In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist. Just ask my mother. Even as a small child, I liked things a certain way and the slightest discrepancy had the power to send me into a tailspin.
As I’ve grown into adulthood, I’ve tried to take the good from my perfectionist tendencies without letting it control me. That’s not to say I don’t still have my moments. Just ask my husband.
Celebrations and holidays can sometimes bring out that side in me, but this year, I am determined to embrace the magical season that is upon us and approach the holidays in a much more relaxed and laid back manner (something I’m sure my mother and my husband will appreciate) which led to a casual Thanksgiving table.
I started out with a really simple white linen tablecloth, a couple of rosemary plants, and a collection of dishes and linens that I’ve collected over the years.
I used what we had around the house, mixing and matching different sets of dishes, glassware, and silverware to create a table that felt really casual and comfortable.
A certain little helper of mine made simple place cards out of leftover cardstock that we slid between the plates as a a mere seating suggestion ;)
The sweet fruit dishes and striped paper straws add a playful and colorful touch to the table and small gourds scattered along the burlap runner give this Thanksgiving table that bit of fall flavor. Super simple, super casual.
The table feels fresh and bright and completely casual for enjoying a meal with friends and family. Just the right recipe for this recovering perfectionist’s holiday celebration ;)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!