Recipe for a Thankful Life
“Rejoice in the family and friends that surround you, as crazy as they may sometimes be. Remember, some have only themselves as they walk through this life.
Give thanks for the simple things, the traditions handed down from generation to generation.
Be thankful for what you do have instead of lamenting about what you have not achieved or yet obtained.
Acknowledge your talents as blessings and share them with the world.
Live in the moment with the people that cross your path, give thanks for the lessons they bring you.
Our homes are our sanctuaries from the world. Be thankful for them and the family, friends, and loved ones who walk through the doors as they enrich our lives and feed our souls as no money or food possibly can.” ~ Author Unknown
Do you ever feel Thanksgiving gets lost between Halloween and Christmas? Giving thanks was so important to our forefathers that they made it a national holiday. As you gather with family and friends to celebrate this Thanksgiving, take time to honor the day with thankfulness and gratitude.
As I approach this season of Thanksgiving, I am reminded of all the blessings in my life. Being a part of this wonderful magazine is one of those blessings and so are you. To my wonderful clients who trust me to assist them in making decorating decisions for their homes, thank you. It is my pleasure to encourage you to create a beautiful home and I am thankful for the opportunity.
Many of you will begin decorating your home for the upcoming holiday season this month. Just a few reminders for accessorizing:
- Arrange accessories in odd number groupings. Even one large accessory works in the right space.
- Vary the heights of the accessories in the grouping. Don’t forget: if an item isn’t tall enough, you can use books or a box to raise the item.
- Group like items together rather than scattering them throughout the room. For example: keep your collection of Santas together for more of a visual impact. I have a collection of Christmas photos of our family in pretty frames that I like to display together. It’s fun to see how we have changed through the years.
- Corral items on a tray as a centerpiece on your table, ottoman, coffee table, sofa table, etc. This showcases the items. Especially on your dining table, it is a great alternative to a single centerpiece.
- Include plants and flowers to add life, color, and texture to your groupings.
- Use large scale accessories if your rooms are large. Small items will just get lost in your rooms.
- Create backdrops for your accessories on bookcases, shelves, mantles, china cabinets, etc., by using platters, plates, mirrors or trays….even plate chargers.
- Resist the urge to fill every inch of the shelf and tabletop space. The eye needs a place to rest, and this will also help you to focus and enjoy the other accessories.
Does your home need a little help for the holidays? An Interior Redesign is just the thing to freshen up your décor and be ready for the holidays. Give ReDESIGNS by Ava a call.
Counting my blessings …naming them one by one…..counting my blessings and seeing what God has done! Happy Thanksgiving! Ava