Thanksgiving and Christmas……

What a combination!

As much as I love fall and the fall decorations by the time November rolls around I am ready for the winter/Christmas theme to set in. I’m pretty much through with pumpkins and gourds. I know that for some, decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving is over is close to blasphemy. But think about it. Thanksgiving is an American holiday. Everywhere else in the world (that celebrates Christmas) is thinking of the “THE season” by October. Besides, I can’t think of two holidays that better meld together than Thanksgiving and the season we celebrate the birth of Christ. Right?

Most of the time I like to decorate my Thanksgiving table with a winter table scape.

• Pinecones and big oak leaves sprayed with gold Glitterblast give them a glisten and sparkle that

adds beauty, texture, and warmth to the Thanksgiving table. And is so easy and inexpensive,

free in fact, well, that is as long as you have some Glitterblast in your craft closet, which I do!

• Logs cut in 8”, 10”, and 12” sections to arrange on the table with candles on top and pine

boughs or garland woven throughout. Aspen or river birch are my favorites.

• Fresh cranberries in the bottom of a cylinder with floating candles on top.

• Cranberries layered in a cylinder with burlap.

• Bouquets of fresh white flowers sprayed with “snow”

• Pinecones sprayed silver in vases with candles sitting at the base.

Did I say I was through with pumpkins? Well, I happen to have some mini white ones that will look great intermixed with my pinecones and oak leaves for a fabulous fall/Thanksgiving, winter/Christmas table.

winter centerpiece with white pumpkins winter centerpiece with silver pinecones winter centerpiece with cranberries winter centerpiece with cranberries 3 winter centerpiece with cranberries 2