a simple thanksgiving table is my fave

November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays. It usually means a trip to my grandmas cozy house with an overload of family and even more pies (there’s usually at least 35!). I’ve never actually had to do much besides be in the pie assembly line but here’s a simple table idea that I put together that can be easily replicated. Just grab a nice patterned linen, spray paint some pumpkins and use tags as place cards. If you love giving favors like I do, stamp a few gratitude notebooks or thank you cards to send home with your guests.

Oh, now I can’t wait another two weeks for pie! Hooray for the holidays.

photos by my friend Katie  (taken last year!) 


  • On November 10, 2011 , Molly the waffler said:

    Pretty fall tablecloth! Which kind of pie is your favorite? I can’t resist blueberry…

  • On November 10, 2011 , Katie said:

    Are you going to see the fam this year? Everyone’s going to love your little belly, which you haven’t sent me any photos of yet. Plus you’ll know if Baby Blodgett is a boy or a girl!! Only 10 more days…

  • On November 10, 2011 , Katie said:

    I mean 8 more days.

  • On November 10, 2011 , joanna kam said:

    the cat holding the gift tag is my favourite! what a great detail

  • On November 10, 2011 , Ambyr said:

    The colors here are simply beautiful. And I love the painted pumpkins!


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  • On November 10, 2011 , Trude said:

    So gorgeous! Love all the deep purple paired with gold. Swap out the pumpkins and you could do this anytime!

  • On November 10, 2011 , Meagan said:

    We’re hosting this year! I can’t wait for my parents to arrive, my husbands entire family to come over and even some friends from Chicago! Mo Pie, please!!!

  • On November 10, 2011 , Nicole A said:

    Oh, I so can’t wait for Thanksgiving either!! Best holiday of the year, in my opinion, and not just cuz I love to host it. Also, I now tablecloth envy.

  • On November 10, 2011 , michelle said:

    those spray painted pumpkins are darling – what a great idea!

  • On November 10, 2011 , brianne said:

    Diggin’ the color scheme – so rich but still playful. Great job!

  • On November 10, 2011 , sherri lynn @ life of a wife said:

    LOVE this! It’s simple but eye-catching. Love the colors, too!

  • On November 10, 2011 , Lena said:

    This is just lovely-I’m taking notes!

  • On November 10, 2011 , Emily said:

    Great color combo! And I really like the copper pumpkins 🙂

  • On November 10, 2011 , Victoria@VictoryPaper said:

    This is so pretty! It reminds me of Kate Spade’s holiday line this year…and you made this last year!

  • On November 11, 2011 , Will @ Bright.Bazaar said:

    I am loving the striped tablecloth! So colourful and striking!

  • On November 11, 2011 , Lexy said:

    oh, how i love that table setting. and i love the luggage tags as placecards.

    i’m dreaming of pie now.

  • On November 16, 2011 , kb said:

    LOVE the colors. wish you could come do our table. my mom usually uses christmas dishes and has more than once, made me dress up like an indian. it makes for a very, *unique* thanksgiving photo…

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  • On November 19, 2011 , Camille said:

    This is beautiful! I love how intimate the setting is and how vibrant the colors pop out. Thank you for always being an inspiration, Melanie 🙂

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