Two days left to finalize plans for Thanksgiving, and I’m taking one last spin through my inspiration files as I settle on my tabletop decor scheme. Did I mention that I’m hosting the meal for both mine and my husband’s families? I’m really looking forward to spending the day in the kitchen with my mom and mother-in-law preparing a comfort food feast, then sitting down to dinner surrounded by so many people I love. Tomorrow I’ll show you guys my finished-product table design…but for now, take a peek at the images that are most inspiring me this year! 

A towering apple spice cake is a sophisticated alternative to classic pie…especially when crowned with gilded fruit!

Love the casual elegance of this fall bouquet, studded with mums, lavender, herbs and wildflowers. A ceramic pitcher is a timeless vessel for a tabletop centerpiece.

I’m planning to set all our food out on a buffet table this Thanksgiving, and I’m loving how pretty and simple this one is. A chalkboard menu, greenery garland and white serving ware keeps the focus on the colorful menu. How do you guys serve food on Thanksgiving? I love the look of all the dishes served family style on the table, but there just never seems to be enough room for everything!

*images: tree on table, apple spice cake, autumn florals, buffet

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    Victoria Fisher | November 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Love the tree on the table and the white pitcher is a vision!

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    Allison { TAYLOR MOSELEY } | November 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I can see why these inspire you. I love these photos. I think they have a rustic-cabin vibe with all the wood, plants, dripping cake..

    I especially love that top photo.

    • Camille Styles | November 23, 2011 at 7:07 am

      You know, I hadn’t thought of the ‘rustic cabin’ vibe, but you’re right! Couldn’t be MORE different than my home design, but isn’t it fun to try out a different look than usual at the holidays?

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    Elizabeth | November 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    The apple cake is an impressive statement- so decadent and regal. It might outshine the turkey!

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    Rowaida Flayhan | November 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Greetings from London. This is so wonderful. I am sure your thanksgiving meal and the table decor will be amazing. Best wishes and Happy thanksgiving Camille. Blessings

    • Camille Styles | November 23, 2011 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Rowaida, hope you have a wonderful holiday in London – Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Aunt Stef | November 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I like your inclinations. They go with mine 🙂

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    Annie Hall | November 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Great decor,Wish I was in your kitchen tomorrow,great cooking and baking going on. Happy Thanksgiving Camille.

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    Darby | November 23, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I’m scrambling to find a few new recipes for Thanksgiving, as I would be happy to change it up every year. Cooking with my mother though, and she needs to have the SOS of dishes. I’m just imploring her to cut the sugar! Anyways I ran into your site & it immediately gave me a sense of calm* Also you have a way of being decadent & minimalist at the same time** Thank you for posting your creations.

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    Darby | November 23, 2011 at 7:50 am

    just wanted to comment on the great bouquet…are they really mums or dahlias? Again, love the posting*

    • Camille Styles | November 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

      Thanks for the sweet words AND for the great eye!! I do believe you’re right – those do look like dahlias to me, not mums! Anyone else with thoughts on this, feel free to weigh in!

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