I know that the Christmas season is now upon us, but I wanted to drop in and share how I dressed our Thanksgiving table this year. It was an intimate dinner with just five people - my hubby, my mommy, and two of our dear friends whom we love to pieces. We ate REALLY well (thanks to my for mom throwing down), and had a wonderful time. I managed to snap a few pictures just before our guests arrived.

Because I'm a use-what-you-got kinda girl, I try to remix whatever I find in our Billy bookcase. You would not believe how many candle holders and vases I have behind those doors!

Thankfully, Thanksgiving-theme decor always looks right at home in our place. We live with green and orange year-round, so it definitely wasn't a stretch. The only thing I bought in honor of the occasion were fresh flowers from Kroger.

As usual I had a great time arranging flowers. So much in fact that my mom told me that flower arranging might be my hidden talent, and that when I retire I might need to open up a little shop! I kind of laughed it off, but it is pretty fun. I like puzzles, and it's always a challenge to figure out which vase from my arsenal would pair well with my flower bounty!

Aside from the centerpiece, I did a mini arrangement on each place setting with a leaf "place card". Metallic markers people! Who would have thought? Next year I may invest in one with a thinner tip. The gold one I used here was a college oldie but goodie.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering where the dinnerware and glasses are, I like to leave that stuff on the kitchen countertop. We always serve dinners buffet-style in our place, so I try to make those pieces convenient to assembling your meal.

I must say that I was pretty pleased with how everything turned out - small, sweet, and chic. Hope your Thanksgiving was just as wonderful. :)