A CASUAL THANKSGIVING TABLE

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.

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.

a casual thanksgiving table

a casual thanksgiving table

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 ;)

a casual thanksgiving table

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.

a casual thanksgiving table

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!