Thanksgiving at the Junction

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The 2011 Thanksgiving at the Junction

Thanksgiving marks my one year blogger-versary!
When I began this creative journey I was so happy to have found a community of those who find joy in collecting and creating beautiful settings for all the special occasions we are so blessed to celebrate. I quickly found that it was more then a solitary documentation of my events when I began to make a circle of sweet, supportive 'cyber-friends'. Thank you all for you kind comments, the funny stories you share on your blogs and for your continued support of my creative endeavors.
Welcome my cyber-friends to the second annual
Thanksgiving at the Junction!

A more monochromatic color scheme this year
was inspired by the WS individual transferware
soup tureens purchased at the end of season last year

I added the solid brown salad plate atop the
Queens Myot Thanksgiving 
dinner plate framed by my favorite white chargers

A closeup of the pattern play

Each place setting rests on
 a burlap textured tablecloth
and simple brown placement

The textural theme was accented by these overscale
basket weave pumpkins found at Target

Keeping in mind the large scale centerpiece
 I accentuated its size by adding
 lamp shades to the battery candles

This tablescape did not lend itself to crystal
glassware, but these brown hued wine glasses found at the dollar store were perfect!

Target also had the perfect napkin rings for this
natural theme -
they look as if they were carved from wood!

Every year it seems as though Williams-Sonoma
has a piece I just can't live without.
This year was no exception.
My DH bought this as a surprise for me!
Yes, he's a keeper!

Extra plates on the server are complimented
by another 'floral'
with neutral and natural accents

Another service area in the dining room
holds the WS soup tureen
draped with seasonal florals

Thanks for taking time to drop by today.
To all of my 'cyber-friends'
All of my Fabulous Followers
Everyone of my super supporters
and the hosts of the blog parties I post to
Thank You!

I'm sure there are many others out there sharing their beautiful
ideas on decorating for the season
Click on the link to the right to see what they're up to -

This week I am joining
Seasonal Sundays
Tablescape Thursday

Wishing you many blessings of Thanksgiving


  1. Your table is stunning. I love the natural textures and colors. The little tureens are beautiful and using a lamp shade on the candles is such a creative and fabulous idea. Everything is so pretty. I hope you will also link this to Table Top Tuesday. The link will be up tomorrow night. Hugs, Marty

  2. WOW! This is of the prettiest tables I have seen. The little mini tureens are lovely. Love the centerpiece, especially the shaded candles.
    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving...

  3. Thanksgiving is such a special holiday in the US, I really enjoy seeing how you all decorate your tables and homes during this season.

  4. I found you through Seasonal Sundays, and I see that I have a lot of catching up to do on your beautiful blog! I also love your blog design. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  5. Your table looks very classic. Very nice. Pat

  6. What a wonderful table. Love the mini tureens. How neat to have those as part of your collection. I saw those rattan pumpkins at Target and thought how neat they were. Great to see them as part of your table.

    Happy blog-a-versary.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Beautiful SO sorry I missed this. I love those tureens, I got them at the outlet too
    The pumpkins are are great.
    Such a wonderful color scheme.