Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I wanted to share Thanksgiving table ideas. 🙂
I’ll be with Bluwatermom & sister for the holiday. We’ll cook, watch the parade, and enjoy the extended family time. It’s actually a 4f holiday – family, food, fun & football!
As I’ll be away over the holiday, I wanted to enjoy a special table setting at home before I leave ~ so I set it up for the weekend here. It may just be a simple weekend meal, but it will be a chance to get a preview of the holiday. Anticipation is half the fun!
This is the small table set up, and it was a completely spontaneous tablescape. I like to do tables with whatever strikes me in the moment. Many years of visual merchandising and doing “over the top” retail table displays resulted in appreciating a simpler scale at home. Don’t get me wrong, I still go with a fair amount of stuff and like to make it look special, but it’s usually place settings first and decor second.
Looking around the closets and cabinets, my Blue Willow china was the first and most important element. Then a favorite denim tablecloth and a muslin overlay. I wanted to use the selvage edge on the muslin and did not want to cut my muslin yardage, so used an old visual merch trick to fold a pleat down the center and let the ends puddle on the floor.
I like to use metal, glass and wood in every tablescape, so wooden chargers, heavy flatware and casual glassware fit the scheme. Once the place settings were laid, a few small vases filled the center ~ with silk hydrangeas and ceramic gourds and pumpkins adding color. Everything was pulled from a cabinet or closet from inventory on hand. I think the ceramic gourds were $1 each many years ago, and I’ve used these silk hydrangeas several different ways this fall. I love this autumnal olive green ~ it’s seasonal and still sunny!
The ceramic pumpkins are easily moved to the side of the place setting when we sit down for the meal. That’s a consideration when it’s a small space and there’s no buffet or sideboard for shifting things around. So whether it is soup and sandwich, or even breakfast this weekend, it will feel like a Thanksgiving preview. Actually, I think I’ll leave the table set this way until headed to Bluwatermom’s. Heck, we only get to eat one meal at our special Thanksgiving table during the holiday, and this way I will get a whole week of being thankful! 🙂
What are your Thanksgiving plans? Traditional? Travel? Something else? I know one family whose tradition is to enjoy an Italian menu, because they love lasagna! Hey whatever floats your boat. We are all thankful for our blessings in our own way ~~~
Now when do we get to eat?