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Prepping For Thanks…

I can hardly believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, but I’m so… well, thankful, to have the next few days to hit the pause button and spend time embracing the most important things in life: family, friends and food! But today? I’m last-minute planning, as usual. Tonight some friends of mine are throwing a Thanksgiving-Eve dinner and I’m hunting down recipes for something d’lish to bring! And for the big feast tomorrow? I don’t have to cook a thing, but I do have to show up with a tabletop! So, here’s what I’m thinking…

I’m pretty smitten with this concept I discovered over on Ruffled. I like the washed out palette and use of some traditional fall elements like florals that feel like feathers or wheat and white pumpkin place settings…

Plus we all know how much I love to mix my masculine and feminine pieces – so this lace topped with a menswear inspired napkin is perfection in my book.

And of course the touches of moss and wood always go over well here in the Northwest. So, I may channel many of these elements into my own table. And as for recipes, I’m thinking this entire menu sounds insanely delicious, but I’m especially loving the idea of pumpkin ravioli…

Looks heavenly right? Unfortunately I doubt I’ll have time to whip those babies up, so I’m thinking maybe this pretty salad instead?

And with that I’m off and running this morning! You can expect a fully thoughtful, gratitude-filled post tomorrow when the dust has settled.

*tabletop images by sarah kathleen on ruffled // pumpkin ravioli via what katie ate