You Could Win These Pewter Candlesticks!

November 13, 2012 | By | Comments (94)
ASL Pewter Candlesticks

Photo: Ralph Anderson

No Southern dining room is fully decorated without a pair of candlesticks. That’s why we featured these hand-cast, $95/each pewter candlesticks from Louisiana, Missouri’s ASL Pewter in November’s Southern Made. ASL also let us in on a little-known, pewter secret. Pewter doesn’t tarnish as quickly as silver. Less work, equal shine, we’re pewter fans over here!

These candlesticks could be in your own dining room. In the comments section below,  tell us if you had to dine-out for Thanksgiving this year –what Southern restaurant would you go to and what would you order? The local meat and three? The region’s fancy restaurant? Your favorite BBQ joint? The winning answer takes home the candlesticks. The contest begins now and ends November 30. Click here for official rules.

Tell us where you’re eating and what you’re ordering! 

Other giveaways from the November issue:
Win a Pewter Coffee Service from Tennessee Pewter
Win an Artisan Board from Vintage at Heart
Win a Serving Bowl from Louisville Stoneware
Win Hand-Painted Table Linens from Oxford & Company
Win a Custom Carving Set from Blackwell Knives
Win a Menu and Place Card Set from Bell’Invito


  1. Carolyn Knepper

    These beautiful candlesticks would look lovely on my table. Thanksgiving in my true Cajun home would be here. We always have a huge meal, Fried Turkey, Crawfish of Shrimp Fettuccini or any seafood which is abundant here. True Southern Pecan Pie, cornbread dressing, etc all made from scratch. If you go out, there is no leftovers for the next day which truly is a crime because the flavor is even better. Most restaurants here are closed Thanksgiving so their employees can enjoy meals with family. Family is everything to Southern Cajun people.

    December 11, 2012 at 11:40 am
  2. carol mckenzie

    Where I am so fortunate to live, there are some lovely restaurants. My choice for a holiday dinner would be La Mer (the sea) which is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Walton county. After I can stop staring at the waves crashing on the beach & sea birds flying by, it is time to select a chardonnay from a large array of wines. My husband & I prefer a buttery, oak flavored type which compliments our seafood order. I will order the fried oysters with sesame seeds drizzled with a teriyaki type dressing for an appetizer. For my main dish I love their “Jewels from the sea” which consists of a fair sized bowl filled with lobster, scallops, shrimp. mussels & clams served over a linguine pasta with a thin Mornay sauce – delicious !
    Dessert would be a perfectly cooked flan with the caramelized brown sugar glaze dripping off the custard. After enjoying a gorgeous sunset at no charge what so ever, it’s time to head home to our modest home by a state park.

    December 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm
  3. gp

    Take me home to Sweet Georgia Brown’s in Washington, D,C.

    December 5, 2012 at 10:19 am
  4. gp

    If I couldn’t hold these beautiful pewter candlesticks while setting my own table for Thanksgiving, I’d head straight down to Sweet Georgia Browns in South Dallas.

    December 5, 2012 at 10:17 am
  5. Carolyn

    If I had to go out to eat for Thanksgiving, I would go to Lynn’s Paradise Cafe in Louisville, Kentucky. The atmosphere is casual, fun, and off-beat, and everything on the menu is delicious. I would order the Home Roasted Turkey, cranberry sauce, and sage dressing or maybe the Paradise Hot Brown which I love. As for dessert, I’ll see what looks good.

    December 1, 2012 at 12:16 am
  6. Elizabeth K

    I would go where there was a shorter wait- either The Lady and Sons for fabulous comfort food or Mrs. Wilkes’ Boarding House for some down home cooking served family style! Both in Savannah, GA.

    November 30, 2012 at 9:53 am
  7. Ginger

    Magnolia’s in Charleston, SC is the perfect place for a family Thanksgiving meal without the fuss and mess at home. Our family of four would have the traditional turkey with pecan stuffing. There would be a couple of orders or brown rice and two more of sweet potato souffle. Hubby and I would have squash casserole and the girls would want any green veggie on the menu. All of us would have pecan pie for dessert. Magnolia’s – best place in the South to eat.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm
  8. Diana Shade

    The Blue Water Bay Gourmet Restaurant in Melrose, Fl. is calling me! This restaurant attracts patrons from Gainesville to Ocala! French Brie and Smoked Salmon plate with seasonal fresh fruit would be a delicious beginning. Carmelized French Onion Soup with rich brugundy broth, toasted croutons and gratinated cheese is next. So many choices for an entree, but I would go with Blue Water Bay Famous Fried Shrimp. The entree is served with sauteed veggies and a choice of 1 side. I choose Black Beans & Rice. Or, maybe I would be adventuresome and try Fresh Florida Fighting Gator Tail – farm raised of course!

