From table to turkey, holiday hosts and hostesses are putting their Thanksgiving finishing touches on all that reigns holiday supreme.
This past Friday as I was planning and primping the decorative details of our Thanksgiving gobblepalooza, an unfortunate event in the Places In The Home Thanksgiving holiday celebration occurred. I was in the dining room putting the Thanksgiving finishing touches on the sideboard and tablescape decorations, and as I always do, I asked my mother to come and see the progress. Stocking feet and hardwood floors make a hazardous combination, just ask my darling Mother. It was the fall heard round the house, and over the river and through the woods to the emergency room we go. Several tests and x-rays later the ER doctor delivered the unfortunate news; fractured kneecap.
My mother is one tough bird and a pretty good patient however, the attention to decorating detail has now shifted to total healing detail. We’ve rearranged our Thanksgiving dinner plans and re themed the Places In The Home Thanksgiving celebration. We are a grateful, not graceful people.
What decorating I accomplished before the fall will have to be as good as it gets. No formal place settings, adorned placemats and table runner, silver flatware, crystal goblets or formal china patterns this year, but with a pumpkin here and a turkey figurine there it festively all came together.
The dining room redo is not quite finished, but far enough along to give a glimpse of things to come.
I am thrilled with the leopard print accent chairs as the choice for captain’s chairs.
One change in placement and one edit took the look from “this just isn’t working” to “that’s it!”
I’m looking forward to a thankful and grateful group of loved ones coming together and the next round of holiday decorating.
As we enter the Thanksgiving homestretch, take a moment to admire the Thanksgiving finishing touches and the Home for the Holidays beauty you’ve created. It’s one of the best parts of holiday decorating season.