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Thanksgiving Table

December 21, 2010
by thenestinggame

Why, yes, it is December 21st! Hence, my timely post about our Thanksgiving table. I was browsing through my iPhoto and realized I never uploaded any photos from our Thanksgiving dinner. We had my Mom in town from Florida and the kids were here, too. And, we had the company of my good friend Angie and her delightful parents.

The bird, before.

Our chefs:

As for the table, as I’ve mentioned, we recently updated our dining room. When I inherited my dining table, I luckily got some gorgeous Irish and Spanish linen tablecloths and placemats. I found some napkins at Cost Plus World Market in “Plum” and “Pink Sangria” that matched perfectly, which I folded using this handy tutorial. Inexpensive mums and carnations from Publix rounded out the tablescape. I kept them low, which helps with conversation. And although my mom kept trying to move the pink carnations into the center, I liked the asymmetry.

The only issue was the dishes. I only have place settings for 8. (Which, considering my dishes are also inherited and from the ’70s, it’s pretty impressive that I have that many of anything. It helps that pretty much anyone I am related to has the same dishes.)

Then I remembered I had some plates that used to hang on the wall at my grandparent’s and, lo and behold, they coordinated perfectly.

I borrowed my friend Brandi’s inspired idea to use the fall foliage as placecards. Sadie and Blue went out hunting for the very best leaves and came back with 9 great ones. I dried them for a couple hours indoors before using a paint marker to write everyone’s names on them. The center vein provided a great baseline!

The food was delicious:

And the company even better. I’m looking forward to a great Christmas! I hope you have one too.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine permalink
    December 21, 2010 3:54 pm

    Your table setting was beautiful! And creative!
    My favorite though is the picture of the French Chefs.

    By the way, the shaver was discovered by me only 14 years ago – not as a child. As you know
    adults can be entertained too!

    A belated happy turkey day.

    • December 21, 2010 5:02 pm

      I thought you might like those two in their chef gear!

  2. Leigh Ann Morabito permalink
    December 21, 2010 4:33 pm

    That photo of Sadie is priceless!!! I love it!

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