    Oh my — dessert — hard to decide, but it is a toss-up between Sour Orange Pie or the Blue Water Bay specialty cheesecake, Chocolate Kahlua Musse Bombe. While waiting for the courses I would spend the time looking at the local art work displayed on the walls. I am ready to go there now!!

    November 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm
  9. Nan Wilcox (@NanWilcox1)

    First, its hard to imagine not having our traditional Thanksgiving dinner here at our home but the second best might be to enjoy it in Colonial Williamsburg, at the historic Williamsburg Inn. When I see pewter, my mind immediately goes into colonial mode hence, my home is decorated with my personal expression of colonial style.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm
  10. Abbie Reed

    If I had to eat my Thanksgiving Dinner in a local restaurant–then it would be Chuck’s Fish. On Thanksgiving Day, Chuck’s opens it’s doors to anyone for a free Thanksgiving meal. Lots of people volunteer as hostesses, servers, dishwashers, etc. at this event, and so would I–and then eat my Thanksgiving Dinner with all of the volunteers. This year I was at work and couldn’t volunteer, but my family usually volunteers on Thanksgiving Day as a way of giving thanks by helping out someone else.

    November 27, 2012 at 11:03 am
  11. Kitty Pevey

    Wow, so if I had not cooked and could have dined somewhere other than home I would love to have dined at Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons in Savannah , GA. I admire her grit and the way her sons honor her. I am sure the food is amazing also. She is a most joyful person and that joy is infused into her undertakings.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:09 am
  12. Donna Fenton

    Well the only way we would be eating at a restaurant is if none of our grown children could be with us for Thanksgiving Day. We would head to Maryville, TN to Sullivans – my favorite southern restaurant by far. I’m sure they would do Thanksgiving right and I would be in my favorite Tennessee town!

    November 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm
  13. erhubbell

    I would head back to my home state of Georgia and go straight to Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah. I would eat whatever scrumptious dinner was being served, but I would hope that it would include a country ham, macaroni & cheese, and collards. I love my Colorado home, but I sure do miss Southern cooking!

    November 24, 2012 at 10:48 am
  14. Heather Gibbs

    Hands down the family and I would fly to Gasparilla Island, in Boca Grande, Florida. We would sit down and enjoy the salty air, fresh ocean breeze, and the atmosphere of the quaint little town while eating FRESH GROUPER caught right off the island shores at The worlds famous Loose Caboose!!!!

    November 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm
  15. Elizabeth Burnes

    I would love sit down for a meal at Justus Drugstore in Smithville, Missouri. The atmosphere is so relaxed; you can find yourself entering only to realize three hours later that it hardly feels like any time has passed. The menu changes seasonally, the food is grown locally, and everything is prepared from scratch. From their current menu I would select:
    Starter -“Egg and Cheese Sandwich” – house baked brioche toast, poached egg, wild onion sauce, fried prosciutto, cheese gel, wild mushrooms
    Main Course -Paradise Meats Duroc Pork Country Rib Chop – P 2 Ways v.17 – grilled citrus brined pork rib eye, cured shaved shoulder, Norton grape bitter-sweet, crispy fried brioche corn pudding, hen of the woods, Zucchini and red pepper “angel hair”, chanterelles, corn essence.
    To drink -a glass of Solitude chardonnay
    Dessert – their version of a deconstructed carrot cake – spice cake doughnuts, carrot caviar, and an superb cream cheese based sauce
    p.s. They provide an amazing amuse bouche, delicious bread with a soft center and perfectly crisp crust, and the best night cap to finish your meal!

    November 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  16. jea smith

    we are going to a friends house and share our blessings with 18 others…this is our hand picked family and we are going to have all home made foods. I’m bringing broccoli salad, deviled eggs and a run cake. It’s so fabulous as this holday was made for sharing.

    November 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm
  17. Julie

    I haven’t been to Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn in Hattiesburg, MS since 1994, and it wasn’t even in the city back then. It was one of those holes in the wall, where only the locals go. Word must have gotten out, and I would love to visit their new location. I hear the food is still amazing, and I don’t even care if they don’t serve turkey and dressing. Just lay a plate of barbecued ribs and those famous potatoes down in front of me. I’ll be giving thanks with an extra glass of sweet tea!

    November 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm
  18. Emily O.

    Spelled my email address wrong in the entry above! Oops!

    November 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm
  19. Emily O.

    In Chattanooga, Tennessee there is nothing better than Mt. Vernon’s restaurant at the foot of Lookout Mountain. Check them out at Enjoy some raspberry tea, turkey and dressing, and be sure to try their famous amaretto pie!

    November 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm
  20. Cathy Anderson

    Thanksgiving on the town? Wow – unheard of in my family! This holiday is one of my family’s favorite celebrations. Having to eat at a restaurant during holidays reminds me of that Santa Clause movie scene with poor Tim Allen, forced to eating at a Denny’s after burning the turkey – literally! Guess everyone has their own turkey cooking story….

