Oh yes it’s that time of year! The smell of firewood burning, ovens running on overtime, what a joy it is getting all the family together to celebrate in the feast of thanks.
Thanksgiving dinner is typically held at our home with about 16 guests in attendance. It is a sit-down formal dinner five course meal. However, last year with baby Antonio being 6 months old, it was decided to have it celebrated at my dear friend Virginia Madsen’s house.
I really wanted to be the host but, between his feedings, cooking, baking and decorating, I was afraid I would not have enough time to do it all.
I had three beautiful round tables to work with and joyously began decorating with what I had. Brought over some candles that I usually put out during Christmas, found 3 tall matching flower vases and placed the candle in each one. Took a drive along the neighborhood and collected a bag full of oak leaves both small and large and lightly spread them on the table.
Virginia had a few strands of these amazing crystal beads so I cut them, with her permission of course, and used them as loose diamonds on the table. There were also these lovely bird ornaments that she had as well with these gorgeous glitter brown leafy branches and placed them on the table in company with some votive candles. It lit up the sparkle of the beads and glitter of the birds just beautifully. Simple, easy and it looked fabulous. Take a look at highlights from our Thanksgiving table to yours!
Photo Credit ( Cheryl Moana Marie)