I'm so thrilled to be joining 24 other bloggers this week as we share a "Thankful At Home" tour.
I am going to share our Thanksgiving tradition as I show you the dining table I set. I don't have Thanksgiving this year because my family takes turns. I'm talking about my side of the family not Mr. Savvy's. We don't get together with his family at Thanksgiving, but we do have a huge family reunion a few weeks before Christmas with his family. See his family is quite large since he is one of ten children. My family on the other hand is quite small. I am the oldest of three siblings.
My mom, sister and brother's wife have always taken turns hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas eve. One will have Thanksgiving at their house and another will have Christmas eve. It is my turn this year to host Christmas eve. Thanksgiving is a lot more work and my mom is not able to host anymore so this year will be my daughter's first time to host it at her house.
So my table setting that I am sharing will not be used this year. I will go down to my daughter's house and help her set tables. This is the same fall centerpiece I shared a few weeks ago with some added candles and the two pheasants placed on top of candle holders for height.
My daughter is worried about her home not being large enough, but her home is actually larger than the one we lived in for twenty years so it will be just fine. It isn't about the space, but who we are spending the day with.
The person who hosts prepares the turkey and dressing and a few other things. Then each one of the others bring a couple dishes and/or drinks and desserts. This way we are all pitching in.
I'm not a formal person at all so the table I set is very casual using my Pottery Barn chicken wire chargers that I have had for about three years now.
I have two plates layered on top with this black and white one on the bottom.
I have four of these vintage plates with different birds on them that just seem to be perfect for Thanksgiving.
Most of the time the same folks make and bring the same sides. We have our traditional sides and maybe every once in awhile we will bring something different.
I normally make a broccoli casserole which my son in law is not wild about because he says it stinks. If he would try it he might like it. :) I told my daughter he may not want me bringing it to their house and she said he will just have to deal with it because everyone else likes it.
I am also making a fruit salad and a dessert. I used these vintage white plates at the two end seats since I only have four of the bird plates.
Our other sides are normally a ham, dressing, rice and giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, rolls, and sometimes deviled eggs.
I always look forward to the holidays because even though my family lives pretty close we don't see each other as often as we should. So Thanksgiving and Christmas eve are always fun to eat and catch up with each other. I truly envy families who are able to get together more often.
We usually gather together around 2pm or so and visit while the turkey and gravy and things are finishing up. Then we sit down and eat like we have never eaten before. I'm sure we all do that.
Of course after all that food has time to digest some then we dig into the desserts. After we visit some more and help clean up all the dishes we waddle to our cars and go home.
I would love to hear what your Thanksgiving tradition is.
I also would love for you to visit all the other great gals sharing in this Thankful At Home tour.
Savvy Southern Style
Lilacs & Longhorns
The Inspired Room
The Crafty Woman
What Meegan Makes
Maison de Pax
Confessions of a Plate Addict
My Soulful Home
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
The Lilypad Cottage
A Little Claireification
Fresh Idea Studio
The Rustic Pig
Country Design Style
The Everyday Home