Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Table and Menu

Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone!

I thought I would share two things with you all today; the first being my Thanksgiving table scape...

I kept it really simple and mixed modern with rustic.  The plates, wine glasses and silverware with gold trim were wedding gifts. The chargers I've had for years.

I found the tags I used as place cards here. I just added our names and attached them to the gourds/dried corn with jute twine.

The table cloth is just a piece of burlap from the fabric store. I brought in some of my clay pots and added in dried gourds.  I layered that with thrifted antique books and thrifted brass candlesticks.

Lastly, I traced a leaf template onto book pages, cut them out and dry brushed them with gold craft paint. While I had the paint out I also dry brushed it onto some walnuts from the grocery store.

The second thing I wanted to share is our Thanksgiving menu.

It's just our immediate family and I'll be doing all the cooking.  My children don't call me "Coka" (a then 2 year old's attempt at the word cooker) for nothing. No really. They do not call me any form of the word mom. I am Coka to them.

Pears with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

Main Course:
Gratin of Cauliflower with Gruyere

Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Maple-Glazed Turkey with Gravy

Cranberry Pie

Dark Chocolate Souffle Cake

And now I'm off to the grocery store!  Have a great day!

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  1. I never can figure out how you get time to decorate and blog with twins. Beautiful table.

  2. Angela your table looks beautiful and your menu sounds divine!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. it looks amazing! i love the placecard holders! and i want maple glazed turkey- sounds delicious!!!!

  4. A beautiful table, and a really yummy menu! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Great blog....so glad I stumbled in! Your table is gorgeous and I love all your creative touches. Books are one of my favorite go to decorations too! I'm going to add myself as your newest follower. Hope you can pop in on me sometime. Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll from Houston, TX!

  6. Your table is pretty. I love the clay pots and books. Your menu sounds great!!

  7. So pretty Angela, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  8. Hi Angela, Your table looks fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Angela,
    Your table is gorgeous and I love your place cards! The one on the corn is too cute!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    House on the Way

  10. Gorgeous table, very creative and lovely...and your menu sounds divine!

  11. What a beautiful table! I love the simplicity and the natural elements. And the menu sounds delicious! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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