Thanksgiving Dinner Outdoors with My 100 Year Old Home

Thanksgiving Dinner Outdoors with My 100 Year Old Home

When we filmed a movie at our home last year, I assumed the big Thanksgiving dinner scene would be in our dining room. We have only eaten Thanksgiving dinner in our dining room, so when they set up the scene on our back patio, I was intrigued. 

I guess I had never considered hosting Thanksgiving on our back porch. So this year, I decided to create a Thanksgiving table setting on our back porch, and I love it! Hosting on your back porch or patio is perfect for those who live in the warmer states.

Our Arhaus outdoor Hamptons dining table and chairs arrived at the perfect time for me to set up this outdoor tablescape! This table is absolutely gorgeous and I love the Hamptons side chairs and Hamptons outdoor end chairs. You may recall we used to have an old teak table that we bought in Bali about twenty years ago. It’s vintage and nice and grey but it’s kind of past its prime. Actually, it’s WAY past its prime and time for a new table.

Earlier this summer we got a set of Arhaus Hamptons outdoor furniture. The sofa and chairs are amazing. Our back porch is complete now that we have the Hamptons dining set too!


A Glimpse Into My 100 Year Old Home’s Thanksgiving Tablescape

I was so in love with this table that I have decided to set one of our tables for Thanksgiving out here. We are having thirty-seven people for Thanksgiving this year and I need to be creative! That’s a lot of people to sit at tables!

Creating centerpieces is one of my favorite tasks when it comes to entertaining. I have been traveling a lot this month so I ended up using faux flowers in my tablescape. I love using faux because they last longer for me, especially when I’m not able to maintain them!  I love how the ones I used here look so real and authentic.

For this centerpiece, I used hydrangeas, magnolia leaves, and red berry flowers. I absolutely love them!

I used vintage crocks for my vases and also added a few pumpkins to adorn the table. 

This close-up view of my new Arhaus table and chairs really shows the amazing design and craftsmanship. I just love the light color of the wood and I cannot wait to entertain in our new outdoor dining area!


Leslie Saeta—My 100 Year Old Home

Leslie is a blogger and interior designer from South Pasadena, CA.  She has a passion for creating a casual and comfortable home using new and vintage decorating ideas, whether that be through renovating, decorating, baking, or DIY projects. She believes we all can develop the beauty in our homes with easy DIY projects and share what we have created with family and friends by entertaining in a fun and unexpected way.

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