Thanksgiving is soon arriving here in Canada on October 10th. I am planning on laying the table with my best silverware, crystal goblets, and my nicest tablecloth. But until that day arrives and throughout the Fall decorating season I set what I call The Everyday Fall Table. The everyday Fall table is bright and colourful. It is set with items shopped from my stock. I had quit buying seasonal décor years ago as I prefer to use natural items. And I felt that had to get rid of the clutter! Seriously, do you really need five totes full of decorations for every season to make your home look nice? Well, I didn’t think so!
I like to start with the centerpiece. Mr. Squirrel is a favourite of mine. If you’ve been following me for any time at all I bet you might remember seeing this squirrel statue located somewhere in my home every Fall!
I do splurge (ha) on a new plastic coated tablecloth every season. This one cost me $3.00! I cover the table with it for the one season then I have it to use for painting or crafts for myself or when the grandchildren come. The tablecloth was discounted from summer stock but I think the colours work fine for Fall.
Here in our cottage the kitchen table is the only table. So I have to keep it functional for our every day living, as well as dressing it up for the special occasion that come throughout the year.
Surprisingly, I have been able to fit eight people around this small round table! It was cozy and actually funny. We would all have a good laugh when one of the grand children, who was sitting on the back side of the table, would decide in the middle of the dinner that they needed to use the rest room. Then everyone on that side would have to get out of their chairs to make room for him/her to pass. Then repeat it again when they returned. It was almost like a game of musical chairs. But no one ended up on the floor or without a chair afterwards! I believe that being together with family or friends is really what makes those special days so special after all, not pomp and circumstance.
I hope that your Monday is blessed-Kim
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