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Al Fresco Thanksgiving Inspiration

I have always dreamed of hosting a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner outdoors, but unfortunately I don’t have the outdoor space to do it. One afternoon my best friend and I were driving around Tomales Bay and stumbled upon Straus Home Ranch in Marshall. I instantly fell in love with the property and knew I wanted to do something on their expansive front lawn. The home ranch is a vacation rental and wedding venue that looks like something out of a Nancy Meyers movie. It was the perfect backdrop for this fall inspired tablescape that played off the natural elements in West Marin.

For this intimate gathering I wanted to keep everything fairly organic, only incorporating color through florals and pumpkins. Rough Linen has the most beautiful table linens and I love the way the white napkins compliment the natural runner perfectly. A light layering of linens helps to create the perfect base for punchy flowers. Lining the front steps with different pumpkins, mums and small votive candles made a big impact and looked so beautiful as the sun went down. There really is something so magical about a foggy autumn evening!

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Location: Straus Home Ranch 

Photography by Torrey Fox

  1. Emily

    November 19th, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    So pretty and I’ve always wanted to host Thanksgiving outdoors. In suburban Chicago, not so possible – lol. BUT, you need a chiller for that Veuve!

  2. Chrissy McDonald

    November 20th, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Ha! That would be freezing!!

  3. thankful

    November 20th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    […] sharing these special life moments with you.  Now let’s get some style inspo going with this gorgeous alfresco Thanksgiving […]

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