ic Kathe With an E: A Saskatchewan Thanksgiving

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Saskatchewan Thanksgiving

Even though Mr. B became a naturalized US citizen 
several years ago he is, and
always will be, 
a Canadian.

As you know, he was born and raised
in Saskatchewan.
He grew up on a farm in a 
small community.
 I like to do what I can to honor his
Canadian roots.
He is very proud to be Canadian. 

Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving
is not like celebrating an American Thanksgiving,
although, the food is pretty much the same.
There are no Pilgrims involved.
It is to rejoice in a successful harvest.

Since we have been married I make
sure we commemorate
his Thanksgiving too.
Yes, we have two Thanksgivings!

This year I went a step further
and we are celebrating
a Saskatchewan Thanksgiving.
 Farm style.
My color choices are green, amber and burgundy.
All reflected in the thrift store napkins
I found a few months back.
The placemats are actually a pale yellow 
in real life but, didn't
photograph that way for their closeup.
The dark green dinner plates
are from the Dollar Tree.
The bowl and salad plate are also
thrift store finds for only .25 each.
They have such a warm and
vintage feel and look to them.
The scalloped design plays nicely
with the ruffled edges of the dinner plates.

 The silver plated flatware
is vintage Rogers and could have
belonged to someone's grandmother.
The wheat motif on the napkin was
another inspiration for this table.
Wheat was the main crop
on Mr. B's family farm.
And so, wheat is the natural centerpiece for the table.
I filled a vase with mini pumpkins
and acorns and then placed wheat
stalks in the center.
I layered some maple leaf placemats
for a runner down the table.

My favorite green goblet candle holders and
a pair of covered pumpkin bowls
complete the centerpiece

Green wine glasses from the Dollar Tree
and our everyday water goblets
finish off this holiday table.
I hope I have captured
the past for Mr. B.
He has so many fond memories 
of life on the farm (minus the long days and hard work),
Saskatchewan and Canada.
 To our Canadian family, friends and followers
we wish you a very 
Happy Thanksgiving!

I always share my tables with 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

Click here to see where else I may be partying this week.
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  1. So beautiful. I am a Canadian (Newfoundland) and we will be celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend!

  2. Oh Kathe - how sweet of you to honor your hubbie's traditions - he must be very happy,eh? Sorry couldn't resist!!!
    Hugs Suzan
    ( also an extremely proud Canadian )and yes we really do say " eh? " a lot - kind of like you Americans say " huh? " but we do not - and I repeat do not say ABOOD for ABOUT - I don't know why we're associated with that one lol

  3. You were featured on In the Kitchen Thursday. Come check it out! http://www.battlingthehomefront.com/2012/10/in-kitchen-thursdays-week-2.html. We would love it if you would link up again! Everyone loved your Fall Hutch that you linked up!

  4. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, some families are lucky to be able to celebrate a holiday twice. BTW where was the Candlewick, LOL.

  5. Very nice Kathe! The wheat centerpiece and the wheat napkins are a hit with me!

  6. Kathe I think it is a perfect Thanksgiving celebrating the harvest! Love the napkins and I can see the inspiration. Your centerpiece is really cute!
    hugs, Linda

  7. I'm happy to hear about the celebration of the Canadian thanksgiving. I have been wondering about the types of food and celebrating that you do! Love those little pumpkin tureens and the wheat too. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Linda

  8. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to your hubby. How thoughtful of you to celebrate with him. I love your whole table and the centerpiece of wheat.

  9. Happy Thanksgivings! I think you honored him perfectly. Love the wheat napkins and the centerpiece. The table is so wonderfully colorful for fall. xo marlis

  10. Beautiful table, Kathe, and it is nice to honor your husband's ethnicity. I am sure he loves everything about the celebration. xo

  11. I have a little lump in my throat. Awwww...that's so sweet! I'm so glad you were able to honor your husband's native country in a way that he could appreciate and enjoy. The wheat is an extra special touch that I'm sure won him over big time. I would be perfectly happy having two Thanksgiving celebrations! It would give me TWO chances to get everything just right! :-) Very, very nice, Kathe!!! Happy Thanksgiving to your husband and all of neighbors across the border!

  12. love it. we will be right over to celebrate with you! :)

  13. I love it Kathe! The wheat/pumpkin centerpiece is awesome! I dont know if it because you used my favorite colors or its fall themed but this is one of my favorites that you have done so far. Very festive and classy. I am sure Mr. B is proud! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. What a beautiful table!! I adore your centerpiece & the thrift store napkins tie in beautifully -- what a find!

