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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Table for One-Pondering Thanksgiving

Hi everyone-Happy Tablescape Thursday! Today I set a table to help me get in the mood to create my lists and decide exactly what I want to do for Thanksgiving. I've mentioned my infatuation with Johnson Bros a few times, I love this plate!
Autumn Monarch

This year my Thanksgiving dinner mantra is "controlled abundance".
I'm going to try to have a variety of festive sides, but not go too crazy. A list should help!
We'll see how that plays out.
Have a happy day:@)


Today I'm thankful for the everyday things we take for granted until we don't have them.
The best example, a day without electricity!

51 comments:

  1. I too love Johnson Bros. and Autumn Monarch. Funny thing is, not buying Autumn Monarch has been part of my controlled abundance! LOL!

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. I love combining the red with the turkey. That plate is just wonderful.

    This Christmas I am trying to do the same thing, really staying away from a lot of the stores that are my weakness - just picking up more decor that I don't need and haven't a place to put it. I am right in the middle of organizing that storage and it does help!

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  3. Your table setting just lovely. I'm also a fan of Johnson Bros. I have a set of the brown transferware. Controlled Abundance--I'm going to have to remember that one.
    ann

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  4. Your turkey plate is fantastic. I love it!

    I have the abundance part down pretty well; it's the control I need help with! Hahahaha!

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  5. I like that! "Controlled Abundance". I think I'll start some list making and follow your lead.

    And I like that Turkey plate with the red accent dishes. I don't have a single plate with a turkey on it.

    Um, yet...........

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  6. Darling turkey dish, Lynn. No matter what you do for Thanksgiving, I know I will like it. Sides are the best part anyway, and too much is too much. I am going to keep our Thanksgiving celebration simple. We may even go out, although the thought of that is ugh. All of our kids are going to their in-laws and we are planning to eat turkey on top of packing boxes!!!

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  7. Controlled abundance...I hear ya!! I love Johnson Brothers, too and have some bits and pieces. The turkey plates will be perfect and I think they look good with red.

    You are ahead of the game, I don't even know who is coming for dinner [besides Mr. Turkey!}.

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. How cozy, love the red with the turkey.

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  9. Lynn,
    Controlled abundance is a wonderful concept! We are cutting back this year on the holiday foods. I think I just want creamed onions and cranberry sauce. Maybe a little stuffing....

    Love the Johnson Brothers china.

    Carol

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  10. Beautiful setting! I cut back on side dishes last year, and it still felt perfectly Thanksgiving-y. I'm not much of a list maker, but I can appreciate that it can be a very good idea! When I do "to do" lists, I always go back and add things I forgot to put on the list ... that I've done -- just so I can cross them off the list! ;)

    Have a great rest of the week!
    -bill

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  11. I love that plate too. I think that is the same pattern I just bought at TJ Maxx. They are beautiful.
    Sherry

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  12. You will truly have lovely Thanksgiving table if you use this setting. Very pretty and all your guest will be in awe.

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  13. So pretty and so festive, Lynne!...Christine

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  14. What a wonderful plate! I think some inspiration for a list is a great idea. I am smiling at "controlled abundance". I think I could interpret that a lot of different ways.

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  15. Beautiful plates! I like the idea of "controlled abundance". We are joining a group of friends for Thanksgiving. My charge is to bring pies. Pumpkin, pecan, and perhaps one other. ;-)

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  16. I love your red chargers,cups and saucers!!! Those would make a lovely table. We are going to my sister in laws but I still have to cook a turkey here!

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  17. We have such a tradition at Thanksgiving, that I never have to wonder what I will be having. We pretty much have the same each year..my kids are as bad as the young grands when it comes to having just that certain thing they look forward to all year. :)
    I fix the turkey/dressing/and trimmings/desserts, hot rolls and etc....
    the girls bring the veggies, drinks and dips.
    Gosh, I am making my silly self hungry..:)
    Your dishes are beautiful.
    xo bj

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  18. I've always loved that turkey plate. It looks great paired with red too.

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  19. All of the Johnson Bros china makes me happy. I especially love your turkey plates. The complete table setting is so pretty and I wish I could come up with such a nice setting.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. I love the Johnson Bros plates, and have always admired them. I love how it looks with the red charger.

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  21. Love your Turkey plates! I got some last year because I'd been admiring them on so many table. Controlled Abundance -- I'll have to remember that!

