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Get the Look: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday – it’s sandwiched between two holidays that feature LOTS of decorations. So, if you are looking for a way to decorate for Thanksgiving, this is your stop.

Thanksgiving Decor Must-Haves

Whether or not you are hosting this year, you can still celebrate the fall and Thanksgiving with table-top decor and elegant outside decor.



The turkey might get the prize spot as the centerpiece on the big day, but until then, fill that space with a beautiful flower centerpiece. Fill your vase with orange, red, and yellow flowers. The orange Tiger Lily, red Gerbera Daisy, and traditional yellow Sunflower are beautiful examples.

In addition to using flowers and vases for a centerpiece, show off your favorite fall -scented candle on a trivet.

Table Runner

If you aren’t one to have a table cloth on your dining table on a regular basis (also a great way to decorate, btw!), spruce up the look of your table with a table runner.

These are great because they can add a pop of color, are often themed, and come in a variety of sizes. You can get fancy or keep it simple. If you are in a real pinch, find some fall-themed fabric and fold it nicely to sit on the table!

Wall Hangings

Change out your wall hangings with each holiday. Command strips are awesome for this purpose, since you can hang out regularly and not do any serious damage to your walls.

person holding two orange pumpkins

Mini Pumpkins and Gourds

Real or artificial, mini pumpkins and gourds bring home the harvest focus of Thanksgiving decor.


Halloween decor ideas


Chrysanthemums, or Mums, are a classic fall flower. They are native to East Asia and northeastern Europe. They come in a large variety of shades from pink and purple to white and red.

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the deep red, orange, and pink (yellow remind me of dandelions!).

If you are apt to buy your mums early, make sure that most of the buds are still closed up at the time of purchase so you can have blooms throughout the entire fall season. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!

Halloween decor ideas

Large Pumpkins & Gourds

The variety of pumpkins and gourds at this time of year is utterly amazing. There is a color of gourd to match any color of Mum.

Looking for an orange themed porch? Pumpkins! Yellow theme? Crookneck squash! Pink? Moranga squash – aka the pink pumpkin.

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Closing Day, 2015

Welcome to AllieCat Quilts & Crafts, a passion project that has turned into a business.

My name is Karoline and I live in Albany, NY with my husband, daughter, and our two cats, Odin and Freya. I’ve always been passionate about building and creating things, whether they are tangible or not.

I spend my days working my day job for the state where I expend my creative energy into the creation and development of our office-wide database (among other things, but that is my favorite). At home I let loose and create anything and everything for the home. It might be building an organizer to deal with a mess or some fun decor to liven up our living space.

People have asked me, “how did you learn how to do that?” Honestly, a lot of trial and error and being OK with an end product that might be a little messy or a little bit crooked.

When we were looking to buy our forever home, I desperately wanted something old or at least colonial-looking. We ended up in a 1977 raised ranch on an amazing piece of property. Not too much had been updated in the house, especially our bathrooms. In an attempt to bring a little bit of my farmhouse chic style without completely missing the mark with a raised ranch home, I’ve been able to find a way to strike a balance that I think does the trick.

So join me as I experiment in my own home, build things, and share what I’ve learned over the years to help you bring a little farmhouse chic into your life.