Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This year's Thanksgiving Table Decor

Hi y'all. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I am! My son and I braved the single digit temps and the crowded grocery store yesterday to bring home our bounty. What a bounty it is too, I had that cart heaping. I have already started ahead on some of the side dishes and pulled the turkey out of the freezer. I'm trying a couple new recipes for hors d'oeuvres this year, like Fire Roasted Avocado Fresco, Buffalo Chicken Dip, and Buckeye Bars. You know, good 'ol football snacks. Besides prepping in the kitchen, I am putting the final touches on the table too. Here's a peek at my Thanksgiving table this year.

I made the table runners out of this awesome Thanksgiving toile I found at JoAnn's. I love how using multiple runners fills the space on the table.

I am loving my new acorn salt and pepper set. I snagged it from the Pottery Barn outlet while I was in Texas last month. I love how it matches my new dinner plates. The rim of the plates has a bronzy metallic finish, which the same as the salt and pepper set. The plates are from, get this, Target. Oh yes, there is a reason I love that store :)

The wine glasses are Villeroy & Boch, also snatched up on my trip to Texas. {love} The water goblets are from, believe it or not, The Dollar Tree. I bought 8 of them a couple years back and they have been awesome! Lastly, the silver is a cherished family heirloom and I use any excuse to bring it out.

I made the centerpiece with a wooden tray (Target clearance find), an antler from a local antique store, my corn wrapped hurricane, and a white pumpkin candle from Kohl's I believe? I am loving the rustic vibe this year. Probably because I live in Alaska now, ha!

I scored these brass leaves at an awesome and fairly well-known antique store in Austin, Uncommon Objects. I love that store and could spend days looking at everything in there. I particularly loved these leaves because they float above the table and add so much interest and a touch of history.

Here's a glance at my sideboard all ready for Turkey Day. Two of my favorite things are my lighted pear lamp and the mid-century cut glass "Bourbon" and "Scotch" decanters. They bring out my inner Mad Men vibe ;)

Let's take a peek at the rest of the decor around the house while we are at it...

I made the "Thankful Hearts" felt banner in the same fashion as my Halloween "Boo Banner." I wanted to make the pattern into a free download, but I missed that bus this year. I will definitely make it available with sufficient time to make it for next year. Something to look forward to, right?

And here's a sneak peek at the hall decor. Notice something different? More on that next week. I want to make sure we have all recovered from our turkey comas before I whip that one out. We will want to savor it.

And here's our wood stash, all ready to go for those Thanksgiving Day fires... ahhhhh

Well, that's most of my fall and Thanksgiving decor this year. I go all out for Thanksgiving because, well for starters, its my favorite holiday, and delving into Thanksgiving decor helps take the edge off the itch to decorate for Christmas. Around our house we love Thanksgiving too much to ever pass over it and go straight into Christmas, but can you keep a secret? I may or may not have been digging out all the Christmas boxes and have them stashed away in the guest room ready to whip out on Thanksgiving Eve while we watch all the holiday specials. Ooo I'm so excited! I love all this Thanksgiving decor but with two feet of snow on the ground and negative degree temps, it been feeling alot like Christmas for at least a month!


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