A Thanksgiving Table

This post is done in partnership with The White Company. All opinions, however, are my own.

Decorating your Thanksgiving table may not seem high on your list of priorities when you’ve got turkey, juggling a million side dishes in the oven, and an extra bed for Aunt Ethel to worry about, but I always like to make mine a little extra special. Let’s face it, there aren’t really many opportunities to decorate for Thanksgiving, so I like to make the holiday a little more festive any way I can. With a few timeless pieces and some grocery store finds, you can transform your table into a Thanksgiving wonderland. Is that a thing? No? Well, I’m making it a thing.

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Finding pieces that can be used to decorate everyday, on special occasions and for holidays is key because then you’re getting more bang for your buck. Enter The White Company – a UK-based lifestyle brand with over 23 years of expertise in British-designed, artisan-made, and hand-finished pieces (and luckily for me they’ve just opened a store nearby at the Mall in Short Hills!). I started with a few pieces from their holiday collection, which could easily be used any other time of the year, and filled in with some pieces I already had and some simple finds from my grocery store.

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Yet another change

I know you’re probably sick of seeing different versions of this room by now and are convinced I have some sort of problem for which I should seek help. Maybe you’re right, but I like to think of myself as an interiors Goldilocks. I test things out until I find what’s just right.


The main issue I’ve always had with this room is that it’s a long rectangle, so it’s been tricky to find a furniture set up that doesn’t highlight that semi-annoying feature and make each end of the room feel like an empty no man’s land. Also, one entire wall is made up of windows, so there’s only ever been one spot we could put the TV. I know you’re probably thinking “Just get rid of the TV!” Yeah, we tried that once, and no thanks. The placement of the piano was a bit odd too because it hid some of the built-ins surrounding the fireplace and made that little nook feel slightly cramped. So a few weeks ago when my piano was moved for a thing that was shot in my house, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to change things up.  Continue reading

Housekeeping!

I often receive comments on Instagram from people asking how I keep my home so tidy with four boys.  I wish I could say I wave my magic wand or wiggle my nose and poof! everything is put away, the dishwasher has been emptied and my floors are sparkling, but no.  It really just boils down to me not sitting on my butt and staying on top of the mess.

This is not groundbreaking information and I’m not reinventing the wheel, this I know, but maybe you’ll find some helpful tips, or maybe you’ll roll your eyes and wonder why I started this blog up again.  Who knows!

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