November 25, 2016

My Thanksgiving Table 2016

We had a lovely Thanksgiving evening hosting my parents, son, and his fiancée. 

Since it was the second meal for everyone else we opted for more of a simple supper. It was more about having time together as a family. Though the carb overload was delicious! 

Beginning with a blank slate...a freshly dusted table.

I shared a few pics of my table a few days ago while I was in the process of putting it together. 

I have to say that I think this tablescape works for not only fall/Thanksgiving but the Christmas season too...if you want to copy it. :-)

I began with a folded ivory tablecloth as my table runner. I then added branches of faux pine greenery. If you have fresh that would be even nicer. After the greenery I chose to make a bow and ribbon to tuck into the greenery. 

I added candlesticks and tapers since we were eating after sunfall...around 5:00. ha!  Everyone looks wonderful by candlelight.

I love love love to decorate with pine cones...large and small. 

I was not sure if I wanted to use natural or green placemats, but I went with green ones to blend with my greenery.

Remember to include various colors and textures in a centerpiece. 

To make my centerpiece more fallish I added various sizes of pine cones, plus lots of faux fruits, acorns, etc. Those add texture and color to the centerpiece. 

I snapped a few pics before we sat down to eat. For the table settings I used simple white plates, white cotton napkins, and Oneida stainless steel flatware. All easy to clean! :-)

Besides candlelight we had the twinkle of Christmas tree lights.  

Yes, our tree is up, but no ornaments yet. 

I hope to finish decorating the tree over the weekend. 

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with those you love. 

As you look into mama cave you can see that it is dressed for Christmas. 

Over the next few days I will be adding more decorations around the house. Ho ho ho. 

And of course...I will share with you! 

Just a reminder...I am participating in two upcoming holiday blog hops...and I hope you visit those too. 

I am not going out and about this Black Friday. I will be tinkering around the house doing this and that. We will heat up a few leftovers and maybe find a movie. 

Hubby and I are talking about planning some visits to Kentucky locations decorated for Christmas. Our first stop might be to Bardstown to visit My Old Kentucky Home. 

Sharing my posts with these blog parties...    
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Sat Linkup)
The Everyday Home Blog, Share it One More Time Inspiration Party (Sat Linkup)
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
My Heart Lives Here, Social Monday (Sunday linkup)
Botanic Blue, Social Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party (Sunday Linkup)
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday (Sunday Linkup)
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday (Sunday Linkup)
Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Creative Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
 The Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
DIY by Design, Fall into Fall Party
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Party (Wed linkup)
Marilyn’s Treats Thursday Favorite Things
Blue Sky Kitchen, Inspired Link Party
Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Poofing the Pillows, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
French Country Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday & Everything Else
My Kentucky Living
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. So much nicer thn mine was Sheila! Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Please come back next week and share what you have been working on!

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

  3. Beautiful as always and there's nothing like a carb overload for the holidays. Thanks again for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story Link Party.

  4. Everything looked so pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick from my Commenters at #WonderfulWednesday this week. Visit me on Tuesday evening and to see your feature and pick up your badge! All hosts choose their own features so be sure to return to my blog. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon.


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