Somehow it turns out Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away. I'm really not sure how that happened. Sandwiched between the bigger media holidays of Halloween and Christmas, I love Thanksgiving for it's more homey, less-commercial feeling. But because of that, I find I'm always caught by surprise when it's finally Thanksgiving "season".
So, as of this post, I will now be in the Thanksgiving spirit. It's the only holiday at our house where I get the chance to decorate the table for anyone besides my small family. Which is a good thing, because though I love a beautiful tablescape, I don't really have the personality to make one for our small house, small table, and small family on a regular basis. Our table is more regularly covered with a pile of extra art supplies.
But Thanksgiving brings out the hostess in me! This year I'm particularly smitten with white pumpkins - it's a beautiful way to embrace traditional natural elements, but in a modern way. Whether you add some gold and fancy bits, or keep it more natural and rustic, the result feels contemporary. Now i just have to find me some pumpkins. Do you set a "tablescape" for Thanksgiving, or is your food the leading lady?
1. Bittersweet Pumpkins, Your Cozy Home
2. Gold "Dipped" Pumpkins, Pepper Design
3. Fall Harvest Decor, Anders Ruff Custom Designs, via Layla Grace
4. Elegant Halloween Decorating, Shelterness
5. White Pumpkins, Decorology
(Images: as linked above)