I am so exciting to be teaming up with some amazing bloggers to bring you a Grateful Gatherings Blog Hop! All of the links to their posts are included below so be sure to check out each one when you are done here. You’re going to love all of the inspiration they have to give!
Hosting Thanksgiving can be an amazing thing…. and also a little stressful. Between food prep and house cleaning, there isn’t always time to set a big and elaborate table. You know what?! That’s OK! A table setting doesn’t have to be fancy and over the top to be beautiful. I decided to create a casual Thanksgiving table using mostly items that I already had on hand to prove that simple and relaxed can still be elegant.
Since fuss free and cheap were the names of the game for this casual Thanksgiving table, the only items I purchased were the pears and the dried eucalyptus.
The pears double as snacks once Thanksgiving is done and the eucalyptus can be reused many times over. This faux white pumpkin from Michael’s adds a darling Fall touch, too.
Another plus about this centerpiece? It can all be created well in advance to free you up for the more important things…. like eating way too much pie!
For the place settings, I used the same jute placemats and wooden chargers from my Fall table.
This time, I topped them off with white plates, antique blue transferware bowls and a single pear at each place setting. No cloth napkins to deal with. No silverware to fuss with. Just simple, casual and elegant.
For me, Thanksgiving should be more about family, thankfulness and gathering together.
Eliminate (or prepare ahead) the extras that tend to cause stress. Hosting doesn’t have to be about going over the top. Sometimes the simplest things can be the sweetest.
See? Snacks. My little helper couldn’t even wait till I was done photographing everything!
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In case you need some more inspiration for your home, check out each of the blogs below! All of these ladies are so talented and bring a little something different to the (Thanksgiving) table. See what I did there?!