Fall-Thanksgiving Table Setting-2017

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Albert Camus once said “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  I love the colors of fall and using them in my home, especially the ones that occur naturally…browns, golds, moss greens, burnt oranges.  Hence, the inspiration for my Thanksgiving table setting.

Dollar Tree Halloween Table Setting

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A penny saved is a penny earned”.  I say save those pennies!!

As demonstrated in my recent blog post Dollar Tree Fall/Thanksgiving Table Setting blog, beautiful, creative table settings do not have to be expensive!  Based on the feedback and positive comments from my last Dollar Tree post, I decided to create another table setting with ONLY items purchased from my local Dollar Tree store, but for Halloween!  This particular table setting cost less than $40!!  Personally, I am not much into Halloween, but with kiddos around, they are always asking for “real” decorations, not just pumpkins and flowers.  Imagine that…oh, the perils of kids with a mom who is a designer.  So, I decided to oblige.

Styling your Coffee Tables

Nate Berkus is absolutely one of the most inspiring interior designers that has influenced me throughout the years.  Besides that, he and my brother and his family, were all survivors of the the tsunami that devastated Thailand years ago, so I have felt a unique bond with him.  He has said that “Everyone should be able to sit in a room with pieces that spark memories”.  Not only do I completely agree with this sentiment, but I incorporate it fully throughout my home.

A coffee table is typically a centerpiece of most family rooms and living rooms. As you and your family or guests are sitting around your coffee tables, they are getting a glimpse into things that are important to you. I have always encouraged my clients and my friends (only when asked, of course!) to utilize this area as a display for cherished accessories, your passions and your interests. Not only does it allow your guests to get to know you better, but it also can initiate enlightening conversations about the places you have visited, your passions (in my case, this includes favorite designers, artists, places we have traveled, etc.), and the people and things that inspire you or have sentimental value.

Dollar Tree Fall/Thanksgiving Table Setting

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A penny saved is a penny earned”.  I say save those pennies!!

Beautiful table settings do not have to be expensive!  To prove that, I created this fall table setting with ONLY items purchased from my local Dollar Tree store, costing less than $50 for all of it!!  My kids have always loved going to dollar stores when they were little.  My teenage daughter still loves going and I have always been fascinated by what you can buy at a dollar store!

Contemporary Fall or Thanksgiving Table Setting


As soon as one holiday ends, it is time to start planning for the next one.  There are several eating areas in our home all created with neutral palates to easily transition between seasons and holidays with any color palate. This way, I can change things up every season…or not!  For this fall season, I wanted to create a casual, yet contemporary table setting for my breakfast area.