November Tablescapes and Treats

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?

20 thoughts on “November Tablescapes and Treats

  1. Rheanna

    My husband’s company provides each employee with a turkey every year so we end up hosting, which I actually enjoy. It is much easier than trying to pack up our 5 kids and bring them somewhere. Thankfully all our guests live nearby so we don’t have to worry about getting a room ready for anyone.

  2. Your turkey tablescapes are always so fun! I love the variety of colors and shapes you coordinate in such harmony. No big dinners in our future. My how times have changed!

  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Beautiful table, Carole! Our home used to be bursting at the seams when Gary’s mom, grandma and aunts would all come. Unfortunately we’ve lost them all now and we just have our daughter, son-in-law and grands. Since they live only a mile away, the come for lunch/dinner and then go back home, though the grands are here a couple of Friday nights every month! I do miss the big holiday family gatherings though. I’m not a fan of pumpkin but the pumpkin orange bread sounds interesting!

  4. Julie

    Now that’s how to make breakfast the most important meal of the day. Dress it up Carole style! The menu is special too, love that pumpkin bread recipe. With the time change we’ve been eating breakfast for dinner, dinner for lunch, & I don’t remember if breakfast happened, what day is it? Our August guests delayed their arrival to September, then had an equipment malfunction & cancelled. So glad I skipped dusting the books on the high shelves.

  5. Lisa C.

    Lovely Carole. I have the same drinking glasses. Actually, found them in a thrift store several years ago for 50 cents each. Much use and many trips through the dishwasher and they still look brand new.

  6. I know what you mean when you say you have not done a thorough cleaning since the pandemic started. Company coming is a great motivator! Very festive table for your guests

  7. Sandi

    Everything looks so pretty! Your recipes look so good, I’m saving all of them to try. Thank you. Have fun when your company comes. Hugs,

  8. Cindy Beal

    LOVE the turkey plates!!!!! You are very creative with your tablescapes! My question is where do you store all these things????? I have not had anyone over since Covid started!!!! I dare say it would take forever to get my house clean enough for guests now!!!!! Your cookies look delish!

  9. Lovely tables, and what a welcome for your guests too! We are having an early Thanksgiving this year; Girl #2 arrives on Saturday for a week long visit! I haven’t done a extra thorough cleaning, but with the piano studio, I have had to keep to my regular cleaning regime since we went back to live lessons. I guess that makes it easier!

  10. Bobbie Woodruff

    Your tables are always so beautiful, I wish I had company to have such fun tables. I hope you enjoyed your company. I’ll be so glad when we can go and visit more with friend. I’m sure your company enjoyed their visit. I would sure like to come to lunch at your house.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and sweet baboo.

  11. Melanie

    Our anniversary falls the day before Thanksgiving this year, and we always celebrate the 2 together. I knew this man was a special blessing in my life and that’s why I chose the date in late November to coincide with a very thankful and wonderful holiday.

  12. Joan Sheppard

    Love all the variations of Dump Cake and this looks like the winner for this year’s dinner! Always enjoy seeing your tables. Your guests are very lucky indeed. Now I need to make that amazing egg breakfast. Thanks!

  13. Your table is gorgeous and your friends certainly started their day off with glorious breakfasts, beautifully served. I love your tablesettings and am glad you were able to use your turkeys! There is something wonderful about being pampered as a guest that makes the experience of travel even all the more memorible. This certainly is!

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