Our Thanksgiving Table


I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, or those of you from the US, anyway. We hosted dinner this year and it was a lot of fun; we had a small group so it wasn’t too stressful. We had to borrow some seating and the plates and glasses didn’t all match but I kind of liked it that way. And we got to really put our new kitchen to the test. One slightly over-cooked turkey later…


I made my first pumpkin pie and I don’t think anyone left hungry. Success.

baking illustrated pumpkin pie

I had fun planning the table setting…I finally had an excuse to polish up my gold flatware and pull out the candlesticks that we got for our wedding! I rescued the old board from Reid’s burn pile and my family sent the flower arrangement that perfectly finished off the look.


I had an extra bunch of rosemary so I dressed up the empty plates with a sprig tied with hemp rope.

gold flatware

Pinterest came in handy and I found this free printable banner by The TomKat Studio.

give thanks banner

I think setting a table might be my new favorite thing to do. I really should do it more often…no need to wait for a holiday, right?

And now it’s officially the Christmas season….and then comes a baby. Gulp. I’m so ready but also not ready at all…32 weeks and counting! My to-do list is probably taller than I am.


Oh, and I am planning on doing more farmhouse updates but I’ll probably do it by room, as we get them finished. We have two light fixtures hanging now so we’ve made some progress! Only about 17 more to go…

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Farmhouse Update | part six

You know when you have a million things to get done and all you can do is walk around in circles? Yeah, that’s me right now. I’m probably about halfway done packing but now I’m just sitting on the couch, willing the rest of our belongings to jump into boxes by themselves. It’s not working. But on a happier note, we’re moving this weekend! We had a bunch of people show up to help on Saturday and we were able to finish the big things to get it ready.

There are still plenty of small things to be done but we’ll get to them eventually, like painting trim and doors, finishing the crown molding, and putting up light fixtures, etc. The side entry and basement both need a lot of work too. I still need to give it a good scrub but here are some pictures before all of our clutter piles in.

farmhouse dining room

I am going to slowly order light fixtures. For our last house we just went out and bought them all at once and I never really liked them. Hopefully I can find some unique ones that don’t break the bank!

farmhouse renovations

These beams still need some work; they are a little too rough!

farmhouse kitchen 4

We need to order the range hood and we plan to build an island/prep table at some point.

farmhouse kitchen 2

I love how the countertops turned out! They have some imperfections but I think they fit the house well. I’m hoping they hold up!

ikea butcher block countertops

wooden countertops

butcher block countertops

My brother-in-law found these copper pipes at a scrap yard and I love the look of them exposed. We still need to figure out what we are going to do for a vanity mirror and storage.

exposed copper pipes

subway tile shower

I only got a couple pictures of the upstairs but here’s Matilda’s room (can you even tell it’s pink??)…

pink room

And the nursery.


It’s crazy to see everything come together. I sometimes have too many ideas and it’s hard to narrow it down to what will work together and what is practical. Now for the fun part…furnishing it!

Saturday can’t come soon enough.

Read more: part one | part two | part three | part four | part five

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