Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Countdown to Thanksgiving!

As I walked through Macy's department store yesterday the sound of Christmas music was playing what! wait...wait we just spooked through Halloween and we're just grasping daylight savings time and now Christmas music?

So this post is to help you slow it down a little bit and start planning a nice ending to November aka Thanksgiving. 

Reading through articles on my iPhone (Flipboard app) I came across a great planner from Good Housekeeping by Susan Westmoreland. Each day on this list has a video on the linked site to assist you with some great ideas.

So with time still ahead and some great planners available on the web also on Real Simple you control the stress level and plan to celebrate truly wonderful Thanksgiving.

There are great resources all around and I use my iPhone camera (did you get a new iPhone 5s or 5c?) use it to plan your decor.  

By taking pictures of inspiration (burst mode on your iPhone!) to use them as a design board for: color schemes, themes, tablescapes, and place settings. 

Ideas are fast and sometimes fleeting. Idea photos springboard into greater results and you always have a camera on use it!

Take a scouting outing by planning a fun trip to your favorite shopping spot or take an outdoor walk. Start there and begin by shooting photos quickly over a 30 minute period and yield some fantastic results. 

Stop for a cup of coffee and review your photos. Then plan on using what "draws you in" to create your design then you're done! Here's some starting topics:
  • Nature (changing leaves of colors, pine cones, and foliage).
  • Pinterest and or window shopping for (place settings, napkins, place holders) or decor.
  • Fashion colors are a huge inspiration (lots of navy colored items are out now).
  • Or use an idea you've used in prior years just add a twist.
Tip: planning is fun when you have a plan in place and great tools make a world of difference.

Are you planning Thanksgiving in your home or do you visit another home to celebrate?

google images, link to Good Housekeeping, Susan Wesmoreland, and Real Simple


Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

My husband plans Thanksgiving...I'll give hime your great plan!

helen tilston said...

Hi Bette

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I like what you say about slowing down and being in the moment. Christmas is still some time away.

Thanks for your visits

Helen xx