Thursday, 10 October 2013

Setting a Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a fabulous holiday - the rich colours of fall, the amazing seasonal food and celebrating everything to be thankful for with family! Love it!

This year we are hosting our family ( on my husband's side ), a group of 15. Inspiration for my Thanksgiving table came from the colours in our dining room - mahogany brown and crimson red. So I decided to use apples and the gorgeous sun-dyed burgundy hydrangeas in my garden.

Empire apples are my favourite - crisp and tart, and I love using fruit as décor. Nothing goes to waste as the décor will turn into apple pie when our entertaining is over. ( Check back for the BEST EVER Apple Crumble Pie recipe.)

Not only will apples be used on the table, but an urn filled with these beauties will accent the buffet as well.


I don't need to visit the florist to create floral arrangements for our party. A tour of my garden offers stunning hydrangeas, pods, leaves and amazing chocolate velvet- looking fern fronds.

The large oak tree on our front lawn is shedding it leaves and acorns, perfect additions for the table.

I will be using a gold sharpie pen to write on oak leaves for place cards - easy, simple and beautiful.

Birch twigs will be placed down the center of the table. Hydrangeas, leaves, ferns, acorns and apples will be tucked into the branches. Gold votives will add a soft candlelight glow.

So once the table is set, dinner preparation will be next. Stay tuned for the dinner menu...

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