Everything from custom doors to drink coolers at the National Hardware Show. Photos: Lisa Stewart Photography

Everything from custom doors to drink coolers at the National Hardware Show. Photos: Lisa Stewart Photography

That’s it Candy! I quit.

You keep sending this Lifestylist to shows like the International Builders Show, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, and now the National Hardware Show.  This sounded like it would be a lot of fun, but it’s costing me a lot of money. Now all I can think about is how soon I can get an UpCart, Thermador Steam Convection oven, and pizza oven for my own home. This job has gotten expensive!

It’s been quite an adventure roaming the halls and convention floors of some of the largest shows and conferences in the country, and on a serious note, I’m honored to represent CandysDirt.com. I can’t wait to add my latest finds for the home to my Lifestylist Gift List  — here are some of my favorites that I now can’t live without.

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Photo courtesy of Homey Oh My!

Photo courtesy of Homey Oh My!

Tomorrow is the big day, and if you’re like me, almost all your thinking has been about the Thanksgiving meal itself: “Who likes what?” “How long does that bake?” And “how many pans can I fit in the oven at once?”   

But a holiday meal should please the eye as well as the belly: It’s not too late to plan a handsome Thanksgiving tablescape. Here’s a roundup of my favorite ideas; I hope it inspires you to make something beautiful for your own celebration tomorrow.

A tablescape doesn’t have to be elaborate to look marvelous. Over at Homey Oh My!, blogger Amy starts with an heirloom table runner, adding her copper-striped mini pumpkins, copper-tape candle holders, and bright floral arrangements from Trader Joe’s. The metal accents add a dash of glam without overpowering the simplicity of the overall look.

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