This year we pulled out all the stops.
I’m so stinking grateful that we are where we are. Last November, we were armpit-deep into Covid as a globe, and, as a family, Bryan and I were armpit-deep into a renovation that nearly killed me. I still have nightmares of being first-floor-less, washing dishes in a bathtub, having Thanksgiving dinner on a card table in front of a bedsheet-covered window, hoping beyond hope that this year, things would be almost normal.
Good news, friends. This year, things are almost normal. To celebrate that we finally have a completed dining room (aka: one of only 3 finished rooms in the house), and to celebrate being back together with friends on a smaller basis, we decided that this year, we were going big on the tablescape, with our fine china, new, funky placemats, tall candles… Well, you’ll see….
The black tablecloth is from Crate and Barrel while the linen napkins were Pottery Barn finds. The crazy good guinea feather placemats (which kept popping up on my Instagram feed until I Just. Couldn’t. Resist. are from Alchemy Fine Home.
We took out the Vera Wang Imperial Scroll china from Wedgewood, Dorset stemware from Williams Sonoma, and silver flatware from Threshold at Target, along with silver napkin rings, gravy boat, and place card holders from Williams Sonoma.
The black candleholders are from Threshold for Target, and the basic white taper candles are from Target as well. The bone salt and pepper shakers are vintage, and the GORGEOUS floral arrangement- with a mix of fresh and dried flowers and curly willow- is from Bloomed Roots.
We really did our best to make this table feel special. It’s a little formal, and definitely more textural and colorful than is usual for me. It just feels right, though.
Friends, this Thanksgiving, I wish you the best. As we begin to come out of our homes again, to celebrate with friends and family, my sincerest hope is that you feel a sense of warmth when you celebrate. From Bryan and I to you, Cheers.
** this post is not sponsored in any way. all thoughts and opinions are my own **
** photos by Morgan Bagby Photography **