Whoops! I blinked and it’s already November! How in the world did that happen? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m not ready yet! Being somewhat housebound since my surgery, I hadn’t had a chance to look for Thanksgiving and Harvest decorations until late October. Now, I don’t understand what happens around here, but it seems that unless you get your harvest decorations in August, all you’ll find in October are few picked-over knick knacks and an explosion of Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I really like Thanksgiving decorations and I’m not quite ready to be thrust headlong into Christmas yet!
Since the offerings at the store were slim-pickings, I decided to do something a little different this year and settled on a simple, white and green Thanksgiving table. I found two preserved boxwood topiaries at Homegoods and paired them with small white pumpkins (I love those) and white pumpkins with green and orange stripes. I set them on top of a beige table runner and placed some candlesticks and jars with different heights and shapes. I think it turned out pretty well and you can bet that those topiaries will do double duty at Christmas!
|If you look closely, you can see a kitty wearing a t-shirt in the background!|
|If you look closely, you can see TWO kitties wearing t-shirts in the background!|
As for the place settings, I used simple white dishes that I also purchased at Homegoods a few years ago. I am not a fan of paper plates, and since I like to entertain, I found that purchasing inexpensive catering sets was the way to go. The sets come in groups of twelve and they are really inexpensive–I think that a set of 12 plates was $19.99 when I purchased them and that price has stayed consistent over the past few years. For this setting I first placed the dinner plate, followed by a folded napkin (also from Homegoods) and then a shallow soup bowl. I haven’t decided whether to do a soup for Thanksgiving or a salad. A small bread dish is placed on the left and the water goblet and wine glass on the right.
Just so you know, Homegoods did not sponsor this post in any way–I just love that place and spend a heck of a lot of time in there! Apparently I get “Homegoods Happy” a lot!