Wednesday, November 25, 2015

easy going...

Happy Thanksgiving dear ones!!

Lately, I have an obsession with Nordic, Scandinavian and Swedish decor influences.  I love the wood tones, the white, the touches of candlelight and clean lines.  It's the simplicity that calls to me.  I can look at soothing images of Nordic homes for hours, no kidding.  (It's made me yank things off walls and re-think a few spaces too. Ha!) 

Somehow the craving for a soothing color palette made it's way into my Thanksgiving table decor (which I set about five minutes ago) and I ended up with my favorite place settings of all time.  (So of course, I grabbed my camera, snapped a few pics and had to share.  Its the blogger in me.) Last week, when Adrain and I were headed off on our weekend away, we stopped in at Ikea for a champagne bucket and a few of their dotted flutes.  I was sad when I saw that they were out of stock, but thrilled when a sweet worker took apart the display and gave me a discount on six of them! (Happy heart moment!)

 I used creamy, frayed burlap for the runner, which is both cheap and easy, Ikea linen napkins, wood slices under a few white candles, along with a string of wire lights that I got last year at my grocery store.  The plates are all our everyday dishes, even the gold dotted plates. (We found those last Christmas at Marshall's and have used them all year.) The other goblets are almost as old as my marriage, and the sea grass chargers were from Ikea years ago. A simple pheasant feather (found years ago- maybe JoAnns?) topped each plate and that is it!  

Oh and I bought my pies this year because... yes.  I'm going the lazy hostess route with most things and all I really have left to do at this point is make some gluten free stuffing and pop the turkey out of it's brine and into a roasting bag. (My hoodlums named him Chuck.  So weird, yet so funny.  They name the turkey every year.)

For those of you who have been buying up the prints from my six day pop up shop... I LOVE YOU!!  You make my whole family cheer every time an order goes through, because my phone makes a "cha-ching" cash register noise that makes our day!!  (If you have already ordered, your items just shipped this afternoon and if you order between now and Sunday night when I close, your items will ship on Monday, first thing!)  This cute card is going into all of your orders! (Click here to shop)

I feel like I can't go without saying this, so if this is for you, then it's really from God because I didn't plan on adding this part, but I feel like I'm supposed to...  There is always something to be thankful for, even if your teenager is slamming doors and saying things that hurt, your baby is up all night crying and you're exhausted, your loved one has a life-altering illness or you're life is up in the air with a job situation, finances, cancer or any other unknowns.  God doesn't take breaks and He is faithful and can be trusted, because He never leaves His watch over you.  Don't give up or let your weary heart or fears overtake you.  He sees YOU.  No matter where you're celebrating or who you're celebrating with this weekend, or what you're facing beyond this weekend, He is your resting place and safe harbor in every storm.  We can thank Him for that, if nothing else.  And a thankful heart, is a peaceful heart. 

Psalm 62:8 (MSG) 
 "My help and glory are in God
    —granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—
So trust him absolutely, people;
    lay your lives on the line for him.
    God is a safe place to be."

Happy Thanksgiving, 

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  1. Your table looks beautiful! I have also been enjoying simplicity. Less really IS more. And your card really is true~ singing is praying twice! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. It was for me, that last part...thank you.
    And Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Your table looks, simple, classic and welcoming. Everything Thanksgiving should be about. Enjoy your day...and Chuck. :-)

  4. I still love your posts Sasha. This was a difficult Thanksgiving for may family, as we lost a beloved member in the summer. These teen years are often a struggle, and I found myself praying for grace this weekend - asking God to show me ways to serve and be thankful. Thank you for this post. I too am doing less decorating this year - I just saw your IG post. And it has decluttered my heart. I am off to order a couple of prints now. I am actually getting the Nutcracker for our daughter and saving it for when she has her own place someday. I hope the cash register noise doesn't wake you up;) Blessings, Susan

  5. Thanks for obediently sharing the last two paragraphs. I needed to hear those words from the Lord today.

    Your table setting is beautiful.

  6. Pure loveliness, your Thanksgiving table was just beautiful! Sweet ending thoughts!