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Thursday’s Theme: End of Fall Decorating

Thursday, November 12th, 2015
We are a little less than halfway through November – truly the last month of the year for fall decorating. Soon (or perhaps you have already) leafy, vibrant orange, yellow and golden brown wreaths, statues and centerpieces will be changed out for sparkling silver, gold, red and green accents.
Before we delve into Thanksgiving decor in the next couple of weeks, we are featuring some do’s and don’ts of end-of-fall decorating, both to keep you in fall spirits and to prepare for turkey-day festivities. Share with us how you’re decorating, and let us know if you’ve already started decorating for December holidays!

Pumpkin & Bittersweet Braided Jute Collection


Create a bold entryway, especially if you host a lot of guests. This is the first space in your home they will see, and it should be welcoming with crisp, warm autumn colors and statement making accents.

Season your wall art. Hang fall-themed portraits, prints and signs that are autumn-themed. You can also hang pictures of family and friends that were recently taken this fall to create a more personal, seasonal wall display.

Freshen up your centerpieces. Those pumpkins you’ve had as part of your dining room centerpiece since before Halloween need to go, if they haven’t already. Throw them on your garden or lawn as compost, and either purchase new ones or use faux vegetables that will last season after season. Fluff up ribbon, replace potpourri and dust figurines to keep them looking like new.

Use your lighting. This is a less obvious way to decorate, but your lighting can be a great canvas on which to adorn garland and glittering accents. Drape wide ribbon on a chandelier in the dining room and place candles or accent lamps among garland and fall ornaments to achieve a display that is both beautiful and illuminated.


Go for minimal. A pumpkin placed here or there inside your home may look more like a scattered pumpkin patch than put-together festive accents. Place them all together on a table, bookshelf or even your stairs; add some ribbon, glitter or just leave them how they are. It will look more appealing than randomly placed (out of place) decor. You don’t have to go all out, but it should look cohesive.

Doubt the DIY. A simple banner of drawn and cut out leaves strung on a shelf or painting a pumpkin on a wood panel are equally charming as purchased decorations. DIY can often be done with other people, so get the family and even friends involved with decorating too.

Forget your space needs. A lush, spell binding centerpiece on a dining room table is always impressive, but will you have to clear most of it away when guests arrive? That cornucopia filled with vegetables and decoratives looks nice in the kitchen, but do you need that counter space for prepping meals? Sort out what space you need and what you need it for before you decorate, so you don’t end up spending time on something that isn’t practical for your needs.

Quick Tip: Complementary Statements

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Quick Tip: Complementary Statements

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Wool Penny Turkey Accent, Lancaster Side Table in Stain, Pilgrims Plenty SculptureStafford Chair in Pine

Monday Must-Haves: Thanksgiving

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Gobble & Be Grateful Turkey FigurineGobble Till You Wobble PillowHappy November! We are less than 25 days away from Thanksgiving, and we could not be more excited to create new centerpieces, amp up our fall décor and gather with friends and family. We hope you continue to enjoy flipping through our catalog and viewing even more items online, and if you need a little help deciding what décor will look best, here are five Must-Haves to get you started.

For Your Home

We’re all about decorating with turkeys for Thanksgiving, as well as incorporating functional pieces to make the holiday a little easier. Our Gobble Till You Wobble Pillow is a whimsical accent for a welcoming entry or armchair, and the Gobble & Be Grateful Turkey Figurine makes a cheerful addition to any mantel, bookshelf or even a table centerpiece. The vibrant colors contribute to a lighthearted atmosphere that is perfect for entertaining guests and enjoying the season.

In the kitchen, our Herb Drying Rack makes seasoning your classic and favorite dishes easy with fresh, ready to go ingredients within arm’s reach. This can also make a great gift for a chef in your life, and can be used throughout the year.

Eat Together Lazy Susan - Turkey Roaster Salt & Pepper Shakers

Herb Drying Rack

For Your Table

These next two Must-Haves are two of our favorites for the season, and we know you will love them too. A traditional staple for any entertainer is a Lazy Susan, and this Eat Together Lazy Susan offers all of the convenient benefits with a charming sentiment on its surface. Equally charming, decorative and functional is our Turkey Roaster Salt & Pepper Shakers. Lift the turkey away to use the roaster shaker, and then place it back on for continued decorative appeal.

Besides these, what are your Must-Have items for Thanksgiving entertaining and celebrating? Share with us – we love hearing from you!