Turkey Tables in Review

Last week after I shared my blog anniversary and stats (like the number of posts I’d published) Painter Artist Mom (PAM) and I had a discussion.  We marveled at how so many projects, recipes, tables, and lots of things have whizzed by – never to be seen again.

I thought it would be nice to highlight old posts occasionally.  I’ll probably do the same thing for Christmas tables because they are my favorites!

Thanksgiving Tables in Review @CurtainQueenCreates.com

As we review, you can click the image to go review that particular post.

Three years ago, the team my husband and kids root for, their college they all attend(ed), played their annual egg bowl with their rival on Thanksgiving Day.  So, the table decor was in keeping with school colors for the Thanksgiving theme.

Thanksgiving, 2013

In 2014, I set two Thanksgiving tables.

Turkeys Marching

Turkeys Marching Tablescape

 

Thanksgiving Dining on Tartan

Thanksgiving Dining on Tartan

Two tables were set also in 2015.

De-Stressed Thanksgiving Dining

De-Stressed Thanksgiving Dining

 

Giving Thanks on Brown and White

Giving Thanks on Brown and White

Do you have a lot of family coming to your table this year?  Our current count is ten.  We can’t fit ten people at any one table in our house, so I’ll set both the kitchen and the dining room tables.  Although, I much prefer all of us sitting together.  Don’t you?

How many tables will you set for your Thanksgiving meal this year?

Blessings~

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    • says

      I’m glad to know you agree. I always enjoy your tables from times past because I need a review. I hope rain is headed your way today. We had a fairly good shower this morning. It was about the same amount we had in early September. So, now we’re “two minis” up for our three-month drought stretch! Yippee!

  1. Rhonda says

    Kim, Just a question. Do you serve the meal buffet style, and if so, do you pull the plates off and stack at the beginning of the line or does each guess select a plate from where they will sit and get in line? I know my question sounds elementary but I love seeing all the tablescapes in blog land but wonder, practically how everyone handles the actual meal. Thanks so much. Hotty Toddy and Hail State!!!

    • says

      Yes. Shocker that State won on Saturday. We have a lot of fun watching Dallas Cowboys this year. It’s so exciting to see Dak doing so well in the pros. As far as serving…we’ve done it both ways. Our family is so used to having the plates stacked at the beginning of the kitchen island buffet that it confuses them if they have to get a plate from the table for filling. But, I do like to leave the table set so everyone can see it before it’s destroyed by eating our meal. Ha! I haven’t decided about this year…still deciding on the menu! Thanks for asking the question. It’s nice to have a plan before the big day. 🙂

  2. robin says

    I love all the tables. I haven’t hosted Thanksgiving in many years….my brother has the bigger house and it is more centrally located for his wife’s fam and ours. It’s a long haul out to my neck of the woods. After eating turkey and getting “ITIS” nobody wants to have to drive that far to get home. lol

    I used to move the kitchen table along side the DR table in our one house so I could sit 10.
    I am patiently awaiting a time when I can host and have room for everybody at ONE table! (I would LOVE a huge DR!!!!) I love to host….cooking for a huge bunch….as long as there is somebody else doing “turkey duty” on the grill. (We grill ours…falls off the bone!) I can’t be in the kitchen and checking Mr Turkey, too.

    This year I will be buying an organic turkey…I’m guessing it’s gonna be a pretty penny so we may not go too big. I may have to drive an hour to get one if Shop Rite doesn’t have any. I will be planning that trip in a few days.

    Basement: Finished the 2nd coat on the floor in section 2!!! One coat left…that one will have a sand in it for traction. I will be hitting that about 10pm. It takes about 25 minutes. Then the workout equipment will get moved over there after 24 hrs and I will get section 3 ready for painting.I’m getting there…..

    • says

      We’ve never had both of our parents here for Thanksgiving, so that’s why the larger number than usual. If we add leaves to the kitchen table, we can fit more than at the dining room table. But, with the group split, we can leave the kitchen table as-is. I bought an organic turkey once. It DID cost a fortune! I decided it wasn’t worth the cost, so now we eat regular. Thanks for the project update. Go, girl! 🙂

    • says

      I review them, too, Jenna. I forget what I’ve done and hate to do something again that’s similar. If we don’t remember our own tables, why would anyone else? Ha!

  3. Sharron says

    I will set my big dinning room table . It will seat 8 but most likely we will pull up another 2 chairs to make 10.
    I have 19 people coming..
    so I will have to set up 2 smaller tables and use the chairs at the island,also..
    Looking so forward the great Thanksgiving meal with family and extended family !!

    • says

      How blessed to have so many with you at Thanksgiving! It sounds like you have a great plan for seating. Have fun preparing and even more fun enjoying the occasion together. 🙂