Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I am almost ready! :)
It has been a day full of baking pies,
setting the table and preparing in advance some
the food for our Holiday dinner.

It has been a little crazy around here, but, I am happy to announce, our "sailor" is home!!! 
We picked him up at the airport at 1:00 am this morning and we were back up at five
 trying to get everything together.
Before my cooking marathon starts tomorrow, I wanted to share with you all our Thanksgiving table. 
This year, our son won't be able to be home for Christmas, so we went all out for Thanksgiving
 to make it as special as possible for him.

We will also have my BIL and his family joining us, which we don't get to do often, 
so we are hoping for a very special day, full of family gathering and good food.

 And here is our Thanksgiving table.

I bought the Lenox tablecloth at Ross.
It was a super deal for $19.99.
Original price $75.00.
Isn't it pretty?

The china is super special to us.
It was my husband's grandfather wedding china and when he passed away, my Father-in-law gave it to me.
He told me then he knew I would take good care of it and enjoy using it for our family dinners.
It means more than ever to me now, since he also passed away last year. 
I paired it with our crystal d' Arques with gold rim.

At the last minute, I also made table place card
s and displayed them on pinecones.

From our family to yours, we just want to wish you all a very, very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Enjoy your Holiday weekend!


  1. Maria, I'm so glad you have your sailor son home and I pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Your table is gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. What a beautifully laid splendid. Will any of your family from Spain be joining you at your Thanksgiving celebration this year?
    I'm sure you are going to have a wonderful time with all your family though.
    may I wish you are your family a very enjoyable day.

    Amanda :-)

  3. It looks beautiful, Maria Elena. How wonderful that the china has been passed down to you, it must be a real treasure.
    I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Beautiful table. Blessings for a Wonderful Family Gathering!

  5. Beautiful Maria Elena! I'm glad your son is home and you all are ready to celebrate around that such pretty table! I love that musical ribbon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

  6. You had a wonderful early morning yesterday and I'm sure another one today - but to be fortunate enough to hae family around for dinner today is such a blessing. Everything looks so beautiful and I love your china and it's story. Your place cards are adorable.

    Have a Blessed Day...

  7. Your table is so beautiful, I'm so happy that you got to spend the holiday with your son. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me.

  8. Maria, simply beautiful with a lot of loving care. I also love the musical ribbon like Cristina mentioned. Please thank your son again for his service to our country, and please let him know we appreciate all he does. Love your pinecone name tag holders, too.

  9. Such a beautiful holiday table, Maria! I love your China (how special it is, too). And, your centerpiece is beautiful (the music note ribbon is such a pretty accent). Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  10. Oh dear Maria,

    Your table is so gracious. I had gathered some things to do a tablescaping out of notes, dinner plates, acorns and many more.

    TY for sharing the your centerpiece coz the candle wasn't in my list. Hope you will be back on the time I will have that setting. It must be on Dec. 7 *LoL.

    Happy TTT,

  11. What a beautiful table! I am so glad that you got to spend the holiday with your son!! You truly set a festive table; and I am sure he appreciated the gesture!! How beautiful!

  12. Beautifully done! Love your centerpiece- the musical ribbon laced in there really catches the eye! The china you inhereited is lovely and what a special treasure! Looks like you were all set for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!

  13. Your tablescape is so beautiful. The centerpiece is exquisite. So pretty and how wonderful to have family home for such a special holiday. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  14. So beautiful and elegant! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  15. Didn't realize I was so far behind in visiting my special friends -- oh, dear! Your Thanksgiving table was beautiful, Maria Elena! I'm sure your son has really enjoyed being home with his family and lots of Mom's good cooking. I'm so glad you had this wonderful time with him.

  16. What a treasure your china is! I just love vintage china and glassware and when family memories are attached, they are just extra special! Blessings, Tammy

  17. So glittery and pretty. You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. Your Table is just beautiful...I love the tablecloth and your china.

  19. Very, very beautiful! I especially love your dishes. I bet your sailor was so happy to be home and share wonderful food and coversation with loved ones. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  20. Gorgeous! And you're right, that tablecloth was a fabulous buy! What a find!

    Thank you for linking up at 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. Happy to have you!

  21. Your table is stunning. Beautiful vintage china! Love the centerpiece...Christine

  22. Simple, elegant, and lovely. The pinecones, music, and touch of gold are my favorite! Thanks for sharing at Homespun Christmas!


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