I am happy to be joining Lynn this Friday at her site The Vintage Nest for a "Give Thanks" party. You can click on the link after Thursday night to view the other participants.
I created a tablescape with a little vintage in it for this party.
The postcards are vintage. This is my favorite it was drawn by Ellen H. Clapsaddle. The other two postcards were drawn by Frances Brundage, both of these illustrators were well know for there enduring drawings of children for the postcard industry in the late 19th century.
The silver is English Gadroon by Gorham.
This plate is Asiatic Pheasant by Royal Stafford. The china salad plates are vintage Haviland.
The table cover is old and the pumpkin I believe is an heirloom variety (maybe in a new color). The shells are old. You don't really think about shells being in Thanksgiving decor but, the pilgrim's were on the coast and oysters were probably served at the first Thanksgiving. My Grandma always made an oyster casserole with the crackers on top, that to me was a Thanksgiving dish.
I am thankful to my Grandma Patty who served us a Sunday meal and holiday meals forever! She is a fantastic cook and to this day when I think of a holiday meal it is most often the wonderful favorites she put on the table.
I will also join these links, go and visit them.
Centerpiece Wednesdays at The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Vignette Fridays at Color Outside the Lines
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
My Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with LaurieSeasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper