This holiday holds near and dear to my heart because of all it represents. The thankfulness for food, family, and a year filled with many blessings. It is a time of reflection and memories, a moment at the table where you look around and find comfort in the love you see and feel. This year, I am all about the little details of the table. The poems of ‘thankfulness’ that you could find and print out for each person’s setting, or make a keepsake using old photos that you reprint and use wallet sized frames in order to bring old history to life again. These are the true joys of Thanksgiving.
The table should reflect your family’s sense of style. If you happen to appreciate the traditional look with candles and yellow and red leaves that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, or if you prefer a neutral palette of white pumpkins and beige burlap that give the table a monotone sophistication. Whichever style best represents you, be bold with it. Add large branches to your floral centerpiece to create drama, or couple candles of different sizes to play with light at the table. If you have the old-fashioned oil lamps, it would be an impressive way to make your table pop.
Each year, I tend to keep traditional table pieces that I love, but add new details that reinvent my look for a flawless table over and over again. Get the good china out, polish the silverware, and don’t forget the cloth napkins! We are going for flair this thanksgiving, just so the people seated there can know how thankful you are to have them. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!