Fall

Friendsgiving Luncheon

Since I’m going out of town for Thanksgiving this year I thought it was the perfect time to throw my first Friendsgiving!! I was lucky to have 22 women attend which meant a mix of dishes and glasses to accommodate everyone. But I love an eclectic mix to brighten a table so it was perfect for a big party!

Pinks and navy with a hint of orange and purple were the color palette. I found these cutest hand lotions at Bath & Body Works that I thought were the perfect compliment to the table and something that every one can use extra of. The XOXO on the hand lotion was the icing on the cake.





I love having a menu to view for a luncheon so everyone knows what to expect for the food being served in case there are any special recommendations. And these blue and white plates from Pottery Barn were an amazing deal. They are currently sold out of them online but I’ve linked some similar options on my instagram post.

The star of the show were the flowers- dahlias, snowberries and gerber daisies filled these blue and white vases for a vibrant display on each of the tables.




I couldn’t help but smile every time I looked at the flowers! I loved how bright and happy each vase felt.

I couldn’t have asked for a more fun group of girls to come celebrate with me. This is a tradition I’m hoping to continue each year to say goodbye to fall and welcome and enjoy new and old friendships!




Thanksgiving Table Ideas

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I’ve always wanted to try this- cut out the center of the pumpkin and make a cool floral centerpiece. It was so easy to do! I just inserted a low vase to hold the flowers in and used burgundy and white for a festive arrangement. Added glass candleholders to fill the table and voila!!

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I have a square table so I’m always trying to think of new ways to add fabric to it without using a tablecloth to cover the whole table. Two of these table runners was the perfect solution!! For this centerpiece I just used pumpkins I already had, kept the white ones white and spray painted the orange ones an antique gold. It kept it classy but impactful. I used olive branches to fill in the gaps between the pumpkins- so simple!!

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I think this one ended up being my favorite. I clipped leaf branches from my backyard and used the same vintage gold spray paint to coat parts of the leaves and branches. Candles, glass holders and leaves- inexpensive and creative.

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I love the tone on tone look of my place settings this year- gray on gray on gray- with gold and white. Even the shimmer of the glass adds to the sparkle and dresses it up just enough.

Fall Update in My Home

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With each new season I feel compelled to style my home so it coincides inside with what the weather is like outside. For fall, I like to play with textures and bring in darker colors and softer, fluffier fabrics. fallcoffeetable

This fur throw paired with soft and velvety pillows do just that.

I can also never have too many pumpkins or fall florals in my home during this season. The vibrant colors of both add so much to the space. I prefer berries, sticks and leafy florals for the autumn floral arrangement. What’s so great about this foliage is that it lasts so much longer than a more flowery display.fallentry

Darkening my color scheme in the fall is also a must- even if it’s just switching out the art to make it feel a little more like the season.fallcorner

Another corner where softer fabrics add so much to the fall feel. On the ottoman I just added the green velvet pillow to make it more seasonal.fallpianoroom

In this piano room I just changed the lampshade to black, added some leafy florals, a plaid pillow on the bench and some pumpkins on the piano- simple additions without looking too overdone for the season.

So softer textures, darker colors, fall foliage and pumpkins are all you need to make your home feel warm and cozy during the autumn season when you spend so much more time indoors!