We all have dreams.
I’ve made it no secret that one of my dreams is to have redheadcandecorate.com featured in a magazine.
Why on Earth do I wish such a thing?
Love. Passion. Tenacity. Faith. Rewards. Joy. Fulfillment.
I think that sums it up, and in that order too.
I hope you all will click on the pretty magazine cover up there from “Simply Shabbilitious”.
This Christmas issue is packed full of beautiful Christmas decor.
It’s free too.
You will find redheadcandecorate.com featured towards the end.
I’m waiting for my printed copy to put on our coffee table right now 🙂
I know you came here to see our Thanksgiving table, so I better get on with it.
I have a confession.
This is not our Thanksgiving table.
It’s too cold in Michigan to eat outside in November silly!
However, I hope our “staged” “Affordable Thanksgiving Table” will inspire you.
It all started last Summer.
Our friendly neighbor sent me a message on Facebook and asked if I wanted her table/hutch for free.
I immediately said, “Rick will pick it up this weekend!”
So, this is what it looked like.
Cute is an understatement.
I knew this would look fab with a little paint.
I knew the man for the job too.
My Dad deserves all of the credit here.
He made several trips back & forth and even took the chairs home with him to finish them.
He will be receiving the cash once we sell it.
So, while it was sitting in our garage, I said to myself,
“Self,that would make a fabulous ‘Afforable Thanksgiving Table’ “
After it was finished, my hubby and I carried it out onto our driveway.
(our neighbors are use to it)
I staged it all, and took these photos over a month ago when it was still warm.
When I began to think of the colors I wanted to use,
I knew I wanted to use the little blue plates I had found recently for .25 each at the thrift store.
I find a ton of my inspiration at thrift stores.
I can’t stress that enough.
The next thoughts were centered on the runner.
It’s where I always begin my tablescapes.
I wanted something “burlap-ish”.
Weeks prior I came across “All Purpose Masking Paper”.
I had never seen it before, but it is some really cool stuff.
Perfect for laying across the table, taping secure, and writing guests names on it.
Or the kids can draw on it.
Once that was secure, I went around the house and gathered my dollar store white plates,
and other dishes that had pops of blue.
We had just gone apple picking so they were perfect for the natural elements.
The cornucopia was found at the thrift store too.
Then, my hubby and I walked around our yard and gathered real leaves, pinecones, and branches.
I admit I do not care for fake flowers or leaves.
No matter where you live, you can always bring in something real.
Don’t forget to try my easy pie crust recipe this year found “here“:
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