It is snowing here today. Can’t believe it! We haven’t had a major snow before Thanksgiving in many years.
I spent my day dreaming of Teal Thanksgiving Decor by the light of the fireplace.
I was thrilled to find the teal accessories I had been dreaming of in the stores this week.
Sometimes it’s hard to find the stuff of your dreams, you know?
Perhaps it’s just me.
I started with these beautiful hurricane candle holders from World Market. They were a bargain at $4.99. I filled them with little pinecones and wooden circles from the craft store.
I spotted the teal napkins at World Market as well. I bought a big stack of them for the holiday buffet table. You can never have too many napkins at our house.
I love the colored napkins with my white dishes. It’s the only set of dishes we own. They are old and chipped, but I love them anyway.
White goes with everything in my book.
The cups and saucers are a thrift store find, they don’t match a thing and I like them that way.
I came across the same color teal fabric that matched the napkins at JoAnn Fabrics. I didn’t see a matching teal table cloth in the World Market Store, and buying a table cloth wasn’t really in the budget anyway.
I scored two yards of this linen blend for a whopping $7.00 with the weekly coupon. Yes!
A tablecloth was born!
I decided to not have a traditional center piece this Thanksgiving.
The food is the focus of the holiday, why not use it for the center piece too?
I found this slate cheese board at Marshall’s recently. I have always wanted one of these. We eat more cheese than any other family on Earth. It was a must have.
I picked up a few veggies for display with the cheese, some artichokes and a couple heads of radicchio.
Something about the purples and greens in the same space together calls to me. These are some of my favorite colors.
A few pieces of fresh rosemary complete each place setting. I love the way it smells.
There will be lots of rosemary present in our Thanksgiving meal!
The “give thanks” reference on the cheese board comes from the lyrics to the Shaker song Simple Gifts by Joseph Brackett which was written in 1848.
For some reason, this song makes me think of the Thanksgiving holiday and counting all our blessings, no matter how simple they are.
The song goes like this:
‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.
Just so you know, it has taken me all day to complete this post. I think that’s a record for the longest post ever! I am forcing myself to learn to use a new photo editing program, Adobe Lightroom. It will take me some time to get used to it, but I know it will be worth the trouble.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet?