Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Family Luncheon Table

I invited my Aunts and Sisters who live close enough to attend to a Fall Lunch.  It is not often that we all get together and the last date I had chosen did not work out.  Three of my five Sisters and three of my four Aunts were able to make it.
They have all declined when asked if I could put their pictures in my post so I am showing my tablescape instead.

I started with the Goodwill tablecloth I purchased for $3.50 a while back and a table runner I have had for some time.

Here is the table almost set, oops I forgot the water glasses

Another view, same angle, still no water glasses

Each place had an acorn ornament with their name written on a paper leaf

The napkins are the handmade linen napkins I purchased at a garage sale last summer with several other linens.  I didn't pay much at all.

The last of my hydrangea from the plant outside my dining room window

The backside of my amber glass turkey and one of my turkey candlesticks, both given to me by my sister Lynda.  I won't be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year so I wanted my special things to come out of their boxes.

My new glass cloche.  I challenged myself to find things to put under it that we had here in the house.   I was not to buy anything new.

This is another view of my turkey dish which held jam at lunch time

Finally, a picture with the water glasses on the table
We also used coffee mugs but I had those by the coffee pot

The view from the kitchen

Our potato soup was served from this tureen.
It was a wedding gift we received from my grandmother Nana, 38 years ago.

It was a blessing to spend time with my Aunts and Sisters
Aunt Jean and my sisters Laurie and Becky were not able to be with us.
Nana, Aunt Marj and my mother Marie, who have all gone home to be with the Lord were also missed.

We had a good time just being together and catching up and I am thankful for the time we had.

I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.  It is fun to see all of the creative tables, take a look.


  1. The place settings are so pretty! Your home looks lovely:)

  2. I cannot believe you still have hydrangeas blooming! They are gorgeous! Your table looks beautiful. It sounds like a lovely luncheon.

  3. Simply beautiful my friend.

    Can I come next time? :) I'll pretend I'm another sister or auntie! OK?

    Lovely table setting...what a honor to host such a gathering...

    Blessings to you~


  4. Everything looks so pretty. I just read you bio...married for over 38 years? Did you get married in kindergarten?

  5. Your home looks so cozy and inviting. I know your family really enjoyed sitting at such a lovely table. I love the soup toureen.

  6. Oh my Sherry it all sounds wonderful and it looks fantastic. Your table is lovely and they all must have loved being together.
    Nice to build memories

  7. I love the tureen and you did such fabulous setting. Your home is beautiful!


  8. My favorite is your gorgeous tureen and that it has stayed in one piece ( I guess 2) over the 38 years is just wonderful. You have set a lovely place for family to come and enjoy. Just delightful.

  9. What a pretty table! I just love that soup tureen. What a treasure! I like your amber turkey too. HOw wonderful that you were able to get together with so many of the women in your family. I am sure they enjoyed your beautiful table.

  10. i love your little name cards! so cute and clever! I think anyone would be blessed to have potato soup served in such style!

  11. Oooh, Sherry...that is a beautiful soup tureen!!! Just perfect!

  12. I love that your Nana's soup tureen blessed the table as its centerpiece. Perfection! I appreciated the clear color choices that you made for this tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  13. How nice it was for you to be able to get together with your family. Your table looks lovely.

  14. How special you have your sisters and aunts close enough to have a fall luncheon together. Your tureen is beautiful.
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Lovely home & you are very tidy.

    Love the cloche with your treasures. It don't need new things while you have hidden treasures in your cupboards.

    Happy TS..