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All opinions are my own.
I love love LOVE the holidays. Right when summer ends, I’m in full-on Halloween mode. And, the moment November 1 arrives, all I can think about is THANKSGIVING (with a bit of Christmas 🙂 ).
Ever since we moved to the ‘burbs, Jeff and I have hosted Thanksgiving at our house for all of our friends and family. Jeff loves to cook (and I don’t), so my job consists of getting all our holiday decor up around the house and focusing on the table set up.
Thankfully, since I’ve been known in the past to go a little crazy with the amount of festive decor, at least I know it’ll be super affordable when I get it from Christmas Tree Shops andThat! This year, I set a budget of $100-$125 for myself, and looked for items that I knew I could re-use for future Thanksgiving / fall entertaining and hosting.
I swung by their store a few days ago and was so happy to see the Thanksgiving tableware and decor was all set up and ready to go. Anytime I shop at Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, it always feels like a treasure hunt, and often I go home with way more than I had originally anticipated.
While there, I picked up new gold plate chargers that I figured I could use for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Plus, new turkey harvest plates for dinnertime (only $19.99 for 4!). From there, I found cream colored napkins, along with festive napkin ring holders, perfect for jazzing up the table set up.
And while I have my own candle holders I use every year, I picked up a few new white candles for us to use all season long.
When thinking about how I’d decorate the center of the table, at first I thought we’d place the food there, but realized that in the past, with all of our dinner plates, glassware, and candles, that we’d keep all of our food on the kitchen island for serving, and then place decor in between plates. Therefore, I grabbed a few bags of mini gourds, leaves, and little plastic leaves.
And, last but not least, when not dining, my family spends most of the day in the living room, eating appetizers, lounging by the fireplace, watching football or the Thanksgiving Day parade, so I thought I’d add a few decorative turkeys to the mantle, along with a few leaf garlands, and battery powered candles! (p.s. how cute is Rory with his little Thanksgiving bandana?)
Overall, for all of the plates, gold chargers, candles, table and mantle decor, napkins, napkin rings, decorative turkeys, and a fall wreath (not shown), it only cost $125. YAS.
To pick up your own Thanksgiving decor, head to your local Christmas Tree Shops andThat! — locations HERE!
P.S. I realized I placed my forks + knives on the wrong side of plates 🙂 Oopsies!