Hey all! It’s Amy from Love On Sunday and I’m super excited to be contributing to the Hello Yellow blog. Now that it’s officially fall, I’m sure we’ve all been exposed to a plethora of halloween costumes and Thanksgiving recipe ideas. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the hype of the holiday and forget what it’s truly about. I’m definitely guilty of that. But this Thanksgiving is an extra special one for me.
My life completely changed after I decided to go all in and take my side business full-time (I’m a designer and stylist). Working for yourself is a whole new ball game. I no longer rely on a steady pay cheque, I am 100% in control of my time and how I make my money. It’s actually a little scary to write that *gulp*. One of the main things I had to change was my spending habits which can be extremely difficult for someone who loves to decorate. But I’m a big believer in creating beautiful things on a budget. So today, I’m sharing with you my little Thanksgiving Tablescape created with thrifted finds.
When I made the decision to spend less, it forced me to take a long hard look at what truly mattered in life. As cheesy as this may sound, I have a new appreciation for my time, as well as the people and things around me. So this year I decided to create these tiny scrolls, inside is a little handwritten note on why I am thankful for each person at the table.
Rolled up with some twine and little bit of foliage, it creates a beautiful little placeholder and a thoughtful little gift that your guest can take home.
And who says thanksgiving has to be all orange everything? Definitely not me. I love a good neutral palette with lots of texture so I opted for gold, black, dark green and white.
I picked up the brass votive holders, candle stick holders and a simple green vase at a local Value Village. The midcentury etched glassware was another thrifted find and works perfectly with the whole setting. Everything cost me less than $15!
I also picked up some mini white pumpkins and a simple branch from the grocery store. Sometimes less is more!
And there you have it— a simple table setting that won’t break the bank. Don’t be afraid to add your own personal touches or use your own colour scheme. There are no rules. Lastly, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones. We have so much to be thankful for!