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Thanksgiving ... Around The Corner!

We have my middle sister and mom traveling in for Thanksgiving this year. Dad will be with his brothers down in ATL and Laura and her family will be with the in-laws. I'm hosting Thanksgiving for the first time ever. I mean, I've cooked T-giving turkey for just me and Ian before, but never for family members. So ... let's talk prep.

Here's my table:

This is the perfect easy and inexpensive Thanksgiving tablescape. It uses things you probably already have on hand and has some simple Thankgiving DIYs that you can do with your kids too.:

Sike.
Here's my table:


I've got a long way to go, but I DO already own a faux white pumpkin and some antlers, and you better believe I'll be snipping some greenery from my backyard! Time to do some magic!

I went to World Market while the girls were napping yesterday and picked up a few items. This pressed apple and rhubarb juice was just over $2 on sale and will be so yummy splashed into some bubbly.


For a cheese platter, I picked up some Castelvetrano olives (my favorite), pickled okra, and salami. I'll grab a few cheeses from Trader Joes. I don't love the ones at World Market.


Wines were 20% off if you buy 4 or more (the fourth is in my fridge already!). All of these were in the $6-8 range so not expensive at ALL. All are from the New Zealand area ... my favorite type of white. 


And I also spotted this adorable laurel wreath turkey roaster, but a quick Amazon search on my phone, and you can get it HERE (same exact brand) for more than $5 less and with free shipping. Done. 


So now I just have to buy the turkey and sides, pick up some fresh flowers for the kitchen and guest room, and get Ian working on a dinner playlist!

What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
Also ... pumpkin or pecan!?

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10 comments:

  1. I'm sure your table will be lovely--you have such great vision! I'm making the pumpkin and the pecan pies this year. Any go to recipes??

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  2. Not sure what your turkey plans are, but if you are buying frozen, you had better get it quick or it won't defrost in time. I have made this mistake before- what a mess!

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  3. I love your first two pictures! So true, but I know you will pull it off and have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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  4. I was so impressed by "your" table pic it took me a few minutes to scroll down to see the real table! After the Company's Coming video I would expect nothing less than the first pic! ��

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  5. I was so impressed by "your" table pic it took me a few minutes to scroll down to see the real table! After the Company's Coming video I would expect nothing less than the first pic! ��

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  6. April, I laughed out loud at your table... I though wow, you're super organised. Haha! I know yours will look lovely!! I just love seeing all the thanksgiving traditions you all do. Kinda makes me wish we celebrated..

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  7. New Zealand reader here, those look like some great wine choices! I'd also recommend Oyster Bay and Church Road wines if you can get your hands on them. As for the pies I've never tried either because sweet pies aren't really a thing here but pecan pie sounds delish! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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  8. Nobody at my house likes pumpkin pie, so we'll be having an apple crumb pie at Jennie's request, and a chocolate pecan pie from my mother's recipe. Don't you wish we lived closer together so we could go back and forth on Thanksgiving? Let's FaceTime at some point. Uncle Rob will be here. And the comment above about the frozen turkey is dead on. Hope you are planning on buying a fresh one...Love from Aunt Karen

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  9. I wish that first table was my table too! But I always wonder how people actually eat at tables that decorated. Where does the food go?!

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  10. I LOVE that beach house wine!! It is delicious and the price is great. Sometimes our Teeter here (SC) will have it on sale for 7.99!

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