Friday, November 25, 2011

A well set table for Thanksgiving

As cousin Rita always says, "It's all in the presentation"
My sister in law Grace is known for her tableware, linens, and beautiful serving dishes. I wasn't surprised when my MIL called and told me how beautiful Grace's table was.

I then received this email showing me her table.

So I quickly undressed my table and took off my china and linens, and replaced them with saucer size paper plates, serving "pans", and the "nice" salt and pepper shakers.

I emailed my table picture to Grace and this was her reply:
"Wow! That looks waaaay better than I expected!"

I got so wrapped up in the joke, I forgot to take a picture of my real table. There was one good thing that came out of using my china.  I found one of my every day ironstone plates stacked among them. I wondered where that one had gone! I guess it had been hiding there since Easter.

When my son asked what they could bring for our dinner, I said "nothing really, just what ever".  So he brought a truck load of "stuff" to store in our basement, none of which was edible!  Next time I will be a little more specific!

After our bellies were full we all enjoyed a game of blitz.

I hope you all had a wonderful family day!


Nancy said...

well I had 14 for dinner so we DID have paper plates and plastic cutlery....but I did use real bowls for the food!!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Your joke cracks me up this morning! The table thing is funny :) We ate on the Fiesta!!

Barb said...

That is funny!!! I love pulling out my fine china on Holidays...but paper plates work joke!

Deanna said...

Now that's my kind of table. Our Thanksgiving Pizza party is going to look just like that. The kids always complain because I refuse to use paper. So tomorrow I'm going to show them. The only thing that will not be throw away is the pans that go in the oven.

I just shot you an email about next week.

Your (was it your SIL'S?)... the other table is gorgeous. I'm sure yours was too.


Zoey said...

Sounds like a nice family day.

Loved your funny!

Flat Creek Farm said...

too funny!! I love the paper plate settings.. totally my style. Looks like a fun day! -Tammy (today is PW's double-nickel b-day.. do you think he is now officially an old f*rt?)

Rita said...

Nice to know you were thinking of me! Of course my niece Megan set a gorgeous table. I'll send a pic.

GerryART said...

Love YOUR Holiday Table, Patti.
I knew it, you're just toooo funny.
Happy Rest of the Weekend,

StitchinByTheLake said...

That's too funny - I loved your paper plate picture. I don't even have china any more. When we downsized to this house I gave mine to one of my daughters. But my family doesn't mind because my Fiestaware Navy plates are bigger than my china was. :) blessings, marlene

tipper said...

LOL now that is funny-the paper plates and the truck full of stuff too : )

Karen said...

Popping over from Jackie's blog. I enjoyed your post about basket making. It sounds like it was a lot of fun, and taking home a basket makes it even better!