Sunday, November 18, 2012

~~~ Our 45th Anniversary with our Dinner Group!!!~~~

 Good Sunday evening, my friends! Yesterday was our 45th Anniversary and we hosted our dinner group!  This was our very first dinner party in our NEW HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got these new turkey plates so wanted to use them since we are days away from Thanksgiving. And boy, do I have ALOT to be Thankful for! I started with a green table cloth, then a twiggy placemat for texture.
 I also like to add a little "fluff" between the plates for fun! I also added some leaves between the charger and the dinner plate.
 A leaf embossed napkin ring encircles the leaf embellished napkins.
 I love the edge of the turkey plates.
 And the turkey looks as if he is "struttin his stuff":):)
 I paired my leaf embossed wine glasses with the amber water goblets.
 And, I used my brown bamboo flatware. I love using it all during the Fall. It will SOON be replaced with my red flatware for the holidays.
 You can see the leaves on the napkins in this shot.

 Our menu was chicken marsala, sweet potato casserole and broccoli with garlic and butter. The pumpkin gravy boat held the DELICIOUS gravy. Is your mouth watering yet:)

 Since we didn't have alot of room for the FOOD, I opted for a simple centerpiece of a hurricane with a candle nestled into a bed of acorns.
 The wine glasses each have 3 different colored leaves on them....

 On this wall I have this small server. The cornucopia that I made several years ago sits here along with 2 large candle holders with heavily detailed candles. I didn't get a GOOD shot of the candles, sorry.

 This is the dining room, looking from the foyer. I had that large round table in the corner to hold the food plates while we were eating. It doesn't stay there.

 We put the chicken marsala on the turkey platter. I am sorry I didn't get a picture of the sweet potatoes or brocolli.

We all had a great evening. It is VERY hard for me to believe that we have been married for 45 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear I must have been 3:):):) Thanks SO much for your visit. I truly appreciate each and every one of you!!!!!! I will be joining these parties:
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  1. You MADE the cornucopia? You actually MADE it!!

    The table is gorgeous! I love all the touches. Those wine goblets are to die for. Everything was paired so well.

    Don't you just LOVE fall colors!

  2. Happy 45 Th anniversary! Congratulations on your new house! Your new plates are great and so was the whole table! Just beautiful.

  3. Pinky, we have the same turkey plates!!!! They look so great in your setting! And what a fabulous new dining room!! Congratulations on the anniversary too:-)

  4. Pinky,
    Congratulations on your 45th Anniversary, dear friend!!! Age 3, really?? Ha!
    Pinky...your table is gorgeous!!! The way the glasses mimic the hurricane is stunning! The napins, chargers, and stacked dinnerware are elegantly chosen, as well! Each detail in your dining room is such a reflection of your talent and creativity. A glimpseof your china cabinet inticed me. More photos when time allows, please!!!

  5. Happy anniversary! How fun to have a dinner party at your new home! Beautiful tablescape too@

  6. Well Congratulations on your 45th!!...How wonderful!!

    Love the turkey plates as I also am using them for our Thanksgiving table...and those wine glasses are so beautiful!...such a beautiful and festive table Pinky!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  7. Oh, Pinky! I am so happy that you got to share your anniversary with friends in your new home! Your dining room looks lovely and your table... so festive. You know that I love all that fluff between plates!
    I'm coming to see you right after Thanksgiving!!!
    Miss you and love you, dear friend!!!

  8. Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to say that I have been married for 45 years! I know your company had a wonderful time and who couldn't with you as the hostess! Your table is beautiful and I love those turkey plates!

  9. Just beautiful, Pinky.

    Congratulations on 45 years!

  10. Congratulations on your 45th anniversary! I can feel the excitement in your post in describing your dining room decorating! What a lovely tablescape and your wine glasses are simply beautiful!

  11. Congratulations on 45 years Pinky! I love your table! I have 4 of those proud Tom Turkey plates and love the touch of peach in them~ they're beautiful with your ambers and pale greens! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Happy Anniversary! The new plates are so pretty.

