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Pioneer Thanksgiving Dinner

I hosted a special meeting for our Women's Club ... a Pioneer Thanksgiving Dinner.  I set three tables ... all different settings ... and made a meal based on the foods that American settlers in the mid 1800s might have had.  We had a great time!


Here's the dining room!




I used my Johnson Brothers Majesty ... Turkey china!  Topped the dinner plates with a sunflower plate ... then placed the covered soup bowl on the very top!  The soup bowls came from Crate & Barrel many years ago ... and the glassware is Fostoria.




The dining room table set for 8 ... love the long, lined up look.




The centerpiece is made of silk sunflowers and I placed the mercury pumpkins on each end for a little sparkle.



Here is the sunroom.


I only have a dozen turkey soup bowls, so I also used my chicken pot pie casseroles as soup bowls ... and mixed some blue glassware with these settings.   Remember, this was a pioneer theme, so we didn't want too much fru fru on the tables!

This dinnerware is Bordallo Pinheiro.   Tuesday Morning had an abundance of it this fall.  The milk glass plates are a part of a big collection of mine and I added the stemmed glasses to brighten up the table.
I used this centerpiece through the fall.  My husband bought me the beautiful bowl several years ago.  The inside is painted with sunflowers and it came from Italy.   The flameless candles ... which are about all I use these days ... are the perfect color of pale orange and I surrounded them with pinecones and tiny faux pumpkins.


This is a spare table set up in the living room.


More of the green Majolica with salad plates from my Johnson Brothers ... with Fostoria cobalt blue wine glasses.   


I love the green ceramic pumpkins and the flameless lantern.   



The chicken pot pie casseroles are Temptations from QVC ... had them for years!  I just love the edge of the dinnerware.




Make sure you take a look at the dinner party booklet at the top of the post!   The theme is real described and the menu and recipes are included.   Happy Thanksgiving!  


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