We’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year! It’s our first Thanksgiving here at our fifth house, and I’m thrilled to be the hostess with the mostess. Is it sad that the table will probably look better than the meal will taste?! Well, I guess my cooking isn’t that bad, but it’s certainly not one of my best qualities. Thank goodness my mom is here (from California) to help me. Actually I think all I have to make is the sweet potato pie (we don’t do pumpkin), the mashed potatoes, the stuffing, and the green beans. The hubs is smoking the turkey; and my mom is making her famous potato soup, a spinach salad, and cranberry relish. Yeah, it’s going to be a throw-down over here on Thanksgiving Day! Let the calorie ingesting begin!
Before we give thanks for our many blessings and sit down to feast; here’s a look at our thankful tables.
|The Kitchen Table|
|The Dining Room Table|
I wanted something sweet and simple. We plan to eat dinner at the kitchen table and dessert at the dining room table. I just love using both of our tables for entertaining!
I used burlap table runners and white napkins on both tables to create a cohesive look, but I styled each table a little differently. The burlap I bought at a local craft store (Hobby Lobby) for I think around $3/yd. I purchased quite a few yards because I’m planning to use this burlap for some other crafty projects, but you really don’t need much to make a table runner. Just measure your table to figure out how much you’ll need. I chose to cut 2 rather wide runners for my tables, and I didn’t sew them. I just left the edges raw. I really love the natural look, and I’m totally loving this lighter color burlap that I found. (* If you decide to get crafty with burlap, I recommend that you use an old pair of scissors. Burlap is really rough and you wouldn’t want to ruin a good pair of fabric scissors.)
|I used a little antique white and gold dust paint to add some depth and sparkle.|
I also painted one single foamkin to place under my petite glass dome (which is also from Willow House). I’m so very thankful to be a Willow House Design Consultant!