Thanksgiving with Style: Part 1

Would you like to decorate your home for Thanksgiving without expending a lot of money or effort? Follow these suggestions to put your home in an autumn mood.

To begin, take a look around your home for fall-looking elements you may already have. A dark-toned basket such as the one in the photo, antique elements, pottery bowls or plates, candlesticks, and even a pile of old books can help provide good background elements for your display.

The grocery store is the source for your next display elements. Pumpkins are generally half-off or less after Halloween. Gourds or squash provide variety in shape and color. Even a pound of unshelled nuts say fall when placed in a bowl or scattered in small groups on the table.

For the final touches, take a walk. Fall leaves, acorns, pinecones and branches with berries wrap up your decorating supplies. When fixing your displays, start with the largest pieces, and end by tucking in smaller elements to balance shapes and colors into an inviting look.

Now your home says Thanksgiving, and taking the time to add this touch of beauty to your home can help put you in a holiday mood!  We are posting our favorite Thanksgiving recipes next week, that will add to your mood too!