Thanksgiving Table for Two

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia, and the sub-national entities Leiden, Norfolk Island, and Puerto Rico. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. 

 

 

This year I will not gather with a large group for my Thanksgiving celebration.  Instead a simple meal for two will be shared at my table. My inspiration for my small Thanksgiving table is the thrift store angel I got last year.  The ceramic angel holds a pumpkin and the words “Give Thanks” adorn her skirt.  Perfect for my Thanksgiving lunch.

 

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Free Thanksgiving Place Card Printables

Many of us are already thinking ahead to Thanksgiving. I wanted to share a holiday freebie with you. I created a sheet of free Thanksgiving printables – place cards that you can use however you’d like during your Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you have a crowd coming to your house or you’re helping another family member, place cards are a fun addition either to label food on a buffet table or to assign seating at the table.   Today’s prints are two designs that are perfect for your Thanksgiving table design. Both designs are sized 8 1/2″ x 11″ and should be printed on card stock. Read More

Gather Together Thanksgiving Country Table

The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday will be here in 2 weeks.  This year my table inspiration is a vintage tapestry table scarf with a primitive country print. It reminds me of Grandma Moses a little (American folk artist, 1860 – 1961). It has a very old-time feeling.  I found it for little money in May at the thrift store. I knew immediately it would make a great basis for my Thanksgiving table this year.

 

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Burlap, Lace & Birds Holiday Table

Holiday tables can range from your everyday china to pieces decorated with Santas, Snowmen, and Christmas trees. When I was a child, my mother always used a lace tablecloth, her good china, and silverware for holidays and special occasions. I like to vary what I use but honestly, who has room for dozens of china patterns? I certainly don’t. When I downsized for retirement a few years ago, I gave my nephew my mother’s china and her silverware.  I have three sets of  four for everyday china and a few pieces of other patterns from thrift stores.    My tables are simple with a centerpiece or flowers and either a tablecloth, runner,  or place mats. Your home can be warm and festive without owning a department store full of china or spending a lot of money. You can’t beat a good set of white china or a burlap runner for any occasion. Read More