Thanksgiving is just days away, but we actually celebrated a couple of weeks ago at my parents’ in the country. Since they moved home to Sweden after more than three decades in Canada, my mom started making Canadian Thanksgiving a yearly celebration. This year we had to gather a few weeks after the actual date, since we were abroad in October.
It was the loveliest weekend. I’ve decided that autumn is the most beautiful season where they live. On the windiest afternoon ever, I set up a little Thanksgiving table in the meadow above the lake to share a few table setting ideas with you. Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are in the world!
I potato-printed a piece of linen to make a simple rustic table cloth (more on that tomorrow!). For place cards, I cut little squares out of a brown paper bag and wrote everyone’s names in black ink. Simple little sage wreaths make charming (and wonderfully fragrant) napkin rings!
I’m really feeling pumpkin and sage as a colour theme for Thanksgiving. It’s classic and so beautiful and echoes what nature is doing right now. These little pumpkin candlesticks are easy to make (especially if you know your way around power tools). I couldn’t get ahold of pumpkins that would really stand on their own, so I had to cut (saw) off the bottoms of them to make them stand safely. Then use a drill or just a sturdy knife to make a hole big enough to put a candle into. If you have pumpkins that are the right shape for it, you can make a wide shallow hole and put a tea light in it. These were so lovely all lit up at Thanksgiving dinner in the evening!