I wanted simple, easy decor for the dining room table this year for Thanksgiving. Not because I’ve added complicated decor in the past but because I tend not to do anything. My biggest accomplishment on Thanksgiving is getting the food ready. And when we all sit down to eat, we have to move the decorations out of the way so we can get to the main event…the food! But this year I wanted it to look pretty for before and after the feasting.
I started with a grapevine wreath from Trader Joe’s and added a few white candles and a variety empty jars in the middle. Then my mother in law and daughter bought some pretty flowers at the grocery store and divided them up amongst the jars. I have a few fall themed serving dishes I’ve collected over the years to place on each side.
I made the placemats, originally intending to sell them in my Etsy shop, but after I washed them I realized that they had some construction problems so they became mine. And I’m kind of glad about that! (They work perfectly well but when I wash them I have to unbunch the batting I used inside since I failed to catch it with my topstitching. Lesson learned for future placemats!) But the placemats add a little bit of relaxed beach style to our Thanksgiving scene.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner around this table and I’m glad it was pretty too! Using some items I had on hand and an inexpensive bunch of flowers helped make our day even more special!