Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? It’s always been a day that has snuck up on me. This time of the year can be busy and overwhelming for a lot of people and the thoughts of planning your Thanksgiving table maybe the last thing on your mind but I wanted to take the time today to share some simple touches that I’m adding to make the day a little more special.
I had plans to set my dining room table for this post and when I went to grab my pumpkin vase that I had made a few weeks ago (you can see that here) I realized the bottom of the pumpkin was completely rotten. You can imagine the fun mess I cleaned off my table. I know it probably makes me look like the worlds worst housekeeper but I suspect some of you have let a pumpkin or two go bad as well. With only one pumpkin vase still in good order, I scrapped the plan and set my breakfast table instead. I’d like to think of it as a happy accident!
It reminded me that there are not only big families but small ones too. Whether you’re sharing the table with a house full of guests or just those three people that are closest to you, this is a tablescape that works for any size family!
This classic china belongs to my husband’s cousin who lives next door to us. We’re lucky to have great neighbors and even more lucky that they’re family (the good kind)! I feel in love with the pattern from the very first time I saw it. I took the colors from it as inspiration for the fresh floral arrangement that’s the centerpiece.
I added some little pumpkins I had on hand, candlesticks and small tea light candles to create a warm atmosphere.
Setting the table with just the simplest touches can transform an ordinary table into something really special. Creating a table that’s cozy, inviting and interesting provides a place for your friends and family to break bread together and fellowship with one another. When I think of Thanksgiving I think of lifelong memories made. It doesn’t have to be overly fancy to be perfect. I hope this humble little table inspires you to try something different this Thanksgiving! I just know you’ll have a beautiful and memorable day!
Friends, be sure to stop by tomorrow when I share our finished kitchen makeover. I’m beyond anxious to share with you. It’s been a long two years of renovations in the space but the finished kitchen was well worth the wait! Now, hop on over to two of my good friends Thanksgiving tables. They’re sure to inspire!