November 28, 2019
Funny story… I’ve thought about writing seasonal holiday blog posts like this for a few years now but I’ve never done it.
Because I listened to thoughts like “nobody will ready it” “nobody will care” “you’re not an interior designer” “your home isn’t perfect” ALL. THAT. CRAP.
But then I thought, SCREW IT.
I love decorating my house. It’s a creative outlet for me besides photography and I very seldom do other creative things outside my work…. even though I literally tell every person I mentor to do exactly THAT!
It’s time to take a spoonful of my own medicine and throw caution to the wind.
I love decorating for the seasons and that is the only reason I’m sharing this blog post and that’s good enough!!
It’s time to celebrate and it’s time for Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is an American holiday I’ve continued to celebrate in England for the past decade. I love sharing this holiday with Joel and a few of our friends and family (and only ever a fraction of the wonderful people in our life! There are many more!!)
It looks different every year and we’ve had new friends and old friends, some who have been with us from when we first celebrated in Coventry and some who have moved away.
But every year our hearts and stomachs are FULL… especially of my mom’s sweet potato casserole (no it’s not the one with marshmallows- we just do that to see the bewildered look across Britain’s face )
Happy Thanksgiving to all friends near and far!
What are you thankful for this year? I encourage you to write it down and share it with someone in your life. Gratitude goes a long way. ️
This year I am particularly grateful for…
I loved decorating the house with these pumpkins from Pumpkins R Us. The jackpot of all pumpkin farms in the West Midlands!
The grey cement pumpkin with the gold stem is from TK Maxx.
Also, this cute digital print out is from Designs By Kattie on Etsy!
I snagged these antique milk bottles from a charity shop for £1 each!
The faux foliage is from TK Maxx and this autumnal wreath that I love SO much is from my very talented friend Ruth from Ruth Myers Floristry!
I also found a few antique tin camping pots at a charity shop for £5 and I decided to use them to put these mini decoupage pumpkins Joel and I made! Supplies found at Hobbycraft!
We also collected pine cones and I displayed them on our dining table with more pumpkins and fairy lights.
This wooden tray was a LABOR OF LOVE let me tell you! I found it on sale at TK Maxx (sensing a theme here?) but it was an ugly pine color that didn’t go with anything. So I sanded, stained and waxed it over the course of about a week (lol) and finally, I was pretty happy with the outcome. It worked really well for our table!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!