    In the small Texas town where I live, McGregor (just a few miles away from Waco and Crawford), has several good restaurants: Luigi’s Italian, the Coffee Shop, Coach’s BBQ- and I’m fairly positive that none of them are open on Thanksgiving Day. But if they were, I’d order the special!

    Happy Thanksgiving! May your holiday be blessed, no matter where it is spent!

    November 20, 2012 at 10:23 am
  21. FW Miller

    As most know, San Francisco is a great restaurant town, where you CAN get anything you want, be it Southern, Californian cuisine, hippie food or any food culture that ends in ese!

    For Thanksgiving this year we hope to spend our day out in a dining room with the classic turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and all of the fixings. No, we won’t be hitting the Zagat rated best restaurants, Gary Danko, Boulevard, Canteen or my personal favorite Fleur de Lys. We we be breaking bread at their more famous cousin, “St Anthony’s Dining Room” as we serve those who are having difficulty in serving themselves.

    St. Anthony’s is no soup kitchen: it’s a dining room where the community comes together for a nutritious hot meal served up with dignity and respect.

    Wherever you may be located this Thanksgiving, we hope that you too will break bread with your family, neighbors and friends in the spirit that has made our country what it is.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:44 am
  22. Greg

    Having served in the Army for over 17 years, I am no stranger to interesting Thanksgiving dinners. Whether it was Yaki Soba in Asia or in lamb kabobs the Middle East, the plight of the Ralphie and his family’s Peking Duck Christmas dinner is all together familiar. My family, far flung across the states, has never been very traditional when it comes to holiday dinners anyway, so it was truly an experience the first Thanksgiving with my wife’s family. The beautiful food lay spread across the table from edge to edge as if it itself were the linens. From the two roasted turkeys with all the trimmings to the selection of over ten different pies, everything was exemplary prepared and no sense of portion control observed. Last year when faced with the annual question of holiday travel, it was decided that we would head west to New Mexico for Thanksgiving with my parents. The route was chosen, bags were packed, and dogs loaded into the truck we headed out on I-40 hopeful to catch the remaining fall color in the Blue Ridge at the beginning of a very long drive. Only one detour was scheduled, a quick night in Oklahoma to bid well wishes to some of the in-laws, and sleep at least one night for free. All was going well into the panhandle of Texas. The dogs were fine road dogs, probably better with the drive than my impatient wife. The satellite radio was seeing us through when the CD collection grew tiresome. Then seemingly from nowhere rode a winter storm the likes of Pecos Bill himself would have been proud. We were down to 20 miles per hour or so in white out conditions still on the same I-40 we left back in North Carolina. I don’t know if this is what George Strait was talking about, but I had doubts about reaching Amarillo by morning. Sarah had officially had enough of the roaring wind blowing us from lane to lane, hazards flashing, so this day’s travel would end in Texas. With the storm hounding the area all night, the road crews were certainly not able to keep up with the blowing snow making highway travel impossible. With only one day and 300 miles to go, it looked more and more like the turkey stuffed Hatch green rellenos and turkey enchiladas suizas of the Santa Fe Thanksgiving were slipping away. With a phone call it was decided that my family would carry on without us and we would find a Thanksgiving in Amarillo. Now it doesn’t take very long in town to find out what restaurants are open on holidays, and when stuck in Amarillo expecting a big meal, logic says you go to the Big Texan. The Big Texan is the place that offers the free 72 oz steak if you can eat it with all the sides in under an hour. I knew I was going to gorge myself on that day, but neither my wife nor I had any intention of making fools of ourselves to mark the occasion. I ordered a big steak cooked rare (I was in Texas after all) garnished with sautéed mushrooms, onions and fresh, whole jalapeno peppers straight from the grill, wonderful. I completed my order with a Caesar salad, fried okra and macaroni and cheese. You can take the boy out of the south…you know what I mean? Sarah went with the perennial Thanksgiving favorite Chicken Fried Steak with cowboy beans. Incidentally, the dogs loved the leftovers. Forty-five minutes and two Shiner Bocks later, to the horror of my wife, I piled on a piece of pumpkin pie just because we were celebrating. The Big Texan had never crossed my mind as the place I would be having Thanksgiving dinner and I will probably never be in that position again. But in the annals of holiday meals, the story was worth every bite.

    November 19, 2012 at 4:52 am
  23. Suzanne

    Ashland, Virginia – The Smoky Pig! The restaurant closed a few years back, but there is nothing like their pulled pork and hush puppies. A great atmosphere and incomparable Virginia barbecue.

