Like many people, having family spread out across the country means
On a side note, one time I took my then 3 year old son to visit my parents before Halloween and dressed him up in his little train engineer costume, had him go out their back door, walk around the yard to the front door and ring the doorbell so that he could “trick-or-treat” at Nonna and Poppa’s house.
Glass Dollar Tree plates were decoupaged with images from The Graphics Fairy and then topped with a little grapevine wreath, also from Dollar Tree.
Do you have special recipes, decor, traditions, crafts?
We want to see them!
Heather SettingforFour says
I absolutely love your table setting and corn husk napkin rings Vanessa! Sweet kids craft too! Heather’s yummy drink will be one I make often now too! Your heirloom glassware and silverware is stunning. Thanks for cohosting this party with us 🙂
Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G says
I LOVE your tablescape! The burlap does look so elegant, and the “table runner” is an excellent idea, especially for small kids! The husk flower napkin rings are pretty! …Very welcoming sight!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Love the idea of adding the paper down the center to write what you are thankful for, Vanessa. Your table looks beautiful!
Laura from Top This Top That says
I think this idea for the kids ( and us big kids) is just so special. I think we will be doing this too!
As soon as I make something for Thanksgiving, I am totally linking up. 😉
cherished bliss says
Thanks so much for the awesome party! I linked up my thankful board, I’m so excited to use it this year with my kids : ) : ) Thanksgiving is so fun…eeeek. Can you tell I’m excited! I put a link in my post and now off to check out the others : )
Love, love, love this table setting! Original, inviting, Autumn – ish, simply perfect! The idea of ” What are you thankful for? ” table runner is brilliant!!! Awesome job!
CK Mangold says
I love that you use hand-me-downs to set your table. To me, those are the most cherished things that I have and such a great idea to bring them out on special occasions! Great post!
Janel from NellieBellie says
Thanks for the party!!! I don’t have much ready to link up yet. Okay, maybe I won’t ever :). But…I threw in my fabric leaves. Cause I want to party with you all!!! Have a great week!
Debra @ Common Ground says
Love this post! Wonderful having the kiddos involved with this beautiful project!
I really love the napkins rings. I happen to have left over husks as well from when I copied you with the wreath. (It’s hanging in a different spot this year, but it’s still hanging.) I have pinned this to try.
Vanessa, I love all the different textures you have added to the tablesetting from rustic to shabby chic (as they say). But, most of all how special your children feel by sharing the table with the adults and letting them share what they are thankful for. Girl, this is where I fell short, was teaching gratitude with my two. I encourage you to instill this while they are young.
Tammy Partin Spangler says
I love your table! I have started a collection of candlewick glasses and have a large set of Rogers First Love silver as well!!
Stacy Curran says
What a beautiful, beautiful post! I love the table runner idea! One thing i am thankful for is blogs like this, and the awesome ladies who wrote it!
Penny Phillips says
I just joined the party and want to thank you for hosting! I love your table, especially the napkin rings! Hugs, Penny
Your table looks lovely! I’m happy to link up to your party too!
Michele Cole says
Thanks so much for hosting! I am enjoying all of the beautiful fall links.
Michele @ Betterorganizedliving.com
Eclectically Vintage says
Ah, nothing says Thanksgiving like a random toot or two from the kids (or grandpa)!
Love a craft where I can break out my curling iron – it really hasn’t gotten much action since the 80’s!
Thankful for God? Me, too, kids. Me, too.
Thankful for you two sisters, too <3
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I so loved reading about your traditions…the love of God and family..and the memories of the past and making beautiful memories in the moment. We had started that tradition a long time ago with writing our thoughts of what we were thankful for..our blessings… on craft paper on the table. Our Thanksgiving table could have up to 40 people at a time…of family, extended family and friends who are alone at Thanksgiving…Thanksgiving was always my dad’s favorite holiday…as he would say, I love that day because we all gather tougher to give thanks and count our blessings and not count our presents!…:)
Love the table setting and all the reminders of days gone by. Can hardly wait to be together at Thanksgiving and an early Christmas with you, too! We do what we can when we can, huh? Love you, Mom
Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home says
I loved this post Vanessa! The table runner is a great idea, that I think I will implement at our house too. I love the burlap tablecloth, the wood tool caddie, the heirloom pieces. So awesome!!!
Anne @ Domesblissity says
Hi Vanessa! Thanks for hosting.
Maxie Sykes says
Love the table centerpiece, and I love corn too. Your pumpkin pie latte is a perfect coffee recipe for the Halloween season.
perfume sample says
Good post Vaneesa ! You have tried your best and it is looking very nice so keep it up dear we appreciate such type of pages . Conratulations.
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Vanessa your table looks beautiful and what a sweet idea making that table runner! Love that!!
Dewdrop Gardens says
Your dining room looks wonderful! I love the tool caddy all decked out for the holidays. The napkin rings are so cute, and wow, what a fantastic idea for the table runner!! Everyone will have so much fun adding to it, and what a keepsake for your family…remembering what everyone is thankful for.
Athena at Minerva's Garden says
What a lovely post, Vanessa. I love your centerpiece, and I really like the Dollar Store plates with pretty graphics and grapevine! I think I have some corn husks left over, so I will have to try out the corn husk napkin rings–they’re lovely!
Never EVER cease to amazing me. Wonderful post. 🙂
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