After writing about traditions, it occurred to me that it might be time to introduce the next generation to some of the preparation. What fun it was to spend the afternoon with a 9 and 7 year old making dressing and setting the table. Oh, and let us not forget the jello salad which the girls informed me they can’t eat because it has artificial flavoring and food coloring. The lessons we do learn from the youngsters!
The pumpkins are once again the focal point of the table, this time arranged on an April Cornell tablecloth folded to look like a runner.
The dishes are Della Robia and only come out at Thanksgiving. You’d think they would have disappeared in the kitchen remodeling, but they were the first dishes I ever bought and have sentimental value. Who knows, one of the young ones may want them some day!
What I like best is the birthday candles in the little turkeys which are supposed to have slender tapers. Ingenious, huhn?
Good job, girls. All of us will enjoy the tablescape even more because you did it.
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