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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 16, 2011

White fall, white pumpkins, white dishes....

Hey everyone...we are on the countdown to Thanksgiving. My hubby and I are cooking for family, a church meal, and then just turkeys for a community meal...so we will be firing up our ovens to cook
up some gobblicious food!
 I touched up these photos over at Picnik...you should try it. You just upload a photo and play around with their special effects...or you can just crop a picture...add text...etc.  It's fun.

I found this Faith plaque which will go up on my family wall after this week.

 Wish you could see the touches of gold metallic in the tablecloth....waaaah you can't see it but it is beautiful.

 Hubby came home with the white pumpkins and gourds and announced he was trying to help me with something new to post on my blog....he's been BLOGTRAINED! bUWAhhhhaahaha

OK my big confession...everything on the table but the water glasses is from Thrifting over this last year.
I always look for white dishes, especially vintage dishes and platters,  fabric napkins, napkin rings, and candle holders.  After awhile you put it all together and SOMETHING will match!   

I love FABRIC NAPKINS and love to double them up like I did here for tablescaping! Yay! Of course my husband and kids grab a paper towel because no one really uses them...below are more white thrifted pitchers...and if they aren't white when I buy them...I spray paint them with white gloss Krylon. Love it.

Love vintage pitchers, soup tureen's, silver plated trays...

One last thing, these little vintage juice glasses were a gift and they have a tiny band of gold around the rim. I love them.

Yay thanks for coming by!
"We are convinced that there are better things in store for you and that they will save you....God won't forget what you've done or the love you've shown for Him..." Hebrews 6:9


Weltha said...

I TOTALLY love that you have BlogTrained "Mr. Debbie" - and be sure you tell him I called him that! Men - they CAN be trained!

I love your stuff - so gorgeous. Just like you.

Love and miss you a big ol' bunch...


Anonymous said...

It's all beautiful, Debbie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

It's all beautiful, Debbie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Blondie's Journal said...

My goodness, Debbie...I thought I was busy! You have a lot of cooking to do!! How sweet of you!

Love your table. I wish I thrifted more but believe it or not, we do not have many places here and the ones we do have mostly clothes. How cool that you can spray paint the dishes...they really are pretty in your cabinet and your table is lovely, especially the tapestry tablecloth!

Hope you are having a good week, lady friend!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So pretty, I love all the white dishes!!! I just got some more recently too...time to stock up!! ;-) xo & blessings!!!

Marlis said...

I love your white dishes.. so pretty. the basket of squash is so pretty! and I did pick up on the gold in the table cloth.. so pretty. xo marlis

Sandra said...

I love thrifting and I passed up a beautiful set of white dishes yesterday. After seeing your lovely table I'll go back and see if they're still there. Slim chance, I know.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I am cleaning out the dining room today and preparing my tablescape for Thanksgiving. I love your white dishware. So pretty :D

a quiet life said...

very pretty table~

Alycia Nichols said...

My eyes were immediately drawn to the tablecloth. I can totally see the gold in it on 2 of the photos. It's really beautiful! I'm so glad your husband is becoming "one of us." Isn't it funny how they eventually are drawn into our world? :-) Love that you were able to put together such a pretty table using mostly thrift store items. I have recently been trying to find things in thrift stores and finally hit the jackpot. I am going to have to keep at it, especially seeing what cool things you found there! What is that with people not wanting to use the fabric napkins? I put them out there for them to use them, but they (and I'm talking pretty much just about my family here) want a paper one. They usually aren't convinced that I really want them to use it until I explain that I don't want to add to the landfills. THAT they can relate to. Whatever! :-) Beautiful table!

Robin said...

I love all your white dishes, etc. Isn't spray paint the greatest invention ever? How wonderful that your husband brings home props for your table!

Robin Flies South

Tracy said...

Your table looks great! I have been hunting white dishes lately too, I just love how yours look with the natural colors in your table cloth, and that paisley is such a pretty print.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Amanda said...

Hi Debbie!
Your table is so beautiful and I love that all of the dishes were thrifting finds! Awesome! So sweet of your hubby to help with the post inspiration! Adorable!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Elaine said...

You are a heck of a thrifter! All your white dishes and pitchers are gorgeous! Sounds like your hubby has caught the tablescape fever! That's great! I have the same juice glasses from my grandmother!

suzyq said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I see what you mean about your tablecloths - this one is just beautiful!!! I bags this if you change your table shape!!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
I just love your pretty fall table setting. Those that sit at this lovely table will feel really special. Love the pumpkins and gourds in the basket.

Sorry my blog hasn't been nice about allowing you to comment. Just knowing that you've stopped by means a lot to me.