A belated Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! As the host of this years Thanksgiving dinner I was quite busy preparing everything the last few days and haven't had a moment to update the blog. I took a ton of pictures throughout my prep and the day of which I will be sharing with you in the next week. Our Thanksgiving table is something I had been thinking about for a while now, I even shared some of my inspiration images with you here. This is what I created for our Thanksgiving table this year.
Well keeping with my recent cost savings effort, I tried to use much of what I already had around the house. Vases, the candles, the cream cast iron urn and the table runner all were transplanted from other places in my house. Even the purple cabbage, which were seeing the end of there days in my outdoor pots, were something I already had lying around. The sticks I collected on our daily walks with Eva and the long split branch I found in our yard the day after the snow storm. I had a little hoard of sticks and branches in our garage all waiting for Thanksgiving day.
I over bought on my fruits and vegetables so I could have some for the table decorations. I dropped some cranberry's at the bottom of the cabbage vase for an extra boost of color and the straw I used to hide the cabbage stem. The asparagus brought in some of that green that I have in my curtains.
I used some of the extra fruit from my autumn sangria to fill the cast iron urn. Pomegranates, pears and apples made up the mix.
Since we had a late dinner I took some pictures of the table at dusk. I loved the way the candles illuminated the room and danced off the glasses.
The table settings are a Vera Wang patterned china that we asked for on our bridal registry. Many people advise not to put china on your registry saying you'll never use it, but I use our china as often as I can.
Definitely for every holiday we host and even for small gatherings with friends. It helps dress up an event, big or small. And since most china these days are dishwasher safe, clean up is a breeze (especially when you have an amazing husband like mine who cleans up while you nap from utter exhaustion).
Well I hope you'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food, family and friends! More of my Thanksgiving Day recipes to come in the next few days, so check back in.