Thanksgiving Table Decor

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving eve!  The 24 hour countdown to pie is on!  Since our table is not set yet,I figured I would throw together a little collage to share some of our plans.  Some of these items we will be using in reality and some of them are thrown in to make my collage more attractive.  If I had unlimited funds to work with, this would all be happening.  Alas, this is not the case.  I have a white ceramic pumpkin shaped bowl that we will be arranging some flowers in and I am sure a few other pumpkins will make their appearance as well.  I bought some glittered pinecone ornaments from Target that will serve as placecard holders.  I could probably have made them for free but I just didn’t find the time.  I am sure nobody will be surprised if some calligraphy comes into play as well.

Thanksgiving table collage 2014

1.  I got these copper and white striped candles way back in October after I fell in love with them.  Aren’t they pretty??  So basically they started our table off and everything else was gonna have to look good with them.

2.  We bought these black/gray striped napkins from World Market because they were reasonable and a nice neutral.  And also because we are always looking for good napkins and we knew we would use them again.

3.  I kind of love these glasses from Target but since I can’t seem to justify buying them, I will at least use them in my collage.  Someone buy them.  The pattern is adorable.

4.  We will need some mugs to hold our Thanksgiving toddies and I really don’t know that a more lovely Moscow mule mug has ever existed in history.  A set of these suckers would be a big splurge but good grief are they good lookin.  In reality, we will probably just use what we already have for our cocktails but in my dreams I will use these.

5.  I was surprised that I liked this onyx flatware so much but I think it is a little edgy and adds a nice pop of black to correspond with our napkins.

6.  This is actually Colleen’s wedding china if you can believe it.  Jerk.  This may be the thing I was most jealous about after she got married.

7.  A wood charger  would balance out the fancy of the china with a rustic feel.

8.  This bowl.  Maybe we will put something in it?  Maybe we will just admire it and enjoy its attractiveness.

What do you guys have planned for your tables??  Any ideas I need to steal?


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fun fact: we still write Christmas lists to Santa.  Obviously, they go to our parents and are filled with more practical things than what they used to contain (like bubblegum machines and popcorn tins – yes I was a fat kid), but my parents still write “from Santa” on our presents.  I love it.  If I could, I would totally stay a kid forever because obviously being a grown up is the worst.  The big item on my list this year will be a ladylike coat.  The hard part is finding one that I love because once I decide I want to want something, I become just unbelievably picky about it.  I don’t know why I have to make everything harder than it is.  Here are some of the contenders.  I’m leaning towards either the Loft one at the top right or the Mango one.  Thoughts?

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

My friend Julie used to worked with me and doesn’t anymore and it makes me sad all the time.  Luckily, she asked me to take some portraits of her family so I could see her for the first time in months.  It was pretty cold that day so we bundled up Erin (her sweet little girl) in lots and lots of blankets.  Erin rewarded us by being really really cute.










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