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a thanksgiving gourd-a-copia...

A Thanksgiving Gourd-a-copia / Oh Joy!

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is exactly ONE WEEK from today! No matter how far along you are in your holiday prepping and planning, this DIY is a super fun update on the cornucopia that you can easily make before the big day. We're calling it the gourd-a-copia! (Who remembers our cone-a-copia from a few years back?!) Here's how to make it, plus, some inspiration for a non-traditional Thanksgiving table...

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a perfectly pink party table...

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For that perfectly pink party that you know you want to throw, here's a pretty-in-pink set-up that will make any guest swoon... 

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a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting...

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We're loving this month's Color Adventures combo of pink and yellow! Today, we have a bird-themed table setting to bring a super springy vibe into any special occasion or meal. Here are some tips on how to pull this look together...

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

1. Color block the wall. Yellow can tend to skew a little young and bright, so we color blocked the wall with white to add a touch of color without it being too overbearing. If you keep the top half in white, it helps the room feel fresh and clean.

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

2. Add a subtle base to complement the brighter pieces. For the table cloth, we went with a light blush pink color so the other  table top pieces pop while grounding the table. The bright pink chairs give the room that extra bit of whimsy and really ties the table together. 

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

3. Add contrast and pattern with plates and napkins. For the plates and the table linens, you know we had to bring in the pattern here. We choose a dotty paint splatter plate and a striped napkin. The patterns mix-and-match well because they have different scales and contrast enough while both still having yellow to unite them. 

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

4. Add the centerpiece. The best part is the centerpiece! We started with a faux green garland and some faux wildflowers. We found these fun tropical birds at the craft store to add extra color and fun to the table. The base colors of the birds were pink and yellow but we added some others in bright green and white to complement. 

a pink & yellow bird-themed table setting

And there you go! It's so fun and happy and would make for an amazing Mother's Day table!

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Banana Yellow paint, eSale Rugs rug, The Animal Print Shop flamingo print with Framebridge frame, Modernica chairs, Blu Dot table, Ikea tablecloth, Pehr Designs napkins (past season), Target flatware, Hawkins New York plates, vintage mini pink glasses, Anthropologie yellow glasses (past season), Moskatel's faux birds (similar).

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess Hong.}

i love pie...

oh joy! | dining style | i love pie

{1. crinkled mini bakers from Anthropologie, 2. Momofuku's grasshopper pie, 3. polka dot cake/pie server from Fish's Eddy, 4. pie funnel from Sur la Table, 5. A Year of Pies from Amazon, 6. Dean & Deluca's petite tart assortment. — Joanna}

a farewell to summer picnic...

oh joy | dining style | farewell to summer picnic

{1. lavash crackers from New York Mouth, 2. painted wooden forks from Petit Moulin, 3. summerberry sangria mix from Terrain, 4. Gordy's sweet chips, 5. neon bowls from Wind and Willow Home, 6. beverage napkin from Target. — Joanna}

a jolt...

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{1. Truffle Truffle mocha s'more, 2. hazelnut & coffee liqueur chocolate tumbles from Dufflet, 3. Stumptown coffee chocolate bar from Old Faithful Shop, 4. Grady's cold brew from New York Mouth, 5. Flying Donkey Espresso from Dean & Deluca, 6. Colombian coffee macarons from 'Lette. — Joanna}

summer shindig...

oh joy | dining style | summer shindig

{1. batik cheese slab set from Leif, 2. lasercut placeholder from Skinny laMinx, 3. Jonathan Adler block printed napkin, 4. caprice ice bucket from Trina Turk, 5. striped biergarten dining set from Terrain, 6. pink candyfloss paper plate from Shop Sweet Lulu. — Joanna}

just a drizzle...

Just-a-drizzle

{1. bee honey dipper from Graham and Green, 2. honeycomb candy from Liddabit Sweets, 3. honey dispenser from Target, 4. buttermilk & honey pancake mix from Dean & Deluca, 5. bee happy taster from New York Mouth, 6. Bonnie's Jams nuts in honey from Old Faithful Shop. — Joanna}

in the morning...

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I'm a sucker for vessels, bowls, and containers of pretty much any kind. So I'm loving these slightly rustic and handmade pieces that seem perfect for breakfast time by Just Potters and Canvas... — Joy

{left to right, top to bottom: juicer by Just Potters, Honey Pot by Just Potters, ceramic creamer by Canvas, bowls by Canvas, rimmed creamer by Canvas}

summer sweets...

Summer-sweets

{1. "Perfect Pops" from Crate & Barrel, 2. Pandora Bell handmande lemon lollipop from Selfridges, 3. Williams-Sonoma mandarin tangerine snow cone syrup, 4. Salty Road salt water taffy from New York Mouth, 5. wheatgrass, pear, & vinho verde sorbet from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, 6. passion fruit tarts from Dean & Deluca. — Joanna}