It has been a while since we had anyone come to stay in our home. Last week, our friends that live in Ohio had been on vacation in Florida and came to visit us on their way home. We are a good layover point, and they planned to be here for a couple of nights. It is a motivating thing to be expecting company, and My Sweet Babboo and I did a lot of cleaning before they arrived. The floors haven’t gleamed this much since before covid, LOL!! Of course, I had to set a nice table, even though we were not going to have any evening meals here. But a nice table is good for breakfast too. Since this is my favorite season, I have plenty of things to put together a lovely place to sit and chat and enjoy a meal. It is November, so my turkeys came out for the seasonal table. The tablescape begins with an off white tablecloth, topped with my Autumn Jubilee table topper from 2016.
Rust color chargers are topped with white dinner plates and leaf salad plates. Pumpkin bowls are placed on the settings for cereal. The small plates will be used for breakfast toast or eggs. Everyday flatware is used this time.
Gold napkins are held with my Thanksgiving turkey napkin rings.
Of course, individual salt and pepper shakers are added along with crystal drink glasses. I won’t have another opportunity to use my turkey place card holders, so I had to get those out too. I made little cards for names. Our friends were amused that they had assigned seats, LOL!
The centerpiece was simple. I put a candle inside a candle ring of silk flowers and surrounded it with two sets of turkeys. The larger ones are just figurals, while the small ones are actually salt and pepper shakers.
Breakfast on the first morning was my Pumpkin Orange Bread, along with fresh fruit, cereal, toast and peanut butter.
I also made my Breakfast Egg Casserole for a hot option.
The last time they visited, they brought me a pumpkin cookie jar. I love this piece.
So naturally, I had to have it on the kitchen counter and filled with cookies. These are my Fantasy Cookies, only this time I left out the vanilla chips since I didn’t have any, and put in more chocolate ones instead.
The next day, I changed out the salad plates for my turkey plates. Same tablescape, but a new look.
I served dessert on those plates after our dinner out. I made a Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake. It is a decadent three layer affair with a cookie base, pumpkin pie-like center and vanilla pudding/whipped topping top layer, garnished with chocolate toffee bits.
It is getting close to Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year. This table will take us through the holiday and we’ll have our turkey dinner with all the trimmings using these plates too.
Will you have any company for the holidays? I did a post on getting your guest room ready some time back, see my post Getting Really Ready for Company.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?