A couple of weeks ago we were talking about different china patterns to use for Thanksgiving, and I mentioned that I liked a pattern at Williams Sonoma with a turkey in the middle of it. Do you remember that I went to order it,and it was sold out online?
The weekend after that discussion, my daughter had a concert in Atlanta so we made good use of the time there by doing some shopping. We left early that morning so that we could go to the outlets north of the city.
I looked in the Williams Sonoma outlet thinking I might find some of those turkey plates there. No luck. The only thing remotely resembling Thanksgiving was a pattern with pumpkins on it. Plenty of pumpkins – zero turkeys.
So we drove on into the city and stopped at two different malls where I quickly ran through 2 Williams Sonoma stores looking for those turkey plates. They were sold out at both of them as well. It looked like finding my turkeys was not going to happen.
We dropped our daughter off at the place where she was to perform,and then my husband and I went to eat at a little Mexican restaurant before the concert. While I was munching on my taco, my husband’s cell phone rang. It was our niece who lives in Augusta.
Our conversation went something like this…
Aunt Kelly, I found some of those turkey salad plates you wanted at the Williams Sonoma store here. I can send them to you by my mother if you would like. Do you want them?
Did I want them??
Oh my yes!
So our sweet niece got them for me. Her mother carried them home from Augusta, and those plates made their way to our dining room table.
They were actually the inspiration for my brown and red Thanksgiving decorating.
And the inspiration for the centerpiece came from the grocery store. Truly. When I was in the produce section there was a small pot of herbs labeled “turkey herbs.”You can use the sage, rosemary, and thyme while cooking your turkey. Pretty smart, right? So turkey herbs seemed like the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece, and I used a sprig of rosemary with each napkin as well.
And I added a little rosemary to the cabinet in the dining room.
Okay, that’s enough about herbs. Let me finish my turkey plate story.
It gets even better.
The other night my mother in law called and asked my husband if he thought I would like to use my Christmas present from her before the holidays. He told her that would be a great idea; so on Sunday night I got to open my first Christmas gift of the year…
The serving bowl that matches the hard-to-find turkey plates
and the beautiful matching platter that now stands proudly atop the refrigerator.
So for a girl who had no Thanksgiving dinnerware just a couple of weeks ago, I am now blessed with quite a collection thanks to some thoughtful family members!
And while we are talking about Thanksgiving, please don’t forget about the Thanksgiving giveaway here for one of you very thoughtful readers who takes time out to read my ramblings. I am so thankful for you! You can find all the details about the giveaway here.
Hope you are making good headway with your plans for Thanksgiving!
Until next time…