• Catia Pacheco Castro

My Thanksgiving Table 2020

Updated: Sep 21

Nothing says Autumn like a beautifully dressed Thanksgiving table. If you have been following me a while, you know Autumn is my favourite season. It reflects for me a letting go of all things negative and a looking forward to Spring's rebirth. It is when I plant my delicious turnip greens and look forward to delicious comfort food. It is cozy sweaters, boots and the fireplace. The smell of the crisp dawn air and the beautiful ember coloured foliage.

This year has been devastating for us all. These uncertain times definitely mean our Thanksgiving will be so much more meaningful, for me anyway. Hopefully, wherever you are celebrating this holiday, that gathering restrictions are not in place. If they are, well we just will need to adapt to a "virtual" gathering. The internet and technology have certainly been my saving grace during this pandemic.

Why not set a beautiful table to remind you of how great life's little moments acn cheer you up. This year my plan is to have a very intimate dinner party, with just a few of my closest friends. I usually seat 12 or more at Thanksgiving, but this year will be a bit different.

On that note, I hope you enjoy these little inspirations. I feel a simple, minimalist table was what my Thanksgiving this year will represent to me.

Enjoy the simple things and stay safe.

If you want a delicious turkey recipe then my Perfect Roast Turkey is the one, along with

The Best Easy Turkey Stock

Lots of love XOXO

A simple, single sprig of rosemary adds an elegant touch and lovely scent

I picked up these fabulous black wire chargers from Target. They add a wonderful, textural contrast to the white porcelain.

My pelican water jug always makes an appearance, and is a great conversation starter.

My turkey platter

Branches from my garden are a pretty Autumn centerpiece, best of all it was free.

My Mother's wooden spoon is one of my favourite possesions.

I have had this gorgeous gold flatware for years. Made in Portugal, it has stood the test of time and many trips to the dishwasher. Proof, once again, buy good...buy once ;)

Unscented white votive candles are great for ambience. All my lamps and ceiling fixtures are on dimmers. If you do anything in your home, it is to make sure of this very simple task.

These plain linen and cotton blend napkins, with frayed edges are perfect. White is best, as all they need is a dip in bleach.


Crawley,West Sussex UK

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