Hello There! If you are joining us from Cultivate Create, welcome to HollyDays! Today, I am honored to be joining five other women bloggers in a Let’s Gather Thanksgiving Blog Hop: Cultivate Create, Our Joy His Glory, Miss Mandee, Little Brags and Nikki’s Nacs.
This is the first time I’ve participated in a blog hop, so bear with me a bit as I’m learning the ropes!
I’m stop TWO, so at the end of my post I’ll direct you to your next stop on the blog hop!
Join me as I share how to use natural elements in your decorating this Thanksgiving season!
Welcome to my kitchen…
We moved into our new house just eight months ago. In fact, the cypress hood above our stove still needs a coat of stain, but for now, it works for us.
I am truly a less-is-more girl when it comes to decorating. I love walking into a home and feeling like it is effortlessly styled and all the pieces just naturally flow. My Thanksgiving/Fall decorating style is definitely understated, but I like it that way.
There are five key ingredients I think it takes to create a warm and welcoming Fall kitchen-
Color | Texture | Warmth | Scent | Food (of course!)
Color of Natural Elements
I love how simply using vegetables found at your local grocer will make all the difference in the world in adding color to your kitchen. I styled some vegetables I knew we could use in a vintage dough bowl. It was my husband’s Grannie’s bowl. It tells a story and adds texture all at the same time.
There’s nothing that says southern like a meal of potatoes and onions, y’all. So why not display those to inspire your Thanksgiving meal. I placed mine in an old wire basket I bought last year at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA.
I combined old and new elements, shiny silver utensils with varying colors of wood. We found the old bottle in our backyard and it adds a good dark contrast to the white and wood.
There’s no time like Fall and Thanksgiving that brings out my love of chalkboards more. This small one fits easily under my upper cabinets and can quickly change the feel of a kitchen adding a dark, rustic feel. I was lucky to find some discarded Magnolia branches by the road, so I used a small branch in a thrifted copper bowl.
I just love how Thyme smells. It adds another rustic/Fall feel to a kitchen.
Of course, now for the food part. This one is simple. We live in the South, I grew up near the Peanut Capital of the World, so naturally, I chose candied peanuts and peanut brittle. Fill jars like these with your favorite nuts and enjoy the texture and taste of Fall. Here’s a link to similar ones.
Thank you so much for joining me on a little tour of my Fall Kitchen. I hope it inspires you to use some natural elements when decorating this holiday season!
You can continue on the blog hop! The next stop is Our Joy His Glory. Enjoy!