Thanksgiving Tables

I don’t really consider myself a grown up. I have lived on my own in SF for 3 years going on 4, I pay my own bills and my own rent and I do my own grocery shopping but I still don’t feel like I am a full fledged adult. I’m in denial, but I am hosting my parents for Christmas this year – like a grown up – so I’m going to have to at least pretend.

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In preparation, I thought I would baby step it there, and start with Thanksgiving. I am hosting some potlucks for Thanksgiving in the coming weeks and I can practice my table scape setting and cooking skills then. I’ve never set a fancy table so I did a little research and gathered some inspiration.

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Setting a table is about details, when working with such a small space (a table top only) you have to make an impression. People will remember the little ribbon holding the silverware, or the metallic leaves scattered across the table or acorn name cards.



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I also, love this thankful list as a place setting. You could ask people to fill it out before the meal and then have everyone read it after.


For the table, I think simple is better (but still sprinkled with little details), especially for Thanksgiving. I love both of these pumpkin centerpieces, not too big but still so creative and festive.

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How cool would it be to have an outside turkey day dinner, just the like the pilgrims! The wheat and white pumpkins on this outdoor table are perfect for an afternoon Thanksgiving feast.


Have you ever set a Thanksgiving table? What are you go-tos for entertaining? I’d love some advice, I gotta grow up sometime!

5 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Tables

  1. I don’t really consider myself a grown up either despite the fact that I’m 47 (maybe it’s time for me to grow up – hehe!). Anyway, I love this post! I’m hosting a small Thanksgiving this year and these ideas are great! Celeste 🙂


  2. I love all of these pictures Chelsea!(: I feel like you’re going to have an absolutely stunning table and you’ll have to show us pictures afterwards! You know how they say old age is always 20 years older than you are? I feel like they should say that about adulthood, because I don’t think I’ll ever feel super grown up either!(:


  3. Looking forward to the upcoming Spinnie potluck. Can’t wait to see how you decorate your table! 🙂 I’ve never been good about that even though I have people over now and then.


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