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Turkey Table

November 14, 2012 - Author: Amy - 25 Comments

My grandma came over for a visit recently, and brought some pumpkin doughnuts to share with us. 

Me:  Want some coffee?

Her: Yep!

Me: OK, I’ll go get D.

True story.  I’m rather inept in the kitchen, so imagine my dismay at hosting Thanksgiving.  The safest bet is to leave D in charge of the turkey, and just make all our guests bring everything else.  Brilliant hostess plan, no?

So instead of worrying about the noms, I’ve been focusing on making sure the house is pretty.  With all of my one dining room chairs.  Of course, Pinterest is a constant source of inspeeeratiun.

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But unfortunately for me, everyone just sort of jumps from Halloween to Christmas now so I didn’t find anything Thanksgiving-y on my shopping excursion.

I did, however, end up with a load of Christmas stuff at 50% off.  Thanks, Hobby Lobby!

But it looks like I’ll be left to my own devices this Thanksgiving, and have started on the table just a little bit.

D: Are those… sticks?

Me: It’s driftwood and it’s classy!

I’ve obviously got some tweaking to do.  Got any good ideas?  Shoot them my way!

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Discussion (25 Comments)

  1. by Angie
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    I have no fabululouso decorating ideas, my Thanksgiving decor exists of an iron Turkey in the center of the tables and some fake berry looking things. But, I know in your brillantness (nice word, right?) you will come up with something awe inspiring! On a side not, I have a little gift for your dinner, need to meet up next week before the big day! Much Love,

  2. Haha! Good luck! Our table is too small for decorating and I’ve never hosted T-Giv before lol.

  3. I don’t know about that first table setting (where would the gravy & side dishes actually go?) but I think I need that chandelier. :-)

  4. Love that your hosting your first family holiday in THE NEW HOME! We aren’t quite there yet…. Can’t wait to see how table decorating turns out. Sorry I don’t have any useful tips!

  5. HAHAHA. Coffee, really? This is what I think needs to happen… Dan and I can fly to your house and be your Chefs for the evening. I can just cook till my heart’s content in exchange for a cozy blanket in front of your amazing fireplace. Deal?

  6. by Amy
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    DEAL!!!!!

  7. I dont know if you tried here, but at our Lowes, they had all their pumpkins and fall stuff marked WAY down. I picked up a bag of gourds for a whopping $1. I am still doing fall decor here as well, and man! This is the time to buy it!

    If I were you I would grab a bunch of fun lumpy gourds, mix em with your pinecones and use different containers all down your table! If would be easy and cheap!

  8. by Amy
    Reply

    No, I haven’t, but I will now! Great idea, thanks!!

  9. I was laughing out loud about D- “Are those sticks?”- that is EXACTLY what Shayne would say to me. Too funny. Boys don’t know anything ; )

    I’m sure you’ll come up with something great!!

  10. I love sticks! Lol – string some twinkle lights through some sticks and voila!!! Also, tea lights set in little glass bowls filled with dried lentils or beans … cheap and cheerful. :-) That’s all I can think of at the mo – but I can’t wait to see what you do – I’m sure it’ll be fun!

  11. Amy – check out: http://lifeasathrifter.blogspot.com/ with ideas for pine cones!

  12. Just order pizza. You’ve got this thing.

  13. Love the first display! Very cute :) I cannot imagine hosting a Thanksgiving any time soon! You are very brave lol. Of course I’m sure it helps to have a table that sits more than 4 people :D Brilliant to have everyone help bring the food tho!

  14. by Mommers
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    I can’t wait to see what you come up with!…and, eat turkey :p

  15. by Erin@vintagekc
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    You can do it! How about a long log/branch, drill holes in it, insert tea light candles? Also those pinecones need glitter!

  16. Please send D my way for Thanksgiving. I still don’t know how this turkey cookin’ thing works.

  17. My guests shall all have chairs, I picked up six today. How bout having D make a couple looongggg benches just for the occasion?

    Bliss

  18. Clearly, I’m in the same predicament as you. I have been brainstorming my lil’ heart out…and I’m hoping to do a couple mock ups tonight or tomorrow night. I hope I can pretty things up so people won’t notice if I screw up the entire meal. Although I will have peanut butter pie, pumpkin whooopie pies and cookie-brownie bars to eat after. So when all else fails, dessert will save me!

  19. I don’t know if they’d help you but I have a few sneak peeks of my table decor on my blog today! If they don’t help, at least you know you have Christmas covered! ;)

  20. Are those….sticks. Hahaha I love it! Good luck hosting! I’m sure you’ll pull it all together!

  21. I like the sticks! Do that. It will give you something to talk about ;)

  22. by Katy
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    Love the pictures! I would live in Pinterest ideas if I could. Your table is looking great, too!

  23. It’s going to be such a great Thanksgiving! I’d be excited that you get to initiate that beautiful table into the family! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out.

  24. I’m rocking a fabulous Thanksgiving centerpiece with pomanders and pinecones (post up tomorrow 11/19). You’ve got the pinecones – and I do love anything beachy!
    Kelly

  25. ! Your decorating table is fabolous!!! Regards
    Angelica

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