This past weekend was Memorial Day, and (apparently) national barbecue weekend. Some lovely friends called a group of us to inform they had a big turkey to cook, and how about we bring the fixings for a full-on Thanksgiving dinner… making it Thanks-Morial Day. Fitting, as we are truly thankful to those who have served, and currently serve our country.
What made it even more fun is how thrifty this group of people are. The inaugural ThanksMorial Day celebration was secondhand-chic to the max. Take a peek at our gathering:
Happy Thanksmorial Day!
FIRST UP: SNACKING.
Thrifted tablecloth & cutlery + super cute DIY platter.
Food-safe chalkboard paint added to a slate tile = writable adorable cheese plate
Thrifted ceramic bowls of all sizes host all our snacking needs.
Thrifted antique ceramic serving dishes – so quaint!
Paint little frames in matching colors and switch out
labels for all your different drinks & treats.
Speaking of frames: found & thrifted backyard art make it all a bit more whimsical.
A hodgepodge of patterns and colors make cloth napkins a must.
Don’t forget dessert! These festive patriotic sweets are
on an even sweeter thrifted art-deco styled platter.
And what does one wear to a ThanksMorial Day Party?
Thrifted vintage-wear, of course!
Even the guys got in on the festivities – In my opinion, manly men wear fun socks.
Outdoor blankets & pillows on sturdy wooden chairs are perfect for lounging.
This 1950′s-esque housewife is one swell hostess.
Thrifted plum heels? Yes, please!
All in all, a grand time was had, and everyone agreed,
this was the best ThanksMorial Day ever.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Do you do it up secondhand-style for holidays?
What fun themed parties have you thrown? Tell us about it!
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