Modern Thanksgiving

As we gather for Thanksgiving this week, I found a bit of seasonal inspiration for the holiday tabletop. A modern centerpiece expression, and a fresh take on holiday color indeed.  Swooping callas and plump succulents are sculptural and simple. I venture to guess this display would create a gorgeous focal point for any festive holiday celebration. May every joy be yours this Thanksgiving.

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I am Thankful For…

There are many reasons to be thankful. Thanksgiving offers a moment of respite from our day to day, to reflect and acknowledge that for which we are thankful. In our home, we are starting a new tradition- The Thankful Tree. There are many great examples online of this tradition which involves documenting the things, people and moments in our lives which are deserving of our thanks. Some do it daily for the month of November leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Others take a moment out of their Thanksgiving gathering to jot down their thoughts, to share with those gathered. Whatever the interpretation, it seems a lovely tradition, focusing on the important things in life. The great thing about this project is it can be created simply from the fallen branches of the season displayed in a vase, or even on a ribbon hung across the mantel. There is a great sense of community created as each guest or family member displays their tag and shares their gratitude.

While searching for inspiration, I realized this element in our home was an expression of our family. I designed a ‘tree-tag’ above with that in mind, interpreting the colors of fall and a modern spirit . If it suits you, feel free to print it and use it for your celebration as well. I have also included some options below from Jones Design Company, with a more traditional flair. You can download their printable tags to incorporate into the design of your Thankful Tree, or use on your Thanksgiving Tablescape.

May your Thanksgiving be bountiful, shared with those you hold dear.

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Scandinavian Dreams

I've been planning the perfect Thanksgiving in my head for months (I know, it's a bit early to chat about Thanksgiving, but it's November, so that counts for something, yes?).

I'm dreaming of a Scandinavian Thanksgiving, with black, white, wood and patterns. Of course, aprons, wooden spoons and tea towels are ever-present, but I'd also love to bring in some extra decor for the holidays. Mixing IKEA with some old classics, I think I've managed to get the look I'm dreaming of!:

Oh, I can feel the chill in the air already! Are you getting excited for Thanksgiving? How do you plan to decorate?

[all image credits at polyvore]

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