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Setting Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I am ready for family and food.  Thanksgiving feels easier to me than Christmas since there aren’t as many events leading up to it.  It makes me feel relaxed and calm.

I am not hosting Thanksgiving dinner but I love setting a festive table to share with all of you.  This year I had the bonus of being able to attend a fall centerpiece class which became the theme for my table.

Making a Centerpiece

The Lemon Tree in Mandeville hosted the Junior League for a floral centerpiece making social in October.  Each lady had a different arrangement of flowers to use in their centerpiece.  Anna gave us a few simple instructions when creating a centerpiece.

  • For the pumpkin.  She had it cleaned out before we arrived but told us that she cleaned it and treated the inside with a little bleach.  She also inserted a vase in the inside to keep the pumpkin fresh longer.
  • Decide if you are creating a table piece or a mantle piece.
  • Table: spread out your arrangement so it is visible from all sides.  Mantle: High in the back and low in the front.
  • Spread out your filler first on the base of your centerpiece and then build toward the center.
  • Cut your flowers longer and then go shorter.  You can always take more off.

Setting the Table

I pulled a little blue into all of my fall décor this year.  It blended so well with the charcoals and burnt oranges that were in my arrangement and table cloth.  As always mustard is my favorite fall color.

{This post contains affiliate links.  All thoughts, opinions and ideas are mine.}

Tablecloth // Pumpkin Plates // Napkins // Glasses // Napkin Rings // Wood Centerpiece


I am not hosting Thanksgiving but if I was this would be my menu.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Roasted Turkey

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ricotta and Herb Stuffed Brussel Sprouts

Sautéed Garlic Green Beans

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Enjoy your holiday!  I sincerely hope that you enter this holiday season with love in your heart.  So many beautiful things happen between now and Christmas!



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