This blog is updated in 2020
While it was once customary for the host or hostess to prepare the entire Thanksgiving feast themselves, these days, it’s far more common for everyone to chip in by bringing a dish to share or helping set the scene. Thanksgiving is only a week away, and if you need a bit of inspiration for the day, look no further than this lovely collaborative effort between Jeni Maus of Found and her very talented group of friends.
From the flatware and linens to the flowers and food, Jeni and her friends decided to repurpose found pieces and source local ingredients for a simple yet elegant Thanksgiving spread. If you’re feeling stressed about the impending duties of the day, consider paring down and calling for reinforcements. While you may not have florists, chefs and stylists at your table, as is the case here, a day of crafts and cooking will build everyone’s appetite and make the celebration all the more special 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing, Jeni! — Kate
This year, we wanted to create new traditions around our Thanksgiving table: a simple, sophisticated, clean version of classic Americana. The decor was pared down, purposeful and sustainable. We worked with our hands, made things at home and added some meaning back to our celebration of this quintessential American holiday.
Everyone brought something unique to the table: A repurposed linen runner, pies made from scratch and vintage china added warmth and personality. Setting the table wasn’t a task accomplished behind the scenes. We collaborated to create the space together. Our celebration didn’t consist only of turkey, stuffing and obligation, but was about the process of making the holiday our own. — Jeni Maus
Carondelet House: location
Braedon Flynn: photography
J and R Foods: food and menu design
Honey and Poppies: flowers
Found: furniture and decor
Casa de Perrin: tabletop decor and food styling
Pitbulls and Posies: paper goods
See more beautiful photos from this event after the jump!
The florals include dahlias and coppery roses (called Combo), along with a variety of autumnal accents, such as berries, crabapples, coleus, sweet potato vine and some foraged foliage and plum branches.
Pitbulls and Posies created paper goods inspired by deconstructed quilt pieces. They were constructed from chipboard with lasercut details.