November 16, 2011


Brenda Kula

I SO need a linen cabinet! My w/d is in mine!


Looks beautiful! I love that world map tray.

Dannie Woodard

Lovely and unique. The size of the AA 'place mats' is new to me. also had not seen the Canterbury set before. I really enjoyed browsing through this post!


Love the place mats! What a fantastic idea. Love the table setting. Happy VTT!


Hi Susan, What a beautiful tablescape. Great idea to use the fabulous trays as placemats. They really add a WOW factor to the table. I think all of your pieces are fabulous and the quilt gives the look you were after. Great post!
Happy Thanksgiving


Enjoyed visiting and seeing all you nice vintage things.

lynne @ lynnesgiftsfromtheheart

Hi Susan, what a great idea, love the napkins. I enjoyed all of your photos. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
hugs ~lynne~

Debs VintageSoul

Lovely tablescape. Very bohemian chic as you intended.

Linda @ A La Carte

Really enjoyed your tablescape. I am a huge fan of hammered aluminum and I love the idea of trays as placemats. Great job! Enjoyed my visit to your blog. Linda


What a neat quilt...I love the colors! Thank you for stopping by Take Six. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Love the quilt and the table setting on top of it.. your pieces are stunning! xo marlis


Very unique, love the trays! I have a few pieces like that from my mom.
The cloth is so colorful. Lovely table!

The Tablescaper

So interesting.Vibrant colors.

- The Tablescaper


Perfect way to set that fun cloth! I agree, definitely bohemian. Those trays are so unique and wonderful. How fun.

CJ Foss

Yes, yes, yes! I want to replicate this table! What an inspiration. I have collected hammered aluminum for years, finding it abandoned in Goodwills, and flea markets, known as "poor man's silver." I first met hammered aluminum when I was growing up, and mom brought out her dish at Christmas time to fill with powder sugar dusted figs, stuffed with pecans. As I found it in dusty bins, I recalled those Christmas goodies. So I have collected more than enough pieces to replicate your lovely table. Love the idea of using the trays as placemats. Thank you and stay tuned for my hammered bohemian table! ~CJ

Annie/Helen Hartman

I LOVE the idea of aluminum trays as place mats. I have one I adore and never know what to do with it - thanks to you I can buy MORE and make place mats. Thrift shopping, sigh, is there anything it can't make better?

Pat@Back Porch Musings

This is an absolutely beautiful table. So very creative!! I love the quilt and the use of trays is fabulous!

Janet Smart

I love hammered aluminum! You have a great collection of it. I call it poor man's silver. I have a collection of it, too. I did not post today on Vintage Thingies Thursday, but two years ago I posted about my hammered aluminum collection. If you want you can go here and see it. http://janetsmart.blogspot.com/search/label/hammered%20aluminum

Cheryl F.

Sigh!! breathe!! then Sigh!! OK!! I took my break!! lol!!! You are so right Susan!! This really is the time to take a breath and try to relax before the crazy holiday rush!! It all starts with me this weekend, and doesn't end until New Years!! But I must admit, I love every minute of it!
I always love your Aluminum displays! Your tablescape is lovely!! Thank for sharing!!!


Just gorgeous......love all that metal and your accessories...perfection...Have a beautiful holiday!!!


Susan, your table is lovely and so unique. What a clever use of the trays. Glad that quilt found a thoughtful home.

Alycia Nichols

Bohemian! That's exactly the word that sprang to my mind, so you hit your mark!!! Aren't you glad you cleaned out that closet now? Funny what we can find when we make ourselves do stuff we have been putting off. Trouble is, now you're making me feel guilty that I haven't tackled mine! :-) Love the vintage aluminum pieces and that hammered flatware!


I love to see how other people decorate their tables! I love how you've mixed the bold colors from the quilt with the elegant aluminum wear! You have a great eye for design!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Very nice post with great shots and very beautiful plates!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

Happy weekend****


How unique and utterly exciting, Susan! I love it.

Thank you so much for sharing...Happy Turkey Day to you and yours just in case the rest of the week gets away from me...

P.S. Did you get your book yet???

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No offense, but if there's a facebook like button, it'll be much easier for me to share.

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