This year I wanted to create my Thanksgiving table with as many things possible that I sourced locally. While November 28th is shop local day, I try to shop locally all year long. What I love about this particular holiday is that it is about family and gratitude and very little commercialism has seeped into it. As we lose the leaves on our trees and we prepare ourselves for winter, we give thanks for the things that matter and take pause in our busy lives.
As I prepared the table for Thanksgiving, I turned to three local sources to put the space together – Erica Tanov, Hudson Grace, and Heath Ceramics. These are all local businesses located in the San Francisco area. I wanted a natural look for this particular celebration with a “less-is-more” approach. An abundance of light by way of candlelight and a simple bouquet of dried cotton are all the adornment there is. The simplicity of Heath dinnerware was the base of the design. Added to this were the stunning napkins designed by Erica Tanov and artist Emily March Payne. For flatware, I turned to Hudson Grace and chose a stunning set of copper utensils that contribute to the simplicity and at the same time add to the elegance of the table.
Whatever Thanksgiving décor you choose this year, I hope you are able to take the time to enjoy family and friends together!
Photos by Emily Scott for Sacramento Street