Happy Thanksgiving! This is the first Thanksgiving where Thomas and I have taken charge of everything- place, food (Thomas is master chef, I’m sous chef), games and decor and we’re so incredibly excited to have our family and friends over in our place. After years of being treated by our parents, grandparents or aunts & uncles, it’s really special to be able to do the same for them! Even though it’s fun to decorate and eat a delicious meal, this day is about giving thanks and that’s what we plan to do. We’re surrounded by people who we love unconditionally and are so grateful to have in our lives. I’m also so thankful for each and every Gal Meets Glam reader. I love you guys so much and the community and friendships that have developed through GMG. I can only hope that we can continue to build and grow over the next few years!
As promised, I’m sharing a few bits of our holiday decor! I decided to do things a little different this year with our color scheme. Since our home already has so many pastel and pink accents, I thought it would be fun to play off that and create a tablescape of oranges and varying shades of pink mixed with gold details and white. I was able to find peonies (at Whole Foods! and then more at the SF Flower Mart yesterday) to fill the table with a mix of high and low flower arrangements. These (pictured) are not the final results, so check out my snapchat (galmeetsglam) & instagram for more details!
I bought these beautiful orange linen napkins at one of my favorite local SF home decor stores, Hudson Grace. I love that they still work in the room regardless of the holiday, so I plan on keeping them out year round. We kept everything else simple, bringing in a few white pumpkins, neutral votives and clear chargers.
Last minute, I decided to put up some of our holiday decor to make our place feel a little more festive! We added these white stockings to the mantle with these bunny holders– both currently 25% off at Anthropologie right now with code: SHOPTOIT
Instead of getting dressed up this year, we decided to make it more casual and laid back. Since most of the day is spent in between the kitchen (checking up on food) and living room (watching all the great classics- Love Actually, The Holiday, It’s Complicated…), I went with this gorgeous pink sweater with a bold red lipstick. If I were to be dressing up this year, I would love to wear this dress!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their loved ones and is able to find some quiet time to enjoy the holiday! XO