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  22. I may try the controlled abundance idea here this year, but if the crowd riots I'll send them to you! The red looks great with the turkey dish! Linda

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  23. "Controlled Abundance"...I need to practice that! Love your Autumn Monarch :-)

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  24. I have Autumn Monarch salad plates and love the pattern. Your controlled abundance is gorgeous!

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  25. Your turkey plates and the red go great together!! I'll bet you won't cut back too much...it's too hard to choose what NOT to do!!

    Good luck. The table looks like it's settled.

    Tess

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  26. What a beautiful setting for one! The plate is so pretty with the red!

    I love the "controlled abundance!" LOL!

    Katherine

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  27. I think that is a perfect tablecape for one, beginning with the Johnson Bros. china! Love that pattern! And I also like it paired with the other dishes you have there. Controlled abundance sounds perfect to me, too!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  28. We gave up the Thanksgiving extravaganza several years ago, too. It's so nice to have a meal that doesn't necessitate prescriptions for clogged arteries. Your Johnson Brothers is gorgeous...Thank you for sharing your charming design and your welcome perspective on the holiday. Cherry Kay

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  29. All the dishes are wonderful. Of course that turkey plate is just beautiful!

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  30. I aspire to controlled abundance, but usually end up with pure insanity, list or no list.

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  31. Looks so beautiful! I want to come to your house!!

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  32. Hi Lynn...

    Ohh yes...this Autumn Monarch plate is gorgeous and sooo perfect for Thanksgiving! It looks gorgeous paired with the ruby glassware...soo pretty, my friend! I'm not sure what I will be doing for Thanksgiving yet...guess I better get a move on it! I think it will just be honey and me...so I'm not to worried! Hehe!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us today...what a treat!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  33. Love it! I think the Autumn Monarch is beautiful! The red is perfect with it!

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  34. Hi Lynne,

    I would love to grab & run your cup set. Absolutely, pretty.

    Happy TS…

    Greeting from a freezing Stockholm.
    /chie

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  35. I love those Johnson Brothers plates! I am also pondering Thanksgiving tablescapes! We have finally reduced the dinner to a list of "must-haves" and that helps a lot! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  36. Love your garnet glassware. I am beginning to collect it when I see a piece while out thrifting. I only have a hodgepodge of pieces, but they are beautiful.

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  37. Oh, that ruby glassware looks wonderful with the Autumn Monarch china! Thanks for visiting my table -- we were on the same wavelength with our daisy mums this week!

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  38. Oooooooohhh!!! Those chargers are just beautiful, especially with the china you chose! I, too, am a big Johnson Brothers fan, and your china is perfect for Thanksgiving!

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  39. Now that there are just 3 of us (my son usually shows up) for Thanksgiving, I never know what to do. Last year we picked up Cracker Barrel:) Isn't that awful. It is just crazy to prepare that huge meal for 3 people and truthfully, CB makes a really great meal. I'm getting used to strange holidays around our house. I do love those plates, I don't have Thanksgiving dishes.

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  40. Lynn, out of all the transferware, I think I like the turkey ones the best. I too agree with you, I mentioned central heating in my post today! Just the little things that make life easier. I hope you have the best day. Joni

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  41. Lists are good! Beautiful tablescape.

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  42. That red is just wonderful! I should get to doing more playing with seating for one to test things out.....just putter the day away! pfft to laundry and the vacuum!!

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  43. Looks like it will work. I have some cranberry dishes if you need more! (:

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  44. Hello,
    I am a bit late but I come. Nice idea to treat yourself with a pretty table for planning the Thanksgiving dinner. Very inspirating! I guess, Mr. Pudge is very satisfied NOT to see a pig as plates decor. The ruby glassware is so beautiful, even without wine. Love the tender lace runner and the mums. Very nice table. I would love to dine so. Wish you a very nice Thangsgiving.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  45. A very nice plate! Good luck with your planning.

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  46. I love Johnson Brothers too--there are so many beautiful patterns and so little storage space :) "Controlled abundance" is a wonderful term. I tend to go overboard every year too--and I have a list! My list is just too abundant :)

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  47. I love that...controlled abundance! Those turkey plates are among my favorites.

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  48. Lynn, let me know how that controlled abundance goes. I always over-cook for holidays. My mantra is that I'd rather have too much than have someone ask if there is any more of something, and there isn't. Love those J.B. proud turkey plates. I'd love to find a good buy on a set of those. laurie

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  49. Love that turkey platter! But I love Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing your fun table stuff with us! Anne

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