Set a beautiful table this Thanksgiving...

Photo credit: Tria Giovan/Country Living

Photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Thanksgiving is all about the food, I know: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie...
But all that delicious food deserves to be served in a beautiful way. With so many other things to attend to in the kitchen on the actual day, setting the table is one of those tasks you can knock out the day before. It also allows you time to really make it pretty. Pull out those special dishes, use a new or vintage tablecloth, or set the table with lovely taper candles. If you usually set a monochrome table, think about mixing in some lovely fall color. Consider linen napkins instead of paper, goblets instead of tumblers to instantly add elegance. And don't forget a centerpiece (see previous post for some ideas).
A beautiful table doesn't have to cost anything other than effort. And on a day made for giving thanks, offering a little beauty for all the senses seems an appropriate way to show your loved ones how much you care.

Photo credit: Tria Giovan/Country Living


  1. how incredibly inspiring for the coming fete this week! I can't wait to have our table set and to see our family gathered around it!

  2. A woman after my own heart. I love to make everything beautiful. Especially, when I am not feeling so beautiful. It really helps lift you spirit. Thanks for the beautiful treasures you share. I appreciate them. Blessings, Martha

  3. What beautiful photos. I'm setting one of my table today - I have the day off - Woo Hoo!

    So much to do, so little time:)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. These are such beautiful tables - the perfect place to gather family and friends. Leigh

  5. These tables are lovely and oh so inspiring. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  6. I love that first photo! I think someone actually showed how to make that tablecloth on their blog last year - Sue form Bienvenue maybe?


  7. Beautiful table settings! Blessings!

  8. Gorgeous and inspiring photos! Sending Thanksgiving blessings your way!

    Love and hugs,

  9. Great inspiration!! Beautiful tables.


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