Thursday, November 14, 2013

3 Southern Thanksgiving Tables

What I've learned living in the south is that Southerners really are about family.  I think it might be because they like to cook.  (Or is that me wanting to fit in because I have lived in the south for so long, enjoy cooking, and having company around my table?)  It's common to find the family gathered together for Sunday suppers.

Thanksgiving seems to be an excuse to have a Sunday supper during the week.

Another thing I've learned living in the south is that holidays are HUGE events.  Everyone is invited. 

Not enough room or tables?  No problem.  Move the furniture around and instead of eating in the dining room, eat in the family room or spread the tables throughout the house.  The finest dishes are used no matter how fancy or simple and whether or not they match.

This first table makes me think of a tea house or a romantic setting in an historical hotel.  The rich colors, napkin holders, and the overall elegance takes me back to the Victorian era.
Thanksgiving Table by Living Life Southern Style
Living Life Southern Style

Speaking of moving furniture around, look at this beautiful outdoor table.  Many locations in the south are able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner outside.
Outdoor Thanksgiving Table by Sweet Iced Tea
Sweet Iced Tea

Set a simple table with elegant touches such as the napkin ring and the single mini pumpkins.  Keeping the food on a side buffet keeps the dinner table clear.
Thanksgiving Table by Mrs. Betty Bargain
Mrs. Betty Bargain

It doesn't really matter where you live or how the table looks or even what food is served on Thanksgiving day.  What does matter is that you are with those that you love.  Family and true friends are the real blessings at any table.

What are some of your family's Thanksgiving traditions?  Have you created new traditions for your family?

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