Can you believe it? We are 8 days away from the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States and I am beginning to start my process of preparations. First on my list is usually cleaning, which I was able to accomplish some of the deeper cleaning tasks today and that felt like a huge accomplishment. Next, is finalizing the table decor and purchasing any last minute items I may be in need of. I think votive candles were the only things I noticed today that I was running low on and you have to have plenty of candlelight at the table! Then, last but not least, the menu! I usually go over the menu from the year before, tweak it if necessary and then fill out my shopping list. I like to save the trip to the grocery store for Monday or Tuesday, the week of Thanksgiving.
Today, I thought I’d share photos of fall, outside and inside and of course my dining room table. All the items are now in place and just waiting patiently for next Thursday to arrive. I love Thanksgiving and even though preparing the meal can be a bit stressful, it still feels like the most relaxing holiday to me. Eat, kick-back, watch some football, eat again! #holidayweightgain - - I mean really, is there anything better? I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and please, go back for seconds on the pumpkin pie!!
I never have to go far to capture the beauty of the seasons which is why I love where we live. Country living but still so close to the big city life. I hope you have enjoyed these outdoor photos but let’s get inside now for a quick look around at some fall decor and my Thanksgiving table!
And now we’ll visit the dining room which is ready for our Thanksgiving Day meal. I purchased salad plates from Pier 1 to compliment the white Pier 1 dinner plates and cloth napkins found at Home Goods. The color scheme I chose for the table is neutral but with a slight pop of blue in the napkins. Since the artwork on the wall in this room is blue, I usually try to incorporate a touch of blue in my decor somewhere for every season.
The Pottery Barn outlet store had the cutest mercury glass votive candle holders and now I’m wishing I would have picked up a few more! They make the most beautiful candle light in the evening! The center wooden dough bowl and all the pretties styled inside are from a local home decor shop right here in my home town. You all would love this shop!! I’ll have to do a story in there some day!
As far as our actual table goes, most of you probably remember me sharing about it on Instagram and also in one of my blog posts. It was made by my husband and his father. My father-in-law found reclaimed barnwood for sale in his hometown in Missouri after I had mentioned to him about wanting a rustic table for our dining room and from that, our table was born!
Our dining room chairs are the Ashton non-tufted dining chairs from Pottery Barn. They are my absolute favorite chair! Great quality!
Thank you so much for visiting my website and newest blog post! I know a lot of you are visiting from Instagram and I just wanted to say that I love you all! You are always so sweet and encouraging and I appreciate all the comments and dm’s from everyone! I try my hardest to answer questions on my individual posts but unfortunately some go unnoticed. If that happens, feel free to send me a dm with your question. I am blessed to say that I have the best group of followers and I hope this doesn’t bite me in the rear end, but in the three years that I’ve had my IG page, I’ve only had one questionable comment on my feed and for that I am very appreciative to you all - so thank you again from the bottom of my heart!! And with that, I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving and for those of you from other countries, I wish you peace and happiness every day of your lives! 😘 God Bless