Thanksgiving decorations needn’t be expensive or hard to make. Autumn is a beautiful time of the year & there are many pieces you can use in your decorations right outside your door. You can also find great items to use to decorate in the grocery store produce aisle. You must simply open your imagination & see all the possibilities around you! Still feeling stuck? Lucky for you BHG has put together a selection of Thanksgiving decorations using Autumn items. Thanksgiving is when we celebrate the harvest, we give thanks for all the beauty & bounty nature has to offer us. It seems just right to use nature to decorate for the Holiday!
I enjoy creating centerpieces & tablescapes. We have 2 piece in our living room that are perfect for a tablescape. What’s the difference between a centerpiece & tablescape? Well IMHO, a centerpiece is a single arrangement of flowers or other floral decoration. It may have 2-3 other pieces to go with it but the placement of this arrangement is the center of the table. A tablescape has multiple elements that can spread along the entire table. While this may seem more difficult to create, I find it’s actually easier. Instead of all the emphasis being on the one piece, bits of colors & decor spread out across your table. It can be very expensive to purchase a pre-made centerpiece for you Thanksgiving (or any other) table. A tablescape should use small pieces that simple add a splash of color to your table. In the photo above, the pears & small pumpkins can be used all along the table. I would call the table decoration in the photo a tablescape.
Whatever you call it, it can be easy & fun. Simple add bits & pieces to the bare spots in your table, step back & fill in where you see the need. To help you get started, Midwest Living offers a selection of easy centerpieces for your Thanksgiving table. Now, relax & have fun with it!
I love adding a centerpiece to my table or even my sideboard. However, buying one can be incredibly expensive. At one time, I was intimidated by the thought of making my own centerpieces. Then I discovered ways to create wonderful centerpieces without the stress! It simply takes a bit of time, slowly building the piece, adding bits & pieces to it until it looks just like I want. Look at the photo. That centerpiece is beautiful! It is also very simple. All You shows ways to make centerpieces for your Thanksgiving table & your home. Create an elegant statement in your home this Thanksgiving without the expense or stress. It is much easier than you think!
Yesterday, I began taking down my Halloween decorations & preparing my home for Thanksgiving. The process is not as hard as it sounds since both Halloween & Thanksgiving use pumpkins in their decorating themes! I enjoy adding seasonal touches to my home throughout the year. However, I do NOT enjoy spending a fortune on those decorations! To help keep my cost down(& in some cases non-existent) I make many of my own seasonal touches to use throughout my home. You can also easily add simple Thanksgiving pieces to your home this November when you create your own decorations. No idea where or how to begin? Country Living to the rescue with these easy to make Thanksgiving craft ideas. It really doesn’t take much to add beautiful seasonal touches to your home. Just a bit of time, imagination & Simple Joy!
Decorating your home for Autumn doesn’t have to be difficult. Not sure where to begin? You have a headstart with these ideas & directions from BH&G!
Creating a beautiful table for fall doesn’t have to be a chore. Working with colors, adding a touch here & there & before you know it, you have a masterpiece. BHG offers you some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Take one idea from here, another for there & you might be surprised what develops.
Centerpieces make a lovely addition to your table, especially on special occasions like Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, centerpieces can be VERY expensive to purchase & often very hard to make yourself. Not a problem! Country Living has put together a collection of fall centerpieces that are beautiful AND effortless! I like to shop the $ stores for florals to save money on my centerpieces as well. When you can add inexpensive to the list, you can really be thankful!
Growing up in St. Louis, Gooey Butter Coffee Cake was one of my favorite things. Years later, I enjoy creating & making cake mix cookies. Imagine my delight when I saw that Betty Crocker had combined 2 of my very favorite things! I admit I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I promise I am going to make them as soon as we get settled in our new home. If you make them before I do, let me know what you think of them. Enjoy!
Enjoy a selection of ideas to help you decorate your mantel this Autumn. Don’t have a mantel? No problem! I use these ideas to inspire my sideboard decorations! From BHG
Halloween is just around the corner & there are sure to be many events, big or small, that calls for one of these cute & tasty treats. Betty Crocker comes through for us once again with these wonderful Halloween recipes. Enjoy!