You've probably got all of your Thanksgiving affairs planned and underway, but just in case...here are a few last minute inspirations.
As much as I enjoy Norman Rockwell's painting style, his traditional table setting leaves a bit to be desired. I love the idea of taking inspiration from this bright and whimsical tablescape (via Style Me Pretty). Okay, originally this was for a wedding, but do those golden pigs not lend a certain dose of hilarity and downright appropriateness to the FEAST of the year?
Thank you. You're welcome.
Here's a secret: You can buy a package of plastic farm animals and gold spray paint from any dollar store. Really, any of them. It takes only a few minutes to paint the little guys, and only a few more to dry enough to set them on a table.
How about a few more inspiring table adornments?
These are some of my favorites from across the web. I guess my personal default decor strategy is "When in need of something instantly fancy, paint it gold. Or white."
Top / Painted pumpkin DIY centerpieces via Chatelaine / DIY Walnut place card holders via Martha Stewart / Bottom / DIY Gold turkey place card holders via The Sweetest Occasion / Shop felted acorns by Fairyfolk on Etsy
I'm sure you have your menu planned out (and I'm not really one for cooking) so I'm offering these tasty ideas instead. Drinks? I can do that. Jazzed up leftovers? I can do that, too.
So, this "Tipsy Turkey"cocktail. Sounds suspicious, looks...divine. Among the ingredients are bourbon, maple syrup, and roasted pumpkin cubes. I'm salivating like it's my job. Recipe & photo via Refinery29.com.
Pumpkin. Pie. Milkshake. (Ohmigod) With. PIECRUST. in it. Somebody scrape me off the floor? Then make me another one. Recipe & photo via A Cozy Kitchen.
Discover clever ways to re-arrange your feast leftovers into scrumptious post-feast feasts. Recipes & photo via SouthernLiving.
This is one of the most important parts of any gathering. Thank the host(-ess) with something useful, pretty, and classic. These can all be found for under $40.
My personal favorite? That PB&J Apron. Because it's modern and charming (and emblazoned with my own illustration !). Purchase it from my Boutique.
Recipe Cards from Anthropologie, $14 / Apple & Pear Salt & Pepper Shakers from Godinger, $30 / PB & J Apron by Katherine Elliott | Rive Gauche Craft, $35 / DIY Jam Gift Package from MarthaStewart / Happy Days Pitcher by Sagaform, $34.95 / Savon de marseille from CompagniedeProvence-USA.com, $33 / Affinage Italian Cheese Gift Set / Nelson Wood Servers, $36