Today is a fun post of me! Not only and I sharing my rustic style Thanksgiving table with you, but I’m also sharing my favorite gluten free side dish too! I’m sure you will just love it.
And there is more happiness to share with you too! This post is part of a blog hop with some amazing bloggers. They are also sharing their tables with you as well as a recipe. At the end of my posts there are link to the other blog websites. So get your favorite drink and get all cozy and enjoy!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
I wanted to do a rustic style table and to me rustic is just a more casual style with a lot of texture especially wood. I first started with a shutter and a vintage box and then I started to layer the table with greenery, copper some new, some super vintage & some gold stainless steal flat ware too! I am loving all the gold and brass and copper this year!
Lets start here. The view from the foyer:
I always add place cards when I have a dinner party, whether there are 4 at the table of 15.
I found these pretty note cards at Target and the design reminded me of copper so I thought they would be perfect. Inside the card I wrote out a scripture and on Thanksgiving we have a tradition of sharing the scriptures around the table. One year I wrote down some of my favorite quotes and jokes. I like to find things personal to the guest.
I not only love that mixing metals was a trend this year, but I love all the gold and copper flatware too!
I love flowers and greenery on my table. These flowers I got at my grocery store they are so pretty and they last for forever. Mixed with greens it is such a crisp fall look.
The centerpiece is a vintage box we found in upstate New York at a barn sale when we were visiting my son at college. I love it!
I love these copper mugs I got at Target this year. I love mixing vintage with new
I kind of have a thing for copper 😉
And of course every Thanksgiving tablescape deserves some pumpkins. The forsythia greenery came from my garden. Living in the North East, I can’t pick anymore flowers so until it freezes my vases are very green!
When setting a rustic thanksgiving table you really can’t add too many wood pieces.
I have a wood burning fire place in my dining room and it makes evening meals so cozy. This year for my mantel I went with a more simple vibe! I also spray painted these lanterns that I got from Ikea a few years ago. I have loved adding touches of gold to my decor. You can see that project, here!
In front of the picture window in my dining room, I have cube shelves from Ikea. I live in a house built in 1890, so we are always looking for creative ways to make more storage. I keep all of my napkins and lines in it.
I like how adding vintage fall pieces to it adds a vintage flair! You can read about how I spray painted that vintage typewriter, here.
I can’t wait for Thanksgiving it is one of my favorite holidays. This year will be especially fun for us because our oldest is in his first year of college and Thanksgiving will be the first time he will be home. My cousins and their families come over and my parents. Everyone is from out of state except my parents so I do all of the cooking and I love it!
One of my favorite sides is from a recipe my sister-in-love shared with me about 10 years ago. It is for sweet potato casserole. I altered the recipe a few years ago when we found out my daughter had to eat gluten, and I also am sensitive to it, but I couldn’t bare not serving this dish! Instead of flour I use King Arthur baking mix and I also use almond milk instead of regular milk.
- 3 sweet potatoes
- ½ C butter
- ¼ organic sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- ¼ C almond milk ( or you can use rice milk, or regular milk!)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 C coconut (optional, but If you don't add this and you like it sweeter add a ¼ C more of organic sugar)
- ¾ C organic light brown sugar
- ¾ C Gluten Free baking mix ( I like to use King Arthur)
- ⅓ C butter
- 2 C chopped pecans
- preheat oven to 350*
- Boil sweet potatoes peel and mash
- add sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla and coconut.
- Place mixture in a 9x12 baking dish
- combine ingredients for topping and spread on the potato mixture.
- bake for 30 minutes
Can’t you just taste the pecans?
( oops I spy a camer lens…)
I have really enjoyed sharing our table with you & my favorite gluten free Thanksgiving side. I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!
Make sure to stop by and visit some of the other lovely inspiration on this blog tour, where you will get more Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration and yummy recipes!