Thanksgiving Table decor is essential when entertaining family and friends. Make this year different by decorating your table with some beautiful items. Some of my Fall Favorites can be added to this list as well.
But first, let me share a fun Thanksgiving memory with you.
Have you ever had a Thanksgiving cooking fiasco?
One Thanksgiving, my hubs was on a mission to make some mashed potatoes.
Of course, he loves to cook and he was thinking how hard can it be to make them.
Well, let me just say the results of his mash potatoes has gone down in our Thanksgiving history books.
If you know my husband, when it comes to cooking he has a funny quirk.
Even he would agree on this.
He will overwork whatever dish he is cooking.
So, with the mashed potatoes, he whipped and whipped them.
After a bit, there is some strange chemical reaction that the whipping causes.
We had a sticky, starchy, stretchy inedible mush.
He was perplexed how this happened and from this day forward, we always have a chuckle about his mash potato fiasco.
So, if you happen to join us sometime for Thanksgiving, don’t expect to see a big bowl of beautifully whipped buttered mashed potatoes.
So, now we cheat and just buy the ready-made ones at the grocery store.
Well, let’s discuss Thanksgiving table decor and decorations.
I love shopping for fun and beautiful items and these 12 pieces fit the bill.
I enjoy putting together these posts for you.
And it is extra nice when I can actually recommend items that I love.
The Pottery Barn cake stand is a must-have. It is so elegant and perfect for every occasion and event. It displays food so nicely and it makes quite a lovely statement on any table.
The Thankful plate from Williams Sonoma is a classic style that brings a stunning statement. I’m planning on using them on my Thanksgiving tablescape. So, stay tuned.
Also, the two-tiered platter is one of my favorite items in my kitchen. Pottery Barn just gets it when it comes to service ware.
1. Gabriella Tiered Platter Stand | 2. Wheat and Cornhusk Wreath | 3. Casserole Dish
4. Thankful Plate Salad Plate, set of 4 | 5. Turkey Decoration | 6. Gabriella Cake Stand
7. Burlap Wreath | 8. Cream and Sugar Set | 9. Acorn Plates, set of 4
10. Pumpkin Tea Towel | 11. Thanksgiving Banner | White Pumpkin
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Great post Janine! Hope you are safe from the fires, how are things near you? Stay safe!
Sam - Raggedy Bits
So many cute ideas for Thanksgiving! Love the oh so thankful dish!
The mashed potato story is hilarious! I’ve overwhipped them and know exactly what you’re talking about. They turn into a paste like glue substance. They really aren’t terribly difficult to make. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. My grandma taught me how to cook them and whip them. There are tons of ways to jazz them up. My favorite is just the plain russet potatos. Red potatoes and other fancier types tend to turn into a paste far too easily.
– All you do is peel the Russets and cut them into chuncks by cutting in half, then cut the half-in-half until they are bite-size like a piece of cantaloupe. Think of it like cutting fruit to to slide onto a fruit skewer.
– Once they’re cut, put them in a large stock pot, cover with salted water or use chicken broth to boil them. They only need to cook until they are soft enough that a fork will pierce them.
– Salt & Pepper
– Pop them in a mixer, do a light whip to break them up and add just a tad of milk, evaporated milk, or almond milk.
– Taste them and add more salt and pepper if needed.
– Butter them up real good
Growing up, I was in charge of fixing the mashed potatoes for my grandmother. She liked how I made them. At the end of mixing them I’d add a big heap of sour cream to the potatoes. It makes them smoother and creamier without tasting like sour cream which really helps counter Russets more grainy textures. The other option is to mix Red and Russet potatoes together. Red potatoes on their own do strange things when they’re whipped and mashed.
Tell the hubby to stop the whipping as soon as they are broken up on round 1 of mixing. The rest of the ingredients just need to be mixed in to blend them. Ya’ll got this. I promise. You can keep the packaged stuff as a back up just in case. ????
I love all of your ideas, Janine!!! I especially love the gold thankful plates!! I have to go click on those.