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I don’t know about you, but Fall is my favourite time of year. The warm drinks, oversized sweaters, crisp mornings, multicoloured leaves and stormy days have my heart.
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to decorate during this Season. Over the years, my style has become more and more simple – almost minimal. I used to go all out with more pumpkins than I could decorate with. Every Orange, red and fall tone you could imagine and every pillow, throw and textile I could stuff into a space. But this year I’ve shifted into a more simple gear and I’m loving the minimal yet extremely cozy theme.
Keep reading to the very end to see our dining and living room decorated for Thanksgiving, as well as my favourite homemade latte recipe!
I wanted a tablescape that made our guests feel right at home. Instead of laying our natural linen tablecloth flat, I used it as a messy runner to give the middle of our table definition and give it that lived in feel. I then put our berry garland on top of the runner for some texture and lastly, a few sugar pumpkins mixed with these stunning wood candle holders.
Our table is made from old reclaimed fir and it has natural dents, cracks and movement ( which I love, it adds so much texture and character )
Pro Tip: If wanting to build or plank your own table top, go to your local sawmill and ask if they have any old rough cut wood laying around. You’ll need to make sure it’s kiln dried or it will take months to dry out. But usually they do, and it’s a fraction of the cost! Our table cost 90 dollars to build ( not including the legs and paint.
I picked these plates and linen napkins as they’re neutral and can be brought into every season. I also paired the napkin rings with the candlesticks to tie in the table design. If you look closely at the salad plates, they have so much texture and remind me of the ocean. The dinner plates are simple and can be used weather it is a Holiday or not. They can also easily be mixed with other dishes as they’re super simple and white.
When the plates come off the table, the centrepiece stays. It makes me happy every single time I walk past it and it’s extremely easy to put together. Don’t worry about spills or food – this set up will take under two minutes to put together so you can easily wash the tablecloth when you need.
We will be celebrating our own Thanksgiving on Saturday. We love having an intimate dinner with our kids and teaching them the real reason Thanksgiving is celebrated.
On to our living room…the place that gets the most snuggles, has the most memories made and most lattes sipped 😉
The first item to cozy up this space was this oversized knit blanket from Crate and Barrel. If there was one fabric that reminds me of fall, it would be wool. Big chunky knit wool. This blanket has been so lovely to cozy up under during those cold nights. I also think it breaks up the orange of the sofa and adds so much dimension and “cozy” to the space.
At one point in my childhood, prior to my mother going back to work, she would make afghan’s and sell them. We always had these cozy knit blankets draped over all of our chairs and sofas and still to this day, they make me feel right at home.
I don’t know about you – but nothing says Thanksgiving like a good warm drink and homemade muffins. Below is my irresistible latte that you’ll want to make every single day.
Jess’s Favourite Latte
- Frother ( Handheld or Electric. I use this one )
- Milk of any kind. I use 2%
- Vanilla Syrup
Pour your milk, syrup, cardamom and cinnamon into your frother and froth. Once to the consistency you like, mix it with 1/4th a cup of coffee and there you have a perfect latte. Trust me, you won’t want to spend your money anywhere but on supplies for your own home.
We’ve been using our Smeg Coffee Maker and the coffee is honestly so good. You can also choose how strong you want it, your type of water ( soft or hard ). It makes the perfect cup of coffee.
What do you think of my decorating for Fall this year? Are you loving how simple it is or do you prefer a more grand gesture?
Make sure you hop on over to Crate and Barrel Canada! They now ship directly to your home for a super low rate! Be sure to check out their recently added Seasonal decor.
I want to wish all of you a very happy Canadian Thanksgiving and thank you for stopping by the blog today.
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