Thanksgiving is about following tradition; Friendsgiving is about making new ones.
I know I have a lot going on this holiday season. I am a bit crazed but I kind of love it! So when the idea of hosting our annual Friendsgiving came up, I jumped at the choice to host again this year. I mean who doesn’t want a dress rehearsal for the big Turkey Day Celebration?
I hosted Friendsgiving last year and here was my table. I decided to go with a slightly rustic theme using burlap and cotton.
I started decorating for Friendsgiving in my Flower Arranging room. Last year I converted half of my Butler’s Pantry to this area and I love it! I really enjoy arranging flowers, regardless of whether they are fresh or faux.
I love corrugated zinc vases and I have picked up a few of them in the past. I now have a great selection of all different sizes.
I absolutely love the rustic feel these centerpieces provide on my table!
For my table last year, I started by laying down a burlap table runner down the center of my table. As I was starting to fold the square linen napkins I decided to use them as placemats instead. I love repurposing items! Then I added the burlap chargers and a few white fresh pumpkins to complete the look.
I have collected vintage china for a long time and last year I pulled out my turkey plates!
For place cards, I used the small wood-framed chalkboards and just wrote in everyone’s names with a chalk pen.
I also added the Friendsgiving menu to my two-sided large standing chalkboard! I love how great it looked next to the real cotton stem floral.
So now I have to plan my table and get ready to host Friendsgiving this weekend. And you will be proud of me. This year I have everyone bringing part of the meal.
See, I am learning.