By now, most of you are probably face first into a plate of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. But for those of you that aren't...we've got you covered. The fabulous Melody over at Innove Events sent today's little dose of inspiration our way and we thought it was the perfect way to celebrate all of those little things we are thankful for. Like jars billy balls and apple pie, like little jars of of pumkin pie and shot glasses filled to the brim with warm, yummy soup. So, whether or not you are celebrating Thanksgiving today, this is just the kind of pretty that we love to devour. Click here to see even more.
From Innove Events...Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I have always wanted to host Thanksgiving at my house. Due to geographic logistics, I can't host our families on Thanksgiving, so this year I decided to have a party for my oldest girlfriends. I have known these girls for 25+ years, some since kindergarten, so I was truly thankful and honored to have them all together at my home!
I wanted to create a look that is rustic and warm, without too much of the typical "thanksgiving" decor. Much of my inspiration came from an amazing estate sale I found a few weeks ago. This house was LOADED with vintage goodies- the yellow seat cushions, the Eames era chargers with a perfect patina, the gold rimmed glasses, the metal crate & the breadbox all came home with me that day for less than $25! From there, I scoured more thrift stores to accent the look by putting together mix & match vintage silverware.
I knew I wanted a burlap runner & the older steamer trunk had been staring at me in my stark white office for a few months hoping for the perfect job. I had picked up the trunk and the huge ornate gold frame at a garage sale earlier this past summer for about $60 combined. Inspired by a black/white photo wall I had seen in an interior once, I collected photos of my friends throughout the years and filled the frame, which made for a great display as well as a fun conversation starter of "remember when" & lots of laughter. Bringing the black & white photos to the table, I decided to use a funny photo as a placecard for each guest.
Alas, in my backyard setting, the look all came together with lots of help from my good friend & floral extraordinaire Nancy Saam. I gave her little direction but that I wanted oranges and yellows- and definitely billy balls! She was almost finished and the table was set with a few orange arrangements & a few of the milkglass with billy balls, when she was cleaning up the stems from the amaryllis and discovered that the hollow stems created the perfect length to hold a whimsical billy ball arrangement. She pulled a few pieces of burlap from my scrap pile and finished them off. We agreed it was a "happy accident" that gave the table just a touch of height and fun that it needed!
I have to thank Annie Hosfeld for her beautiful photography & for freezing her little feet off on the cool fall night.