Eat, Drink & Be Thankful

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop

Thank you Rita from Panoply for being our fabulous hostess!

Whether you’re a friend, a reader, or visiting from

sweet Kari from Me and My Captain,

we are so happy you are here to enjoy and be inspired!

I like to keep things simple for Thanksgiving

and let the food be the star of the show

Pumpkins are nestled in the table runner~

no the pumpkins aren’t real, only faux

I love the all the different textures and variety

Gold coasters and plates make the table a little more high society!

Instead of putting the embroidered linen tablecloth on the table

in the traditional way

It’s folded and topped with a rusty brown gauze overlay

Wedding china, silver and cut crystal glass

Add an elegance to this Thanksgiving repast

Each place setting has a turkey place card

And a triangle folded napkin

I hope the children don’t spill,

Surely that’s not going to happen!

A printed menu is on the table for display

Listing all of the foods that will be coming our way

Click on the titles below to get the printable recipes

Cranberry Walnut Spirals

Southern Sausage Stuffing Balls

Cranberry Swiss Almond Holiday Spread

Cranberry Mustard

Holiday Green Bean Casserole

Maple Bourbon Corn Gratin

Cornbread Sausage Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, & Brussels

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Next up on the hop is Life and Linda with one of her fabulous tables!

Click on the links below to visit all the beautiful Thanksgiving tablescapes

All posts will be live at 7am EST

Panoply – Harvest of Thanks

Everyday Living – Gathering With Grateful Hearts

Hyacinths for the Soul – A Tribute to Tom Turkey

Home is Where the Boat Is – Giving Thanks Table with Indian Corn Arrangement

My Thrift Store Addiction – Friendsgiving Charcuterie and Wine Buffet

Me and My Captain – Thankful, Grateful

The Painted Apron – Eat, Drink & Be Thankful

Life and Linda – Autumn Leaves & Pumpkins Please

The Cat’s Whiskerz – Giving Thanks Wherever You Are

Belle Bleu Interiors – Gather with a Grateful Heart

From My Carolina Home – Turkey Time Tablescape

Karins Kottage – Harvest Elegance: Crafting a Thanksgiving Tablescape

Dinner at Eight – A Modern Take on a Traditional Pattern for Thanksgiving

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Oh, So Thankful

Red Cottage Chronicles – Almost Effortless Thanksgiving Tablescape

The Bookish Dilettante – Thanksgiving Tablescape with Vintage Linens

The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Simple Fruit and Greenery Tablescape

Thank you for stopping by!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Sundays on Silverado/  Happiness is Homemade

What’s for Dinner / Love Your Creativity

Between Naps on the Porch /Turn About Tuesday 

Wednesday Linky Party / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party /  Creative Crafts

Full Plate Thursday /Thursday Favorite Things

Home Matters

59 Responses to “Eat, Drink & Be Thankful”
  1. I love your centerpiece — the tablecloth/runner trick is a good one. Love the simplicity of it!

  2. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your Eat, Drink and Be Thankful menu sounds delicious! I’m not a big turkey fan, bring me the sides, but do enjoy it smoked as it’s so moist and flavorful. Love your simple table and centerpiece, you always tablescape ‘outside the box’ 😊 with your layered runners! Adorable placecards too! Happy Tuesday 🧡 🦃

  3. So simple and so festive! Your menu sounds just delicious.

  4. Simple but elegant what more can you ask for! Your menu sounds incredible! I need to try a few of your recipes out! So fun to blog hop with you today! Hugs, Karin

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jenna, your menu sounds delicious and I love the pretty presentation. I am a fan of your lovely assortment of pumpkins and your table is styled beautifully. Chocolate pecan pie is a holiday tradition at our house! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. I adore your Thanksgiving table…very festive and beautiful!

  7. Pam says:

    Jenna, your rhymes always make me smile! I love your classic but simple table. I know the food will be the star. The menu sounds delightful, I am all about the sides. Folding the embroidered linen tablecloth and topping it with a rusty brown gauze overlay is a great idea. I love your wedding china, silver, and cut crystal glass.

    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving season!

  8. Wow! Now I’m so excited about all the work this day involves. I’m all about the sauce, so I hope you tell us about your cranberry mustard. – Cheers to using the crystal and silver and china! Thanksfulness for sure!

  9. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Beautiful table, Jenna! I like the way you layered your table runners. I love the colors of them, and how they compliment each other! I also love your collection of pumpkins with their varied textures. Your menu sounds delicious! I know everyone will enjoy the feast. Cute post and I like how you can rhyme anytime! (See what I did there?) Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. So beautiful! Time to think about my T-day table I guess!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh, Jenna, your menu has me so excited for the holiday. All that good cookin’. I love your thinking that the table should be simple and let the food take center stage. I can almost taste all the goodness now. Your table should not, however, go unnoticed and without praise. I love your combination of elegant pieces like your china and crystal with your various styles of pumpkins. Your dining room is so elegant and so cozy. Your casual runner arrangement with the pumpkins adds to the uniqueness. Have a wonderful holiday.

