I really wanted to host Thanksgiving this year. There’s something about welcoming guests into your home that really calls to me. I love to decorate, light all my favorite holiday scented candles and then eat a fancy meal, all while never having to put on socks or shoes.
But alas, that was not in the stars for this year. However, that didn’t stop me from scheming about what my holiday tabletop would have looked like. I had a few garden roses spending the last moments of their life in my cooler, I dusted off my autumn tableware and collected a few random items that I had laying around.
Growing up, we used to start our Christmas decorating on Thanksgiving morning. Each year, I would help my dad string the lights on the house. I would unpack and set up my snow village while my sister’s watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and then we would all sit down to dinner during half time of the Lion’s game.
Now that I’ve grown, I still have this mindset that Thanksgiving should be decorated with pumpkins and various shades of candy corn, however reality reminds me that half the world has already started decorating for Christmas and I channel back to our partially decorated home from my youth. It’s for this reason that I like to incorporate a little from both seasons into my designs. This year I used a couple white pumpkins and a few sprigs of cedar (both in my centerpiece arrangement and in the napkin decor) – it just seems to balance everything out and make November end on a perfect note of harmony.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving!!
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