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A Thanksgiving Table

For each new morning with it’s light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, 
for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today I’m so happy to be joining some lovely and creative ladies to share some 
Thanksgiving table inspirations with you.
Welcome to Thanksgiving Shine Your Light style!
I love to set a pretty table and mix it up with what I have and what I can find in my yard.
This year I came across a wool wrap I wore to an outdoor fall wedding years ago. I have thrown it on the back of the couch for a little holiday color before, but this year I thought I’d use it on the table and bring in some blue. I figure what is the point in having pretty things if they sit in a drawer year after year and never get used? I’ll just hand wash the wrap after Thanksgiving and not worry too much about it.

My napkins and blue water glasses are cheapies I bought at The Christmas Tree Shoppe last year and I think they coexist perfectly with my finer things like the crystal.

I threw the wrap on the diagonal so that the table could peek out.

The adjoining living room incorporates the color scheme with a few simple touches….books pulled off the shelves, and some bright and festive pillows.
 After having a house full last Thanksgiving, this year we are hosting a small gathering so I had room for some pretty touches. I made place card menus, each with a different Thanksgiving quote on them that we’ll read at the table (usually I like to torture everyone with going around the room and saying what we’re thankful for, so this time they’re getting off easy!!)
 When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive – 
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. 
-Marcus Aurelius

It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as who is on the chairs.
-WS Gilbert

 Candlelight is a must, day or night!
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

If you’re working on your Thanksgiving menu, 
I highly recommend butternut squash and pear soup (the pear can be substituted with apple) with creme fraiche on top, and the twice baked potato casserole that I posted about last Thanksgiving (that’s my kids’ favorite!!!)
Thank you for the food before us, the family beside us and the love between us.

May your plate -and your heart – be full this Thanksgiving!

Thank you for visiting me here today!
For more fun tablescape ideas, pop over and visit these wonderful ladies!!
Brenna @ Domestic Charm
Charlotte @ Ciburbanity
Happy day ahead sweet friends!

For inquiring minds…..

Glass/gold tea light centerpiece……….Crate & Barrel

Mirror……….my favorite mom in law

Red flowers…..alstroemeria from grocery store

Table……….Craigslist makeover

Chairs……….Salvation Army makeover

Basketweave seagrass rug……….Overstock

Dinner plates……….Ralph Lauren @ Homegoods

Soup bowls……….”Staccatto” @ Crate & Barrel 

Gold chargers……..had forever

Flatware……….Crate & Barrel

Wine glasses……….”Wynnwood” Waterford Crystal

Blue glasses………..The Christmas Tree Shoppe

Blue napkins…………The Christmas Tree Shoppe

Mercury glass votives……….Target (3-5 years ago)

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Calypso In The Country

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

So pretty, Lisa. Love the mirror and the colors. Shelley

Mountain Mama

Thursday 19th of November 2015

What a gorgeous and sophisticated Thanksgiving table! I love all the elegant touches - and the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote made me sniffle.


Thursday 19th of November 2015

So much fun to see all of these beautiful tables today! I adore the little clippings of boxwoods and the napkins--those are right up my alley! I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

oooh i love that mirror on the table- it adds such light to the space! beautiful, lisa!

Beth of designPOST Interiors

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

I love your pops of blue and the quote idea!