By Stefanie Michaels
What an odd time coming out of Covid, right? We’re unsure what is what and, with the holidays coming up, what we should do to celebrate.
That’s why we kept it small for Thanksgiving and ensured that whoever comes for turkey and all of the fixings has been safe and tested negative.
I’m into making the table look stylish. So, this year, I went with a non-traditional Fall and renewal theme using vintage and recycled items.1
On the table is a runner of grey and cream— a modified checker pattern that is warm and earthy. I opted for the warmth of copper flatware and chose the same for glassware, as well as utilizing my Mom’s vintage copper Jello molds for my floral centerpieces.
TIP: Nothing like a bit of DIY for your table. I spray-painted pumpkin decor with metallic paint, which helped tie my theme.
I chose sage green for the water glasses and linen napkins for the accent color, adding a complementary soothing color. The flowers were mixed hues of oranges, rusts, and pops of violet in the three arrangements.
I handmade each napkin holder with recycled cards and raffia ties and reflected our guest’s nationality, with “Thanksgiving” in their familial language. It made for the perfect icebreaker for my friends who didn’t know each other.
Sticking with the renewal theme, I went with recyclable bamboo plates that can be purchased online, making for easy cleanup while not hurting the environment.
The holidays are for gathering together and celebrating, so whenever I host a sit-down meal, I add festive crackers. Originally from the UK, they’ve made their way to homes across the US! Just pull them apart, hear the pop, and you’ll find a paper crown, funny toys, and jokes.
My guest gifts– delicious Smuckers Apple Butter!