Friday, November 13, 2015



As a child my favorite Thanksgiving was when my parents hosted Thanksgiving dinner and everyone sat at a long table in the basement for dinner. My mom had my brother and I make name tags for all the guests out of construction paper. We had the best time ever and I’m sure it kept us out of my mom’s hair for hours!!!!! My mom kept those little name tags….… They are tucked away with the paper turkey somewhere probably never to be seen again since she is now gone.

Okay, enough of being sentimental….on to the eye candy!

Top 10 DIY Centerpieces for Thanksgiving.........  I'd like one this long with 4th July design!!!!:


Beautiful centerpiece:


A beautiful fall centerpiece with white pumpkins, dried hydrangea, birch bark and candelabras atop a simple burlap table runner:


Thanksgiving Table Setting Tablescape with Spode Woodland, Copeland Spode Tower, Rustic Turkey Centerpiece and Turkey Tureens:


Use apples, fresh foliage + candles in place of a table runner.:


This weeks DIY Sunday Showcase feautures are packed with home decorating that will knock your socks off as well as tasty treats for pumpkin lovers:


Have a great weekend my friends!!!

Be love.



Cynthia said...

Beautiful Des and I love hearing sentimental memories, they are the BEST!! Have a super weekend.


Kelly said...

that's a sweet memory of your mom. I'm sure the holidays are a time when you miss her the most. I love all of the pretty tablescapes you shared. I love white pumpkins!

Mari said...

Des I love the idea that your dear sweet mom had you and your brother make name tags for the guest....soooo special.....
All of these images are stunning, I'm keeping my Thanksgiving decor very simply and elegant lots of creams, whites and gold for some sparkle......I'm such a sparkly girl at

Wishing you a wonderful weekend....

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved reading about your Thanksgiving memories....I am happy to see my friend Kristen's (Sophia's) beautiful centerpiece here today....Have a great weekend!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What sweet memories you have! Love all these ideas for tablescapes. I haven't even thought about what I'm doing this year. I better hurry! :)

Sheila Irwin said...

Love all of these Des, especially that first one where they used the old wooden box. Just starting to get ideas for my Thanksgiving tablescape now - need to decide soon as I am hosting this year! Then hopefully I can post it next week!

have a nice weekend!


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Des,
Love all the beautiful Thanksgiving table settings here. Such beautiful inspiration. Have a great Sunday.

Red Rose Alley said...

I love the white pumpkins and the orange table cloth. Orange really makes a centerpiece happy and it says "Thanksgiving" also.

love, ~Sheri