10 Thanksgiving Centerpieces

I love a good centerpiece. I think they make the table. My friends from Wayfair Homemakers came through again with some great ideas.

Are you a fan of gold and gilded things? This centerpiece from Curbly has the perfect combination of nature and gold.


Using a cake plate for some height is a great tips. HomeMadeville made a simple fall focal point with this pumpkin leaf centerpiece.


I am a huge fan of color in my house but am always so drawn to white natural designs in other houses. This table from Farmhouse Chic makes it look like dinner will be so relaxing. I bet it smells amazing too with all that eucalyptus.


The table from Simple Simon and Company is adorable. How festive and cute, and the colors make everything look so vibrant and inviting.

Thanksgiving tablescape--Simplesimonandcompany

I love this table from Deborah Cruz because it will still be great all the way through Christmas.


My Creative Days must  be from the midwest. Those knobby green orbs are found around my home and have a nice citrus smell. While not edible they make a great color palette with the squash.


More white from Foxy Oxie and the beautiful addition of golds and pomegranates really draw me in. They are such a great fruti for display.


The Vellum pumpkin is a cute centerpiece addition from Mabey She Made It. It is simple and festive.


Now here is a woman after my own heart. In a post with a header “no neutrals here” Rebecca E. Parsons  created exactly that. I love the plates and the fun table cloth. Makes me want to sit down and chat with all the dinner guests.

Teaselwood Design centerpiece ties in the rustic table so perfectly. It all looks cohesive and homey. Perfect for the family Thanksgiving meal.

Teaselwood Design - Farm Table Ideas

Thanksgiving place settings

The table setting for Thanksgiving can be as big a part of the meal as food. I tapped some of my friends at Wayfair Homemakers to share ideas for this Thanksgiving. If you need tips on setting the table for a foolproof holiday, Graceful Order has you covered.

From The Craft Punch, this cornucopia would look cute at the table. I am sure it would be a big hit at the kids table and possibly eaten before the turkey.

cornucopia treat

Speaking of the kids table, Christina Williams has you covered for cute printables to keep the kids active and creative.


Christina Williams also has a beautiful idea for the adults table.


These cute tags are printable from Bre Purposed. You don’t even have to have nice handwriting. She made one for each letter.

The printed dinner menu Shine Your Light used makes dinner look so classy. Like you are at a fancy restaurant.


This soft and beautiful printable from Finding Silver Pennies makes a very sweet addition to the table.

Domicile 37 ties in all the gold and adds an easy striped pumpkin.




bacon & brown sugar green beans

Three years ago I proclaimed everything is better with Pinterest. I made this proclamation after trying bacon wrapped green bean recipe that was all the rage in 2012. I made the recipe for 3 years but always had the same complaint. The beans never cooked evenly. The ends wilted and the inside was crunchy, the bacon never really got crispy and they weren’t that easy to eat. They tasted so good, though.

bacon wrapped green beans

I was thinking about making them a few weeks ago when a trick from culinary school and another recipe popped in my head and gave me a solution to my wilted green beans. Stop cooking them in the oven. Cook them in a pan and make a sauce. After a few tries and some adjustments, I came up with a great recipe. If you are tired of green bean casserole these beans will make an excellent substitution this year.

bacon and brown sugar green beans

They cook quickly and the sauce is easy to make. One tip, use cold butter at the end to make the sauce. The cold butter melts slower and will give your sauce a nicer thickness as well as a glossy finish that you might have noticed on restaurant sauces.

Now you have one recipe picked for Thanksgiving. If you need more and some handy checklists to make your Thanksgiving holiday less stressful you can sign up for my mailing list and get my 27-page guide to help with all your Thanksgiving prep.

We will be having these for our Thanksgiving dinner and if I could meet up with my blog friends for Thanksgiving this is certainly the dish I would bring. Check out the other great recipes this week from the 60 bloggers participating in this years Blogsgiving Dinner.

blogsgiving 2015 a blogger Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are more than 60 blogs sharing recipes this week!

The idea is based on an old-fashioned potluck dinner party. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner, but you can see all the whole menu in Part 1 and Part 2 of the recipe round-up.

bacon & brown sugar green beans
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bacon & brown sugar green beans
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  1. Cook bacon in pan, over medium-high heat until fat starts to release from bacon.
  2. Saute onion and garlic with bacon until aromatic
  3. Add beans and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, season with salt and pepper and cover. Cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Uncover and add sugar, Worcestershire sauce and cook until sauce reduces by half.
  5. Add butter pieces slowly and stir until combined.
  6. Serve immediately
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