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  • Writer's pictureKathryn Bechen

Good Little Thanksgiving Things

Updated: Jan 26


Rogers Gardens California
I took this pix years ago at beautiful Roger's Gardens in SoCal.

Soon we'll be celebrating the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday so I thought I'd round up some dollarwise Good Little Things to help us all celebrate ... some require zero cash outlay, and for those that do require a little money, with Amazon Prime's efficient delivery, there's still time to order. I've also included a couple links to some dreamy Thanksgiving locations ... and of course, dreaming is FREE, which makes it even more fun in my dollarwise lifestyle book. :)



















My husband Steve and I will be celebrating a simple and quiet cozy-for-two Thanksgiving Dinner in our "at-home bistro" that we updated a bit this year with a new table, chairs, pillow covers, turntable for napkins & condiments, and our cute new bistro sign. I bought several new colorful tablecloths* and pillow covers to change with the seasons of spring, summer, fall, winter. Just for colorful fun! That's the extent of my seasonal decorating though; I have never been a big seasonal decor person as I prefer simple overall and to spend money on keeping our home looking fresh and pretty year-round instead of buying seasonal things I will just need to store. Practical gal I am. :)


AN OUTDOOR TABLE INDOORS? Our new lightweight dining nook table is much easier to move to clean under and the chairs are easier to get up out of since they have arms, plus they are very comfy seats. We chose these lightweights purposely for these reasons. Assembly required; Steve did that for me, God bless him. A 60 inch round tablecloth fits just right. A 52 inch square one would work equally as well I think or you could layer the square one over the round one for nice effect as I did below. These furniture pieces would look great on a small outdoor patio or balcony, yes, since they are really for outdoors, but I'd be worried if you live in an area with wind that they'd tip over, or worse, blow down the street! Seriously. (Arizona, where we live, has WIND; this is how I know.) :)


*NOTE: This tablecloth on our table above has such a beautiful pattern in person but personally I found it a bit too lightweight for my taste to be a long term "keeper," plus it needed ironing and I prefer to just toss in the dryer and it comes out unwrinkled. So in all honesty, I don't think I'd buy it again but if you just want something light and quick, it's fine.



Floral lace square table topper is really nice. Really nice weight of fabric too for this tablecloth on our table underneath the topper, and I would buy again. Yummy colors. Came out of the dryer like a dream with no wrinkles and stays on the table nicely due to the substantial weight.


"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever." --Psalm 136:1


I wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!


Kathryn :)



"Celebrating the art of simple, charming, dollarwise living"

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