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
Candle Holders – from my Grandmother’s crystal // Candle Sticks
Look for a rundown of recipes, pictures, and all things Thanksgiving tomorrow!