Thanksgiving is such a good time to take a step back and truly be thankful for all that we have. One of the blessings that I count daily is having the ability to gather around a table with my friends and family! Over the years we have so many amazing memories gathering around a beautifully decorated table, swapping stories and sharing in amazing dishes. I thought it would be fun to show you all my Thanksgiving tablescape and recipes in case you’re wanting to create memories of you own this year!
SHOP THE LOOK
SHOP THE LOOK
When creating a beautiful tablescape, I recommend starting with a color palette that feels right for the occasion. For Thanksgiving, we opted for a neutral color palette, with hints of gold. You could go more traditional with reds and yellows or be bold with jewel tones. Feel free to get creative and use items that you have on hand.
HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT TABLESCAPE
Start by placing a runner down the center of your table. If you don’t have a table runner, you can always bunch up pretty fabric or skip this step all together. Next, you want to layer any greenery you may have. This can be faux or real greenery. I love Trader Joes for inexpensive greenery. You can grab a bouquet of eucalyptus and even place it within faux greenery that you have to give it a more life-like look. Once you have the center done, you can now place your accessories. These can be tall candle sticks, a small votive or maybe even little white pumpkins for fall! If you’re decorating a holiday table, you can even add ornaments in for a festive look.
Now that you have your decor done on your Thanksgiving tablescape, you’ll want to create your place settings. Start with your placemats. If you don’t want to do placemats, or already have a tablecloth, you can skip this step. Next, you’ll layer your chargers underneath your plates. I always recommend a charger that compliments your plates. Here I did gold chargers. They give the table an elevated feel against the white plates. I went for a simply folded napkin on top of the plate, and added a sprig or greenery. This can be clipped from a bouquet, or even from a bush or tree in your yard. All that’s left is to add silverware and glasses, and your Thanksgiving table is complete!
In case you are wanting even more tablescape inspiration, I’ve rounded up even more options for you below!
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Our family has a few recipes that we make every holiday season. It’s one of those things that we look forward to each year. Our three signature recipes that we always make are our breakfast casserole in the mornings, our baked brie appetizer and my Grandma’s dressing! I wanted to share them with you in case you are on the hunt for something new to try or are wanting to implement a new tradition within your own family.
The smell of the breakfast casserole as I sip on my coffee and watch the Macy’s day parade is something that I’ll never forget. Once we’ve all gotten dressed and showered, we usually like to have something to nibble on as we prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. Our go-to recipe is the baked brie. Not only is it delicious, but it’s super easy to make! It take less than 10 minutes to prep and get into the over, and about 30 minutes to bake. This is a great dish if you’re going to someone else’s house. You can easily prep this ahead of time and bake when you get there. Our last tradition is making my Grandma’s dressing recipe. Some also refer to this as stuffing.
I thought it would be fun to ask the Loverly Grey team their own family recipes to share with you as well! Below we have Chocolate Pie, Molasses Sugar Cookies and Oreo Truffles. They definitely came through in the dessert department!
If you loved these recipes, be sure to check out THIS POST featuring eight of the best appetizers, submitted by you!
Do you have a Thanksgiving recipe you make each year?