Recently, I posted a Thanksgiving table: A Country Thanksgiving for Four because our “real” Thanksgiving table is usually crowded with extensions
and mismatched chairs and basically not what I would want my table to look like.
Well, to my surprise, this year we ended up with 18 guests instead of the usual 20-25 due to some cousins who had to eat at fiance’s homes and some who had to work.
While we did miss seeing some of our relatives, as a table-standpoint, it worked out just fine!
Our dining room table, aka “the adult table” was extended and comfortably set for ten. Comfortably, I say…except for the 4 ugly folding chairs we had to use! The “kids” table was in the kitchen and of course, I forgot to take a picture.
Well, it wasn’t really “set”. First it was used for appetizers and then since things were served buffet style at the counter, the “kids” just sat where they wanted – pretty casual.
On Wednesday, Williams Sonoma was having a 15% off sale on table linens so I picked up this botanical pear one. It ended up being a little short on the end with both extensions in, but I was happy with it.
The center has a nice design too, but I have it covered here with a cornucopia.
I didn’t have 10 of the same napkin rings, so some settings had these wood ones.
And some had these green ones which picked up the ribbon color in the cornucopia nicely. I like that word – cornucopia. But I have to think hard every time I have to spell it!
I didn’t get too many close ups because after I lit the candles, everyone was getting antsy in the kitchen!
This plate on my sideboard sums it up. It is a great reminder and perfect since we host Thanksgiving every year. My mom bought me the plate last year. I am so thankful for my wonderful family and friends…and the fact that my husband helps with the dishes!
Where did you spend Thanksgiving this year?