I'm not a super-formal person, and I don't have good china like most people. Thanksgiving is the one day each year that I wish I did. I know it's ironic that I feel that way when I'm supposed to be giving thanks for everything I have - I'm only human. However, I'm always happy that I have simple dishware after the turkey and stuffing have been consumed because I get to throw my dishes into the dishwasher while the rest of the country is hand washing theirs. I think I did a pretty good job making my WalMart plates look festive.
I like to keep the table setting fairly simple so I don't have to rearrange too many things when it's time to eat. This year my tablescape is centered around real gourds treated with Rub 'n Buff and placed on a cake plate.
I got my inspiration from this image I posted a few weeks back.
I also used glass hurricanes borrowed from the mantle and filled with pine cones, acorns and candles. A few amber glass votives fill in some empty spaces.
The printable menus and place cards are courtesy of How to Nest for Less. Thanks, Erin!
In case you're wondering what we will be eating on Thanksgiving, it's probably not much different than what you'll be eating.
I'm looking forward to so many things about Thanksgiving, including great food, an after dinner walk, and cozying up on the couch to watch my first Christmas movie of the season (always Elf, my favorite). The thing I look forward to most is spending some quiet time with my family reflecting upon how blessed we are.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!