11.09.2010

Thankful For...

...pretty decor!
I thought I would keep the fall/Thanksgiving theme going today with some inexpensive ideas to add some special touches to your decor this holiday. Even if you have already celebrated Thanksgiving, or don't at all, you still might be able to use these ideas for some special fall touches.

If you have a Liquid Amber tree, you might have these unique spurs.

A grape leaf adds some simplicity and elegance to this setting.

Painting a small pumpkin gold adds some shimmer to a table setting.

A branch with leaves placed under a clear plate allows this decor to remain while enjoying food.

Make your own basket-weave place cards

Make your own leaf motif table linens.

Cornhusk votives add an untraditional color to this table.

Glowing Hurricane Glasses.

Make your own flower arrangement using a pumpkin as a vase.

Use candle holders to display small pumpkins.

Use felt to make letters on candles like this "Giving Thanks" centerpiece.

If you have a secretary or any kind of shelving in your dining room, turn it into an overflow of harvest goodness with candles, pumpkins, cornhusks, and wheat.

Ideas 1, 2, 3

37 comments:

Bela said...

Poppy Girl, the images today make me want to IMPROVE and TRIM my home!!!!!!! Lovely!!! WOW! Impossible to choose a favorite...I love all of them!! Thanks:o))
How are you today, far there in California???
Kisses!!! Bela.

Miles Of Style said...

lovely diy ideas here...those tiny gold pumpkins look so cute!! i'd love to try my hand making them...

xo.

Signe said...

That first table is so pretty!
Think there is one of those trees, or at least something similar, in the Botanical garden close to where I live - think I need to stop by there one of these days :)

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I love thanksgiving sooo muc and love all the pretty pics u have with the theme!!

Stéphanie said...

So adorable !

Diana Mieczan said...

Those glowing hurricane glasses are just stunning:) What a beautiful post my dear
Kisses

heather yalin said...

the pine cone or liquid amber name tag is a fabulous idea! as is the branch under clear plates. i've always liked bringing outside inside. i can't believe it's almost thanksgiving either! where did this year go?

Debby said...

Love those small gold pumpkins! Such an easy way to perk up a table too! xo

Nicole said...

These are all such great ideas! I especially love the idea of placing those perfect-looking autumn leaves on a plate!

Style Attic said...

So fun to decorate isn't it??!! Loving the golden tones as it turns cold :) XOXO

shari @ little blue deer said...

You know I love the sparkle pumpkins! Too cute! XX!

marian said...

So many ideas, too much almost, where to begin? Still, thanks for sharing them!!!
Have a great day!
Marian

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Such fabulous inspiration! You've given me a lot to work with for my hosting duties :)

Happy Tuesday, sweetie! xoxo

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I love all those candles. I love lighting some cinnamon scented candles, it's perfect for the autumn season

Amanda said...

i love these fall touches! and i love that you LOVE christmas crafting like me! i bet you make cute stuff! :) hope you have a lovely day!!!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

So mcuh to be thankful for indeed!
That last image is so pretty as are the others. Am dreaming of pumpkins today;-)

Krystal said...

Thanks for all the good ideas! I like the leaf on the plate :) Among others!

Diana said...

I love that little gold pumpkin. I think a lot of things would look very cute painted gold.

Annie said...

Such beautiful ideas Shawna! I can't wait to host Thanksgiving.. I know it won't be this year, but in the near future.. I'll have to come back to this post for inspiration for sure! :) xo

JMay said...

Wow, these are such cute decor ideas. Some are so simple too but add a great touch. LOVE :-)

Sefany said...

Wow!! Love all these pictures, so inspiring :)

Carmel said...

Beautiful ideas. We don't have Thanksgiving over here, but I hope you enjoy your preparations and the event.
Carmel
x

A Casa da Vá said...

Love the baby pumpkins, so colorful and pretty!

alli/hooray said...

thanksgiving is sneaking up so quickly this year! love these cozy ideas.

Tamara Nicole said...

What great ideas! Those basket weave place cards are super cute!

Porcelain complexion said...

These are great ideas & they all look amazing!!

Rosie said...

Hello dear heart,
This makes me want to call a few girls over for a wee cuppa...when can you come? I'll put the kettle on...
so very pretty...miss you sweetie...
...........xoxoxo...Rosie......

georgia~gigi said...

Good morning Poppie Girl! Hope you are feeling better, and have got to rest more!
I love all these ideas, so great! I can't believe it almost Thanksgiving!
Hope you have a wonderful day pretty girl!
Love ya
gi gi

Melissa Blake said...

I love those colorful leaves! xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Ps: I’m hosting a sweet t-shirt GIVEAWAY today, so please join in

Kisses my dear

photohogger said...

Great ideas - looks so cosy!

OneCraftyFox said...

I especially love the use of the leaves in the first few pics!!

MarchMusings said...

It's the little touches that look so good. Who'd have thought gold pumpkins could look so pretty?

Bad Taste Toast said...

Aw your ideas are SO wonderful! I especially love the pumpkin as a vase! Great1 I've never thought of that, it's very cute :)

Martina said...

All these pictures are so peetty - celebrate fall, while it lasts! Have a fun weekend.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

What incredible ideas!! I am loving the gold pumpkins and the flower arrangements in the pumpkin. So so pretty I must steal these ideas :) XO

Maaike said...

Wow, you are very good at collecting nice images together... lovely work! Enjoy your week,
love Maaike