Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Countdown to Thanksgiving...

While we all are naturally looking ahead to Christmas and some of us have even made a dent in our holiday shopping lists, it would be remiss to not give Thanksgiving and all of its splendor its rightful turn in the spotlight. Thanksgiving is a time to gather family together and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives and pause before the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Indeed, Thanksgiving is as simple as preparing a hearty meal to share with loved ones and setting a beautiful table at which to gather 'round and count those blessings. Decorations can be as simple as offerings from nature -- like fat pumpkins and gourds, fresh flowers, colorful leaves, and fruit all stacked on platters. Candles, pressed napkins, and handmade napkin rings and placecards add up to a gorgeous backdrop for the Thanksgiving turkey and all its glory.

In the days leading up to the holiday, allow us to show you how to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table using nature's bounty and oh-so-simple projects, like the centerpiece shown above. A square platter bears an assortment of gourds, leaves, and cuttings of seeded eucalyptus while hollowed out mini pumpkins  hold tealights. Simple, unfussy, and beautiful...
Allowing us all to save our energy for the hustle and bustle to come!
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