I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year.
That involves a whole lot of me decorating and a whole lot of someone else cooking.
Here’s what’s on our menu in case you are in Kentucky and make the wrong turn and the Min-it Mart and want to stop by.
broccoli with cheese sauce
and homemade apple pie and pumpkin pie for dessert
And while everyone else is working in the kitchen, you and I can pull up a chair to this table and grab a cup of coffee and talk decorating. I don’t really know my way around a pan of stuffing, but I can chat up centerpieces every day of the week.
I’ll start the conversation with seven random facts about this Thanksgiving table.
1. I decided to to with color.
Please don’t adjust your screen. It’s official. Yes, that is color on the Thanksgiving table.
I know the pilgrims were monochromatic and all, but we are not wearing the bonnets any more.
1621 was great.
But 2015 is even better.
2. This cheese is really stinky.
Pretty, but phhhhewwwwwy.
I’m not even sure what kind of cheese it is.
I went to the gourmet cheese section of WalMart (which appears at first glance to be an oxymoron) and asked for a triangle slice of white cheese.
Katy bar the door.
I almost fainted when I opened the plastic. I know this isn’t smell-a-vision. Count your blessings.
3. I love these bowls
I layered them on leaf chargers that we cut out of plywood and decorative white plates with the prettiest embossed pattern.
The messages on them were too good to pass up.
And the best part?
It’s a great way to send subliminal messages to your teenagers.
4. Limes for Thanksgiving
Mark it down.
It’s a thing.
I’m not really sure what we are doing at our Thanksgiving table with an excessive amount of limes, but they look so pretty.
And I do like a lime with my sweet tea so one lime is officially spoken for.
5. Smocked burlap drapes
In totally un-related not Thanksgiving news, I’m working on having these curtains manufactured.
You currently cannot buy them any where and so I’m going rogue and having someone make them for me.
I’ll keep you posted.
6. Gray hydrangea
Those are real.
I know….right? Seriously. I had no idea that gray hydrangea were even a thing.
Thank you exotic Wal-Mart floral department.
Maybe those monochromatic Pilgrims started the whole thing.
7. My sister made these acorns
They make me smile every fall.
She made them from acorn tops and with 43% felted wool and 57% genius.
Every Thanksgiving table needs a little bit of handmade.
And when we finished discussing the centerpiece and the stinky cheese and the handmade acorns and the over-abundance of limes, we’d sip our coffee and talk about the leaves outside the dining room and the brilliant colors of the country and open the screened-in porch door to smell the fall air and under the sparkling chandelier you’d tell me what you were fixing for Thankgiving dinner and that you really could cook and sometimes you even baked and you had the most amazing family recipe for pecan pie.
And I’d be so thankful you made a wrong turn at the Min-it Mart.
And then we’d sit.
And count our blessings.
Because that is what Thanksgiving truly for. 🙂