Friday, November 19, 2010

Lakeside Thanksgiving Table


Wes's family is getting together this weekend at my family's lake cabin to celebrate Thanksgiving. Which makes me kind of the hostess? Everyone's pitching in on the food, and though it will be very low-key, I'd still like to make it special. (Photo via Southern Exposure)


I haven't quite worked out the table yet, but it will be very rustic and simple. I'm taking my fairytale pumpkin, a couple of baby boos, and am going to gather pine cones, leaves, and acorns when we get there.


I originally hoped to carve the pumpkin and use it as a vase as Eddie did at an event in Philadelphia (photos via High Street Market), but that just isn't happening.


To add to the natural elements, I've got burlap, copper, pewter and linen. Now here's to hoping that the dishwasher will be working and we won't have to ruin the whole thing with paper plates!

And by the way, this holiday hostess business is no joke. Remind me to thank my aunts and grandmothers next time I see them ...

15 comments:

paula said...

love this. I am doing Christmas this year. I want to go simple and rustic too. ope you have the most wonderful time!

Ashley said...

Though our upcoming wedding is in the spring, I am planning on taking some of these table ideas for our outdoor, rustic garden reception. Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

Haven and Home said...

I am sure your table is going to be fabulous! Have a great weekend!

xx,

Marianne

Southern Lady said...

I love simple and rustic! Sometimes a table is so over the top that one can't focus on eating and conversing. Enjoy your hostesting. Carla

The Rural Socialite said...

Thanksgiving seems to be the only time that I like a rustic table setting. This one just makes me want to pull up one of those gorgeous chairs and dig into some pumpkin pie! Divine!

katy elliott said...

Just my style. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Chinet looks like burlap, right?

Bc my husband won't budge on paper plates this year.

Thanks for the rustic-tablescape inspiration, please keep it coming!!!!

B.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Love these photos! I'm hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year too!! I'm so excited!

Julie Holloway said...

I know...no wonder my mom and mema never sat down!! (don't overdo it!) Happy Thanksgiving

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

I'm sure it will be beautiful! You'll be a great hostess!

xoxo
Kelly

Mrs. W said...

It sounds beautiful, good luck! I hope to see picture soon. I love your blog and all of your photos, simply pretty!

stephenie said...

Beautiful! Good luck!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

sooo pretty. I am cheating and spending the holiday at a friends house. I will miss the table setting!! not the dishes

megan @ a life's design said...

Have a lovely time! I love your inspiration photos and can't wait to see what you put together.

allison said...

I have been enjoying reading your blog! I look forward to seeing your table. I am sure it will be lovely~