Thursday, November 21, 2019

"Centering" on Thanksgiving

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There is no better example of “rolling with the punches” than this centerpiece.
I host Thanksgiving every year, and look forward to decorating when the weather turns cool. This year, however, when the weather turned cool, my son, his wife, and their two cats descended upon me and my quiet abode for a six-week stay during the completion of their new home; it was challenging for all of us. 
I wanted to set glorious tables for us every night, but they and their stuff managed to present quite the obstacle between me and my stuff.
It wasn’t a question of not being able to get to my seasonal storage; I couldn’t even see it. So, I grabbed what I could, interspersed it among things that I had, strung some lighted fall leaves, and we all found it quite appealing.
The gourds (something I absolutely love year after year) and mini Indian corn are courtesy of Melissa’s Produce. After all, does anything say fall more than colorful gourds and Indian corn?
Seasonal fall d├ęcor like gourds and corn come in handy for adding texture, height, and color. The string of lighted maple leaves, bought on a whim, was tucked here and there.
Considering this was a “make do,” we all quite enjoyed it. Flipping the switch on those lights came to be a bit of a ritual, signaling dinner.
 So, no excuses, any of you. Even if you have nothing by way of holiday decor, a few seasonal elements -- gourds and a simple string of lights -- can make a festive addition to your existing table or centerpiece.

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Linda said...

Love those lights Pattie! Will you host this year with your guests still in place?

Linda said...

I'm racing to Amazon to check out those lights! I think it's awesome that you make dinner a special occasion, even when out of your element with extra people and stuff around. ;)

Rustown Mom said...

I love all of that!! Fall is the BEST time of year. (:

Unknown said...

Very cute! I love those lights, will have to pop on over and check them out! said...

This is super cute Pattie! Love the lights! Happy Thanksgiving!