Last Updated on 2018-10-31 by Linda
Happy In The Pink Thanksgiving my Canadian Friends and Happy Sunday to everyone else. I spent my Saturday planning an In the Pink Thanksgiving celebration. My mom gave me a special tablecloth from my Nana when I was back in Saint John in September. I thought this year I would pay homage to Nana and show her how her dining room is still treasured.
I do want my Mother’s China
Contrary to what all the recent articles have been stating regarding our parents/grandparents treasures, I cherish the memories it all holds. Honestly I know we have become a throw away society but there are some things to precious to ignore. I was fortunate enough to receive my Nana’s Dining room Table, Chairs and hutch. Every time I sit down I think about Papa, Nana, Family Dinners. Why do we care so little sometimes.
The furniture then was joined with Nana’s china. It is pretty and delicate and OMG not dishwasher safe but it is special. I am not going to use it everyday but I am using it. The Silverware was her’s and so was the tablecloth. The one major difference other than all the pastel pumpkins? Can you guess? No plastic cover. Bahahahha, it is funny because it helped preserve the tablcloth but I cannot do it, no plastic covers for me
In the Pink Thanksgiving
Do you celebrate Family memories? Do pictures suffice or do you cherish the pieces from childhood? Don’t get me wrong there are days when I want a modern table, a wood slab conversation piece or maybe even a granite one, but for today when I sit at the table in Papa’s chair I will remember family. Plus as a bonus it helps me create an In the Pink Thanksgiving.
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I added a few accents to mt silverware setting, no Mom if you are reading this I did not spray paint Nana’s silver. I purchased four place settings from the dollar store and I spray painted them with Krylon Pastel Pink. It is quick and easy but a project I recommend you take your time at. I tend to work to quickly and add layers before I should and thus the backs do not look as pretty as the front. Take your time. Cover the tops with painters tape and spray gently and lightly, let each layer dry and then add another.
The pretty pink flatware is a great accent to the antique set.
For my centrepiece I was on the hunt for Pink pumpkins but alas I was too late, Michaels was sold out. I picked up two teal Pumpkins and then a strand of garland I thought would be pretty, I was content with the teal and thought it was a great accent to the china and then realized I still had pink paint left…. hmmm I gathered up all the small orange pumpkins and went spray crazy. I then added a dusting of metallic and they are perfect
Individual gravy boats, salt and pepper shakers and mini butter dishes completed the table. To date I think this is my favourite, even better than the Pink Christmas Table
I know its a tad bit non traditional but it does scream Linda and pretty doesn’t it?
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karen goodwin says
I love the table setting and I am so glad you can cherish our memories. Enjoy your pink settings. You set a beautiful table, nana would be proud.
Linda Cassidy says
it is my fav table setting to date. I think she would have loved it