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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Practice Run


Since I'm not sure where we will be for Thanksgiving next Thursday.
I'm just going to pretend it's today and set the table for a "make-believe" feast.
Want to join me?
Welcome to our dining room.... 




Honored guests sit at the head of the table.




We are dining on Sall's prized dishes!
Naturally, they have wild game on them...
They are Johnson Brothers from England.






Isn't the turkey platter spectacular?
The rest of the place settings consist of the
 Pheasant, Wood Cock, Turkey, Partridge,
Quail, and Ruffed Grouse




I still can't believe Sall was using these as his everyday dishes when we first met.
As soon as I discovered how valuable they were, 
I quickly put them away in the china cupboard and got out the corelle.

Now we only bring them out for special occasions! 

Along with Grandma Sall's beautiful ruby glassware...




Of course, flowers are a must on this Thanksgiving table..




and Lillie's are my favorite.




I'm happy you could join me for this practice-run...




Maybe we'll do it again next Thursday (for real)




With real turkey and all the fixin's!!!




And now I had better start on that grocery list....

Have a great day,
Lisa


P.S. I'm sharing today's Thanksgiving practice-run with Susan
Be sure and check out some of the wonderful tablescapes
and register to win some beautiful Mikasa China.  Good Luck!

Just found another fun site to share Sall's dishes!
(So many nice comments) 
I'm showing them off over at http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Cindy hosts "Show and Tell" Friday
come on over and take a look!










25 comments:

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

I love Sall's dishes. They are perfect for a Thanksgiving table. I use pheasant fabric on my dining chair pillows. The added touch of red glassware is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving table. I am forever setting make believe tables. I love playing with dishes.

we three dogs and me said...

Love the dishes and the beautiful photos. I am new to blogging. I try to be a little different and do more casual tablescapes. Hope you visit soon. Have a happy holiday

Karen said...

Sall's dishes are gorgeous and just perfect for Thanksgiving. I wish I had your ability to get things ready ahead of time, what a beautiful table your guests will find greeting them next week!

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely blog you have and your dishes and table are beautiful!!! I would love to have a set of dishes with pheasants or wildlife on them in those colors.
I'm your newest follower.
Cindy

Suzy said...

What wonderful dishes for Thanksgiving dinner!...and I love the red glass for color.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Lisa,
Beautiful table and beautiful dishes. I love Johnson Bros.. I set pretend tables all the time. Many of the dishes I use do not go in the dishwasher so we just look at them on the table and eat off our everyday dishes.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your photography is wonderful.

Carol

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Beautiful JB's and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner! I would have squirreled them away too! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Barbara said...

Those dishes are just perfect for the holiday. I love the bits of red on the table. Lovely! Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Mimi said...

Sall's plates are gorgeous and so perfect for Thanksgiving. He has great taste! I am your newest follower...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love the gamebird china -- I have some bird china as well that I do love for autumn and setting a gentleman's table. This is so pretty with the red goblets.

bj said...

Your trial run gets an A+...it is just beautiful.
Those dishes...omgosh...they are to die for and I just love them.
I do the very same thing...all the time. I have more fun playing dishes..just hate having to put everything back up. :))
Have a beautiful Thanksgiving.
xo bj

barb said...

Those flowers! So pretty on your table with the dishes. What time is dinner? Can I bring the wine?

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful tablescape. Love the plates.

Alycia Nichols said...

I looked all through your blog, and it's very cool. This was a nice way to spend a bit of time this afternoon. Your table setting is beatiful with those magnificent dishes. (He was using those as everyday dishes??!?!?!!! Yikes!!!) Wherever you are for Thanksgiving, I hope you guys have a good one.

Entertaining Women said...

The Johnson Brothers Game birds is such a beautiful pattern. I hope that it doesn't spend too much time in the china cabinet. Your Sal obviously has great taste, and you've used the dishes to create a gorgeous tablescape. The red goblets add a jewel-like touch. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

It is all beautiful. Love your dishes. I am your new follower. Please stop by my place some time and visit. Teresa

Atticmag said...

Wonderful dishes and beautiful table. I really like the birds. Jane F

Susan said...

Oh how beautiful. What a lovely table setting for the holidays. Such a gorgeous setting and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Loved it.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Susan @ CluckleBees

hip-chick said...

Oh these dishes are beautiful! What a treat to have a special meal on them.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table. I love the dishes and glassware and your flowers are spectacular!!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a lovely tablescape. Love your dishes and the cranberry crystal. So pretty and the flowers are just perfect. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Miss Char said...

I am so into pheasants right now as is much of America and these dishes are just beautiful. The cranberry glasses are a nice contrast. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Lovely treasures...

Love your goblets the most.

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Greetings from snowy Stockholm,
/chie