Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's Simple...Use Candles For Thanksgiving Ambiance

Easy-Simple-Easy-Simple!  Treat yourself and your guest to a lovely grouping of candles.  Clustering candles together will give you that needed ambiance without going through much trouble.  I will be hosting Thanksgiving at my home and I have to admit that I get caught up in the creative side of the holidays.  Fiddling here and there with table settings or decorations for my buffet is how I like to spend my time.  I know I should be cooking and shopping...blah...blah...blah!  I love to make everything look pretty and unique.  I think these images will work with what I had in mind.  I don't think it will take me much time to pick up some candles, set them out, and light them!  

Trina, over at A Country Farmhouse blog, uses taper candles beautifully in her dinning room.  I think she is all set for Thanksgiving.  It is the most pure and simple decoration for this season that I have come across.  She always does a beautiful job with her photography and decorating her home.  I was very inspired by these images to use candles to set the mood for our Thanksgiving meal.  Her home is darling!

I keep using the word easy but, how easy is it to place all white candles on a tray in different sizes?  Very effective.  Do you have some pretty or unusual bottles lying around in your attic or basement?  Get some gorgeous taper candles in different colors and just pop them in and you are all set!

  Everyone always looks better with candlelight!  If you don't have enough candles holders to use...head out to a local thrift store and pick some up!  In the past, I have scored adorable brass candle sticks for one dollar!  I actually feel a little better knowing that for Thanksgiving, my home will look beautiful and cozy by candlelight.  Maybe it will even mask a burnt dish or too!!!!!

I hope you give it a try too!

Images via BHG and via A Country Farmhouse blog

8 wonderful comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Everything looks better en masse and candles are such and inexpensive look for the effect you get.

mydesignchic said...

Not only pretty, but we all look better in candlelight...such a bonus!!

Pinecone Camp said...

I especially love the top right look! so pretty. Sounds like you're going to have a magical Thanksgiving setting.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Jamilyn,
My goal this holiday season is to actually light my candles! Sometimes I forget to follow through on that part - and it's the best part!
Happy Thanksgiving holiday to you!

Design Elements said...

i agree with Karen. candles are such inexpensive for the effect you get.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love candles in groups. The ones on the tray are my favorite. Your blog is lovely. Please stop my and visit me on my blog. I'm trying to find my style and it's a work in progress. Perhaps you might like to follow.

VictoriaArt said...

Beautiful! This s what I am going to do this holiday season, a lovely grouping of candleholders with all different sizes....
xx Victoria

Terri said...

All of these ideas are beautiful! Candles add such a warmth to a holiday table.