I’m so excited today to share my Thanksgiving table with you as a part of Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours with White Buffalo Styling Co. If you’re just coming over from Southern Hospitality, a big warm welcome!! I’m so glad to have you here, and to share my Thanksgiving Table with you.
I’m crazy about Christmas, but Thanksgiving is a very close second. In a world where we seem to get so caught up on trivial things and the rush of life, I love that Thanksgiving is all about slowing down, spending time with family, and reflecting on what’s truly important.
Those who know me, know that I am a story-teller. Basically, if you ask me a question, you’re going to get the long answer, in the form of a story. Every. Time. And my attention span is like a goldfish, so you can bet there will be a couple of little side-tracked stories along the way. There is no “Reader’s Digest version” in my world, and my Thanksgiving table is sort of a reflection of that. It’s a story, or reflection of our family and the things that I love, and the family we gather with and the people that we miss so much and fill our hearts at this time of year.
I started with a tablecloth from my wedding. It’s honestly one of two tablecloths I own–can’t go wrong with white. Then I added a piece of polka dot lace over the top ( $1.00/yd at Ikea and it makes me HAPPY!). My mom passed away almost 10 years ago, and the longing always deepens a little more this time of year when our family gathers together, so the most essential thing at my Thanksgiving table, is her china. It’s a way to have a little piece of her at the table with us, because it was something she loved, and because I remember waking up Thanksgiving mornings with her, pulling out all of the pieces, chatting, and setting a beautiful table for our guests. It’s not Thanksgiving without it. Next, another treasure of mine, my great-grandmother’s sliver. I keep it displayed in an apothecary jar on my buffet all year, but for the Holidays, it comes out of it’s jar and gets a place at our table.
For the centerpiece, I used a big slice of wood that came from a tree in my grandparents’ backyard, so there’s a little piece of them at the table as well. This piece is pretty meaningful to me this year because we actually just said goodbye to my grandma’s house this week. I have lots of fond memories of climbing those trees, and it will be our first Thanksgiving without her here, so it’s nice to have a little piece of my grandparents at the table too. I added candles, an agate tray, some cotton stems in old olive oil jars that add a little color to the mostly neutral table, and some beautiful turkey feathers sent to me with the cotton.
Finally, I finished off the table with my new gold dipped wine glasses that sit atop wood coasters that my grandpa, who will be joining us for Thanksgiving, made for me. I totally love them. Small tokens with big meaning.
There’s a little bit of everyone here, and a whole lot of what I love. It’s a Thanksgiving table that reflects me as the hostess, and the family that I’ll be sharing the day with.
Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share some of my memories, my Thanksgiving table, and a little piece of my heart. And now, I’ll send you over to Dwellings By Devore to see what the oh-so-talented Bethany has whipped up for Thanksgiving in her home.