Saturday, December 3, 2016

Centered on Thankfulness

We went to visit family this Thanksgiving. And while I normally like change and trying new things (if you come to my house for dinner, there's a 90% chance you'll be eating a recipe I'm trying for the first time, much to my husband's consternation), I love the traditions of Thanksgiving. My parents host, and my mother cooks a big classic  dinner. And every year, my job is to decorate the table and make the centerpiece.

This year, I wanted to elevate simple, natural materials in the colors of the season. I used various colors of lentils and beans in glass vessels, and dressed them up with twine and ribbon. Casual materials like a wicker basket and containers with clean lines keep the feeling a little modern and laid-back. Then a little sparkle - a heap of LED-lit gold, white, and red flower garlands, and single metallic gold ribbon to tie everything together - makes it festive.

Buffet centerpiece

Shot/cordial glasses and champagne flutes, with stripes of green, red, and yellow lentils and white beans.
The finished table
And while we couldn't bring Hermione with us on this trip, I'm especially thankful for her this time of year - because it's her birthday! (She's 3!) She's our little Thanksgiving gift, and we're so grateful to have this fierce little fluff-ball in our family.

We love you, birthday girl!

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