Setting the Thanksgiving Table



Anyone else excited for Thanksgiving? It just might be my favorite holiday of the year! Growing up my father always made a big deal about setting the Thanksgiving table and I cannot wait to continue his legacy. There is something special about taking the time to create a pretty setting for everyone to sit down at and enjoy each other’s company.

My dad always taught me that an intentionally decorated table tells your guests that you thought about them, that you care about them. The holiday starts with the table. Last year we hosted our first family Thanksgiving in our little NYC apartment and my dad helped me set our first table. We even borrowed their Thanksgiving tablecloth and candle pilgrims.

I can’t wait to host many, many more Thanksgivings in the future! We will be in Ireland this Thanksgiving, but will still do something special for the holiday. You can follow our adventures on instagram!

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?


1 fun fact, these pilgrim candles have been part of our Thanksgiving table for over 10 years
27Setting the Thanksgiving Table10Setting the Thanksgiving Table9

see the paper turkey on the mirror below?
each year every guest gets one paper feather & writes what they are thankful for on it.
then, one person reads off each feather, one at a time, & we guess who wrote each feather.



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    Marissa Pedersen
    November 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I just love your decorations! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays due to being with family and also setting up the house. My mom always has the best decorations.

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    November 10, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Lovely sentiments in this one! Thanks for sharing!
    My favorite tradition involves the first and second, EVER, Thanksgivings. On the first year of their survival, when they gave thanks for their harvest, they had only five kernels of corn in their rationing, for each person. They were starving. The second year, they did much better and had plenty of food. Yay.
    And the first course, for that meal, was five kernels of corn. Because…

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    Katie Ann Lehman
    November 10, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    How fun is this?! Love your decor. I am so ready for the holidays!!

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    November 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I love your pilgrim candles! haha. They’re really cute.

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    Sarah McCaul
    November 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Loovvvvve the way you decorated this. The holidays are such a special time. I’m glad youre planning to host more in the future ! :) can’t wait to see future photos.

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    November 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Love this! I still go to my family’s home for Thanksgiving, but I do love hosting Friendsgiving! Might copy you on the name card and napkin decor! Love it!

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    Nataly Kimball
    November 11, 2016 at 8:00 am

    That table looks amazing! I can’t wait to go home for Thanksgiving!

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    November 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

    What a cute set up you had! We host Thanksgiving breakfast for our parents and grandparents but I never really dress up the table. Have fun in Ireland! I am interested to see how you celebrate there!

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    Danielle Alexandra
    November 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    So beautiful! I love all of your holiday decor! So festive babe! xo
    Dani //

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    Cece Lam
    November 14, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    this gets me soo excited for thanksgiving!!!

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    November 18, 2016 at 10:47 am

    This has me so excited for Thanksgiving! I cannot wait to see my family!

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