tablescape tuesday: thanksgiving prep

I wrote yesterday that I would be celebrating and hosting Thanksgiving with my family in DC this year. In college, I flew home to Florida for the holiday each year and since then (5 years already, ahh!), I have alternated between Florida, DC with friends (#friendsgiving) and other nearby destinations. This year, however, is different because my entire family will be headed up to DC to celebrate Thanksgiving with a fall backdrop for once (no pretty orange and red leaves in Florida this time of year or ever). I’m the oldest of four — with two younger sisters and one younger brother ages 9 to 23 so needless to say, it’ll be a full house around my dining room table.

I’m spending the next couple of weeks setting the menu with the help of my stepmom (she’s the best cook!) and youngest sister (she has a few requests, ha!). I’m also in the market for the perfect tablescape to share with them.

I plan to keep our Pottery Barn pumpkins and leaves in tact and add other pieces, fresh flowers and place settings for a put-together yet casual feel. After all, this essentially will be a “kids table” with all four of us in attendance.

Below are a few inspiration pictures I have been browsing to get me in the spirit.

{Image via Better Homes & Gardens}

{Image via Tidbits & Twine}

{Image via my friend, Mandy of Waiting on Martha}

However, I am most inspired by this Camille Styles Thanksgiving video from 2011.

She captivates the entire holiday perfectly with family, food and no small detail left unnoticed (love is in the details, right?) . This is also why she is such an inspiring entertaining role model of mine!

Be sure to check back later this month to take a look at how my tablescape turns out!

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