I can hardly believe it’s Thanksgiving this week! We’re keeping it small and low key this year but even a small party deserves pretty things! I went with an amber and weathered green palette with lots of gold accents sprinkled throughout. I set this up for a magazine feature I did (I’ll post it next week!) and this is going to be how I do our Thanksgiving table this year. Details below!
The overall table. We’ll be adding more plates, 12 in total and 6 settings per table. We’ll be replicating this all on the second table so they’ll match
I found these gorgeous gold utensils at Wal-Mart. I’ve been looking forever and every set I’ve found has been way too much money. Especially because I need service for 12. These were right on the money though and about 1.50 each. I borrowed these glasses from my Grandma’s stash. Seriously, Grandmas have THE best glassware!
Each place setting is layered with a gold charger, ivory dinner plate, these amazing napkins (they were actually my palette inspiration!) and a bread plate topped with a place card. Speaking of place cards…each setting will have it’s own pumpkin or gourd as well as some additional floral accents and a name card
I ran a long amber garland down the center of the table and tucked in some ivory pumpkins, cotton, pinecones, green gourds and gold floral accents
With this absolutely beautiful amber pumpkin as my centerpiece, it’s got a candle inside so it’ll give off such a flattering glow while we’re all eating and enjoying each other’s company
This has been a hard year for me. I’ve had some immense health issues (that’s for another post) but one thing it’s taught me, ok beaten into me, is how imperative it is to find things I’ve grateful for. I don’t know where I’d be right now if I hadn’t started to train myself to look for those small mercies. I’m SO immensely grateful for my family. They’ve been my rock that’s kept me tethered through this hellish year. I’m also so grateful for the women I’ve met through my blog and IG account for The Lily Sage. So many have truly become friends and mentors. In a way, I’m grateful for getting sick because I never would’ve met them if I hadn’t gotten sick and been forced to spend a lot of time in bed. It forced me to find things to celebrate even when I was absolutely miserable and that’s the reason I’ve been so much more active with this venture over 2017 and found how much I LOVE this! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, whether you’re spending it with family, friends or just your sweet fur friends. Remember, there is always something to be grateful for even when it seems like your world is collapsing around you!
Tablecloth, napkin, plates: BedBath&Beyond
Pumpkins: Hobby Lobby