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Give Thanks for Family in Your Centerpiece

Give Thanks for Family on Thanksgiving

I was privileged to be invited to join this lovely Thanksgiving Tablescape Tour today. Katie from Katherine’s Corner is hosting and she is one talented lady! She designed my header a few years back and continues to help me out whenever I have a question. Thank you, Katie, for including me!

I know you will enjoy this tour. Feel free to pin or share any of the tablescapes you love! My post is about loving and accepting our family, just like Ruth and Naomi.



In the book of Ruth in The Holy  Bible, Naomi told Ruth to return to her people after her son died. Ruth refused. She then said something to her mother-in-law that I also had read at my wedding.

Your God will be My God


Give Thanks for Family

Ruth loved her mother-in-law. Naomi loved her daughter-in-law and only encouraged her to return to her people because she thought that was the best choice for Ruth. But, Ruth refused to leave. Something or someone was pulling her heart toward Bethlehem. The result was that Ruth, a Moabite woman who was not from Israel or a Jew, became part of the lineage of Christ, our Savior. Here we learn a lesson in what it means to love our family. We may not all be “cut from the same cloth” so-to-speak, but each and every one of us matter.  Setting a table for Thanksgiving is a way to portray the unity we all desire. Mine this year, centers around the “Tree of Life,” a sculpture we picked up during a recent cruise.

The Tree of Life

Give Thanks for Family: Alfred Gockel Tree of Life

This sculpture by Alfred Gockel, has become a treasure in our home. It was meant to be centerstage in a garden, but I loved it so much that I had to place it on my dining room table. Especially for Thanksgiving. I mixed it with gold, glass and a touch of silk to combine metals and textures. I wanted to portray how easy we could all live together, if we accept each other as we are… creatures, made in the image of God.

Tree of Life Thanksgiving

I’ve also mixed everyday dinnerware, (Johnson Brothers, Blue Willow) with Lenox Fine China. I added gold-rimmed cups and saucers with Pier 1 glass goblets and gold-leafed wine glasses.

gold leaf glasses

Mixing Textures

Johnson Brothers Blue Willow

I think they all live beautifully together, don’t you?

Mixing patterns


Even my kitty, Scarlett, (who is a member of the family) approves.

Paws for Thanksgiving

Paws for Thanksgiving

Love even from a distance

Love from high above the scene.

Curly Stemmed Pumpkins

Glass pumpkins add color and texture.

Mixed Textures

draped orange napkin

Draping a rust napkin within each place setting ties all the colors together.

Some colors aren’t what I would normally pair together, but I thought it all blended together beautifully. Just like the Moabite woman who blended beautifully into the lineage of Christ. After all, our greatest gift is HIS life. He died on a tree and conquered death, so that we might all live with HIM in paradise. I think paradise can begin in our grateful hearts. Another sweet way to portray thankfulness is by writing a note. Perhaps to the person who first introduced you to Christ?

Give thanks for your family.

happy thanksgiving

Please click on the photo below to tour all the other beautiful tables.


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  • Marie Matthews

    12/07/2017 at 1:07 am

    Hello Kim,
    This is Marie @venicebeachqtpie. I participated in Katherine’s “Give Thanks” tour along with you talented bloggers. Thank you for sharing the beautiful story from the Book of Ruth. It delighted me how you tied scripture to your gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape. I love your garden sculpture that you used as your bold centerpiece! And the Lenox China and Blue Willow plates are stunning. I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!
    Love, Marie xo

  • Sharon

    11/25/2017 at 7:21 pm

    Your table is so charming. I love the mix of patterns you used and they worked well together. Being a huge fan of Blue Willow the bowl on top pulls everything together for me. So glad you joined the tour. Sharon @ Blue Willow House

  • Shannon

    11/22/2017 at 9:10 pm

    What a beautiful Thanksgiving table! Your china is so pretty, and I love your dining room furniture. It has been so much fun blog hopping with you! Happy Thanksgiving!!! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

  • Maria A Trunzo

    11/22/2017 at 7:25 pm

    BEAUTIFUL thoughts on Thanksgiving & every day of the year. Love your table.

  • Nikki Gwin

    11/22/2017 at 11:24 am

    I love your Blue Willow bowls, and I love that you used a garden statue as your centerpiece. So creative. You encourage me to think outside that box!
    🙂 gwingal

  • Shelley

    11/22/2017 at 8:53 am

    I love how you mixed the blue willow with the other pretty china. Such a beautiful combination… and an adorable kitty!

  • Katherines Corner

    11/22/2017 at 8:31 am

    lovely post, I like that you mixed things up a bit. It all turned out lovely. Thank you so much for being part of my tour. Big Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving ( Pinned!)

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