As we’re winding down the long Thanksgiving weekend here in the U.S., I thought I’d share my Thanksgiving table. I hope everyone had a delightful holiday relaxing with family and good food. I know we did. Friday we did get out early for some Christmas shopping but to be honest I didn’t see too many great buys. Oh, of course I did my share of purchasing. Couldn’t leave at 6 am and come home empty handed. I will say I think I will finish the rest of my shopping online. Much easier.
I bought a couple of fall bouquets from Walmart and arranged them in 3 small mason jars. The flowers are just the right touch for the table. I think adding fresh flowers brings more festivity to the table.
I used 4 large mercury pillar candles as anchors for the table runner. They are flanked by some faux pumpkins. I did add a few white baby boo pumpkins. In the leaf bowl, sits one. The table runner is made of burlap that I fringed and hemmed. I machine embroidered the Happy Thanksgiving on each end of the runner. The burlap adds texture and another layer to the tablescape. I think layering makes the tablescape more interesting.
Each table setting has a charger, dinner plate and turkey salad plate. A white linen napkin is draped between the turkey plate and the dinner plate. The table cloth I got many years ago. I like the colors in it. All of my formal ahem dinners must have a water goblet at each plate. That’s the only beverage we drink. Water.
Here is a parting shot of the two side dishes I made as well as the two pies I baked. Pecan and pumpkin for the pies. Sweet potato casserole and the obligatory green bean casserole. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The food is tradition. It is expected and I so enjoy preparing it. Almost more than eating it. I said almost.
All in all it was a successful day. The food and family was most enjoyable. I am looking forward to doing it all again next year.