Halloween has come and gone and I thought about skipping Thanksgiving decor and decorating my buffet for Christmas, but I was not ready to let go of Fall quite yet. Today I am sharing how I decorated my buffet to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas by using cranberries in my decor.
I decided to get a little more decorating use out of my pumpkins and gourds that were on my front porch and create a harvest themed centerpiece.
I started with a gingham checked table runner that I have had for years. I used a mix of real cranberries and artificial ones, along with some items I picked up for the dollar store to create a cranberry and orange themed tablescape. I wrapped a clear vase with burlap and filled it with real cranberries.
I picked up this wire basket (which I think was a refrigerator drawer) at a flea market and thought it would be perfect to hold pumpkins and gourds. I wove some polka dot burlap through it and stuck a couple of cranberry sprays in for color. I also added a strand of leaf garland underneath for an extra layer of color.
I used chalk markers to write "Give Thanks" on a decorative chalkboard sign. You might remember this was on my front porch.
I also decorated my chalk painted bottle with a Fall greeting and added a white pumpkin to the mix, sitting on a cranberry garland.
I brought in elements from the outdoors, with a couple of branches nestled in a bottle. The artificial pumpkins are from the dollar store too. You could also paint them a neutral color, like I did with some of the others I had. I wrapped a plain candle with burlap and used a piece of twine to tie on a decorative leaf.
I can easily swap out the pumpkins for snowmen and ornaments and re-use the cranberries in my Christmas decor. Do you decorate for Thanksgiving or just skip to Christmas?