So I have a confession to make,
no one is eating Thanksgiving dinner at this table.
There will be no turkey, no sweet potato pie, not even a single brussel sprout served out here lakeside amidst the crunchy leaves and sunshine…
because as I type this and look out the window it’s
s n o w i n g
and not the pretty winter wonderland kind of snow,
the yucky sludgy freezy rain hide in your bed under the covers with a good book and pray you don’t have to go outside, kind of snow.
But that’s ok! We can just play make believe, I’m pretty good at it, just ask my kids. I’ve attended many imaginary grand balls with princesses and and fought Captain Hook alongside Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.
I think I can get past a little snow.
So let’s all pretend I didn’t snap these photos in October, when we were enjoying one of those perfect sunshiny fall days.
We don’t need to talk about how crazy the Mr. thought I was when, in the midst of him mowing the lawn, he sees me carry our dining room chairs out to the yard.
Nor how he just stopped and stared as I attempted to drag the dining room table to the sliding door. I mean, help a girl out, clearly we are about to have a magical outdoor faux thanksgiving dinner party….in October…with no food…or guests…
except for a princess and a pirate…
This all makes perfect sense in my head anyways.
Don’t you see these gorgeous berries and see an outdoor Thanksgiving table? No?
The kids and I were on nature adventure (which is much more exciting than a walk) enjoying the last hours of sunshine on a perfect fall Sunday when we happened upon these gorgeous orange berries in the woods. I snipped a few branches, because they were just too pretty.
I arranged them on my dining room table with some white pumpkins and candlesticks….and realized something was off…
Hmm, this all belongs outside….ah much better!
Since it will most likely never ever be this gorgeous on Thanksgiving in Michigan, this will probably remain a fantasy.
but someday I will throw a super fun dinner party out here!
Ok so, most likely it will be a picnic complete with my favorite princess and pirate.
Don’t worry, you can come too :)
In the meantime a girl can dream!
I’m so excited to be participating in a Thanksgiving Tablescape tour this week with a bunch of other fab bloggers. Wait til you see their gorgeous tables!
Be sure to visit all of these amazing bloggers!
Monday, Nov 11th
Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll
On Sutton Place
Tuesday, Nov 12th
Home Is Where the Boat Is
Wednesday, November 13
The Everyday Home
At The Picket Fence
Between Naps On The Porch
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Thursday, November 14
The Lilypad Cottage
Atta Girl Says
All Things Heart And Home
Town And Country Living