Thanksgiving is almost here and we all have so much to be thankful for! Sorry about the blog break, between FrenchGardenHouse, a new grandbaby boy in the family, the most adorable Luca, and my Mom who has Alzheimer’s now, it’s been a little crazy around the edges, that’s for sure! I am so grateful to be able to sit around our table once again this year with our growing family, and giving thanks.
I love this time of year, and decorating the house with natural twigs, flowers and fruits and vegetables is so my style! I love this welcoming vignette, above, made with simple things, tarnished silver urns, a few pumpkins, fruit, branches and a chalkboard. High on imagination, low on cost since you probably can do this with things you have around the house.
Setting a pretty table is easy too, if you use natural elements…which I so love. Shopping the garden and grocery store for decorations is what I’m all about during this busy time. All of these are so charming, it’s difficult to choose a favorite…you could incorporate one, or all of them at your table this year.
Napkins or a simple miniature Pumpkin on plates….sorry, I see that I added the give thanks napkin twice in the photo collages, I will probably do a variation of that here at home, since I love it so! Cloth napkins are great at Thanksgiving, I usually use my ruffled Linen napkins, but a square of fabric in a great color works too, or antique linen napkins, thrift store linens, what ever you have.
Great ideas, each and every one! Even the glass candle vase filled with dried corn is beautiful, an I’m totally loving the hollowed out squash with olives….so pretty lined up in a row for an appetizer.
More easy, but beautiful ideas! I really love the pumpkin trees above. I am going to do a variation of this with my grandchildren (2 and 4) we’ll cut out paper leaves, then have everyone write two things they are grateful for during dinner, and as they share those, we’ll hang the leaves on the “trees” we made out of branches from the garden planted in pots or glass vases like the ones shown.
Don’t think that you can’t change it up color wise for Thanksgiving! We have had some of our clients purchase our newest line of European dishes to set their holiday tables, the light blue and khaki colors work just as well for Fall an with pumpkins as the browns and darker colors we associate with tablesettings this time of year.
Another beautiful centerpiece, this one floral, in an old pottery container. This is a mix of fresh roses, with preserved leaves, fresh sunflowers and “faux” berry stems with dried wheat. so lovely, and a clean contemporary look. The pears are the just right pop of color, don’t you think?
Wishing you and your family the most wonderful, warm holiday! I am so thankful for each of you who take the time to share parts of my life, are my most loved and loyal customers at FrenchGardenHouse, blog readers, and online friends. Thank you for you encouragement, time, and all your emails with well wishes for our family.
images:Martha Stewart, BHG, HGTV
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