Designing the perfect Thanksgiving table

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, you likely have your plans all set. Maybe you are heading out of town (lucky you!) and someone else will be doing the cooking. But if you are in charge of the meal this year, you are probably starting to wrap up all of those last few to dos and are making a few of those important last-minute meal decisions like should I brine the turkey or baste? Scalloped or mashed potatoes? Pumpkin or Pecan pie? Hey, it’s hard choosing this time a year!

One thing that may be last on your list is table design. It’s easy to just throw on the same old table cloth, add a few candles, and call it done. But why not do something a little different this year that will surprise your guests? While you might be a little hesitant to try and pull off something too extravagant, you really don’t have to go overboard with the design. In fact, some of the best tablescapes are simple (you pretty much already know the color scheme) but it’s the details, like these adorable pinecone place cards, that can make the biggest impression. Just look at how the pumpkins in the image below make quite a visual statement.

Photo by Amanda Parker and family

There is nothing like Thanksgiving to make me take note of all the wonderful blessings in my life.  First and foremost, my children, as they are blossoming into adults; I grow more proud of them daily and enjoy spending as much time with them as they will allow!  My own family, as God has blessed me to be born into a richness of caring and loving people.  My career, which is ever changing, ever challenging, but the most rewarding and fulfilling place to spend my days.  And of course, my clients…for without you, I would not grow, learn and succeed.  You are the reason I do what I do, and I love my job.  Thank you all for your support!  I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Day…

It’s all about family, friends, great food, and finding time to stop and treasure our blessings….Thank YOU!