As Thanksgiving approaches, we often find ourselves in a mad scramble, working to create the perfect family celebration.  These days, there are fewer times that families can actually sit down together for a meal, making it important to treat these occasions as celebrations.

Many of us find ourselves dusting off recipe boxes this time of year to find time-honored recipes, such as “Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie.”  I advise clients to shop their own shelves and find the perfect recipe for a holiday tablescape.

Gather up your grandmother’s dishes and anything else of sentimental value, and use them during the holidays to make your home feel warm and cozy.  My mother-in-law gave me two sets of silverware, one in gold and one in silver.  I bring these sets out at Thanksgiving; it is the only time my family sees them.  I pretend not to see the eyes rolling when I mention that these dishes need to be hand washed, and bask in the familiar conversations that occur as we gather together. My daughter and son quip back and forth as they relate their memories of relatives long past.  The ever present smart phones are nowhere to be found as the dishes are washed, dried, and put away until next year.

After Thanksgiving, it’s time to start decorating for Christmas!  At June DeLugas Interiors, we always find ways to mix the old with the new when decorating for the holidays.  We often suggest combining greenery from your property with a fantastic amaryllis or new centerpiece. We love to use wreaths because they are easy to change.  You can be as creative as you want, like an artist working with a blank canvas.

Join us for our Christmas Open House on Tuesday November 17th from 10:00 to 7:00!  We will have refreshments all day and live music beginning at 3:30 to enjoy while you get inspired for the holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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