I’m excited to be hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year. Before you think I’ve gone whack…let me elaborate. It’s just going to be my sweet little Sugarplum family and my in-laws….and my mother-in-law cooks
most of the food the turkey! So I’m left with a side dish or two to prepare, and the tablescape! Which, let’s be honest, is the real reason I’m excited to host. I love any excuse to set the formal dining room table.
I think everyone has seen this Eddie Ross table from the last issue of Lonny:
I use a very scientific method of cutting fabric in a straight line…tape it down firmly to the floor tile, then use the grout lines as a straight edge. I didn’t say it was a great idea, but it’s what I’ve got!
After ironing each panel, I folded over the edge to be hemmed and gave it a good, starched crease. This makes it much easier to insert the hem tape:
I can’t tell a difference between my ‘no-sew’ edge and the professionally hemmed edge. If you can, just keep it to yourself.
Things are looking much brighter! I love that each side of the table is brought together by the fabric, instead of split down the middle with a single runner.
Maybe we’ll hold hands across the table and sing ‘Kumbaya.’
Because the ivory color is so neutral, I could definitely incorporate these into several different tablescapes in the future. Or if someone spills red wine on them at dinner, it’s no big deal…only $5 invested!
Tomorrow I’ll show you how I repurposed some of my Halloween decor for the Thanksgiving table. How is your table coming along? Or are you showing up at someone else’s house
to be fed this year?