Home Remodel,  Lifestyle

My Thanksgiving Tablescape

Every year, we load up the family and head north to a small town in southern Iowa for Thanksgiving.  We spend the day at my husband’s grandmother’s house for a beautiful dinner and time with the family.  Even though Grandma Kemper is nearing 90 years old, she is adamant that she makes every dish, and anything brought can only be a salad or a dessert.  Leave the big stuff to her. 🙂

As I’ve mentioned so many times in previous posts, I love the time that comes from preparing a meal, spending hours in the kitchen with family and friends as you make food to celebrate an occasion.  The way you eat a little slower, spend a little more time talking, and enjoying one another’s company that comes with a holiday meal.  I grew up where holiday meals were the center of our traditions and I love continuing that with my family now.

So today marks my own little family’s “Thanksgiving Dinner.”  It’s weeks before and I’ve planned a full Thanksgiving menu for just the four of us.  The table is set and the dishes are in the oven.  My husband is starving himself for what’s to come. 🙂

Recipes will come to you in tomorrow’s post, so today I’m going to share with you how I decorated my table (okay, it’s my island 🙂 ) for our Thanksgiving Dinner this year.  Click on the links below the photos to be taken straight to their source!

Table Runner // Eucalyptus Stems – Trader Joe’s

Gold Twinkle Lights // Wood Cutting Board // Pumpkins – Bag of 4 from Walmart $0.50 each!!

Candle Holders – from my Grandmother’s crystal // Candle Sticks

Plate Charger // White Dinner Plates // Rust Napkins // White Napkins // Silver Napkin Ring

White Cake Stand // Candle // Large White Frame – DIY Project – thrift store frame with black drawing board

Natural Table Runner

Farmhouse Buffet

     Look for a rundown of recipes, pictures, and all things Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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