Simple Gifts – Thanksgiving Table Decor

This Thanksgiving more than ever I have so much to be grateful for. We were fortunate to survive Hurricane Sandy unscathed, but our church did not nor did many of our friends’ homes. As you decorate your home and table, cook up the meal and spend time with family and friends, please take a moment to remember those who are much less fortunate. Perhaps, you could spend the morning serving a meal at a local soup kitchen or donate a turkey to a local organization (we gave ours through our church’s Adopt a Social Worker program, which is a part of Covenant to Care here in Fairfield County, CT) or provide some warm coats and gloves to those who lost everything. Maybe your children can make a Thanksgiving card for a soldier or write a special blessing to say at dinner. Please just take a moment to give thanks.

It is so much fun to help set up my interior design clients homes for holiday parties. Table settings are a great place to start your holiday theme.

Source: via Avery on Pinterest

I love how so many of these tablescapes feature fresh fruit and vegetables – after all Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for the abundance in our lives.

Love to hear from you in the comments below:

How will you decorate for Thanksgiving this year? What are you grateful for?

(For more great holiday decor ideas, head to my Give Thanks board on Pinterest)


Gettin’ her groove back…

Well, here I am again, back at last to the blogosphere.  It has been a long 10 days!  My husband’s Grandma went into the hospital a week ago Monday and passed away in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  The time has been a whirlwind of family events, culminating in a funeral on Monday.  This Stella is only just starting to get her groove back…

My first thanks go to my neighbor who took my daughter for a playdate for just long enough this afternoon for me to take a nap, meditate and get a brief back massage.  I feel nearly human again…

In honor of the pending holiday season, I bring you the top 5 on my gratitude list:

1.  family

2.  friends

3.  faith

4.  our cat and last but not least

5.  chocolate!  Gotcha…  I do love chocolate.

And now for the holiday “special”.  Starting on Black Friday and running until the night before Christmas, my blogs will each feature three gift ideas.  In honor of the stellar (and sadly former) magazine, Metropolitan Home, the gifts will be listed as under $50, $100 and sky’s the limit–something to fit everyone’s budget.  They will all be great examples of design with a different theme featured each time.  I’ll provide the links so you can click and shop.

I’m still working out the finer details of the holiday grab bag giveaway, but stay tuned, because there will be a giveaway…at least one.  Tempted?  You won’t want to miss this.

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Ready, set, let the reindeer games begin…

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