The center piece is wax fruit and as you can see some of our fore fathers have come to share the bounty.
The bottom plate is one I bought at Garden Ridge many years ago. The plates are larger than usual so the men in the family like them for family dinners.
On top of the Poppy plate I place a plate from Artuino called Tuscan Rooster.
I found these cute maple leaf dishes at CVS on sale. Won't they make cute
I stumbled on to these silver candle sticks at an antique mall. I just loved all the intricate work on them. They have a makers mark on the bottom but I need stronger reading glasses or a magnifying glass to read it.
I have placed an antique mirror in the corner of the dining room so it reflects back the table. I hope if you double click you can enlarge the picture so you can see it better.
I did take pictures of the silverware that I am using but they didn't turn out well. I had so much shine from the flash you couldn't really see the silverware. If any of you could give me some hints for taking pictures of silverware I would be grateful.
I have much to be thankful for but I am already thankful this week that the house is ready for my guests. Have a wonderful weekend.