Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving x 2

We were invited to join friends in Destin, FL this year for Thanksgiving.  How can you pass up friends in FL  when it's below freezing in TN?  This meant my family's turkey day was moved up a week.  It actually worked out perfectly b/c family members that usually can't come, we able to join us, but it meant simplifying my table do I had time to cook, clean, and pack.

I kept the centerpiece I already had from a previous table and just changed up the place settings.

The table all set for 12! Decided to just use a small table for the extra 3 rather than pulling out the drop leaf table.

Hubby and me spent the month of October gathering and bleaching leaves. 

Destin Thanksgiving
I know it looks like Christmas, but that's b/c our friends that own the condo go back to AZ for the holiday and she wanted to enjoy her Christmas decorations here before they left.  Loved it! 

 All the goodies we each brought to share. 

More bleached leaves
 I love these girls! 

                    Me                            Brenda                       CeCe                      Suzanne
 The Girls
                      Randy                  Bob                         Chris                                   Thom
The Boys
Bob cooked the best turkey I have ever eaten!  Then we hit all the sales, spent all our money and drove home with our loaded sleigh!  So great to spend time with good friends.

Joining Let's Dish!


  1. What a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I enjoyed each shot! Fun, festive, and great tablescaping!

  2. Your Thanksgiving centerpiece is just so beautiful. Loved the aqua in Florida too. Wish I had some of those goodie bags. Joni

  3. What a great way to spend Thanksgiving. All the tables are beautiful, Dianne. Clever idea to use the fork tines for the place card. I'm going to remember that one!

  4. So beautiful.Love the blue touch.All the tables with center piece looks awesome....:):)

  5. Even the tray tables are dressed in the theme. Gorgeous!

  6. Love your Tgiving table, that little owl is adorable!
    Thanks for linking to Let's DIsh!

  7. Gorgeous table, Dianne...I rather like the idea of using tray tables, too! I just love your dining room...

  8. What a wonderful room and table for a Thanksgiving celebration. Everything looks so pretty. It sounds like your Christmas/Thanksgiving celebration in Fl was wonderful. Nothing better than getting together with good friends. laurie

  9. Love all of these tables. What a wonderful idea for the trays! Lovely.

  10. Really beautiful and I love how you set the trays..so festive!

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  12. Could you please let me know where you got those filigree/lace charger plates?