I’m getting ready to head out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday. The wood floors got installed throughout our house and I’ve got boxes of stuff to put away, give away etc. But it all can wait.
Because it’s family time. I haven’t been able to get back home because of my yoga training commitment and I’m so happy to finally spend some quality time with my parents.
My mom loves doing a beautiful table and we have so much fun working on a ‘vision’ for it together. This past week we’ve been scouring the thrift stores for some good old brass candlesticks for this year’s theme.
I scored all these for under twenty bucks. Heavy too, and no shine.
Orange and deep red flowers. White tablecloths. Black napkins. And lots of gold—via the brass candlesticks down the center of the table.
If we don’t use pomegranates for the place cards we’ll use white pumpkins filled with orange roses.
Probably lay some fresh greenery down the table with a few persimmons for color. Adding fruit or vegetables is an easy way to add color and texture.
How about you, are you still looking for a few ideas for your own table?
White pumpkins grouped next to flowers make a simple yet lovely centerpiece.
If I had more time I’d love to make these black chalk chargers with a personal message. Look HERE to see how easy these are to make.
Short on time?
Visit the vegetable section of your grocery store.
Last year we used lots of real leaves that we pressed.
And gold from a spray can---another easy possibly for maximum impact. You can also use the gold sprayed pinecones for your place cards. Then add some white candles and you’re all set.
Oh, and if you’re interested in learning how to incorporate flowers into real pumpkins here’s a great video of some ideas.
Let me know if you try any of these.
Whatever you decide, I do hope you’re able to slow down and enjoy the process. All the little moments. And of course, the craziness too. And I wish you a wonderful holiday surrounded by people you love.
with love and gratitude,