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Grateful Paper Wreath

The other day I popped into Paper Source to pick up some of the wood leaves they sell for a gift wrapping project.  As I usually do when I go to Paper Source, I spent some time wandering around checking out all the cool stuff they have.

Most of you probably think of Paper Source as  just a gift wrapping and packaging supply store but I’m here to tell you they have so many other cool items.

As I wandered around the store I kept coming across items I thought would work great as part of a Thanksgiving table setting.  I was so inspired I decided to pull together an inspiration board showing you how I’d use gift wrap, gift items and crafting supplies to set a table.

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Paper Source inspired  Thanksgiving table setting:
 
 I love using wrapping paper as a table runner and this Multi Stem Flower Wrapping Paper is the perfect color and pattern for a festive Thanksgiving table.
 
This Burlap Wreath Kit will make a pretty centerpiece and you’ll get to do a little crafting when you make it. Add a glass hurricane in the center to great a beautiful candle centerpiece. 
 
I fell in love with these Wooden Fall Leaves when I saw them on-line and after seeing them in person I think they’d make great coasters for your fall table.  Coat each leave with Mod Podge to seal the surface.
 
Every beautiful table needs pretty candle holders.  The Peony and Rose Vanilla Candle in this chic gold chevron glass jar will add an elegant touch to your table.
 
Another great use for wrapping paper is to cut it into squares and use it as a place mat alternative.  This Thick Cherry Wood Paper is ideal to use on the table and adds a rustic touch to the decor.
 
Taking a color cue from the paper runner, these Mint Patterned Napkins are the perfect color and pattern accent against the gold and brown elements on the table.
 
To make a simple napkin ring for your table just wrap one of these Thanksgiving Scallop Oval Stickers around each rolled napkins on the table.
 
So what do you think of this fun tablescape?   Paper Source has a ton of great product so the next time you’re in the store take a look around and see what you can create.
 
Shelly
 
this is not a sponsored post, just sharing  products I love and how my crazy creative brain works

 

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Thankful…

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I’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging to enjoy life and to gear up for a full week decorating for clients.  I’ll see you back her on Monday.

Shelly

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Hello there,

Come Thursday I for one am going to be ready for a cocktail.  If you’re feeling the same way, here are a few Thanksgiving Cocktails I think you should take time to enjoy!

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Bourbon Maple Apple Cider Makes 2
6 ounces Bourbon 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste 1 cup spiced apple cider apple slices for garnish ice
Directions: 1. Fill glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice. To shaker, add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and apple cider; shake vigorously. 2. Strain into glasses and garnish each with a slice of apple. 
 
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Here’s what you’ll need for one martini: 3 ounces apple cider 2 ounces orange juice 1 ounce vodka Lemon wedge 1 ounce sparkling white wine or champagne Fresh apple, sliced
In a shaker filled with ice, add apple cider, orange juice, vodka, and the juice from one lemon wedge. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass, leaving room at the top for a splash of sparkling white wine. Float an apple slice or two in the martini as a garnish.
 
 
Shelly

 

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Happy Monday!  Sorry I’ve been MIA the last few days but my schedule kept me away from my desk which meant little time to sit down and write blog post.  I’ve got a couple of super busy weeks ahead with lots of client Christmas decorating projects on the books, so before the Christmas madness takes over, I thought I bring you a round-up of my Favorite Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas. 

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Mini pumpkins and gourds used as candleholders.

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A fall themed bar cart is a fabulous idea in my book (and so is a hot chocolate bar)!

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A Thankful Tree is a great way to remember and recognize all that you have to be thankful for.

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A pumpkin vase beats a glass vase anytime for a Thanksgiving tablescape.

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Mother nature has given us so many wonderful things to decorate with for Thanksgiving.  Evergreens, pinecones and oranges = simple sophistication.

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The perfect way to personalized your table for fall is with real leaf name cards.

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Before you indulge take a moment to give thanks.  This is a great way for the family to connect and creative way to decorate the table.

There are so many creative ways to decorate for Thanksgiving so this year have fun with your décor and….

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I’ve got lots of holiday inspiration coming this week so stay tuned.

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“I know for sure that appreciating whatever shows up for you in life changes your personal vibration.  You radiate and generate more goodness for yourself when you’re aware of all you have and not focusing on your have-nots.”

—  Oprah Winfrey
be grateful
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and abundant Blessings!

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I ventured into the grocery store yesterday and was quickly reminded that shopping within days of a major holiday is not such a  good idea.  Along with me, there were lots of last-minute shoppers trying to get the job done.  That whole process got me thinking that there are probably lots of people out there who have put off pulling together their Thanksgiving decor as well!  If you happen to fall into that group, don’t fret because there are lots of quick and easy looks you can pull together in time for Thanksgiving.  To give you a little inspiration, I’ve rounded up five of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY projects.

fall flowers pinned on pumpkins...great decoration for Thanksgiving!

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Fresh flowers are a must for the dining table but this look will jazz up your table more than a vase of flowers ever could.  Purchase several bunches of fall flowers, snip the flowers heads off and glue them to the outside of pumpkins.  You’ll want to create this centerpiece an hour or two before your dinner so the flower heads will stay fresh.

Thanksgiving mantle decor

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It’s easy to pull together a Thanksgiving look for your mantel just by adding a few fall pieces to the decor that you already have.

Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decor

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Let nature do the work when it comes to creating a fun table centerpiece.  I love how the leaves add layers and dimension on top of a simple fall tablecloth.

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This is a great project to get the kids involved with.  Cut leaf shapes from different colors and patterns of paper and felt, and use double-sided tape to attach them to the edges of a plain white tablecloth that’s been accented with a band of ribbon.  Crafty chic for sure!

Natural Decor: Pinecone garland for Thanksgiving or Christmas

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And finally, gather some pinecones from the yard, add eye ring screws and create a garland for the mantle!

Here’s to being Thankful for so many creative ideas!

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From casual to elegant and anywhere in between, the ideas are endless…

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A centerpiece that’s long and low, with candles of course!

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Simplicity at its best!

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A personalized approach!

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Love the hanging pumpkins and branches!

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The antlers add an unexpected touch!

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Shades of white with accents of gold!  So elegant.

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Straight from mother nature!

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Show off the fruits of your labor!

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Go old school with a Cornucopia!

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Opt for a unique charger plate and carry the nest them throughout your decor.

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My all time favorite.  Beautiful birds on a branch!

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A simple harvest centerpiece!

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Glitter adds glam!

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Make the flowers fabulous and keep the rest simple!

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Add the details… the glass goblet place card holder!

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An unexpected color palette always surprises!

And don’t forget the kids… 

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What do you have in store for your Thanksgiving table decor??

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you’re enjoying all this and more this Thanksgiving! 

Have a great day!

 See you back here on Monday!

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