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I’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging to enjoy life and to gear up for a full week decorating for clients.  I’ll see you back her on Monday.

Shelly

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Hello there,

Come Thursday I for one am going to be ready for a cocktail.  If you’re feeling the same way, here are a few Thanksgiving Cocktails I think you should take time to enjoy!

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Bourbon Maple Apple Cider Makes 2
6 ounces Bourbon 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste 1 cup spiced apple cider apple slices for garnish ice
Directions: 1. Fill glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice. To shaker, add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and apple cider; shake vigorously. 2. Strain into glasses and garnish each with a slice of apple. 
 
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Here’s what you’ll need for one martini: 3 ounces apple cider 2 ounces orange juice 1 ounce vodka Lemon wedge 1 ounce sparkling white wine or champagne Fresh apple, sliced
In a shaker filled with ice, add apple cider, orange juice, vodka, and the juice from one lemon wedge. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass, leaving room at the top for a splash of sparkling white wine. Float an apple slice or two in the martini as a garnish.
 
 
Shelly

 

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Happy Monday!  Sorry I’ve been MIA the last few days but my schedule kept me away from my desk which meant little time to sit down and write blog post.  I’ve got a couple of super busy weeks ahead with lots of client Christmas decorating projects on the books, so before the Christmas madness takes over, I thought I bring you a round-up of my Favorite Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas. 

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Mini pumpkins and gourds used as candleholders.

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A fall themed bar cart is a fabulous idea in my book (and so is a hot chocolate bar)!

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A Thankful Tree is a great way to remember and recognize all that you have to be thankful for.

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A pumpkin vase beats a glass vase anytime for a Thanksgiving tablescape.

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Mother nature has given us so many wonderful things to decorate with for Thanksgiving.  Evergreens, pinecones and oranges = simple sophistication.

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The perfect way to personalized your table for fall is with real leaf name cards.

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Before you indulge take a moment to give thanks.  This is a great way for the family to connect and creative way to decorate the table.

There are so many creative ways to decorate for Thanksgiving so this year have fun with your décor and….

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Shelly

I’ve got lots of holiday inspiration coming this week so stay tuned.

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“I know for sure that appreciating whatever shows up for you in life changes your personal vibration.  You radiate and generate more goodness for yourself when you’re aware of all you have and not focusing on your have-nots.”

—  Oprah Winfrey
be grateful
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and abundant Blessings!

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I ventured into the grocery store yesterday and was quickly reminded that shopping within days of a major holiday is not such a  good idea.  Along with me, there were lots of last-minute shoppers trying to get the job done.  That whole process got me thinking that there are probably lots of people out there who have put off pulling together their Thanksgiving decor as well!  If you happen to fall into that group, don’t fret because there are lots of quick and easy looks you can pull together in time for Thanksgiving.  To give you a little inspiration, I’ve rounded up five of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY projects.

fall flowers pinned on pumpkins...great decoration for Thanksgiving!

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Fresh flowers are a must for the dining table but this look will jazz up your table more than a vase of flowers ever could.  Purchase several bunches of fall flowers, snip the flowers heads off and glue them to the outside of pumpkins.  You’ll want to create this centerpiece an hour or two before your dinner so the flower heads will stay fresh.

Thanksgiving mantle decor

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It’s easy to pull together a Thanksgiving look for your mantel just by adding a few fall pieces to the decor that you already have.

Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decor

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Let nature do the work when it comes to creating a fun table centerpiece.  I love how the leaves add layers and dimension on top of a simple fall tablecloth.

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This is a great project to get the kids involved with.  Cut leaf shapes from different colors and patterns of paper and felt, and use double-sided tape to attach them to the edges of a plain white tablecloth that’s been accented with a band of ribbon.  Crafty chic for sure!

Natural Decor: Pinecone garland for Thanksgiving or Christmas

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And finally, gather some pinecones from the yard, add eye ring screws and create a garland for the mantle!

Here’s to being Thankful for so many creative ideas!

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From casual to elegant and anywhere in between, the ideas are endless…

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A centerpiece that’s long and low, with candles of course!

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Simplicity at its best!

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A personalized approach!

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Love the hanging pumpkins and branches!

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The antlers add an unexpected touch!

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Shades of white with accents of gold!  So elegant.

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Straight from mother nature!

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Show off the fruits of your labor!

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Go old school with a Cornucopia!

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Opt for a unique charger plate and carry the nest them throughout your decor.

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My all time favorite.  Beautiful birds on a branch!

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A simple harvest centerpiece!

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Glitter adds glam!

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Make the flowers fabulous and keep the rest simple!

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Add the details… the glass goblet place card holder!

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An unexpected color palette always surprises!

And don’t forget the kids… 

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What do you have in store for your Thanksgiving table decor??

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you’re enjoying all this and more this Thanksgiving! 

Have a great day!

 See you back here on Monday!

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Thanksgiving is only 8 days away and if you’re a bit behind in getting your table decorations pulled together, don’t fret because it’s Etsy to the rescue.  I’ve scoured the collection handmade and vintage items available on Etsy and have assembled some fabulous Thanksgiving inspired tabletop items that will make your table a stand out on the big day.

 

1) Serve your pumpkin pie on this beautiful Pedestal Serving Plate from ConfettiStyleDesigns.  The bird on the branch motif along with fall leaves in autumn colors will add style to your table decor. $32

2)  These handstamped Serving Forks are not only elegant but functional.  Crafted by RiverValleyJewelry, these serving pieces would also make a great hostess gift if you’ve been invited out for dinner. $25

3)  A beautiful Fall Centerpiece is a must for the Thanksgiving table.  This stunning pumpkin and flower arrangement from MissysManagerie will be the center of attention on your table. $29.99

4)  I think these adorable Knitted Wool Pumpkins from BobbiLewin would make the perfect place marker at your Thanksgiving table.  Add a name card and you’ve done.  p.s.  don’t forget to let you guest take a pumpkin home with them as a party favor. $22

5)  How cute are these Thanksgiving Toppers?  Add one to each persons slice of pie, cake or cupcake and put a bigger smile on everyone’s face when dessert is served. $8.50 for s/12 by SongbirdGreetings

7)  I love a beautiful tablerunner and this one does not disappoint. This hand-woven Table Runner, crafted from old t-shirts will add style and elegance to your Thanksgiving table.  Crafted by TheSomedayHouse. $65

8)  I think every dinner or party occasion calls for a party favor for the guest. This Thanksgiving, how about placing a few sweet treats in these cute and crafty Favor Bags by SincerelySadie.  A festive message has been hand stamped on the front and each bag .  $4.25 for s/12.  {while you’re visiting this shop, check out the fun Christmas gift tags too!}

9)  If you’re looking for a cute bauble to use a napkin adornment, I say go for these Felt Acorns. Add a ribbon or twin and tie around each dinner napkin at the table.  So cute!  $16.00 for set of 8, by FairyFolk  {lots of color options, some with string loops already attached}

10)  And finally, I’ve discovered a Felt Garland that had my creative mind going.  How about running several of these down the center of the table to create a unique runner alternative? Or, what about dangling a garland from the back of each dining chair, for a festive touch.  However you use this garland, you’re sure to make your Thanksgiving table come to life.  $15.00 by AccordingtoShe

 

Hop on over to Etsy to check out my Thanksgiving Table Decor picks and make Thanksgiving beautiful!

 

 all images via Etsy (shops identified above)

 

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