A Southern Thanksgiving

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You may have heard through a little bird, or a very loud bird called Twitter, that I’ve joined SMP Living as one of their newest editors.  Eeek!  And I thought what better way to kick off this new partnership/love affair, than with my Southern Thanksgiving captured by the talented Rustic White.

In the South few things are held as high as tradition and family. And what’s more traditional than gathering around a Thanksgiving table with family and friends to feast on the season’s bounty?  Inspired by my love for a classic Thanksgiving, I combined rich browns and oranges with an unexpected twist of coral and sage greens to create a picturesque Southern table.  Pomegranate’s Aviary patterned linens, pom pom placemats and napkins were the ideal backdrop for my faux bois and gourd patterned plates, rose gold silverware, and feathered napkin rings.  I finished the tablescape with ivory candles along with fresh florals in burgundy, orange, and green.

The centerpiece, a smoked turkey (courtesy of my Big Green Egg), was presented on a monogrammed platter.  I accompanied the star of the show with side dishes like sweet potato au gratin, green bean casserole, and foccacia with chestnut stuffing housed in my fabby Staub pumpkin cocette.  I’ll be sharing all of the recipes this week and next so you can be ready for Thanksgiving Day, but in the mean time I’ve teamed up with SMP and Pomegranate for a little giveaway to help you recreate this entire look.  One lucky winner will receive $460 worth of Pomegranate Linens…

1 Aviary Coral tablecloth (60 x 90)
1 Aviary Coral apron
1 Aviary Coral table runner
1 Aviary Coral set of potholders
6 Aviary Coral napkins
6 Lichen/Coral pom pom napkins
6 Lichen/Coral pom pom placemats
6 Aviary Coral placemats

The legal mumbo jumbo...this giveaway is open to US residents and will run through Sunday the 17th with our winner announced Monday the 18th.  We’ll be running this all through Rafflecopter (below) which allows you to earn points for each item completed with a simple click of the button.  The more points you earn the more likely you are to win (and remember you probably already have entry points if you’re a regular reader of the blog).

This post and giveaway was sponsored by Pomegranate but the opinions, and obvious love of  Pomegranate is all my own!  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • This is gorgeous. Where did you get the candlesticks?

  • As is the same for most people, Thanksgiving is about taking the time to slow down, make time for family and loved ones, and really focus on being grateful for what the Good Lord has provided.



  • ALLI / 11.11.2013

    Love these linens! The table is gorgeous. Would love to win these for my Thanksgiving 🙂

  • ALLI / 11.11.2013

    Oh, my fav part is watching the macy’s parade while cooking and then turning on White Chritmas after the parade…while still cooking… 🙂

  • I love spending time with my family and telling stories around the dinner table. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

  • Julie, they’re actually from Hobby Lobby. Such a steal! xo

  • Alex T / 11.11.2013

    I love spending time with family! Pumpkin pie doesn’t hurt either!

  • what an insanely gorgeous table! love the bar cart

  • My favorite part of thanksgiving is baking cookies and then eating them… :+)

  • my mouth just started watering looking at that turkey. it might be time to save up for a green egg!! i really like what you’ve done with the table, lots of texture, color and patterns. i like your “modern” take on a classic southern table.


  • my mouth is watering just looking at that turkey, i can vaguely smell its aroma. yum!!! it might be time to invest in a green egg! love your use of texture, color, and print! such a “modern” take on a classic southern holiday without looking “too done”

    what time should I be over with the cranberries?


  • Lovely! Can you please tell me if you have that wonderful faux bois ice bucket in your shop.? I think I need that. 🙂
    Thank you!

  • Beth Claterbaugh / 11.12.2013

    My favorite Thanksgiving moment is when all the glorious food is set out on the table! It’s a beautiful sight!

  • Dede Jackson / 11.12.2013

    It’s all so beautiful!!!!

  • you must get a green egg…it is amazing! I don’t even eat meet…ha, but I do all my veggies and pizzas and all that goodness on it! xo

  • My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the time of reflecting on the blessings we have received. Even in years of death, or job loss or sadness, we always have so much to be thankful for!

  • Carly Totin / 11.12.2013

    Stunning!I’m looking forward to the parade & pies. And family, of course!

  • Oh my goodness Mandy!!!! Congratulations on your partnership with SMP Living! You are beyond talented and will be an incredible editor. So excited for you. YAY. xo – Dina

  • Jordan Troublefield / 11.12.2013

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting to use the dining room table instead of the kitchen table! Love setting it up exta pretty!

    Oh and cranberries. Cranberries are my Thanksgiving fav!

  • Amy C. / 11.12.2013

    The food, of course!

  • Love, love, love it all!!!! I have that bar cart & have been looking for ways to style it for Thanksgiving! So thanks for that, you nailed it! 😉 And my favorite part about Thanksgiving is getting all the family from all over the place finally under one roof for food, football & shenanigans!! XO

  • Ashley / 11.12.2013

    Gorgeous tablescape, love the napkin ring detail. Looking forward to trying the soup recipe on SMP!

  • Christina W / 11.12.2013

    I just love food and cooking and what better way to do all that but with family and/or friends? Any excuse to do that is A OK in my book!!!

  • What a gorgeous table and delicious menu! Great job and congratulations on your SMP gig. 🙂

  • Betty pauly / 11.13.2013

    Obsessed w this tablescape! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Angela / 11.14.2013

    I love the slow and calm of Thanksgiving. The Christmas season seems to be so rushed and Thanksgiving allows us a long weekend to celebrate with family and enjoy.

  • Lovely! Where is the horse print from?

  • Starla Bates / 11.16.2013

    Absolutely Beautiful. My favorite part is my family, of course!


  • The pie! And of course, spending time with my hilarious family. 🙂

  • My favorite part of Thanksgiving is my Mom’s cooking and watching football with the fam!

  • My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the long preparation part. The smells, the sights of pies cooling, the sauces simmering… everything is so exciting. The best part of the whole day is the anticipation, combined with hunger!

  • Sara Hejl / 11.18.2013

    I love this! I’m wondering, randomly, where you got the large print of the horse … I live in Texas and I need some art like that! Thanks!

  • Lindsey Mcclain / 11.18.2013

    I am obsessed with the horse print canvas! It is perfect! Where is it from???

  • LOVE the bar cart! Can you tell us where it’s from??

  • can you tell me where the horse painting in the background is from? i’m obsessed!

  • Maria / 11.24.2013

    Stunning!! I also love the horse print and would love to know where you got it!!!

  • It’s from Z Gallerie. xo

  • Your table is beyond gorgeous! Very original and inviting and beautiful photographed. ~Delores

  • Love the vintage feel of this table setting. Such warm and gorgeous prints compliment the food so well!

  • Jenni / 08.30.2017

    Beautiful table setting! I love that horse picture and have been looking for it everywhere! Where did you get it and do you know if it is still available?
    Thank you!

  • moira / 11.21.2019

    I love the horse art work. Where did you get that?!?

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