We wanted to share our Thanksgiving table with you! I had a renovators break down last week cause I was so sick of seeing all the bare light bulbs in our house (the light fixtures were auctioned before we purchased the house). But being realistic: about 200 bats in our attic ate my lighting budget. Like the entire budget. So I will have to go on looking at bare bulbs for a bit longer.
I couldn’t imagine hosting Thanksgiving with a bare bulb in the middle of the room, so I asked Will to put a decorative bulb in, just a single bulb hanging down. Then I made a fixture out of two wreath forms and some chain from Lowe’s. No kidding! It looks amazing! I promise a how-to on this before Christmas. I couldn’t believe how easy it was, and how good it looks. Promise: details, drawings, the works.
I used things I already had to set my table. Every once in a while I’ll buy something holiday themed, but I try to keep stock of my favorite go-to items. I change it up with flowers that are seasonal, and for Thanksgiving I like to go a little luxe because this holiday is ALL about the table. I really enjoy flower arranging, so holidays are a real treat to come up with ideas, go to the flower market and be inspired.
This year having a buffet saved me! Our kitchen is in dire need of renovation and there is no where near enough space for storage. I put all our entertaining dishes on this buffet so it’s easy access when set the table. I also put the dessert dishes on the buffet. After a stuffing ourselves with dinner, dessert, after dinner coffee and cocktails are a buffet. Help yourself!
I thought it best to round up our favorite holiday dishes from past posts. I’ll be making a few of these tonight and tomorrow, while I wait for our guests to arrive.
I’ll be making a few of these tonight and tomorrow, while I wait for our guests to arrive.