Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Well, if you are planning for a warm and cozy Thanksgiving at home, you’ve come to the right place!
Today, I’m joining 25 talented bloggers for the “We Gather Together” Thanksgiving Blog Hop! For my stop on the tour, I hope to inspire you with simple ideas to make your home inviting for guests this Thanksgiving!
Before we get started, I want to thank Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for “gathering us together” to host this festive blog hop! If you don’t already follow Amber, be sure to visit her blog (1st stop on the blog hop) to see how she decorates her lovely home using vintage treasures and seasonal decor.
*If you are just arriving from Chloe’s blog, Celebrate and Decorate …Welcome! Chloe is so talented and I am always inspired by her beautiful blog!
At the end of this post, you will find a list of all the participants in the blog hop. Visit as many as you can for tons of Thanksgiving inspiration! Let’s get started…
*Please also note that this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking my links below, I will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you).
Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving in the Kitchen:
Although it has become become popular to start decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving, we keep our fall decor out. The natural colors and textures of the season give a warm harvest-y feel to the kitchen. After all, this is where I’ll be cooking that Thanksgiving dinner! Since our kitchen faces south, I get to enjoy all the morning light as I chop away…
Even though I don’t go crazy with Thanksgiving decor, I do sneak in a turkey here and there…
Seasonal Colors and Textures:
By now, I have gotten rid of most of my pumpkins but I do keep some some seasonal color around…
Since we’ve had a few nights with freezing temperatures, I brought some of my mums back inside. The dark red color of this one brings warmth to my family room. Actually, the fireplace should bring even more warmth to the room but we haven’t used it yet this fall. Maybe we’ll make a fire on Thanksgiving day.
In the living room, I swapped out my usual basket of shells for a basket of pumpkins and pine cones.
And some soft pillows and throws help make the room extra cozy.
Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving in the Dining Room:
Of course, if we are decorating for Thanksgiving, the dining room is the place to be!
Since my walls are navy, I needed to add warmer colors and textures to keep the room cozy…
While going through my tablecloths, I came across this one from a few years ago. Recently, I decorated my kitchen table with a fruit theme for Thanksgiving, so I thought I would coordinate the dining room. Since this tablecloth is busy, I didn’t go too crazy with accessories on the table.
Years ago, I tried to use this tablecloth but I had a busy rug at the time so I wasn’t thrilled with the look. Now that we have a simple seagrass rug in the dining room, the tablecloth can shine!
Once again, I bought inexpensive grocery store flowers to pick up the colors from the tablecloth.
For my place settings, I used a simple striped napkin and placed a pear on each plate to help highlight the subtle pattern in my china.
And of course, the pears picks up the colors from the tablecloth.
To add more texture, I brought in my go-to wheat bundles. Nothing says fall harvest like a bundle of wheat!
I filled a glass hurricane with hazelnuts to bring in more texture and seasonal color. Of course, I have to be careful not to light those candles too close to the wheat bundles…we don’t want to get that warm for Thanksgiving!
Up on the shelves, I added some of my fruit plates to coordinate with the table. Years ago, I bought those at Homegoods. One of these days, I’ll complete my set but for now I mostly use them to decorate.
And of course, below the shelves sits my bar cart which I coordinated with the room.
If you don’t own a bar cart, I suggest you buy one. They are so much fun to decorate! I change mine all the time…
Across the room, I continued the colors from the table and brought the mums in from my front porch. Since the mums fill the bottom of the shelf so well, I will probably keep them in here… Let’s hope I keep them alive until Thanksgiving!
Before long, these fall colors will be replaced with everything Christmas. Let’s savor these last few weeks of fall while we can.
Thanks for stopping by to see my ideas for a Warm and Cozy Thanksgiving at Home!
I hope I gave you some ideas to make your home warm and cozy for Thanksgiving. If you aren’t hosting this year and are looking for a hostess gift, be sure to check out my list of unique hostess gifts.
I have provided sources below for your convenience. Please note that this post contains some affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my links.
Thanksgiving Table Sources:
- Tablecloth – Williams Sonoma (from a few years ago) – although they do carry some similar ones now.
- China – Lenox Courtyard Gold and Ivory Dinner Plates
- Rattan Chargers – Pier One (similar chargers)
- Silverware – International Silver
- Crystal – Noritake (but I can’t remember the name of the pattern)
- Fruit Plates on shelves – Homegoods
- Round gold bar cart – Pottery Barn (discontinued) similar gold bar cart
- Apple baskets – Michael’s but here is a great price for a dozen.
- Wheat bundles – Homegoods – this one is also similar to mine
**Next, be sure to visit Petite Haus to see Angelina’s gorgeous decor!
Also, please remember to visit each of participants on the tour for tons inspiration!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Follow The Yellow Brick Home / A Stroll Thru Life / Common Ground / Our Southern Home / Decor To Adore / County Road 407 / Botanic Bleu / Let’s Add Sprinkles / The Crowned Goat / Rosemary and Thyme / Virginia Sweet Pea / My Thrift Store Addiction / First Day of Home / Celebrate and Decorate / Calypso In The Country / Petite Haus / Thistle Key Lane / White Arrows Home / My Wee Abode / Lora Bloomquist / Bluesky at Home / Panoply / Belle Bleu Interiors / Katherine’s Corner / Debbee’s Buzz / Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
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