Can you believe I set this table for you last year and never published it? Yep.
We are back in my green kitchen again. That’s right. This table was set and pictures were made way back before painting the kitchen blue and before the Old Dresser DIY was transformed into a kitchen buffet. To refresh your memory, here’s the green kitchen with the new (refreshed) buffet – and before the chairs were whisked away to ID Diva’s apartment.
Many times in the past, we’ve had eight to ten of us gathering for our Thanksgiving meal.
Seating everyone is impossible in the dining room. Our table there only holds six. In the kitchen the table expands to seat eight to ten.
We could seat some people in the kitchen and others in the dining room if needed.
But we don’t like eating in separate rooms.
We all want to be together…and give thanks together.
So, we add both extra table leaves and squeeze in another three or four place settings.
We serve buffet-style on the island.
I sometimes feel bad not serving guests in the dining room. While they deserve our best room, it’s just not practical.
Unless we eat on the everyday china, we have to mix and match plates. Some get the special turkey plates.
And others get leaves.
Do you have a similar problem? Mixing china and dishes is not only fine – it’s interesting and can be beautiful!
I don’t think anyone minds, really.
Our guests are there for the food…and family…and friends…and laughter…and thankfulness.
They aren’t looking for perfection. They are there for the love. That’s the wonderful thing about Thanksgiving!