farmhouse inspired thanksgiving table.

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Sweater. Jeans. Flats.

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is setting the table for dinners.  My mom always set beautiful tables, and I try (try is the key word) to live up to that.  It made the meals so special and setting a pretty holiday table brings me an immense amount of joy.  And none as much as my Thanksgiving table, when it is all about the meal, and gathering together to be thankful for what we have.

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This year I’m going with a farmhouse inspired theme, incorporating a little navy gingham and warm wood tones with a bay leaf garland for a little added green and real mini pumpkins and squash to finish it off.  In theory I love big centerpieces, but the reality is, they make conversation around the table nearly impossible, and I’d rather my family see each other while we eat, so I usually go with something a little more low profile, like these simple candlesticks.

It’s my dream to one day buy an old farmhouse and fix it up.  You know, chickens, horses, a garden and all that… and I have to admit that it was the inspiration behind this year’s table.

So take a look, and I hope this inspires you to do something pretty with your thanksgiving table.  And remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy to feel special.

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8 thoughts on “farmhouse inspired thanksgiving table.

  1. Absolutely stunning in its simplicity. We just moved from Seattle to an old 1810 Colonial in Vermont. So… thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Very lovely table- question for you though…where do you put the food? I don’t mean to be sarcastic, but I honestly love the idea of sitting a pretty table but then I have nowhere to put the food we are eating. Do you keep the serving dishes on a sideboard or kitchen counter?

    1. Hi Kim! Such a great question. We’ve always set the food up on a counter or folding table and done it buffet style before sitting down. It was something my parents did when I was a kid and there was a lot of family visiting and no way we would all fit at the same table. I love doing it that way because there is so much more room for everyone to just stretch out and relax while they eat. I always put a small bowl of extra rolls on the table (because everyone wants seconds on rolls) and an extra butter, jam, sauces, etc. so that people have what they need while eating. And the food table/counter is always near by. It’s just how we do it, but it works great for us. ;-)

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