We are not hosting Thanksgiving this year but I’m day dreaming of our Thanksgiving table from last year and all the good moments that were shared around it. It was simple yet festive.
This was before starting my own blog had ever crossed my mind, I was pregnant with Little Nugget and loved my day job as a marketing manager. This is real life, not staged for the pretty pictures. These are the pictures I took on my phone because I was proud of how it all turned out. Crazy to think about how much has changed in this last year.
Fitting a Thanksgiving crowd
We had 12 people for dinner so we repurposed our playroom/living room as our dining room so that we could all share the same table. Our dining room is too small to host that many people, plus it wasn’t complete. You can see our dining room transformation here.
I love a simple natural palette when I’m putting together a table setting for Thanksgiving. Pumpkins and other gourds from Halloween were repurposed for the center runner. I loved having the pumpkins that the kids had painted on the table, along with some leftover floral sprigs from a photoshoot I had done at work. White table clothes are a great base for any color scheme or holiday and easy to bleach out any stains. I’m looking at you red wine.
White dinner plates and sage green cloth napkins from Bed Bath and Beyond were paired with natural elements.
The place settings included kraft paper placemats. I used twine napkin ties with handwritten gift tags of Grateful, Thankful or Blessed paired with sprigs of rosemary from our garden. The kids enjoyed drawing on the placemats while the adults chatted. Everything on the table was kid friendly and the rosemary made the entire room smell so good.