Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Thanksgiving Table..

Simple and rustic that's me!! I love the earthy colors of  this time of year.

When we downsized to a single story recently we gave up our
formal dining room and now have an open kitchen dining area.
I love it.

We sold our formal dining table and kept our family dining table for 8. It fits my simple, earthy decor perfectly.

I set the table every year with my Vintage Franciscan
Apple pattern.
I really only use it at Thanksgiving. 

All my serving pieces are in my china cabinet.

I started collecting these plates for a few years now. I have always
loved this pattern. I remember it from childhood. My neighbors had this pattern. My mother collected Fiestaware which I have as well.

All of my collection is from the 1940's when they were hand painted.  The newer Franciscan Ware
is now made in England and it isn't nearly as nice. 
You can see the vibrant colors which are nearly 70 years old now. 
There are so may pieces that were issued in this pattern. 
Desert Rose was another famous pattern.
It has taken awhile but I now have a service for 12 people
which I need for my family.


Hard to get a descent picture of this centerpiece. Created it from stuff I had around the house.
The candle in the center is hazelnut scented which adds to the earthy theme.

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  1. Oh this is such a beautiful tablescape.
    I too love earthy natural settings and your is
    so lovely. I need to follow your blog to see more lovelies.

  2. Your table is just beautiful and I love your china. My mother used to have that pattern.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Gorgeous tablescape! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. What a pretty table! I love your Franciscan dishes. They are so vibrant and perfect for Fall. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  5. Hi Susie!

    Thanks for visiting me today!

    I love your table and I especially adore that china cabinet with all your pretty tea china - whoo hoo my favorite!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving - so sorry you were hacked.

  6. Lovely! I hate the fact that Franciscan "sold out" - it looks so different. My mother had Desert Rose. I like your Apple pattern, too.

  7. Beautiful...like you, simple and rustic is so much more me than fussy and elegant! What a great pattern to use for this time of year...I have the old Desert Rose.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, Susie.

  8. I love your Franciscan Apple plates! They are so perfect for this time of year. (I have the Rose plates.)

  9. I just love your dishes. They are perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Susie, your dishes are wonderful. Perfect for your Thanksgiving table. I have a friend who collects Desert Rose. Whenever I see a piece I pick it up for her. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.