Part of the fun of living in our crazy, intercultural, interracial world is the holidays. We are blending my traditions as an American, my husband’s as a Bahamian, and then some French stuff too because we live here right now. It’s a tad crazy, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! In fact, at our Thanksgiving celebrations, the Americans are actually outnumbered! Last year, it was only me and my sons reppin’ the States. At least we have a little back up this year.
As untraditional as it is, I love it. It hopefully teaches our kids to love, understand, and embrace other cultures. That just because we do things a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the only way things can be done. That different isn’t bad; it is in fact very beautiful. It’s a good, worthy lesson to learn. The French bring their wine and laugh at my ginormous glasses (everything is bigger in America.) The Swedes bring their gifts, hugs, and food and we love them for it. And the Bahamian… well, he just shows up. Love the man, but cooking is not his cup ‘o tea.
The French love to celebrate our Thanksgiving. They think it’s interesting and unique. So I want to make sure that I give them the whole shabang this year. Big turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pumpkins and of course, a beautiful table setting! Half of the battle is creating a Thanksgiving atmosphere!
Thankfully, JCPenney has everything I need. For the flatware I wanted something that could be used for more than just Thanksgiving. Sure, it’d be lovely to be able to have flatware for every occasion, but ain’t nobody got time for dat. Or funds for that. Or storage for that.
Check these babies out though. Aren’t they just perfection?
Not only are they amazing, they started at $120 and were marked down to $59.99. Then we used the JCP app and got another 20% off so they ended up being about $47! Not too shabby, right? No, not too shabby at all. In fact, that’s down right incredible.
They are a beautiful crisp white and pull the whole table together. I love that they work so well with Thanksgiving colors and can be pulled out again for Christmas. This works for us. I love JCPenney’s theme of ‘fitting’ families – and they’ve been consistent from the beginning. They want you to look and feel stylish without breaking the bank and having you feel like you need every new trend. We already had the dark glasses and flowers, but to add a little Thanksgiving flair to the table, we got these cute little leaves which started at $10 and were marked down to $3.99!
Now just with those two simple items it feels like the table is already beautiful for Thanksgiving. However, candles are so pretty and really add so much. We liked this ribbon wick candle because it’s pretty and different and creates a very different kind of glow. If you know me at all after reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I like different!
I’m all set! Now just to plan the menu, buy the groceries, delegate a few dishes, and cook all the rest of the food. No biggie! At least the Thanksgiving table will look nice! JCPenney wants your table to look beautiful too! By leaving a comment on this post you’ll have a chance to win $100 JCPenney Gift Card! All you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question:
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