This Thanksgiving we decided to celebrate with the Dawe family by having everyone over for a BRUNCH! No one in David's family is that fond of turkey, and we knew we'd be having turkey with MY family...so we thought WHY NOT SWITCH IT UP and do BRUNCH!? I mean, who DOESN'T love brunch?!?
I LOVE having people over because 1) I love people 2) I love entertaining and 3) I love setting a table and making it look pretty!!! I think I get all of these from my mom. Growing up my house was ALWAYS full of people (whether it was large groups of kids for youth group, neighbours for our annual carol sing or dinners with family/friends) and the table was always beautiful (and on theme)! I think that probably fostered MY love for nicely decorated tables! Even when we have just 2 friends over for dinner I like the table to look special!
Needless to say....I was SO excited about getting our home ready for this special thanksgiving meal! David let me buy a cute flower arrangement (after LOTS of BEGGING) and some pumpkins for the centerpiece. I dug out my favourite neutral linen table cloth with ruffled border for the base of the table AND I set the table with our CHINA plates! We've been married for over a year and this was the VERY FIRST TIME we used our china!! (shame, shame, shame...I know!!) Using the china made this meal feel extra special. I'm def. going to start using it more often. I mean....what's the point if it just sits in my cupboard!?
Here's how the table turned out...
And here it is all FULL OF PEOPLE....just the way I love it!
We had lots of fun with the Dawe's. Saturday's brunch was the perfect way to kick off our family-filled Thanksgiving weekend!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,