 instead.

For Thanksgiving 2015, we opted for a quiet affair with just the two of us.  I chose a pretty rust colored tablecloth and matching napkins I purchased from Kmart, and the Official Thanksgiving China of The Sisters-Homer Laughlin’s Golden Wheat (various sources).  Doesn’t that rust color just make the wheat pattern pop?  I thought so, too.  Since it was just the two of us, I used my beloved Waterford Crystal in the Thanksgiving/Harvest pattern (Cash’s of Ireland).  Great Grandma’s Coronation flatware by Oneida was pressed into service, and the centerpiece was simple-my Belleek Sheaf of Wheat vase made in Ireland (QVC) flanked by two white pumpkin candle holders by Slatkin & Co. (thrift store find).  It was a nice, sweet, wonderful Thanksgiving day!

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