Happee Saturday, sweet friends!!
Can you believe that tomorrow is November 1st????? I, for one, cannot!! Where has the year gone???
As one who can allow things to stack up a bit at holiday time, my goal this year is to DE-STRESS the holidays at our home!!
Sounds good, huh?
WELL…I am going to do 1-2 posts each week dedicated to this end! They will include decorating tips, planning help, and of course menus and recipes!!
We have a crowd over here each Thanksgiving (although last year we snuck over to Texas!! hee-hee!) I want to make an extra effort to make this Thanksgiving especially lovely and visually appealing without added stress!!
ARE YA WITH ME, GIRLS???
Let’s get started!!!
We don’t do Halloween here at our casa, but LOVE decorating for fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!
Lots of people have just been too busy to get their fall decorations out, BUT there is still time!!!!
Pumpkins and gourds are great to decorate with, and add so much to an entryway or vignette, and are a real guest pleaser!!
Here are some neat ideas from Better Homes and Gardens for a bit more primitive use of these seasonal wonders!! BHG is a great online resource for lots of neat ideas!! You can click the link, scroll through the slideshow and get instructions on how to do these if you’d like!
Simply painted with cute folk art designs
I absolutely LOVE this idea!! So whimsical and silly! Make a LACE FACE!!!
This is really neat and so original! Just nail small pumpkins to a board, and make quilt designs with a black sharpie!!
A close up of the designs
Another adorable face made with metal jewelry findings!! How cute would it be to make a few of these in different sizes and line them up??!! Those grandies would love them!!
An assortment just displayed randomly on shelves
with big eye appeal!
And last but not least, this beautiful paper cutwork pumpkin! Might want to use one of the flameless candles in this one!
Taking the stress out of the holidays helps us to focus more fully on their meaning, and to really enjoy the presence of loved ones and friends.
Preparations need not be extravagant to be welcoming and help set a tone for these special days!!
Love n Hugs to you!!!