This Old Colonial Home

Filling our house with love and a lot of DIY

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Candle and leaves centerpiece with Scrabble tiles Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. In our family it’s a day dedicated to spending time with one another, giving thanks for what we have, and indulging in some pretty awesome food! We refuse to allow Black Friday to take over and ruin this special day. It’s a time to gather around the table and enjoy each other’s company.

Every year we have Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s house, and setting the table has always been my job – ever since I was a little kid. This year, thanks to Pinterest, I was inspired to make it extra special. I made place cards and used pine cones as the holders. I made menus and also incorporated scrabble tiles and leaf garland. If you can’t go the extra mile for the holidays, when can you? And you’d never know we were eating on a ping pong table. 🙂DIY Thanksgiving menusThanksgiving place setting with menuThanksgiving menu on plate and napkin Pine cone place card holderBig Thanksgiving tablescape Cozy, candlelit Thanksgiving table Fall candlelit centerpieceI hope your Thanksgiving was filled with as much joy and love as ours was!


One Man’s Trash Is This Woman’s Treasure

I’m so excited about the major find I just scored that I had to share! I was walking our dog, Luca, around our neighborhood when I came across these out on the curb for trash (gasp!)

sled 1

sled 2

Two gentlemen happened to be outside at the time so I asked if they really didn’t want them. They said no because they’re rusty (which is even better I think) and said I could take them. They’re perfect for Christmas decorations! I quickly walked Luca home and returned right back to pick them up. Best part – they were free!! Check back later to see how I incorporate both into my holiday décor.


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Enveloped by Fall

If you’ve been following along, then you know by now that this is my favorite time of year. And while Fall has been showing up in New Jersey these past few weeks, I swear it exploded over the weekend while we were away! I’m pretty sure the trees in our front and back yard were still mostly green as of Halloween. But this morning I snapped this photo!

fall leaves

While walking our dog, I also came across this, which pretty much sums it up. I heart fall!

heart leaves

Don’t you just love a beautiful, sunny, crisp autumn day?