I've decided to take it easy on you all with my Thanksgiving decor photos. You all know how I love to post a bazillion photos. So instead of hitting you up with them all at one time, I'm going to break it down into a few posts. Just be sure to come back each day to see more.
Today we will start with my fireplace mantel in my family room. Did you notice that I took down my Paris painting & put up this clock instead? I was getting bored with the Paris painting & found this clock at Marshall's for $13.00. I couldn't resist. I have a clock obsession. Well, I have an obsession with most everything that I collect. I think the mirror sconces are now too far from the clock. But I'm getting bored with them as well, so I may take them down & put up 4 white plates and put numbers on the plates. Not sure yet, just toying with the idea. I still like the cast iron architectural piece hanging above the clock.
The base of my Thanksgiving mantel is pretty much the same as it was in my fall mantel & Halloween mantel. I kept the fall garland that I got at Dollar Tree. I kept the 3 apothecary jars (just changed out what's in them). And I kept the glass pedestal with the white pumpkin in it as well as the silver tray behind it.
Here is a photo of the left side of the mantel. I traded the Halloween plate out for the brown transferware I used for my fall mantel. I moved the number balls to the middle jar. The larger jar has little blown glass acorns that I just found at our new TJ Maxx. The larger glass acorn I found at the same time. I love the color of these. I added a green faux pumpkin that I found at Walmart for a buck. The little ghost pumpkin on the far left came from Winco, a local grocery store. They were only 69 cents.
Here is a closeup of the glass acorns. Aren't they cute? They have glitter on the tops of them. Hard to see in this photo. I think the package came with 24. I can't remember the price, but I'm sure it was under $8.00. I'm thinking around $6.00.
In the middle I placed my turkey platter. I've had this platter for probably 25 years. I paid $5.00 brand new. The black pedestal was a thrift store find that I spray painted. I think I paid about $1.50 for it. The faux white pumpkin on top I just got on clearance at Michael's. I paid about $1.50 for it. The larger silver glass acorn on the left came from Home Goods a few months back. I'm thinking it was about $8.00. The burgundy glitter pumpkin on the right came from Target a few months back & was around $5.00. I've had the Indian corn & the fall beaded garland around the white pumpkin forever.
Here's a closeup of the silver Mercury glass acorn. Isn't it fabulous? I'm in love with it. Can you be in love with an acorn?
On the right side I added a white ceramic turkey that I purchased a few years back from Joann Fabric. The glass pedestal I've had forever. The faux white pumpkin came from Target back in Sept. The silver tray was a thrift store find I've had for years. The garland in front of the silver tray came from Big Lots a couple of years ago. The large wood acorn was a Christmas ornament I bought from Target years ago.
Each year I find this acorn in my Christmas stuff & think I should have used it for Thanksgiving and then put it back in my Christmas boxes without using it for Christmas. Last year, I finally wised up & packed it in my Thanksgiving boxes. So low and behold, when I got down my Thanksgiving boxes from the attic this year, there it was. Now I just need to pack it in my fall boxes, so that I can get it out earlier next year. See, I am getting smarter from blogging about my decorating.
And one final look at my mantel. Tomorrow I will post about my china hutch. So be sure to come back to see. And if you want to see how I decorated last year, click here.
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