rustic Thanksgiving tablescape

Rustic thanksgiving tablescape

The table is set for tomorrow, the turkey is brining and I am about to make the pie crust with Lexi.  All is good.

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We picked up Sebastian from college on Saturday and spent a few days together on the Oregon coast.  We are back home now and all my loves are under one roof again.  This makes this momma very happy.

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I wanted to quickly share our tablescape for this year.  I had planned to do this before we left for Oregon but I had the tablecloth in the back of my car {f.o.r.e.v.e.r. I might add} with the rest of the dry cleaning and Mr. M in an attempt to help me when he was cleaning up the car before the road trip dropped everything off at the dry cleaner.

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Well, normally this would be super sweet and helpful, but since I had procrastinated so long, I was simply going to spot iron the tablecloth for Thanksgiving.  Let me back-up a minute and explain that I clean the tablecloth myself and just have the cleaners steam it so it’s nice and crisp.  SO it was clean, just needed to be pressed.

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Mr. M had to run down to the cleaner again and quickly explain that it only needed to be steamed AND I needed it back on Wednesday not Friday as they originally had told him, which brings me to today and why I couldn’t share the table earlier.  Yes, leave it to best laid plans… but in reality it’s my fault for not dropping off the tablecloth weeks ago when I placed it in my car.

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Anyway…it will only be five of us for Thanksgiving this year.  The four of us plus my cousin.  The last few Thanksgivings have been intimate for us anyway so I am ok with it.

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I set a rustic table using many of the same items I use every Thanksgiving holiday.  I used the Johnson Brothers turkey plates, my parent’s copper chargers, and our Waterford wedding crystal.

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New this year are the rustic bark napkin rings and the flax napkins.  I got both of these off of Amazon and it was a fantastic deal for both.

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The grapevine pumpkins at each place setting are also new and I used them on my {rustic Autumn mantel} early in the season.  Customarily I would have added a name card on the pumpkins at each place setting but since there’s only five of us I skipped this task.

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The flatware is also new.  These are Laguiole knives and forks in mixed dark and light horn.  I absolute love them.  They were a gift from my boss who owns the store I work at, you can read about it here {working @ Whim House}.  These were samples she had for awhile and knew I would appreciate them since she never used them.  I am one lucky gal and I will be using them plenty.

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I used the white pumpkins in the centerpiece, which you have seen here {a white pumpkin mantel} and here {apple cider mimosas}.  I used the main pumpkins in a dough bowl on a bed of dried eucalyptus from this tablescape {mercury glass Friendsgiving} with frosted pine cones and assorted nuts.

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Yes, you will notice the glass sliding door its still shattered, which I explained here{a glitzy halloween tablescape}.  It has been relegated to back burner status until the new year when we can attend to it with the proper attention.

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I know this Thanksgiving looks and feels very different than in years past and it might be difficult for some.  My thoughts are with all of you and wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving.

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In other news, we are exactly a month away from Christmas!  😱.  I am ready for some FA LA LA LA LAs.

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy.  They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

~Marcel Proust~

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