  12. Kari says:

    Jenna, I look forward to your poetry so I am thankful for you in so many ways. You inspire me with your painting, table setting, prose, recipes and originality. I love the simplistic table that leaves more room for food. I know we over indulge not only in eating but in preparing dishes we know our family and friends like. I mean, when do we ever offer a meal with two kinds of potatoes and at least three vegetables and usually Turkey and Ham and desserts of pies, cakes and puddings?
    Well, we all do this for our Holiday meals and especially Thanksgiving. Your menu sounds wonderful and I am sure you will have all kinds of help from the grands as well. So dear friend…I raise my glass to you as we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving as we eat, drink and be thankful for our many blessings. Hugs

  13. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, the opening photo of your entire dining room is gorgeous! Your Thanksgiving table is both elegant and beautiful. I love how you used your tablecloth. I am going to borrow that idea. The cut lace napkins are so pretty atop your wedding china. Your menu sounds scrumptious. In fact, it is making me hungry. Sweet friend, I wish you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving holiday season.

    • Thank you so much Shannon! I rarely use tablecloths, I like to see the wood of my table, and I do like the way the scrunched up runners looked. Happy holiday season, it’s almost upon us and I’m starting to see Christmas decorations popping up!

  14. Linda @LifeandLinda says:

    Jenna, as usual, I love your way with words. You table is lovely, especially with your creative styling of the table runner. Gotta love our faux pumpkins, they last. Your menu sounds so tasty. Your gold chargers and crystal is so elegant, along with your wedding china. Love the place cards, so cute. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful tablescape. Thank You for sharing.
    Joan,Marilyn and Marion

  16. kitty says:

    Your table is just beautiful, Jenna! It’s elegant, yet not over the top. Those napkins are so pretty and look vintage. Your menu sounds fabulous as always. 🍁🧡🍂

  17. lghiggins says:

    Lovely improvised table runner!

  18. Kim Goddard says:

    Jenna, your prose always brings a smile to my face and I am definitely thankful for that! Your table looks beautiful in your lovely dining room with your wedding china, crystal, and silverware to add such an elegant note. Your linens are gorgeous and I love how you folded that tablecloth down the center of the table and added that rusty gauze overlay. Your pumpkin collection brings a wonderful texture to the table and your menu sounds absolutely delicious. I know that your family will enjoy all that you prepare, and wishing you all a very wonderful Thanksgiving! Love hopping with you!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Jenna, you created such a lovely setting for your family to enjoy. I do love your pumpkins, different textures and shapes that look so pretty on the table runners (love what you did there). I love you’ve added the menu cards to the setting, a special touch. So much to be thankful for and I am thankful for you!. Happy November dear friend……..

  20. Sarah says:

    Beautiful table! I love the pretty linens and elegant china. I think the pumpkins down the center make a perfect statement. Love the menu card and place cards. Do you have a program you use?
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Rita C. says:

    Jenna, the simplicity of your Thanksgiving table is striking, and your menu is anything but simple from my point of view. Save me a seat for those wonderful recipes you’ll be making! I love how you showed the alternate use of the tablecloth as centerpiece, and how the gauze works so beautifully to make the runway for the pumpkins. Using the wedding china is a great means of carrying on one of the many family traditions of Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your family-focused talents in this hop!

  22. Judee says:

    It’s a joy to see your beautiful table setting and all the lovely items that you have used. I love the linen napkins and your festive plates and pumpkins. Your creative place cards are such a nice touch and of course your menu sounds divine.

  23. Jenna, how wonderful that you used your wedding china, silverware and crystal for Thanksgiving! While we should be thankful far more often, Thanksgiving gives us the impetus to reflect more deeply than usual. The use of beautiful tableware underlines the specialness of the day and is a treat for your guests. And that’s before we even get to the food! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  24. Simply stunning!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Jenna. I cleaned my spam folder and guess where all your mis-clicked posts were. I will try and get it changed, so I’m going to catch up. Love your table, I’m terrified of doing a bare table with all the scraping and serving pieces, I’m lucky if a tablecloth even survives with my family. Have a great holiday, YOU ARE READY!

  26. Joanne says:

    That is such a lovely table. I love all the colors and textures that your pumpkins bring in.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Jenna, your elegant table brings back fond memories of my mother’s Thanksgiving tables, it was the only time she would break out her wedding china! I especially like your napkins and beautiful flatware. I also like the texture that your “braided” pumpkins bring to your pretty centerpiece. I know I am late to the party, but I hope there is still a piece of that chocolate pecan pie left!! I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!!🧡🦃

  28. Ann Krucek says:

    Jenna, the last comment is from Ann at Corner of Plaid and Paisley!! Sorry

  29. Maureen says:

    Jenna, your table is so elegant! I love the gold charges and coasters! I too like the variety of different textures of the pumpkins! The menu looks delicious. I always think I should include a menu card, but never seem to do it! You have inspired me to do this next time!

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