Five Minute Thanksgiving Decorating

These past few weeks have been a complete blur for me. I am working with a wonderful new client who is moving into a new home and by choice has decided to start from scratch. He is bringing absolutely nothing with him other than his clothes…seriously… nada…not even a fork and spoon. Oh, and to make things a little interesting he closed two weeks ago today on his new house and left two days later for Asia and asked if everything could be finished when he got back…. which is tonight…. HAHAHAHA… really?

Well fast forward two weeks and no, the house is not done but things are coming together really nicely. I still have a way to go and I can’t wait to share photos once everything is in place.

The point is I have had no free time (hence my first blog post in 3 weeks) to decorate my home for Fall.  I do realize Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday so I need some super easy, super fast Fall decorating ideas that take five minutes or less. I want to share my finds…just in case some of you are pressed for time as well.

Now in the North East it is too late to decorate with colorful leaves but if you do have any left in your yard this is always a super easy and quick solution as you can never go wrong by bringing nature into your home.

No leaves? I love this look of bare branches in a tall vase. Make it tall and make it a statement.

If you live in the city and branches are scarce, glass vases or jars filled with Fall colored seeds, corn or other Organics and topped with a candle (silk leaf optional) will bring a Fall feel into your home.

A simple pre-made Fall flower bouquet from the super market accented with acorns and dried lentils will look great on my kitchen island.

Bittersweet is another Fall favorite and either it grows wild where you live or not. We have it all over our neighborhood so five minutes of clipping and I have a quick and easy way to add color to my Thanksgiving table or mantle.

An all white Thanksgiving table looks so beautiful with white dishes and table cloth, white pumpkins (real or not) and chunky white pillar candles…super easy, super fast.

white thanksgiving table

and if  this coming week turns into another 3 days of 12-15 hour work days and I wake up on Thursday morning with nothing done and no time to do it…my fall back is a bag of candy corn still unopened from Halloween.

candy corn

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

How about you love taking the time to decorate for the holidays? Do you have any quick 5 minute ideas to share?

If you would like help decorating your home or choosing color (after Thanksgiving) give me a call!




7 Responses to Five Minute Thanksgiving Decorating
  1. Kelly Reply

    So many great and simple ideas here, Linda. I’m going to use several of them. Thanks!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Kelly… after all, who doesn’t like 5 minute decorating..esp. when everyone is so busy these days.

  2. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist Reply

    If it makes you feel any better, I didn’t decorate for Halloween or Thanksgiving this year – make hay while the sun’s shining, right? I can’t imagine doing a project like you just described – how exciting and overwhelming at the same time! I look forward to see what you do – really hope you share the results! Hang in there, it’ll be worth all your hard work and dedication 🙂

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Kristie. I have had my share of sleepless nights and lots of stress when things didn’t go as planned but all in all it is working out great. Also, I couldn’t have asked for a nicer client. Definitely need a break when this job is finished though….hopefully I will be able to get a Christmas tree up.

  3. Kelly Reply

    I am also doing simple and easy this year! I am actually ready to start decorating for Christmas! So happy for you and your new project. Can’t wait to see pictures!

  4. Veronica Tostado de Domurat Reply

    Hi Linda,

    I’m so happy for you with this new project that you are working on. I can’t wait to see pictures.
    I want to apologize for that very very long email that I sent to you before. I got carry away and couldn’t stop typing.
    Anyway have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Veronica! I haven’t forgotten about you and I keep meaning to respond I have just been so busy….a good thing I know but so many other things have taken a back seat. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving too and don’t give up the dream!

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