How to Host a Southern Thanksgiving

Setting A Rich, Traditional Tablescape and Serving a Solid Menu
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Southern Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration
Southern Thanksgiving place settingButternut Squash Soup with Homemade Croutons
Smoked Turkey for ThanksgivingSouthern Thanksgiving place setting and menu
Thanksgiving dessert cart

Both MKR and I both have a strong love for a classic Thanksgiving…a traditional table with rich harvest details and of course, hearty flavors.  When MKR designed this picturesque Southern Thanksgiving spread a few years ago, she embraced that feel as combined rich browns and oranges with an unexpected twist of coral and sage greens. Patterned linens and statement dinnerware masterfully combined to create a table that was anything but generic and one worthy of pulling out of The Archives to share again.

Our Buttermilk Brined Smoked Turkey (on the Big Green Egg of course) is clearly the star of the menu, though it’s accompanied by some pretty stellar sides: Butternut Squash Soup, Green Bean Casserole, Chestnut Focaccia Stuffing and Sweet Potato Au Gratin.  

Want more Turkey Day inspo? We’re sharing everything from this Southern Thanksgiving as well as styling tips, a fool-proof entertaining timeline, menu printables and more in our clickable Field Guide to the Season!  Cheers, Kat

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Photography, Rustic White

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