Photo courtesy of Homey Oh My!

Photo courtesy of Homey Oh My!

Tomorrow is the big day, and if you’re like me, almost all your thinking has been about the Thanksgiving meal itself: “Who likes what?” “How long does that bake?” And “how many pans can I fit in the oven at once?”   

But a holiday meal should please the eye as well as the belly: It’s not too late to plan a handsome Thanksgiving tablescape. Here’s a roundup of my favorite ideas; I hope it inspires you to make something beautiful for your own celebration tomorrow.

A tablescape doesn’t have to be elaborate to look marvelous. Over at Homey Oh My!, blogger Amy starts with an heirloom table runner, adding her copper-striped mini pumpkins, copper-tape candle holders, and bright floral arrangements from Trader Joe’s. The metal accents add a dash of glam without overpowering the simplicity of the overall look.


Sometimes Realtors get the shock of their lives. Be it cats running out of doorways, after which they must sprint, only to find out that the homeowner doesn’t even own a cat, to really, REALLY awful faux finishes.

In this case, one Realtor that has asked to remain anonymous, sent in this photo of a home in Old Lake Highlands she was showing:

“I swear HGTV jacked some people up. Out showing houses today and someone really talented perfectly executed the plastic baggie faux finish technique on every. single. surface. of this hallway. 7 doors, trim, sides of doors, ceilings and even the attic access. All perfectly finished. Creepy.”

Faux Finish Faux PasI would definitely call this a faux finish faux pas. I know it’s nothing a little primer and paint can’t fix, but really, their Realtor should have told them to fix this! What do you think?

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