…favorite things friday…burlap runner

Please tell me Halloween is over! I’m exhausted from all the activity, spider webs, sick of all the chocolate, not to mention DH lost two of my children trick or treating for a good two minutes last night. Done!

Can we please move on to cozier holidays like Thanksgiving? It really is the sleeper holiday because even though cooking a turkey is not the easiest or quickest thing in the world, I find that it is a more relaxing holiday. Although I’m not crazy about turkey gravy bowls, I do think a beautifully set Thanksgiving table is just lovely. It also lends itself to a rustic look with the fall leaves, branches, candles and how about some burlap?


I used to have a burlap table runner on my kitchen table all year round, but quickly found that that does not really work with three kids, homework, crafts and very messy dinners. It is perfect for holidays, however.



Vintage or fancy.


There are many crafters on Etsy that make these. I happen to love the ones with ruffles like Precious Peas offers for just over $20!





  1. Cathy Jackman says:

    As time saver last year I ordered a fried turkey and it was delicious. I still made dressing, turkey gravy and all the other side dishes and desserts. I’m going to do the same this year.

  2. Mary,

    Deep fried turkey is the best!! My husband and I have a turkey fryer and do them ourselves, however you can find Mike’s Deep Fried Turkey in northern Virginia. Here is the link to his facebook page:


  3. We have smoked a turkey several times. Very juicy! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. No frenzy of gifts under the tree (although great fun for the kids). Lots of left overs. Great table setting Christen! Your parents must have been like mine, right down to where each fork goes where! Lovely! What time is dinner?

  4. Christen, we sell some great burlap runners at my shop REfind in Vienna. They are very well made and priced! Stop by some time and check us out!

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