    I love Vintage Thingie Thursday!

  15. What a beautifully decorated table- love the pumpkins & wheat.

  16. It is a beautiful table. It is wonderful to honor your husband's tradtion! Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Your table looks lovely. It's so great that you celebrate both. I'm also Canadian (Ontario) and we're celebrating this weekend with 2 family Thanksgiving dinners, my husband's side of the family and mine. That's a lot of turkey! Good thing we love it! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

  18. Such a beautiful table - I love the colors! It's so great you honor your husband's roots! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to your family! :)

  19. That's a wonderful Thanksgiving table, Kathe! I am Canadian also and getting ready for the weekend. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your special dinner.


  20. I'm another Canadian visiting your blog. Your table is lovely and an honour to your husband. Blessings, Pamela

  21. I love your settings- and rejoicing in the spirit of abundance and gratitude is a beautiful thing- American & Canadian. Happy Autumn! I host Photo Friday Blog Hop- you are welcome to add this or any other picture from you blog/post. I'd love for you to link up! Hope you stop by tomorrow. Cheers!

  22. Love your celebration.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. Score with that .25 cents plate! Why can't i find great finds like that?

    My link party is open today. Hope you could come and join in!


  24. What a beautiful table setting! I love that you celebrate 2 Thanksgivings and honor your husbands traditions too!

  25. This sure looks so nice for Autumn! What a great Thanksgiving for you.

  26. How nice of you to celebrate your hubby's traditions too. This table looks very warm and I can feel the sentimentality in it. It looks very autumnal and great buys on those pretty plates!...Christine

  27. This Canadian thinks your Canadian guy will feel right at home among the wheat sheaves. It's a beautiful table setting and I'm glad you get to celebrate the season twice! ~ Maureen

  28. What a beautiful table setting!

  29. Your table is so lovely! Mr. B must have felt right at home. Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes, we have our family dinner tomorrow, only 14 this year but it will still be fun.
    Saw you linking at Fall Fun and Howling Halloween Link Party
    Debbie :)

  30. Such a beautiful table! We'd love for you to share this at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/10/riverton-housewives-round-up-35.html

  31. Beautiful table...those napkins are great. You get to enjoy 2 Thanksgivings!

  32. Happy Thanksgiving!!
    I love the warm toned dishes you've chosen for your fall table.
    We celebrate both thanksgivings too-long story.
    My daughter has a set of the vintage amber dishes you've used here!

  33. Very meaningful as well as beautiful tablescape, especially the wheat and the maple leaves! I was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan but moved to BC when I was 8. Some of my extended family still lives in Sask and are farmers. Happy Thanksgiving to your hubby - we are celebrating this weekend too!


  34. As always your tablescape are so beautiful, love the wheat and maple leaves. Your tablescape also has such warm tones to it, and love the dishes. It's sweet that you honored your husbands holidays too, makes for double the traditions to carry on in a time where we are losing traditions. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  35. wow looks great i hope you both enjoy

  36. Very pretty table setting!
    The only thing you need now is a delicious feast!
    Enjoy the day and thanks for linking up to the Autumn Inspiration Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  37. Lovely table! Such a beautiful way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Jocelyn @

  38. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. We just finished cleaning up from a lovely dinner with 19 family members. Your tablescape is so pretty and perfect for Thanksgiving. Wonderful too that you celebrate both.

  39. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you'll be back this week with more!

  40. Another great tablescape Kathe! I especially like the Maple leaf place mats!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  41. What a gorgeous harvest table! I loved all of the decorations and the table ware, thanks for sharing!

  42. Hello Kathe, this is a beautiful tablescape to celebrate Canada's Thanksgiving. Love the dishes and the centerpiece is wonderful! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  43. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!


    I hope to see you there!



    The Chicken Chick

  44. Beautiful! I love the centerpiece with the tiny pumpkins. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  45. Well everything looks just perfect for a thanksgiving dinner Kathe! What a fun celebration. Sorry so late for visting! Thank you for joining TTF last week. Have a terrific day!

  46. What a beautiful fall table. And isn't Canadian Thanksgiving a lot earlier than America? Thanks so much for sharing it at my par-tay.

    Warmly, Michelle

  47. Kathe, Thanks so much for sharing this Saskatchewan-Thanksgiving post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. So many great autumn ideas. Love the tablescape with the wheat accents!


  48. I am not sure how I missed this post... I love your Saskatchewan table and made me miss home just a little bit more and harvest. Loved harvest time although I am a "townie" not a farm girl.