When it comes to holiday decor, I suck. Everyone out on the home/decor blogs is doing all these glittery, bling-bling, leafy, pine-coney decor posts, and I just can't get into it. I really don't like clutter or 'tablescapes' because I'm a practical girl. I get annoyed when I can't fit platters of food or see my guests across the table because I've got bowls of pine cones, tree branches, or gigantic glass hurricanes filled with doodads in the way. Or when I have to take a swiffer to these things when they aren't on the table. Don't get me wrong, these things can be really beautiful. I just don't like spending time on beautifulness that isn't also functional and useful. I think that is why I (and the man, actually) have a crazy obsession with candles and buy them by the truckload. I also have a major aversion to fake greenery, leaves, potpourri, vines, etc.....see the 'swiffer' comment above.
We are hosting Thanksgiving again this year, and again my table will look a lot like this:
Check out the old chandy, molding on the walls incomplete, china cabinet doors MIA, no rug, etc. I guess my dining room has come a long way since then! This table setting may seem boring, but at Thanksgiving I don't really need anything more than plates, napkins and a little candlelight. Oh, and silverware. And the food! And some wine. And ice cream. And pumpkin pie. Preferably those last two will come together. Yummm