In preparation for Thanksgiving this year, I revisited last year’s preparations and tablescape. Hope you enjoy the quick review.
The front door wreath is from a gazillion years ago. Inspired by Martha, it was a ton of work but worth it for longevity. Let me know if you want construction details and maybe I will do a little tutorial. The front porch will probably look similar this fall, with the addition of a couple pumpkins and a new doormat.
I set up a bar cart with prosecco, vodka, a shaker for martinis and snacky nuts. Drooling just thinking about those wasabi almonds! Beer was relegated to the back porch.
I used pear green fiestaware, mixed in decorative ceramic pears and tiny little sugar pears as placecard holders. The table cloth is a simple white cloth with a couple yards of burlap. This photo is pre-candle lighting.
Closer up, post candle lighting. I forgot, I also layered a embroidered linen table square on the table. Here you can also see my grandmother's silver and serving utensils waiting for something to come out of the oven. The napkins are just flour sack towels (I get new ones for a dinner like this and then turn them into dish towels).
Water glasses and wine glasses are from my wedding registry at Crate and Barrel. You can also see my fiestaware gravy boat.
Here is the kids table stuck in the corner to keep as much room in the walkway as possible. I opted for butcher paper for the table cloth, some crayons for impromptu art projects, acrylic dishes and again, real pears for placecard holders.
Such a fun day, can’t wait to share this years event!
I am linking to Between Naps On the Porches weekly feature – Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to stop by and take a look at the rest of the loveliness.