Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A PunchBowl Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

 This Thanksgiving will bring one new family member to sit at the big table. 
 Its Reeve, my year and half  old granddaughter. 
This is her place setting ~ a smaller sized  dinner plate with roses and a mountain scene,
 along with some baby silverware.  I am so excited to have her join us
 and can imagine the years ahead with her, with her as my little helper one day.
 Setting the table for big dinner parties is always a lot of fun, and this year I grouped all
the fabric pumpkins in my big silver punch bowl from Brimfield for an easy centerpiece.  
A couple of years ago I made a bunch of purple velvet pumpkins, one from needlepoint and checkered fabric and even a toile pumpkin too.  Along the way I found some inexpensive velvet pumpkins from various stores and together they make a pretty centerpiece.  
When the turkey comes out, it is easily whisked away to another spot. 
 Little bouquets of fall flowers dot the table in the silver baby cups I collect. 
It couldn't be easier!
 And of course my table is littered with purple transfer ware, 
including a "new" old gravy bowl with a double spout that I found last year.
 I was lucky to find a bunch of silver-plate napkin rings at a thrift shop when I 
went to Connecticut for the Nora Murphy book party.  They hold the big French napkins
nicely.  Even Reeve will have her own gigantic napkin.
The big turkey platter is the star of the show on this day, of course!
These are quite rare, even more so in purple.  I got mine from the biggest 
trnasferware dealer in possibly the world, Nancy Roberts.
Her website is Nancy's Daily Dish, just in case you are looking...
it could make a nice Christmas gift to yourself, haha!
 If you have a punchbowl, think of the possibilities 
it has for any holiday or party centerpiece.  
Holding a plant such as an ivy topiary or a big poinsettia, 
it may be just the thing you need for your next holiday party.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! 

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  1. Amy, my granddaughter is also 18 months old. Isn’t it wonderful being a Grandmother? Your table is so your giant punch bowl filled with pumpkins. It makes my heart happy to see you enjoying the turkey platter and it as part of your gorgeous transferware collection! Thank you for sharing my website.

    Happy Thanksgiving,


  2. Where are the napkin rings? :)

  3. So lovely, the colors are beautiful, hope you all have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving!!xx

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. Your little helper will be enjoying the kitchen with you through the years and bring so much joy

    The table looks amazing. Love Nancy's Daily Dish



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