    November 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm
  24. Phyllis

    If in Savannah would have to sit at a table at Mrs. Wilkes Boardinghouse, all served family style, from collard greens to corn bread dressing, finish with a slice of fruit cobbler, oh my the sweet tea and don’t forget to take your dishes to the kitchen, I am still thankful that I had the opportunity to eat there years ago.

    November 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm
  25. Mary H

    We would love to eat at The Angus Barn in Raleigh NC. They have a fantastic buffet that looks like it would fulfill all appetites in our large family.

    November 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  26. Leigh

    Nashville is becoming a wonderful culinary feast. Monells would get our vote. We’ went their our first thanksgiving we lived here . We were alone with no family close by and monells became our family that year. We were seated at a dining room table family style with other guest. We passed the turkey, dressing, peas, dressing, sweet potatoes, rolls among ourselves. That day Monells became a special place.

    November 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm
  27. jane

    i can see me my fiance sitting around a candlelight dinne i made at home with champagne food love glowing in the glow of the candles

    November 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm
  28. Laura Lawrence

    Little Girl Eatery in Asheville NC. Nothing says Southern more than a veggie plate, our Sunday night staple in the South…. And really, isn’t Thanksgiving all about the sides anyway??!?!

    November 18, 2012 at 6:53 am
  29. missreginat

    In Houston there is a restaurant called Momma’s that serves good home cooked food. It is always packed and you feel as it you are entering your Momma’s kitchen when you enter. If for some reason I was unable to cook on Thanksgiving I would head to Momma’s for a wonderful meal and companionship.

    November 18, 2012 at 5:30 am
  30. AnnaMarie

    We’d go to Gus’s Fried Chicken in Memphis, TN. They are AMAZING and they switch from chicken to turkey for Thanksgiving!!! Too bad we live waaaaaaaaaaaay across the country. Maybe they could mail us some…

    November 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm
  31. Scarlett Royce

    If I could be in Texas for Thanksgiving and had to eat out, I would most definitely choose to go to the fabulous Masraff’s and I would probably order one of the seafood entrees!!!

    November 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  32. Karlene Barger

    We’d go to Barbara Jean’s in St. Simon’s for crabcakes! Turkey is wonderful, but crabcakes from Barbara Jean’s are in a class by themselves – among the things for which I am thankful, getting together with my family and enjoying crabcakes are high on the list!

    November 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm
  33. Claudia

    Probably a “meat and three”. Traditional turkey dinner is great, but the only necessity for Thanksgiving is a meal shared with others.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm
  34. Laurel Whitlock

    The County Line in Austin Tx. No matter that Barbeque is not the traditional Thanksgiving food, this is a place with a lot of fond memories for my sister and I.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm
  35. Rhonda Abernathy

    Really, Really would love to win these Pewter candle sticks. I would love to have these to help create a Southern Charm Holiday Table this year for the holiday season. Pewter appeals to me more so that “Silver”; Pewter has a distinct Southern Character and Charm.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    My family is coming forThanksgiving dinner ~I love cooking for my family~small but fun:-)

    November 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm
  37. Tricia Jackson Jones

    Just thinking I left out Jesse’s in Magnolia Springs for steaks or seafood and Papa’s in Daphne for steaks or Italian. How could I do that? One day is just not enough.

    November 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm
  38. Tricia Jackson Jones

    Lulu’s for a casual Thanksgiving lunch. Fried green tomatoes and a burger. The Grand Hotel for an extravagant treat. The crab cakes and Bloody Mary’s are wonderful. The buffet has to be the best ever. Why not make a day and hit several. The crab soup at Felix’s is the best. Moe’s is probably my favorite bbq.

    November 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  39. Emma

    Would try to go to a meat & 3 and order turkey and dressing!

    November 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm
  40. Melanie McDowell

    Tavern on the Summit, Birmingham, AL, love the dark paneled walls and gas-light fixtures, also a little dark and intimate. Love everything on their menu!

    November 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  41. jane

    would love these

    November 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm
  42. Mary Catherine Moss

    My family is coming from different cities to the most beautiful place Lake Bruin in Tensas Parish, Louisiana. We are having dinner in a beautiful lake house that has what I call the Walton Family table. We ordered all the food from a wonderful store in Searcy, Arkansas called the MIxing Bowl. The lady that owns this business cooks the most wonderful food from main dishes to desserts,sides, rolls, and homemade cranberry relish. Then on Friday we will all gather to watch LSU and Arkansas play football. I have 2 neices and a nephew who have graduated from LSU and one who is now a senior. This is a tradition we always do for Thanksgiving.

    November 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm
  43. veanderson

    the Bright Star~ tried and true. Love that place and the menu is vast.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:49 am
  44. cathy t.

    Charleston, SC has such an abundance of great restaurants but I think I’d choose the Fig restaurant. The food here has so much flavor with chef inspired twists. Their food is extraordinary. I salivate everytime I think about this restaurant.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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