Simple and Nostalgic Thanksgiving Table Scape

As I begin to center my home decorating around my idea of creating the Happy Home (not sure what I'm talking about?  Hurry and visit this post) and Honest Decorating, I am making some changes to my approach.  One of my goals this year has been to create beauty without purchasing new items - or at least purchasing the minimum possible.  And I am happy to report that I managed to create a lovely Thanksgiving table using only items that I already had. (With the exception of the flowers - I did splurge a bit at the grocery store for them.)

Any decorating project needs a jumping off point, and for this one I used my mother's vintage Transferware as my inspiration. The rich brown tones are a perfect autumn shade and helped to give the place settings an elegant feel even though some of the elements were quite casual.

I paired the Transferware with inexpensive gold chargers that I purchased a few years ago at Hobby Lobby and a set of tan striped placemats and napkins that I've had for several years.

For the centerpiece I combined several items that I shopped from around the house, all of which were in tones of gold and brown.

Now,  I love a full and opulent table setting as much as the next girl, but I also believe that there is elegance and beauty in simplicity.  So don't feel like you have to fill the table to create beauty.  Imagine this simple table brimming with all the fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving meal, and you'll get my vision.  

Go shop the house, think outside the box and remember that simplicity is elegant!

Happy Thanksgiving, my lovely readers!  



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