For our first Thanksgiving in our new home, I chose Johnson Brothers Windsorware plates in the Harvest pattern.
This pattern is one of Johnson Brothers' most sought after and hard to find patterns.
I scored the first 8 of these plates 20 years ago in an antique store and 10 more at an estate sale a few years ago.
They go great with the leopard cowhide rug that has been living on the dining table for months.
I added tartan plaid placemats and matching napkins. then layered bone handled flatware and apple green chargers.
The amethyst glasses pick up the purple grapes in the plate and my "A" wine glasses found at a garage sale for $1 each--thanks to my friend Jane--are my choice for the table.
Here is the dining room ready for tomorrow.
It's a small gathering of only 8 this year.
Looking through to the living room.
And looking through the door to the kitchen.
This room is the center of the house.
I used good ole grocery store flowers in a pewter vase for the centerpiece.
Setting the table this morning was so relaxing, almost meditative.
I realized just how much I miss creating and playing with dishes.
I had no idea what I was going to do.
Only that I would use the Harvest plates and keep the leopard rug on the table.
Everything else just happened as I played with what was available, discovering flatware, glasses and napkins that has been packed away for two years.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Dinner plates: Vintage Johnson Brothers
Flatware: Restoration Hardware
Amethyst glasses: vintage Fostoria
Monogrammed glasses: vintage
Pewter vase: Pottery Barn
Cowhide rug: Sunland Home Decor
Placemats and napkins: American Living Home by JC Penney
Linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.