While 2020 may have brought in Santa decor and Christmas trees a bit early, I’ve still drawn a line (very blurred) on Thanksgiving/Fall decor and all the red & green bells and whistles. OKAY FINE. We’re going tree shopping the day after Thanksgiving, but still…I’m determined to post about Fall decor first. Welcome to our Thanksgiving Table! I didn’t want to go overboard, especially because we just moved in, but here are 3 quick and easy ways to bring in the change of seasons.
I’m no Sandra Lee, but I had a lot of fun putting together this Thanksgiving spread…for the first time ever. Hi, Mom! I’m home 🙂 First, I found a festive organza table runner as a base. Then, I got two pillar candles to soften the mood (option to do flameless candles as well). I took a walk around the block to find the brightest leaves I could find – sustainable decor FTW!
I’m obsessed with these velvet pumpkins, and I don’t think I’m alone here. I’ve seen SO many variations of these all over the place this year from local shops that sell Daria’s original silk pumpkins pictured here to Etsy dupes and Amazon finds. These were the main focal point of the table, finished up by the actual place settings from Target and Pier One. The china is from my great grandmother!
This antique floor mirror has been my favorite part of the house to decorate, mostly because it’s my favorite piece we own at the moment. I loved getting creative with how exactly to decorate with it because we don’t have a mantle over our fireplace BUT if you do, this idea can easily translate to a mantlepiece.
I went to a local florist (shout out Tipton Hurst) and bought two long strands of their beautiful Fall garland – also available here, here, here and here. I simply draped it over one side of the mirror while filling in the gaps and holes with smaller bouquets. I bought a few metallic pumpkins to add as floor decor (can also use real pumpkins – just make sure to throw them out before the rot). I jazzed it up a notch with flameless candles and long feathers.
Front Door Vibes
This one is obvious 🙂 I’ve grown up for 33 years with a mom who has always done an amazing job with making sure our home is welcoming, full of warm vibes from the moment you lay eyes on the place. From Easter to Thanksgiving to Christmas, the cheer is here. During Fall, a simple round-up of mums from your local garden center, varied colored pumpkins and statement lanterns makes for the most colorful welcome! OH! And don’t forget the wreath, of course!