This Year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving, everyone!

How on earth we have arrived at the very end of 2017 is beyond me but I look forward to tomorrow all year long.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  There is something about quality time with family, the gorgeous foliage outside transitioning to fall colors and of course, the amazing feast that awaits.  We are lucky enough to be able to host both of our families each year which definitely helps create a truly special atmosphere for David, the kids and myself.  We have everything down to a science after several years of celebrating together in our home.  Each family member has their roll…whether that be whipping up traditional favorites or entertaining the kids.  It’s great because it allows for the day to run fairly seamlessly.  Speaking of food, the dish that I look most forward to the entire year?  My mom’s stuffing.  Despite the fact that she and I make it together each year, I will always consider it “her” recipe.  We make it from scratch by toasting what seems like 895 slices of bread.  Because I don’t eat red meat, we always create a separate little container free of sausage.  Okay, so “little” is not the appropriate word.  I make a MASSIVE amount for myself because I love to indulge for several days afterwards.  What is the dish that you most look forward to each Thanksgiving?

One of my favorite parts of hosting Thanksgiving each year is the opportunity to create the tablescape.  I try my best to switch it up a bit each year using the same main elements but incorportating some new decorative details.  It’s a great way to make the table feel different but not spend a fortune doing so.  At this point, I have several items packed up that I can bring out and just put them together differently than I have previously.  I always use our Pottery Barn dishes and silverware that we received when David and I were married.  This year, I opted to order some faux lamb’s ear to add some greenery to the table in lieu of the pinecones that I typically spread out along the table.  A friend of mine owns an adorable boutique, Molly + Kate, located near Buffalo, New York.  She posted a picture on her shop’s Instagram account of adorable little concrete pears and amazing melamine chargers that look like wood.  They “had to” become part of our Thanksgiving table so she shipped them down to me and, honestly, they helped create my favorite table yet.

Here are some images of our dining room and the final tablescape…

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Wishing you and your loved ones a beautiful Thanksgiving!  As always, I am so incredibly thankful for all of you!

xoxo

Lindsey

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The Coziest Oversized Sweater

Happy Monday, friends!

We host both of our families for Thanksgiving every year so today I will be spending much of my time preparing the house for Thursday.  Fingers crossed that little Miss Emerson understands how important it is that things start getting accomplished.  I was able to finish the tablescape yesterday so today needs to consist of straightening up and organizing.  With the birth of Emerson and then having to spend two days last week in the hospital with the little one, let’s just say that our house has seen better days.  I felt behind on everything even  before she was born so now it feels like I am a bit underwater.  Hopefully, the rooms on the first floor can be tidied up today and I can worry about upstairs later.  To clarify, by “upstairs” I mean put away the piles of laundry and tackle the disaster that is my closet.

Have any of you thought about what you would like to wear on Thanksgiving?  Typically, we all dress fairly casually.  Nobody wears sweats or anything but we do value comfort.  This year, I’ll likely wear a sweater or cardigan paired with skinny jeans.  The oversized sweater that I am wearing in this post is a fantastic option.  The color is perfectly festive for Thanksgiving and the fit is perfect for gorging yourself on delicious food.  This particular sweater also comes in black, cream, blue, bright pink and gold.  After realizing how much I found myself wearing the “Tobacco” color, I ordered the black.  It arrived just a little over a week ago and has already been worn three times.  It’s the perfect option for those days when you want to feel comfy but look put together.  It’s quickly becoming my “I can’t figure out what to wear so I’ll put this on again” piece for the fall and winter.  It is supposed to fit oversized but you could definitely size down and not lose that feel.  Also, I think that this color would look AMAZING paired with leopard shoes or booties.   (Side note: It’s rare that I don’t size down in Free People.)

I’d love to know how you typically dress for Thanksgiving!  Do you dress up or dress down?

 

 

xoxo

Lindsey

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Oversized Sweater Dress

I’m elated that it’s finally cool here in Charlotte and I can wear my sweaters, faux leather, boots and all the fun fall layers without overheating.  I actually purchased this sweater dress months ago, but wore it for the first time the other day.  If you are thinking we already blogged this sweater dress, then you are correct…Lindsey actually shared this exact sweater back in September but I thought I would share how I styled it for a night out.

While they are calling this a dress, I styled it with my faux leather pants but you could also pair with leggings or tights; or with jeans like Lindsey did in her post.  As you can see there are countless ways to style this piece, so it is absolutely worth the $75.   While red is the color of Christmas, I will be wearing this to one of our holiday dinners with friends and family.  If pink is not your color, it comes in grey too!

Speaking of the holidays – how is Thanksgiving next week?  November has gone by so fast and I have so much to do before I host a family lunch at our house on the 25th.  I know many of you may be against decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I will admit I’m one of those who can’t wait.  Rudy and I both LOVE Christmas and we want to enjoy our decorations as long as possible, so I plan to start decorating this week.  Please, no judgement (wink, wink).

When do you all decorate for Christmas?

xoxo,

Tiffany

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