Remember when you were a kid and reenacted the pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving in grade school? I loved it! Some of us would dress as pilgrims, and some would dress as Indians. We’d do a little play (I never got the parts with reading lines, unfortunately) and talk about what the pilgrims ate at a long harvest table. That first harvest table is the inspiration for today’s simple Thanksgiving table setting with natural elements. Today I’m joining a week long of blogger tablescapes celebrating turkey day! You’ll find links to the other tables at the end of this post. And … I have a little secret to share with you at the end, too!
My mother taught me the art of setting a pretty table. Every holiday I loved helping her set each place setting and she’d tell me why she selected a particular centerpiece.
Earlier this week I shared 3 Thanksgiving centerpieces and now you know which one I chose. The first one with natural elements like this Baby Boo pumpkin. The pine cones in mason jars came in at a close second!
My simple Thanksgiving table setting is ready for my family. Our menu always consists of brined turkey, potatoes, and stuffing. The vegetables and other side dishes change from year to year.
I’ll be serving wine on Thanksgiving … maybe a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir, both of which compliment turkey perfectly!
For more Thanksgiving inspiration, visit the rest of the bloggers on the tour! Special thanks to Bre at Rooms for Rent for organizing this week’s Thanksgiving tour!