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TEN TERRIFIC THANKSGIVING TABLE SETTINGS

Ten Terrific Thanksgiving Table Settings

I’m not sure how Thanksgiving got here so soon but if you are planning your meal and getting your home ready to host guests, we’ve got help with a roundup of amazing table settings for your Thanksgiving meal with friends and family.

First, be sure to stop by the shops for all your tableware, utensil holders, favors, table place cards, and centerpieces.

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See the ten amazing Thanksgiving tables below to inspire you this holiday season.

Table 1 – Traditional with fall leaves, gold charges, and rustic Kraft boxes.  A simple, yet elegant setting.

Table 2 – Natural florals and lighted wax candles for height adorn this setting.  Note the personalized place cards placed over each plate with the napkin on the plate, rather than to the side.

Table 3 – This is a fabulous outdoor setting – perfect for a warmer climate where Thanksgiving can be celebrated outside in the milder temperatures. That apple wagon cart makes a big centerpiece statement.

Table 4 – Accented with elements of black and owls as the main focus, this Thanksgiving table is unique, yet still pulls in the traditional theme of autumn.

Table 5– Classic with bold statements of height. The tablecloth is all about the standard fall leaves at a Thanksgiving table but those raised pumpkins really make the whole setting pop.  The simple white background tablecloth and braided rope chargers keep this table inexpensive but definitely not boring or plain.

Table 6– Navy, red, and berry colors adorn this table in high style. The added neutral fabric pumpkins and natural greenery ground the otherwise whimsical table set up.

Table 7 – Tables that feature printed utensil holders or utensil pockets are the most stylish. Taking the silverware off the table and placing it front and center on the plate will impress guests.

Table 8 – Plaid is very popular this season in fashion, home decor, and bedding- so why not add it to the table as well.  It works well with vintage copper pieces and peasant feathers.

Table 9 – This is less of a dining setting but just as important for a fall birthday.  Drawing from the season with added sunflowers this creative birthday party with a serving food table is perfect in autumn.

Table 10 – Finally, don’t forget to decorate the kid’s table at Thanksgiving.  Although not all families have a separate seating area for the kids, it is not at all excluding them. When they are under a certain age, most are bored by the adult conversation and want to sit together. Plus having a fun activity, such as coloring or putting together their own small puzzles can be enjoyable for both the kids and adults.

Apple Stand Bonus – If you missed the lemonade stand from our summer party ideas, no worries- this fall apple cider and pumpkin pie stand would be so fun for all your guests.  Great in the backyard for the kids too!

Don’t forget to stop by the shops to get your Thanksgiving and Christmas table set up in style and for all your Christmas decorating- 

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Fall Decorating & Clearance Sale

FALL DECORATING & CLEARANCE SALE

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Are you ready for fall? While I am hoping for cooler temperatures for our move soon (although fingers crossed for no rain on our moving day), I am not wishing summer away by any means.  Although, with the purchase of our new home (sneak peek below) –

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 I’ll admit, I am now dreaming of decorating the new house with fall decor and can’t wait to get in it to start adding my personal touch in the colors and textures of autumn.  If all goes well, we will be moving at the end of September, just in time for the seasonal change to fall.

Don’t forget, with my move coming soon, I am still running the 50% off CLEARANCE SALE in all my Etsy shops!

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Visit any of my shops by clicking the links below-

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Prepare with Pumpkin

Fall is such a beautiful season. The air is crisp and trees are filled with color. This season should be celebrated and what better way than to get creative cooking with pumpkin! It doesn’t just have to be a pumpkin spice latte, it can be used in a variety of ways!

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Pumpkin Pie Nog

cups cooked fresh sugar pumpkin puree or one 15-oz. can pumpkin

46 ounce bottle peach-mango smoothie drink or peach nectar (5-1/2 cups)

teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

quart vanilla or pumpkin ice cream

If using cooked fresh pumpkin puree, add it to a blender with 1 cup of the smoothie drink; cover and blend until smooth.

In a 5- to 6-quart saucepan combine the remaining smoothie drink, blended pumpkin mixture or the canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice; heat about 10 minutes until warm.

Add about three-quarters of the ice cream by spoonfuls. Heat and stir 3 to 5 minutes more until just melted. Pour into a punch bowl. Top with scoops of remaining ice cream. Serve immediately, nog will be slightly warm. Makes 16 servings.

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Curry Pumpkin Soup

recipe Orange-Cranberry Topper (see recipe)

tablespoons butter

medium onions(1 cup)

medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)

stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)

teaspoon curry powder

teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

15 ounce can pumpkin

14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

2/3 cup water

cup half-and-half or light cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Prepare Orange-Cranberry Topper.

In 4-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, and celery. Cook, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add curry powder and pumpkin pie spice. Cook and stir 1 minute. Add pumpkin, broth, and water. Increase heat to medium-high; bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

In food processor or blender, add one-third of the pumpkin mixture at a time, cover, and process or blend until smooth. Return all pumpkin mixture to Dutch oven.

Stir half-and-half, salt, and pepper into pumpkin mixture; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with Orange-Cranberry Topper.

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Pumpkin Spice Macaroons

1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice

3 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Dash salt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

drops yellow food coloring

drops red food coloring

1/2 cup pumpkin butter or apple butter

Line three large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together almonds, powdered sugar, and spice; set aside.

In a large bowl combine egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed just until soft peaks form (tips curl). Stir in nut mixture and food coloring.

Spoon mixture into a large decorating bag fitted with a large (about 1/2-inch) round tip.* Pipe 1 1/2-inch circles 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Let stand for 30 minutes before baking.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets on wire racks. Carefully peel cookies off parchment paper.

Spread pumpkin butter on bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down.

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Check out our shops to add to your fall festivities!

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