I feel like the table for your Thanksgiving meal should be elegant and beautifully decorated with colors of fall. This is the meal where you pull out your finest dishes and glassware. Even if you do not have fine china, you can make your table beautiful with what you have.
I am so thankful to be included in this blog hop of Thanksgiving tables, recipes, and DIYs.
Thanksgiving is always at my house. My mother-in-law host Easter lunch at her house and my mother host Christmas dinner at her house but Thanksgiving is always at my house. Maybe that is why it is my very favorite holiday. I have made the Thanksgiving meal for over 20 years and I have developed a schedule to make preparing the meal easier with less stress for you and your family. You can view my post on How to Host Thanksgiving.
We have a large family so my husband and I built this DIY Zinc Table large enough to seat a lot of people. You can view the post-DIY Zinc Table for the tutorial and step by step photos.
I always set my table the weekend before Thanksgiving. I wash my linens and polish my silverware on Saturday or Sunday before Thanksgiving. I do not like to put a lot of decor on the table because I need plenty of room for some of the food items.
I feel like food looks best on white dishes. When I was in Culinary School, we only used white dishes and most restaurants use white also. My daughter purchased these beautiful square plates for my birthday and she found them at Walmart. You do not have to spend a lot of money for beautiful dishes. I love the napkins that I found at HomeGoods. These napkins have beautiful gold, silver, and brown colors that pick up all the colors on my table and also the zinc table top. I feel like I can use the napkins all year long.
My glassware and silverware were given to me by someone who was getting new glasses and silverware.
I purchased all my other decor from HomeGoods. I fell in love with these lace turkeys and I feel like the white color turkeys brighten up the table.
I love the copper and white candle holders and they were very inexpensive. They are topped with some dollar store candles.
I have had these gold painted pine cones for years and I use them in many different ways. Today, they are plate toppers.
I really feel like my table looks like it is ready for the food! I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving and please go check out the other talented blogger’s creations.
Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom