Hello Lovely Tranquil Thanksgiving Mood

I typically do not have a Thanksgiving decor plan that varies from my Christmas one. Since orange has never been my cup of tea, and I like to decorate for Christmas on turkey day, well, it makes life easier. So let there be white, and let there be light for Hello Lovely Tranquil Thanksgiving Mood this year and every year.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

Hello Lovely Tranquil Thanksgiving Mood

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

This time last year, I was in the summer-like Southwest in flipflops for Thanksgiving, where shocking pink bougainvillea climbed a trellis just outside my bedroom window! Since we sold our Arizona vacation house, this year, we are staying at home in Northern Illinois where the courtyard wall and outdoor table are still frosted with snow.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

As I mentioned the other day, we are opting for a very laid back Thanksgiving with no hosting and no traveling to family. Instead, we will have a simple dinner and make roasted turkey sandwiches to deliver (with other essentials like socks, wipes, etc.) to folks locally who are homeless. We’ll also deliver sandwiches to folks who may have to work on the holiday.

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My timeless and tranquil neutral kitchen with window seat...Hello Lovely Studio
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
A simple rustic tablescape in the kitchen. Glassware: FIND IT HERE; gold Christmas ornaments: FIND THEM HERE.

Hushed Tablescapes With Candlelight

Candlelight and humble ingredients converge on a hushed farm table.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

This year, our Thanksgiving table will be hushed, serene, and inspired by a French Nordic aesthetic. When you want to encourage peaceful loving exchanges and intimacy, one way to nurture the mood is with soft decor elements.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Gold Christmas ornaments: FIND THEM HERE. 

White or Blush Pink Roses

I can’t help it. White on white decor feels natural to me in any season!

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Belgian linen chairs and window seat in calm white kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio

Are you expecting a crowd this Thanksgiving? Lucky you!

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Red haired child with baby boo pumpkin by Hello Lovely Studio

Child-like Gratitude and A Sense of Wonder

This sweet girl in tulle I photographed has reached an age where pilgrims landing at Plymouth, petite pumpkins, and pretty leaves dancing in the air are still magical…such childhood wonder can always be awakened in your heart and mine.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Hello Lovely Studio. Dead pointe shoes from my collection. Diptyque Figuier candle: FIND HERE.

Here is a prayer I wrote a couple Novembers ago, and it continues to be my prayer.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

Soft and Cozy Textures

 My passion for pom pom making endures! If I am not forming poufs from tissue paper (why, yes, white tissue!), then my 70’s flowerchild self is making wooly pom poms from wool yarn the old fashioned way.

Pastels in my dressing room. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #grey #ballet #pink #pointeshoes
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Tiny pink chair with cream wooly pom pom wreath. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #whitechristmas #pinkchristmas
My pom pom wreath on a chippy ladder with vintage european ski poles and horseshoe. #hellolovelystudio
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

Fresh Greenery is Perfect With Neutrals

We’re fortunate to be able to forage right outside our door for greenery and branches which look so festive with neutral and white decor.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

I brought this chalkware pooch home with me from Paris where I found him at a vide grenier.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
White wood Swedish electric candelabra.
White wooden Swedish electric candelabra: FIND HERE.

Rustic Yet Refined

As for me, I don’t ever want to take ‘rustic’ too far. I love weathered textures, peely paint, tarnished metals, etc. but I need a good dose of clean, airy white mixed in there as well. You can see my vintage galvanized pail on the window seat below.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
No formulas here – just a gathering of simple, rustic elements that work together. Find rustic candlesticks RIGHT HERE.

I love how the vintage pages of my paper wreath (below) also add great texture but still whisper.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

Wintry Branches Kissed With Snow

Inside and out, this time of year the trees are bare and if we’re lucky, iced with lovely white snow. So why not bring that look inside? It can be as simple as plopping a bare wintry branch in a clear glass vase. They impart a gorgeous, natural silhouette and look beautiful for an extended period of time.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
I love vintage mixing bowls and bakeware – this Amish butterprint pattern is one I grew up. Dutch oven: FIND HERE.
Simple serene white Christmas decor and neutral Christmas inspiration from Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #simplechristmas #whitedecor #holidaydecor

Vintage Whites

Even my favorite vintage kitchenware is hushed blue and white! The holidays for me are about baking deliciousness, and I am excited to begin baking my famous Christmas cookies, gingerbread, and family favorites including cinnamon bread.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.
Capri Blue candle in mercury glass: FIND HERE.

Twinkly White Lights

They make everything prettier and magical.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

Time for this fairy to get cooking!

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

Thank you, friends, for visiting me each day and journeying together.

Tranquil and Hushed Thanksgiving Mood. Hello Lovely Studio. Neutral holiday decor and white Christmas decorating featuring a mix of vintage, new, and handmade.

I am so thankful for all the ways this blog has shrunk the world, and I marvel at the friendships possible when hearts connect.

Please drop me a line and let me know what you are up to this Thanksgiving. I would love a chance to encourage you and pray if there are needs you care to express.

See these holiday posts if you missed them:

Encouragement for Holiday Blues

Understated Holiday Decor

Holiday Card Inspiration

French Country Christmas

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Edgecombe End Table
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Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
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White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
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Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
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Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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6 Comments

  1. Sheila in SF
    November 22, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Spending thanksgiving in Napa with my daughters and family. Wishing you a peaceful and tranquil day. I have shared your words “peace to you right where you are” so many times. Hope you don’t mind. as I love the meaningful thought.
    I am all for your simple tranquil decor ideas. Look forward to more holiday inspiration.

    • michele
      Author
      November 22, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours in Cali! Thanks so much for reading and journeying here – spreading the peace is wonderful! xox

  2. November 5, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    So beautiful and tranquil! While I use traditional colors for fall and Christmas, I adore all whites and neutrals as well and embrace that look all winter long. I love your tradition of feeding and caring for the needy. May you in turn be richly blessed!

    That chalkware pooch is a real treasure, I am totally smitten!

    Beautiful post! Happy November!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 5, 2019 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Amber. That little dog now reminds us of our departed Bella so it’s a treasure. 🙂 Peace to you, friend.

  3. November 6, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 6, 2019 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Marilyn. Peace to you.

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