Hello! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I enjoyed mine going to a friends baby shower up in the foot hills and now I want to buy a big old house in the country, haha.
I don’t know what is in the air this year, but all I can think about is decorating for Christmas. I’ve decided to wait until we get closer to Thanksgiving. Partly because Joe asked me to and because decorating for Christmas while packing for Hawaii would just be odd. So I’ll be waiting to decorate and put up the tree until after we get back from vacation.
But I still didn’t want to miss out on Thanksgiving decor, even if it will only be up for a couple weeks. I used everything I already have access to in my kitchen cabinets and craft closet, there is a lot of boxes of fall and thanksgiving decor in the garage that I just didn’t have time to dig for.
I tried not to move my decor around too much on my dining shelves because I just recently got everything placed where I like it.
It only took me about 15 minutes to create this look. The chalkboard banner I bought from Target on clearance for $4. I know it only says “thank” instead of thanks, or thankful, but last minute I could not think of any other fall themed 5 letter word. Oh well.
The fall themed dishes are actually from the dollar store! I got them about 3 years ago, they were originally plain white and using Martha Stewart’s stencils and craft paint, I spruced them up for fall. Three years later the paint is holding up just fine.
The “eat” sign is a slate and wood placecard I picked up at Target on clearance. I used regular chalk to write on the slate. The mini pumpkin is from Target’s One Spot, originally orange until I painted it with white craft paint.
My Target Threshold cookbook holder turned into a plate rack, with a chalkboard label and a fun “gobble, gobble” written with chalk. Napkins were placed into the glass candy dish.
I added the owl and white gravy bowl, also from Target’s One Spot. It was $3 and a great find.
Another owl, pumpkin, and some repurposed beer bottles finished off the look. Bottles were wrapped in twine with a little hot glue or painted with chalkboard paint (I didnt even bother removing the labels, just painted over them).
The chalkboard and twine is so rustic, and they are the easiest and cheapest DIY. The bottles get used all year long for other holidays, and for holding flowers during the summer, so I always keep a stash. Wine cork vase filler is sold at Target but I actually bought it at Goodwill for $2! Nothing ever has to be expensive to look great!