Giving Thanks #MyKindofHoliday

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, and #Friendsgiving socials leading up to the day, holiday season is officially here! Time to bring out the party shoes and switch to holiday playlists. #MyKindofHoliday is an indulgent sensory experience…I look forward to setting the table and bar carts for the holidays, and more so for #Thanksgiving and #Friendsgiving parties. I love to create vignettes around the entertaining area and leaving the main dinner table uncluttered so the focus can be on food and beverages.



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Each year I make a dish from my mother’s recipes that I havent made before. This year I plan to make one of my mom’s special carrot  and almond desserts, which I plan to serve on one of these oval platters from
Music is really important to set a festive mood, and I am eyeing this vintage-looking record player by Target for my #Friendsgiving party.

What is your #MyKindofHoliday?

images: manvi drona for tablescape 101



let me entertain you: thanksgiving tabletop inspiration

Most design blogs are FILLED with lovely table decorations, so by now most of you must already have your thanksgiving menus and tabletop decor ideas sorted out.  But just in case you are still seeking inspiration or are just browsing, here a few tablescapes that stick out to me.

Table setting ideas –

Rue Magazine




And couple of ideas for the kids table.

We are off to celebrate with my hubby’s family in Denver. To those of you celebrating, what are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you traveling  and/or hosting?