  13. Happy Anniversary!!! Congratulations. Your dinning room looks so pretty. I'd be using those plates, too. They are really quite stunning.Menu sounds fabulous too. Happy Thanksgivings.. xo marlis

  14. Congratulations on your 45th wedding anniversary! That's something to be proud of!!
    Your table looks great and I love your large dining room! Your china cabinet looks different in this house!
    I hope your Thanksgiving day is great!

  15. Wow, Pinky, Happy Anniversary! What a great way to celebrate in your new home! The table looks fabulous! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving, as well!!

  16. Pinky, your new room to dine in is just great for entertaining! Forty-five years -- that is quite an accomplishment. I bought some of those same plates this year, and I need to put some "stuff" as you say, between the plates -- love that idea. Your table is beautiful and very restful looking. Joni

  17. WoW!!! 45th? That's a lot!

    Happy Anniversary and congrats for a long live Love. Amazing.

    Happy Thanksgiving Day soon, too.


  18. Happy anniversary Pinky! Wow, 45 years! Your table looks wonderful with all the leaf and fall details. Love those turkey plates too. It must have been so special to celebrate in your new home! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Delores

  19. Yes, Happy Anniversary, Pinky-girl! This is wonderful! And, the party looks splendid, love everything you did. Wish I had a dinner group...

  20. Happy Anniversary, Pinky! What a wonderful celebration with your dinner group. I'll bet every one was thrilled to come to your new home and then felt so special to sit at your beautiful table. Love those turkey plates and I have the same napkin rings and the flatware! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving and be a sweeties,
    Shelia ;)

  21. Very pretty! I love the bittersweet! What a good idea.

    Happy 45th
    Happy Thanksgiving!


  22. What a pretty table -- I have the same plates only in blue -- they are pretty but I think yours are prettier than my blue ones!

    Happy 45th! Looks like you had a good time with friends!

  23. Happy 45th anniversay, Pinky! That is quite a milestone! Of course your table is fabulous. What a wonderful place to celebrate. Here's to 45 more! I hope you and your family have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

  24. First off, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! 45 years is something to celebrate. Congrats to you. I love hearing stories like yours. Secondly, your table setting turned out beautifully! The round table for the extra dishes was a perfect idea. I'd say you are handling your smaller (to you) space very well. It looks plenty big to me. :) I love the elements of grey you used. I know your turkey plates well as I looked at them several times before the ones I ended up buying turned up. They are very pretty and have just a hint of grey (or blue grey?) to them if I remember correctly. It's so neat to see how you picked that up in your setting with the linens. It is beautiful and looks like you had a wonderful evening!

  25. Happiest belated Anniversary, Pinky.
    Your table looked amazing and your menu, delightful. So glad you had such a great time.
    Happy Thanksgiving...

  26. Happy Anniversary!!!! Everything looks so beautiful.....your plates are gorgeous! Have a Happy Thanksgiving :o)

  27. Wishing you the most joyous and blessed of Thanksgivings!

    Have a wonderful day!

  28. Happy Anniversary! I used those same Myott turkey plates for our Thanksgiving...they are so pretty with the muted colors.

  29. Gorgeous tablescape Pinky. Congrats on your 45th anniversary. You go woman! I adore those turkey plates. Your dining room is so pretty. I know you are really enjoying your new home. Your header, however needs help XO Linda

  30. Hi lovely lady.
    Congratulation on your 45th anniversary and your new home!! You did a beautiful tablescape with your new dishes for Thanksgiving so lovely Pinky.
    XXOO Diane

  31. What an achievement! Congratulations on your anniversary! And congratulations on your new home! What a way to kick off entertainment in your new place! Everything looks lovely!

  32. What a beautiful table, Pinky. Those turkey plates are lovely and you accented them perfectly. Happy Anniversary!!

  33. Happy Anniversary! You are ahead of me by 3 years.
    Your table looks lovely, love the plates, and I read your new post about your dd giving you the platter. Wonderful!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

  34. Pinky, this is wonderful! What a lucky group to dine here. I know they felt sooo blessed by this beautiful table you created. I love the special touches like tucking the berries and natural elements between the plates. Your stemware is sooo stunning with the embossed leaf design. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I need some red flatware...can't wait to see your Christmas flatware!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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