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You’ll see a lot of red here because I use thanksgiving as the ‘base layer’ for my Christmas decor strategy. I like to buy things which can easily be repurposed for the whole season! I layer in some red along with the leftover oranges of my Halloween decor, then once Turkey day is done, I swap out the pumpkins for evergreen swags, pinecones, and glitter to transform into Christmas! Make your decor work double duty!

no. 1 This tartan plaid wine cover from Williams Sonoma is sure to please a gracious thanksgiving hostess (she can re-use for Christmas!) 12.95 at Williams Sonoma. Or if you’re feeling particularly crafty, make your own!  Take a cue from Brittany over at Brittany Makes and repurpose those plaid PJ pants that Aunt Selma got you last year (just wash first!).  no. 2 Cranberry Clafoutis is an easy and crowd pleasing recipe.  I served it to my guests this past week and there wasn’t a crumb left to be seen.  Recipe from Martha Stewart, I divided mine into individual ramekins. no. 3 The Bliss Sofa is definitely on my covet list starts at $1099 from West Elm.  Head over to Style by Emily Henderson or Design Love Fest to enter their West Elm Give-a-way for a chance to win their five West Elm faves! no. 4 Rose Hips will definitely add some flair to your Thanksgiving florals.  Check your local florist for availability (Quick Tip: If they’re not available in your area, use Hypericum Berries as a substitute!) no.5  Double hit on the West Elm goods (I told you I was in love with their holiday catalog!).  This wishbone platter is cute, cute and would make a great display piece during the holiday season.  It’s no longer available online, but hit up your local store! no. 6 I cannot get enough of the LED candles.  Use them with dried florals, wrapped in decorative paper, or under a bell dome for the perfectly lit (and safe!) holiday! These are $13.99 from Amazon.

I’ll be spending the weekend prepping some amazing holiday inspired posts for you guys and getting my thanksgiving table together.  What about you? Are you hosting Thanksgiving? If not, what are you bringing? Or like Shannon over at Imperfectly Inspired, are you having a friends’ Thanksgiving? (Which sounds AWESOME!).

Have a BLESSED Friday and Weekend!