Prepping for Our Thanksgiving

I planned to share my Thanksgiving table before the day actually took place, but sadly this whole time change thing is messing my evening blogging up, when it comes to taking pictures. I  plan on taking lots of pictures of our table to share on Monday (pinky promise) Our Thanksgiving will be a combination of family style dining and buffet. Our turkey will be on display in the kitchen, along with appetizers, few sides and drinks (wine, champagne, sparkling apple cider) On the table we'll have our bread, water, cranberry sauce and a small side served family style on the table. 

I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving!! I'm overjoyed to have Thanksgiving in our home this year. Last year at this time, our house hadn't even began the re-building phase and we had no idea when we'd move back into our home. Being in our home again and celebrating our first Thanksgiving home is more meaningful, since most years we head to our families house to celebrate. 

Instead of going with traditional Thanksgiving colors like rusts, golds and cranberries, I decided to take a more modern approach and use colors that are already will our home. I decided to pair our everyday white dinnerware with pretty white rimmed aqua salad plates. Our dinnerware will sit on top of sliver chargers. 

Instead of going with traditional flowers for our table, I'm using fresh greenery along with pears. I love how the shades of yellows and greens look with the shades of aquas in the plates at vases. 

To make our table not feel so everyday and a little more special, I'll be using a table cloth along with pretty sliver and white strip napkins. The napkins are a quick DIY project. I tape off the the napkins and painted the stripes on using fabric paint. At first I was a little sad the lines didn't look perfect, then realized they looked pretty with the edges more organic. 

I love using oven to table dishes for sides, I'll be using my set of baker casserole dishes I picked up at Crate & Barrel. If you don't own a set of them, you need to! The Crate & Barrel potluck baker set is on sale for only $19.99 right now! Trust me when I say you'll love them! 

I'm looking forward to setting the table tonight, while my pies are baking!! I'm making sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie and apple pie! I have a feeling my kitchen is going to smell heavenly tonight! I'll share our modern Thanksgiving table on Monday!

Wishing everyone a happy and Thankful Thanksgiving!!