Do clearance items sometimes get you moving towards a decorating theme?
I bought this tablecloth on clearance a while back. With tones of brown and a deep maroon, it will work for many occasions. I decided to set a simple Thanksgiving table of mostly brown and white with highlights of orange and maroon, brought together over the Tartan print.
Fun Son and his cutie stopped by for Saturday’s TV football game festivities (including
loud controlled yelling at certain teams). We enjoyed Jenna’s Loaded Pumpkin Slow Cooker Chili for lunch (yummy and easy) and later had dinner in the dining room.
Since our feet will be under someone else’s table for Thanksgiving dinner, this is as close as it gets to having a family Thanksgiving meal here in The Land of Making Do.
I enjoy cooking the entire Thanksgiving spread, but I’ll admit it’s also nice to have a break from the responsibility this year. How about you?
For last weekend, I collected a few pumpkins from around the house.
The Pinterest-inspired canning lid pumpkins were a big hit a couple of years ago. To see how they’re made, here’s a good tutorial for you.
It’s nice to go shopping within the walls of your home rather than buying all new stuff for every little thing. I’m sure you do the same.
The stems are from Dollar Tree – my new favorite place to find glassware for cheap. I skipped using place mats over the tablecloth. The chargers are enough of a break between the cloth and plates.
I went with dinner and salad plates with similar brown rims. The turkey bowls (T. J. Maxx again) are a fun addition for Thanksgiving – and an inexpensive touch when you don’t have a special Thanksgiving set of china.
No, I didn’t get them because they have a crown on the back, but it didn’t hurt the attraction (wink).
The bronze flatware adds a different style altogether, but the teak wood handles seem right with the chargers and pine cones.
The only maroon-toned items brought to the table are a footed glass set that PAM passed along to me.
I turned each one upside-down to hold a leaf plate, providing a resting place for the DIY Cabinet Knob Cloche.
The wooden fruit painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint fit perfectly under each cloche. Sheer coincidence.
Soon, I’ll share some recipes from the meal. 🙂
If you’re hosting the Thanksgiving meal at your home, have you planned your table decor yet? Your menu?
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