I’m so excited to tell you all that I have my very first guest post! Yeah!!

I have Christina who as kindly wrote an article on Thanksgiving decor and she gives some great tips on how to make your home look just perfect for the up coming holiday.

Tasteful Thanksgiving Decor

Article written by Christina Johnson

Simple, Fun Decorating for Thanksgiving

When the Thanksgiving holiday arrives we want our houses or apartment rentals to be decorated in such a way as to welcome family and friends to the holiday table. Festive is the keyword. There is enough stress surrounding all the grocery lists and cleaning that the decorating should be pure fun!

First, step into the mind’s eye of your guests. They will first see the entrance. Attach a wreath on the front door that sets the mood. Take a blank wreath and attach fall leaves until it is full, or enlist the children to make a wreath out of construction paper. Using oranges, browns, reds, and yellows, children can trace their hands and cut them out. If they’d like they can write what they are thankful for on the colored hands. Attach these hands on a blank wreath and your guests will sure to know it’s a friendly place for children. Craft stores also carry an array of inexpensive fall wreaths. Add some pumpkins or corn stalks by the door or walkway for a final touch.

For an easy table setting, use neutral colors for the tablecloth and then add color with a runner, placemats and dinnerware. You can also add colorful accent pieces and flowers. Deep browns, vibrant reds, plum purples, and radiant orange and yellow colors will add the perfect fall flair to your table.

Never underestimate the power of food in decorating. A bowl full of grapes, cranberries, nuts, pears, or a variety of apples will not only be appealing to the eye but the palette, but also to provide comfort and draw on the changing fall colors outside. Miniature pumpkins can also serve as a centerpiece or party accent in front of each plate. After you’re done hollowing a pumpkin for the traditional pumpkin pie, consider using it as a candle holder.

You don’t need to spend money on turkey items to use on one holiday a year. Instead, use decorating as an excuse to take a peaceful walk outside to search for leaves, pine cones, and fallen tiny branches. Children also love such a scavenger hunt, but make sure to check for bugs and dirt afterwards! Bunch up the twigs with raffia or brown string and place them in a vase and on the coffee table or side tables as additional decorating accents. Once the fun and easy decorating is done, it’s time to relax and enjoy the comfort of being surrounded by fall colors, family and good food!

Thanks again Christina!!! Some really great ideas xxx
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