{ DIY Tips & Tricks For Thanksgiving }

Today I had the chance to share some tips and tricks for getting your house "Holiday Ready".
Jenn Fredrick from Good Day Philadelphia came to my home to chat a little about things you can do that have big impact and little money to prepare for the upcoming entertainment season.

So, if you didn't catch the show I thought I'd share a little here...
my fav. The rustic table setting.

with fresh cut black walnut chargers

I added stripes of black striped burlap webbing from burlapfabric.com

I tied the silverware up with a black toile napkin, and some springs of pine nestled in a paper cone.

The place cards are made of vintage book paper and logs. I drilled a tiny hole into small logs and inserted a twisted wire to hold the name card.

I added these paper ornaments to the back of the chairs for an extra little pop.

In the center of the table I placed glittered and paper wrapped candles on a silver tray with pine cones and logs sprinkled around about.

Another centerpiece I showed was this one made from mostly vintage Christmas balls.

An easy trick to add some interest to your food display is to add different heights.

we ate all the cheeses while filming.

We added a drink station for kids too.

So easy, which by the way, I need to stop saying.
Gallons of cider poured into a glass container.
Piles of country fabric.
Apples and pears galore.

A simple hand written sign.

And mason jars with brown and white striped paper straws.

The mantel needed to be spruced up a little.So I added a few things.

like these mason jars filled with green lentils.

See anything you'll try for turkey day?

See where I get LOT's of inspiration - my pinterest page

Also, if your an upcycler, don't forget the contest we have going on...
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  1. There all to cute, and I love all the natural elements:)

  2. love all the natural and rustic wood elements! the chargers are awesome!

    1. thanks Cassie, the chargers are my favorite part.

  3. Your ideas are great! (At the price of a gallon of cider here, however, I don't think we'll be pouring "gallons of it" THIS year!)

  4. Wow! I love the black walnut chargers. We don't do fancy sit down dinners...but I think these would be great as a TRIVET too!

    What I might try? the handwritten signs on book pages! Love that.
    We drink from jars "pickle crystal" all the time! :) Love these ideas and lots of the others you showed too.
    Thanks! Pat

    1. I never heard "pickle crystal"! I think I'll start using that term, thanks!

  5. Chargers are awesome and also all the tree elements. The whole cider station looks sooooo tempting a cozy! Cant say I didnt like anything.Beautiful and full of great Ideas,thanks!:}

    1. Happy Turkey day to you too Sandra Dee. thanks for stopping by,

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  7. I love your rustic table... I am not sure I could pick a favorite, but I love how you used paper to make such beautiful decorations! Also, the webbing is such a fun touch.

  8. thanks Andrea. Have a great, "cozy" Thanksgiving!

  9. I really love the log disc as a platter or charger



Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, DIYer, house flipper and designer behind The Painted Home. Her approachable charm and easy style have made her a local favorite, appearing on FOX, ABC, CBS and various others. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, a hamster, and a revolving door of other "pets".


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