Nov 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Table 2015

Hi, everyone! Wouldn't you just know it! I came down with a doozy of a cold, and I'm stuck in front of the TV with a box of Kleenex in my lap for a few days. The good news is I shopped for Thanksgiving groceries before I got sick, and I should be feeling better in time to prepare and enjoy our Thanksgiving feast with our family. If I had to have a cold just now, 
this was very good timing. 

I still have a couple of things I finished last week to share before Thanksgiving, so I'm setting aside my box of Kleenex for my laptop for just a few minutes this morning.    

First, is my simple and casual table for Thanksgiving. 

I found this soft cotton plaid tablecloth at my favorite thrift store last week for five dollars and thought the colors would be great for our Thanksgiving table.

I also found a set of these tiny amber glass cups for fifty cents each that I thought would make cute fall place card holders. I got the idea from this wonderful Thanksgiving Table On A Budget YouTube video made by Anita of Far Above Rubies.  (Anita designs the most breathtaking tablescapes.) 

For my simple table I just tucked in some faux leaves, a small ratan ball, and a place card I downloaded and printed from Place of my Taste. Everything else in my place setting I already had, including my "working" water glasses and amber goblets from World Market along with my clear embossed salad plates and gold dinner plates from Fred Meyer and cloth napkins from Pier One Imports.

The second thing I have to share today is my Thanksgiving chalkboard sitting on the ledge above our sideboard. I hadn't changed it since I drew the American Flag for the 4th of July, and it needed a quick update for Thanksgiving. I just found a bunch of doodle ideas on Pinterest and made them really big!

And that's it! Everything's ready for Thanksgiving except for stuffing and roasting our big turkey. I'm so excited to soon be over my cold and enjoying all the food and good company that comes with the day! But, for now, I'll be closing my laptop and snuggling up with my box of kleenex to watch a bunch of The Good Wife on Amazon Prime. (ahh-ahh-ahh-choo!)

I'll leave you today with my chalkboard's sentiments. I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!  

{Note: I'm happy to report that on this Wednesday morning I'm feeling much better and about to start cooking up a storm for our feast tomorrow. Ain't life grand?! Thank you for your get well wishes, and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!}

I'm sharing this week at 

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Cozy Little House


  1. I sure hope you feel better soon and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Feel better soon, and let's hope our boys in blue can lift your spirits soon!

  3. Your tablescape looks so festive for Turkey Day! Love your chalkboard too! Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving.

  4. I hope you're feeling just fine by Thanksgiving! Take care of yourself now.

  5. I hate that your sick....but the thought of a few days to rest and relax on the sofa sounds mighty good right about now!! I love all your little vignettes...very well done!! Happy Thanksgiving - feel better!

  6. Laurel- your tablescape is wonderful! And Ilove your awesome new-to-you frugal thrift finds!

    Those neat amber colored glass coffee cups make GREAT soup bowls too, if you ever a nice ladies luncheon or anything.
    I esp like my green ones because I can put them in the dishwasher afterwards! : - )

    Do have a wonderful Thanksgiving week - keep feeling better and better - so you can enjoy your holiday with loved ones!

  7. Your table and sideboard are beautiful! Have a wonderful day and more importantly, get well soon!

  8. Your table looks beautiful...I have that exact tablecloth! It is perfect for Fall. Cute idea for the place settings. The small cups are perfect for that. Hope you feel better soon! A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  9. LOVE those little mugs as place card holders! Your table and chalkboard look so fun and festive. Hope you're feeling better by the big day so you can enjoy your family to the fullest.

  10. Your table looks lovely and ready for guests, Laurel! I hope you're feeling better in time to enjoy the dinner you prepare!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Laurel, I hope you are feeling better. Love your tablescape! Happy Thanksgiving. xxx Maria

  12. Your Thanksgiving table looks beautiful! We were in Iowa for Thanksgiving and got home yesterday. It is now a gruesome trip. Those small expresso cups are so cute. My mom used to have similar ones. Love it! I hope you are feeling better Laurel!


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