Our Thanksgiving Table & a Printable!

Helloooo friends!  I love this time of year as I feel I have endless reasons to be grateful and thankful.  Not to mention, we are about to fill our home with family, and that is what it is all about.  Home.  Family.  Fun.

We haven't hosted Thanksgiving for a few years, so I feel a little nervous, but heck, family loves you unconditionally right?  I just keep picturing that Christmas Vacation moment when Clark Griswold cuts into the turkey...

I have been wanting to create a special table this year, to really celebrate coming together.  My grandmother, who is in her 90's, is coming!  She is pretty much one of my most favorite people in the whole world, so having her at my table this year means more to me than words can express.

This table is for the adults.  I will be setting up a separate table for the kiddos nearby, which I am looking forward to doing maybe even more since it is less fussy and typically filled with activities and crayons.

Not that this table is really that fussy.  As many of you know, I don't always stick with uber traditional anything, and love to inject my spaces with color.

My favorite part of the whole process was playing off of our newly painted hutch.  Gold and teal was going to be the theme on the table as well.

Everything used to create the table setting, were items we already had floating around, paired with a few quick DIY projects.

First up, the runner.  I already had the natural runner, but wanted to create layers and inject a little black to ground things.  I took some already owned fabric and because I don't sew, I "no sewed" the runner with some hem tape.

Using my Silhouette, I cut some letters out of chipboard and gold foil, and attached the two to give myself a sturdy Thanksgiving banner.

For the place card holders, I went straight to the laundry room and scooped up a handful of clothespins.  Which of course received a gorgeous coat of gold spray paint.

And as an added bonus for when we gaze at the place cards across the way, I embellished the backs with a "Thank You" stamp.

My father-in-law is the best.  He helps us with so many things and one day he overheard Bryan and I chatting about heading out to the woods to find a dead tree to chop up to create some chargers.  A few days later, he showed up at our door with a stack in hand.  He really has a heart of gold.

The centerpiece is one of those tree trunk chargers, topped with a glass cloche.  Inside is a jar filled with rustic pencils {found at World Market}...

...along with some Thankful cards I created.

These cards could be used in a variety of ways, however, we plan to make a fun game out of it.  We will all take a small stack of cards, and fill in the blank with what we are personally thankful for.  Then all cards will be placed in a bowl, and drawn one by one and read out loud.  Then it is our job to guess who wrote that specific Thankful card, based on the answer.  Basically, a Thanksgiving version of Loaded Questions.  So fun that even the kids can play along!  {free printable at the end of the post}

Nearby, we hung up some artwork to correlate with the nearby table.  You must check out Nest of Posies blog for some amazing free printables!

And that my friends, is our happy little Thanksgiving table.

And here is the "Thankful For" freebie, because I am also very thankful for YOU!

{click HERE to download your free Thankful For cards}

The kiddos will be home from school for the next couple of days, and our home will begin filling up with our guests, so I am going to take the rest of the week to relax and cherish this heart filled home we work so hard on.  I will be stopping in on Thursday to give a special thank you shout out to those that sponsor all we do, as well as share a few Black Friday deals, so stay tuned for that goodness.

Cheers to a happy and safe Thanksgiving to all of you!  I hope that it is full of love, laughter, traditions, family and good eats... and that you get to take a little time off from work, house projects and even organizing, to enjoy what truly matters.

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