Thanksgiving Home Tour

November 16, 2018

The mountains of Virginia got a lovely coating of ice yesterday. So we kept the fireplace roaring, stayed in our pajamas all day long, and made it a priority to enjoy fresh-from-the-oven cookies during nap time. We were feeling  quite festive and bright! All of it made for the perfect time to put together a little cozy post to share our Thanksgiving Home Tour with you today!

Who agrees that the chunk of time between Halloween and Christmas is one of the hardest stretches for decorating? Do you jump the fall ship and deck the halls with all of the pine garland and tinsel or do you keep the pumpkins around for a bit longer? We haven't really decided quite where we stand on this either, but one of the deciding factors is our Christmas tree. We cut down a fresh tree every year, and we save the day after Thanksgiving for that special tradition. So it doesn't quite feel right to decorate our house in all things Christmas without the main feature, our tree. 

Because I'm 95% ready to give up the fall feels for the Christmas feels this time of year, I love using this window of time to transition us from Halloween/Fall décor to the reds and greens of December. I like to make the little touches feel more like winter, not so much fall, while still keeping some of the pumpkins around. My trick is to go white; from the pumpkins to the garland and the white-tipped pinecones. It really helps our house feel ready for a new season, while still enjoying the last little drops of autumn, which I hold onto with little shades of crimson and orange.

Keeping twinkle lights out (I wrap them around my vine pumpkins) is the perfect way to make a space feel cozy and festive. Soon enough those twinkle lights will be shining brightly from our fir tree, and it's going to be magical. I also love to incorporate some quintessential Thanksgiving touches too. Like a porcelain turkey for the table and some pilgrim ornaments. I think it helps define this upcoming holiday without being over-the-top. 

I hope you enjoy our nice little mixture of fall + Thanksgiving + winter + a little touch of Christmas feels!  

p.s. find my tutorial for the pom pom garland HERE!


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