Now that we have the side dishes covered, let’s talk about the table. When it came to celebrating Thanksgiving in Europe, our mother always set a fairly traditional one and we could always count on a beautiful centerpiece of flowers, fruits, berries and nuts to take center stage.
Now that we have our own tables to think about, we like to think we can create something different – perhaps a bit more rustic or unexpected, like this amazing creation of pumpkins, gourds and winter kale (last year we put mum blossoms on toothpicks and stuck them on a stalk of Brussels sprouts – not quite as pretty!)
Why not step out of the autumnal realm altogether and set a colorful table with exotic orchids? We’d give away the fresh ones as party favors since our black thumbs wouldn’t keep them alive through the holidays.
We love this tablescape from House of Brinson, urban chic at its best, and the terrariums are a great, organic touch.
And while many in warmer climes can celebrate the holiday outdoors, we would need heaters to pull that off! But we could pretend with this pretty garden bouquet and natural touches.
But no matter what you put on the table next week, it’s the people around it that makes this holiday so special! Don’t you agree?