11 November 2008

In the Dining Room...


I concentrate a lot of the Thanksgiving decor in the dining room. I always love opening the french doors into the dining room and seeing the room decorated and filled with the scents of spicy pies, roasting meat and yeast rolls!

My grandfather Joe Oliver made this barrister cabinet years ago. My grandmother kept her beautiful nativity scene here. I love it in my dining room. It is fun to fill with seasonal goodies!

I love statues of pilgrim men and women. I am careful not to start a collection, though! I am easily swayed into buying things I already have so this is my one and only set.

I don't have a china cabinet so I use these display cabinets for my china. My grandfather Raymond Holt, purchased this china for my grandmother during WW1 while he served in England. It is from Sheffield.

Ok, so I do have another little pilgrim statue but this one is different in that it features a pilgrim man with his little girl. This is one piece, too, not separate pieces like the one above. I know, I am pathetic.


  1. I think it all looks beautiful Terri. I always love seeing your home...the colors, the decor...it always looks so warm and pretty!


  2. Oh Terri, I just love all your Thanksgiving decor! I love the colour of your walls as well...everything looks so warm and inviting. xoxo

  3. Everything is lovely. I spotted your Gooseberry Patch Cookbook in your cabinet...I just love those books!

  4. Your home is so "fall" I love it...I have a few of those whde ceramic pumpkins tucked away in storage that I want to pull out!

    Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog as well...Get with your sister, the tile doormat will look lovely in your home! and once she makes it(of course she will!) be sure to post on your blog.

  5. Hi Terri...love all your fall decor! Your home feels so warm and inviting. The pilgrims are really cute! Susan

  6. You inspired my latest blog entry with your dining room décor and Thanksgiving dish towels!

    Everything looks great!

  7. I love that you have Thanksgiving decorations...I am so not ready for Christmas till I've wrung (you'll pardon the word) the last drop of turkey gravy out of the tablecloth and pushed myself away from the table...to get more pumpkin pie...lovely lovely lovely!


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