For years ... I've given my family a little hint of Thanksgiving by having a meal we called "Thanksgiving in August". It seems like we always started craving turkey and dressing about the time the leaves just started to get brown edges! I prepared a turkey and sometimes a couple of our favorite traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. Other years, I prepared a turkey with a twist ... and this year I had our little dinner in September and did everything Italian style! To see the food, check out this post! Pink Turkey Dinner!
I like making everything extra special for Phoebe. She has an interest in paper crafting, cooking and making special things. Life is so busy after school starts that it is hard to find time to do these things! I delivered this cute invitation to Miss Phoebe and her mom and dad a few weeks before the meal! It doesn't have a date, because we planned to schedule the dinner at the last minute! Between festivals, parades, dance lessons and other events ... we decided we would 'play it by ear'!
Now ... for the tablescape! A Sunday supper on the deck!
I found this pink rimmed turkey platter at a flea market ... and it set the pink theme. The dinner plates are Churchill ... placed atop a cork place mat ... and the mugs are Spode. The glasses are Fostoria.
Our flower boxes on the back deck are still really pretty, so I chose to snip a few leaves and blooms to fill a couple little turkey planters. These planters were silver and I sprayed a little pink paint on to add to the theme!
Phoebe and I worked on jars all summer and these pink jars were really dressed up for a beach themed vignette, which you'll see in another post! (Maybe in the dead of winter, when I'm longing for a beachy summer!) We spray painted the jars with two coats ... teal underneath pink. Then sanded the raised designs on the jars. We picked up some sticks under the maple tree and sprayed them pink! Burlap ribbon, shells and silk flowers from the Dollar Tree completed the project!
Hope you enjoyed a little pink theme that would work for any Thanksgiving tablescape!
I'll be sharing this with a few of the blog parties listed on my sidebar and certainly with Pink Saturday!
Make sure you click through to see some of the other parties, but stick around my site first. You'll surely find something else you like.
To see more jars, check out Autumn Jars!
To see the food that went with this tablescape, check out Pink Turkey Dinner!