I was browsing online today, and came across this. I'd much rather decorate with natural materials than fakey things (and then have to store them after the holidays), and I think this look could be really easily recreated with easy-to-find things -- and it'd probably be cheaper, too!
Photo by Kindra Clineff for Country Living
I'd cut a hole in the top of some "Baby Boo" pumpkins (picked up for $.69 each at my local Publix) and insert a white candle.
Sheet moss can be found at craft or garden stores and used until it's too dry and crumbly. Then I'd add some acorns, pine cones, sweet gum balls, and pretty leaves from my yard (and maybe the neighbor's, too...).
Guests would write what they are thankful for on plain manila gift tags and hang them on the tree.
Now, the tree is giving me some problems. Bryn found something that might work, but at $159, it's not the budget-friendly option I had in mind. I would probably gather some shapely branches from the yard and anchor them with sand and rocks inside a pretty urn or heavy vase.
Too bad Thanksgiving at our house is years away!