Sunday, November 18, 2012

For 'Tis Thanksgiving Day

Over The River And Through The Woods

Over the river, and through the woods
To Grandmother's house we go;
the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow. OH..

Over the river, and through the woods..
oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose
as over the ground we go.

Over the river, and through the woods
and straight through the barnyard gate,
We seem to go extremely slow,
it is so hard to wait!

Over the river, and through the woods,
trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound!
For 'tis Thanksgiving Day.

~ Lydia Maria Child.
Flowers for Children, Volume 2, 1844

Hello everyone, 
 I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Today I'm sharing some of my thrifty finds.
My colorful Turkey tureen from the Cracker
 Barrel Restaurant.I always seem to find something
 new there that I just can't live without.

Amber compote from Tuesday Morning

Spode Celebration transferware

I found this small coffee pot at the thrift
store for $6.00 and I love the winter scene.

Mark on bottom of coffee pot.

Mark on bottom of teacup and saucer

Pilgrim Salt and Pepper shakers
 from the grocery store

I love all of the Gooseberry Patch books...
 .recipes - quilting - and knitting.

Gooseberry Patch recipes

Thank you for stopping by.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have so many beautiful items to use during the holidays and it's always fun to get them at bargain prices. I love that sweet coffee pot! It's my favorite! And Gooseberry Patch books are the best! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
Every time I'm in the US, I make hubby take me to a Cracker Barrel not only for the food but the neat things in the store area. I love your turkey tureen.
I've not seen a Gooseberry Patch book yet, but should see if we have them at our book store since so many bloggers rave about them.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Deb said...

The coffee pot is gorgeous. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Deb

Terra said...

Your table setting is gorgeous and I love your turkey tureen.

Anonymous said...

Your table settings are fantastic! And, good job at the Thrift Store! I'm actually kind of jealous. You have a knack for mixing and matching a perfect table setting, and I've just started collecting brown transfer ware due to the Thanksgiving holiday spirit. Thanks for the inspiration.

eileeninmd said...

I love your cute turkey! Lovely table settings! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A perfect Thanksgiving setting! I love the turkey centerpiece. Have a wonderful holiday.

Riet said...

What a beautiful post. I love your tablesettings and china. love the little figurines. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Lorrie Orr said...

Your table looks so pretty with those dishes. And I love the poem you shared - classic! Hope your Thanksgiving is especially happy!

Snap said...

You are ready for Thanksgiving! Such wonderful and fun decorations. The salt and peppers are too cute and I love the transferware. Lovely!! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
Oh, your table is just lovely for Thanksgiving! I love your china and the coffee pot is adorable! What a wonderful find! The s/p are too cute! If I ever get down to Illinois to visit my son {he just moved there in August} I will have to get him to take me to a Cracker Barrel. Wsh we had one here! Thank you for coming to tea and Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!


Johanna said...

Hi Clara,
what a pretty Thanksgiving table. Love the cute turkey and the wonderful china. You have set such a pretty table. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a beautiful table you set. I love the turkey best of all. I have those little salt and pepper shakers from Publix, too. I adore them.
Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

kitty said...

Ooh Clara, I love all your thrifty finds. They all make such a pretty table. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Beth said...

Hi Clara, Your Thanksgiving tablescape is beautiful. I love the brown and white transferware. Have a good holiday!

Martha said...

Very pretty table -- I love that Spode!

Rooms by Ann said...

I love your beautiful table, the dishes are my favorite.Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Such gorgeous items to make your Thanksgiving table beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving. Valerie

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
You have set such a lovely Thanksgiving table! I adore your china, the pattern is so amazing. The tea pot too, is fab and such a great price!
Thank you for joining in and for sharing your beauty with us. I love the poem and the Victorian image.

Bookie said...

I loved seeing your brown dishes. I use blue and white except at Thanksgiving because I have a few brown and whites.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What wonderful finds! Your new teapot is so perfect for this season and what a deal! Love your dinnerware with Mr. Turkey! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

W. Latane Barton said...

Lovely table settings and wonderful 'finds'. Happy Thanksgiving.

Mom Wald said...

Your mix of brown transferware and autumn pieces is wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Jane said...

Hi Clara!
I really enjoyed your blog!:)
I love to share interests and passions through the web
Thank you for stopping at my blog!
Greeting from Italy!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~