Thanksgiving Decor for the Subtle at Heart

I realize this won’t appeal to all but certainly, there must be a good handful of you out there that aren’t huge fans of the traditional darker fall and/or Thanksgiving decor. And if you’re a certifiable wacko, like me, you have issues putting that stuff out if your house is more beachy and less lodgy.

Thank goodness for Pinterest. It never really occurred to me that I could inject a little fall sans orange. Duh. But good ole Pinterest can hook a sistah up.

Enter muted creams. And greens. And browns. Oh my!

Neutral and Understated Thanksgiving Halloween Fall Coastal Decor with White Pumpkins | missfrugalfancypants.com

And so I was inspired. ūüôā

My kitchen (which is still only halfway¬†redone) is greige and white and aqua. And serene. I’m sorry, but there is no room for orange in my serene coastal colored room. Now don’t get me wrong, if you have a lodgy thing going on or any other decor that includes some rustic colors, orange pumpkins will totally boost the ambiance and fall spirit. Not so much with light and airy colors. (And don’t remind me about Halloween and how I¬†have¬†to deal with the orange for the sake of my kids…please.)

After a few missions (split between myself and my mother), I managed to unsuccessfully snag¬†fake¬†pumpkins (which¬†was my intended¬†frugal thing to do) but¬†did wind up with a good handful of¬†real, cream colored¬†pumpkins. Sidebar: This kind of stuff is NOT for the last minute planner. I’m usually way ahead of the game, but even in early October, there was not a fake white pumpkin to be had at my local Joanns or Michaels. Blasphemy.

Publix, however, had lil’ white pumpkins for about a buck a pop. And my mom scored with the blueish pumpkin on a recent trip to Georgia for under $3! I’m in love with it and must find a fake version.

I added some faux greenery I found during¬†my first ever trip¬†to Hobby Lobby. OMG. That’s a whole other post. And on my quest for the fake pumpkins, found round grapevine placemats/chargers at Joanns (already on supersale because October is 2 months too late to shop for fall stuff – soooo¬†stupid.)

Neutral and Understated Thanksgiving Halloween Fall Coastal Decor with White Pumpkins | missfrugalfancypants.com

I love my new subtle Thanksgiving decor and am excited to build on this muted palette. Soooo thrilled it doesn’t scream orange! But next year, I’ll go find my fake pumpkins and gourds¬†in July or something so that I can reuse them for years to come…

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  1. Beautiful display – nothing wrong with not including orange if your decor doesn’t warrant it! Yours is still festive and lovely!

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