Thanksgiving Guest Post: Burns House

Hi there! I’m Lauren from {burns house}. Thanks for joining me today!

Can I be totally honest with you?

{I’m not a Thanksgiving decorator}

Though we do get together, Thanksgiving really isn’t a big deal in our family. So, when Michelle contacted me about doing a guest post, I was a little nervous. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, I’ve usually been singing Christmas carols for two weeks!

But, I decided to challenge myself.

I don’t think fall has to mean orange, red, and gold. So this year, I decorated for fall very differently than I have in the past. Using a cream, brown, and silvery blue color palate, I made it my mission to embrace all things nontraditional this season.

Here is how I’ve translated this into a Thanksgiving tablescape…

First, shop your house and find various objects you want to include in your setting. Everything I used for this tablescape I already had!

Then, set it up!

Here are some of my details…

{kraft paper placemats for easy cleanup}

 {flatware tied with twine and a silver-painted pumpkin make pretty place settings}

{unify adjacent areas with similar accessories and styling}

 {fall is more than than pumpkins & leaves. bring nature indoors with pinecones and grapevine accessories}

{make a thankful tree for the season. write what you are thankful for on bookpage leaves and hang them from branches from your yard for a fast, free, and meaningful display}

Now, I realize that most of you probably have a much larger space for hosting holiday get-togethers, but these ideas can easily be adapted to fit your space!

{scale your decorations to match your area. a large centerpiece would take up too much room on our small dining table, so I chose smaller decorative accents}

Just because the holidays are all about traditions, it doesn’t mean that you can’t mix things up a bit in your d├ęcor! I encourage you to make a change, no matter how big or small, in how you decorate this holiday season.

And you may just find you make a {new} tradition this year :)


  1. Lovely ideas...from the thankful tree to the kraft paper placemats --- such great ideas to store away. Thank you for sharing!!!


  2. I love that you used what you already had lying around! Great ideas!!

  3. Great post! I love the swatch of burlap, and how you tied the flatware with twine!!!

  4. What cute space! I'm loving that Thankful tree and totally wishing I thought of it! (:

  5. I think it is great! So simple and relaxed!


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