Setting The Table This Thanksgiving

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This year is the first year I actually feel prepared for a holiday. Brian and I decided on a menu a few weeks ago and we finished our grocery shopping this past weekend (AMAZING!). This kind of stuff rarely happens around here, so I am going to relish in it and secretly hope we are setting a new trend in our life.

Since things have been going so well with all of our prep, I didn’t want to ruin it. And as I was brainstorming table-setting ideas I found myself getting carried away thinking: I need to get this and that, and how can I make this work? Our place is too small, etc. (Basically the world around me started crashing down. Logical, right?) I don’t know about you, but when I go down this path I get tightness in my chest and frustration in my voice and I’m basically no fun. Fortunately, for me, and everyone under my roof, I immediately noticed what was happening, and to quickly avoid going off the deep end, I reeled it in and kept it simple stupid.

Things you’ll need:

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**essentials are: two different sized plates, placemats and cloth napkins. If you have these, you can get away with making any meal a little fancier. Everything else is added based on the occasion.

lemon drop lovelemon drop love{after I set the table everything was looking festive, minus one little detail: place cards. To make some, I used paper I had lying around and cut it using a business card as my template size, then used some letter stamps I had and wrote a little something to help personalize things}

lemon drop lovelemon drop lovelemon drop love{as a final touch I lit the candles and everything seemed to come together}

Crisis averted! Hopefully if you find yourself partially losing your sanity this will help you keep it real this Thanksgiving.


One response to “Setting The Table This Thanksgiving”

  1. nancy says

    Looks gorgeous! I’ll bet the meal will as delicious as it is beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!! What is the menu?



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