Julie's Blog

Make Your Thanksgiving a Shore Thing!

October 16, 2012

Beach Themed Decor

While many of us associate Thanksgiving with crisp cold air, berried branches, turning foliage, and chrysanthemums, not everyone has to go over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother’s house. Some just take a barefoot stroll along the beach, perhaps collecting a few shells along the way. If I were spending the holiday at my house in Florida here is how I would like my table to look.

Orchid Sand dollar Place Setting

Not only is it coastal inspired, but it is a cleaner, less cluttered and simpler look. This also matches our lifestyle down in Florida which is completely opposite from our hectic, fast-paced life in New York.

Use found objects as well as treasured keepsakes to create the look you want. Keeping the colors soft and using monochromatic single variety flowers will provide a sense of calm.

White Roses and Shell Place Setting

Write each guest’s name on a sand dollar and tuck a single cymbidium orchid behind it for a chic place setting.

Cymbidium Orchid and Sand Dollar Place Setting