My Thanksgiving Table

Did you know Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday?  I really do love it so much.  Cooking is such a passion of mine and I guess you could call Thanksgiving the Superbowl for me.  Bring it on!  This years table is what I like to call casual elegance.  I am so happy with how it turned out and can't wait to share it with my guests.  This year there will be 7 of us for dinner and then for dessert a few of my neighbors are stopping by after their guests go home.  They always tell me, 'we know we're going to have a great meal if we come to your house'.  What a nice compliment from great friends!  And in case you're wondering... yes, I cook it all and it brings me so much joy! 

The table linens are from Williams-Sonoma.  I swear that store is my guilty pleasure.  The plates and silverware are from Pottery Barn and the glassware from Crate & Barrel and Macy's.

I did the centerpiece arrangement myself from a few bouquets I purchased at Trader Joe's!  Dare I say they had a much better selection than Whole Foods?!  You really can't beat their prices either at $5.99 a bouquet!  I cut the stems short and arranged them in floral foam in a pedestal bowl to elevate them from the table just a bit.  I love the colors and are the perfect accent to my neutral table.

I also love the natural element of the wheat with the kraft paper brown place cards I purchased from Michaels.  I used a white gel pen to write each guests name.  Thanks for the great idea, Camille!

I purchased two new glassybaby votives, one for each end of the table in the color 'sheer cream'.  They go so well with any combination, so I know I will get a lot of use out of them throughout the year.  I paired them with a few gold mercury glass votives from Michaels.

I have so much to be grateful for this year.  I am blessed to have the most amazing family and friends around me, two of the sweetest fur babies a person could ask for, a job I love so much that I can't believe I actually get paid to do every day and for wonderful readers like you who continue to inspire me on a daily basis. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!