Thanksgiving Inspiration

I’m pre-gaming my Thanksgiving table styling this week and pulling from what I already have tucked away here and there. It’s going to be light and airy neutrals, naturals, vintage and a little metallic.

I had fun pulling from my prop stash to see which direction I wanted to go this year. Ironstone, brown transfer ware and brass candlesticks always play nice together and could easily make the transition to Christmas with simple greenery and berries from my favorite yaupon holly trees. I’m all about any styling that frees up time during the holidays and allows me to enjoy the season more with my family.

The brown and cream swirl pitcher is Juanita Ware and was a Round Top find at the fall antique shows. It’s a mid century design made in the USA . I’ll be keeping an eye out for another piece or two. The natural colors and shape are so unique and I like to be able to use pitchers like this for stems all over the house.

You can just catch a peek of the wall mural project I’m working on in our dining room. I can’t wait to finish it up and show you more of that.

Pampas grass and wheat stalks are so pretty together. The ornamental grass plumes bloom this time of year and are pretty easy to find here in the Houston suburbs. Hit the thrift store for brass candle sticks. Retailers are charging high dollars because brass is having a moment but the thrift stores are full of good heavy brass for just a few bucks.

No mixing seasons here at our home. We don’t decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving is done and the last of the pie is eaten. A little slower and simpler just feels better for us.