Thanksgiving Table

Thought I'd share my Thanksgiving table place settings with you.  I love using simple, organic, and not too over-the-top items to create a welcoming place at the table.  Fresh herbs and fruit, things you can either find in your yard or at your local grocery store, work perfectly.

This year I took an element I used a few years ago, but always love, rosemary sprigs.  Not only does it look good, it smells amazing!  Just as Thanksgiving should be.  I tied each napkin with a pretty silk ribbon and a paper tag with each guests name.


Under each napkin is a little conversation starter.  This year I found Tabletopics Family Gathering set.  Have you heard of Tabletopics?  It's a lot of fun.  I placed three cards under each napkin for them to answer.  Here's a peek of what's under my sister's napkin.


I also love fresh herbs in a small vase instead of flowers.  While flowers are a great option, herbs just seem fitting for the holiday.  This year I added thyme in some small glass vases I brought back from France.  Simple and elegant.


For another place setting idea, this is what I did last year.  I used pears and tied a simple leaf-shaped tag for each guest's place setting.  I also found these 'I am thankful for' cards at Paper Source.


I am so thankful for all of my readers who have welcomed me into the blog world!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Marianne SimonHolidays