Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Do You?

When setting your table for the holidays, do you go all out? When I grew up, for every holiday dinner when we set the table we included salt cellars at each individual place setting.

Over the last few years, I have been collecting vintage crystal salt cellars and silver salt spoons. When ever we have a special dinner I include them at the place settings. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! I will see you in a few days.
Welcome Home,
p.s. My internet connection has been having problems the last 4 days. I am way behind in my visits, but I will catch up after Thanksgiving...
P.P.S. If you have time, come see me at my newest Home Goods Post!


Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Sorry to hear about your internet troubles. I understand all too well.

I think when I was very young the table was set quite formally for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not anymore.

I do miss it though. I am looking forward to hosting my own someday and using my grandmother's china.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely, Penny! One of my very dearest friends collects these, too. I give one of her granddauthers a salt spoon every Christmas for her collection. We're starting them young.

Thanks so much for sharing these. I spy some mighty pretty ones there.


Sheila :-)

Lavender Dreamer said...

Happy Thanksgiving girlfriend! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Mary said...

Twice the fun now Penny - congrats. on this lovely new blog.

Hope your Thanksgiving will be wonderful - sending blessings for the holiday season, looking forward to seeing your decorating as always. Glad you've stopped by to see my French posts - it was all so fabulous.

Yes, Blogger's a bit of a pain lately.

Hugs - Mary.

bj said...

LOVE, bj

tam said...

Very pretty Penny, I really love those spoons and crystal! We always set a fancy table while I was growing up. These days at my home not as much. Now that two of the three kids are grown and sometimes have to split their holidays we try to tone it down and make it simple. And then there are times we doll it all up too. It just all depends...but I really do enjoy setting a pretty table!
Enjoy you holiday!
~Tam :D

Shannon said...

Hi Penny!

I've been enjoying your blog and decided to chime in! Growing up we always set the table with our good china, which was given to me as a child to save for my wedding by a dear couple of neighbors who apparently liked me! Over the years my baby sister loved and cared for that china, washing and drying and putting away each piece. When I got married I realized I really didn't like it at all! It is beautiful bone china, edged in gold with little pink and blue flowers, but me, I like modern southwest styles. So now I visit her on the holidays, she being a newlywed now, and see the china then. But I like crisp linens and a nice centerpiece!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a gorgeous header! I can tell that we're all in for some real treats.

Yuck about internet troubles...don't worry, though. The Internet is a big old distraction at this point. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Petit Coterie said...

Your blog is lovely, so glad I came across it. Thank you for sharing.

Victoria Lynn said...

Hi Penny,
Your table is going to look so pretty and elegant! I always get the good dishes and silver out for the holidays. This year I bought some pretty red charger plates to go under my Johnson Bros. pink/red china. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!
Victoria Lynn

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I used to do things more formally. I have individual little silver salt & pepper shakers I used to use. But as time goes on I've become very casual about holiday dinners.

Have a great Thanksgiving!


Shellmo said...

The setting in your photo looks so nice! I love the idea of the individual salt cellars! This year at Thanksgiving I am making pinecone birdfeeders and placing them in festive bags for my family to take home and feed their feather friends.

Kathleen Grace said...

We never got fancy when I was gorwing up, maybe that is why I always pull out the "special" dishes and try to make everything special for Christmas and holidays. I love your salt cellars!

Linda said...

Hi Penny,
Love the look of the new blog.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Cheers Linda

glorv1 said...

I tend to set the table with different place settings that I have received. It is always fun when people comment on the different types of plates. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy Thanksgiving Penny!


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I LOVE the header on this new Site. It just makes me smile. And the photo of you in that adorable apron...cuteness galore. : )

Cottage Rose said...

Hey there Penny; Love your new blog, I used to dress up my table for the Holidays, but now I have so many here I have no room for doing it up, but once in a while I do dress it for hubby and I.

Happy Thanksgiving.


deezie said...

Wow, I just love your new blog!!! I adore your mosiac one too. I just added it to my favorites. I can tell I will be visiting everyday:)I collect those salt dishes too. I love them. I have never found any spoons to go with them though. I do still set them out at guests plates though and they use their fingers. Oh well. works:)

happy day today

TattingChic said...

Salt cellars are such a lovely addition to any nice meal! You have a beautiful collection. I would like to start one! :)

Jojo said...

Penny, I don't know if we go all out but our table is set more formally than any other time of the year. My husband tells me that I have WAY too many dishes and he is probably right. I am blessed with some amazing china - some inherited, some purchased. At any rate my Thanksgiving table is always set with Autumn, by Lenox. This is the only time of year that we use these dishes as I have a Christmas china pattern that we immediately change to for the holiday season.

I can't wait to see photos from your feast. May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

LW said...

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving..


Alexandra said...

Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. Love your new banner. Hope all is well.

Cathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love your header picture.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Boy, do I know about internet problems. It's been nearly a month of cable company weirdness at my home. All of my feedblitz and other feeds vanished!

Anyhow I feel your pain and adore your new blog. GThe header photo is simply gorgeous.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

The salt cellars are beautiful.
Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

Anonymous said...

Have just found your new blog, wonderful!!! I like to see what other people are doing with things they find and how crafty they are. Keep up the good work. My mother collected salt cellers and had a nice collection. Unfortunetly they were sold after her death. Oh well!! Life goes on salt cellers or not. I don't celebrate the holidays but I do like to set a nice table when I have guests. My favorite table is set with my green depression. Nothing matches but is all the same color, with a white linen table cloth it really looks good.

DEBBIE G. said...

Penny...Love the new blog & the header!!! Lovely sweets:)
Wishing you & your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I know your table setting will be gorgeous! I have gotten quite lax about my table..maybe this year I will pull out all the stops!
Blessings dear..

Susie Q said...

I have some of these..they were Mom's. We use them for hilidays and Grace thinks they are so much fun. Of course, she also used them for doll dishes too. : )

I love the way your new blog looks Penny! The colors just pop. Yor home is so warm, so beautiful...just like YOU!!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Penny! What a beautiful new blog!

I wanted to stop by and wish you and your hubby a beautiful Thanksgiving :)


NeereAnDear said...

hmmmm I know I left a comment on here wishing you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING And much luck with this new blog..

Will leave it again



Rhondi said...

Hello my friend
Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. You are one of the people I am thankful for.
Hugs, Rhondi

Nance said...

My deceased MIL collected these along with salt and peppers...lucky me, I now have all her collections.

Penny, you're just amazing! a new blog plus Home Goods? hat's off to you!

Becky said...

What a wonderful blog. I look forward to visiting often.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Alison Gibbs said...

Loving your new blog.
Thanks for sharing your life and home with us.
Happy Thanksgiving

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Penny,
I love your new blog and your header picture is beautiful. I love to use Friendly Village dishes for Thanksgiving. Then I use Lenox Winter Greetings (casual)for my everyday dishes during the holidays. I have some Christmas holiday salad plates that go with my Old Country Roses that I use for formal settings.I just love,love,love,dishes. They are my weakness!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Lee Laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Penny! I'm thankful for YOU!


Sheila :-)

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

What a beautiful blog banner, Penny! I shall visit here often!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Penny, Yes...I love darling little salt cellars at each place setting...makes me feel like I'm spoiling my guests! :-) Happy Thanksgiving! Susan
P.S. Love the look of your new blog...beautiful header pic...makes me long for summer! :-)

Suzy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you are having great time with your family and friends.

Enjoy your weekend. Suzy

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Penny, I love these! I would love to set a table and have these out for each guest but sadly with my crazy schedule we've been eating lots of meals that come wrapped in paper :)