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


7 responses on “PREPPING FOR THANKS…

  1. RhodesianRidgeback

    Oh, that setting is exquisite. A white pumpkin will be on my list next year. And I tried something, and immediately went back to buy it the next day. It is Salted Caramel Syrup from Monin, and it is out of this world. You taste the sea salt, and I think more of quickly caramelizing vegetables, but yesterday, I was so eager, I cut an appled and dribbled a little syrup over it. I felt one, holy and indivisible.


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Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.