Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? Or do you go straight to Christmas?
I for one, love to decorate for Thanksgiving. Probably as it's too dang hot to do any "fall" decorating in September. And I love to decorate for Halloween, so I don't get to do any "fall" decorating unless I decorate for Thanksgiving.
I love this little vignette. Nothing really screams Thanksgiving or fall except for the white pumpkin under glass. Everything I had already except for the pom pom on the apothecary jar. I made it from a brown lunch sack. I learned how from 52 Mantels. I had planned on making a bunch to make a garland. But I only got 2 made.
Here I placed a bunch of pumpkins and candles. They came from thrift stores, Dollar Tree and Kohl's. The framed print was a free printable last year from Betty Crocker Wannabe. And the fake flowers came from Big Lots about 4 years ago. And yes, I still use fake flowers in my decor. I love real flowers better, just can't justify spending the money on something that will die in a few days.
These glass pumpkins came from Sam's Club a few years back. I just found the shredded raffia at the thrift store for a quarter.
Just stuff I had up in the attic. Can't remember where I got everything.
I printed out a bunch of Thanksgiving images I had & pinned them to twine.
My Thanksgiving hutch. I'm so grateful I have this hutch to decorate.
Filled this cloche up with some fallish mercury glass ornaments I've picked up over the years.
The Indian couple came from the thrift store a couple of months ago. The "Count your blessings" sign came from Deseret Book store a couple of years ago. I placed it on a Dollar Tree easel.
I used the same letters that I used for my Thanksgiving banner on my mantel to make this Grateful banner.
Well, not exactly the same letters. Obviously you spell grateful differently than Thanksgiving. But you know what I mean.
A funny looking turkey under glass.
I purchased some carved Thanksgiving pumpkins from Terry's Village a few years back. To remind me to always "be thankful".
And I am thankful that you aren't noticing the dust on top of the cloche. How many of you noticed it before I just now brought it to your attention? I'll bet not many. I should have kept my mouth shut.
To be joyful (I have a hard time with this one).
And to always give thanks. THANKS! Does that count?
I added some flameless votives to my hutch. I just picked up a bunch from Costco last month when they had a $4.00 off coupon. At least I think it was for $4.00 off. All I know, it was a good deal.
They also had big flameless candles too, but I already bought some last year.
I like having "flameless" candles. Much safer. The only down side, not quite the same ambiance as real candles, but close.
Here is where I added the second brown paper lunch bad pom pom I made. I also added some glass acorns to one of the apothecary jars.
Here is the hutch with all the fake candles aglow.
And finally this is how I decorated my chandelier. I just hung more Thanksgiving prints with some twine.
I made each card double sided. So no matter what part of the room you are in, you can see a print.
Well I hope you liked my Thanksgiving decor this year. If you missed my mantel that I posted yesterday, you can find it here. I was pretty lazy in my decorating this year. I only got down half of what I usually decorate with.
I can't find my turkey platter and Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Luckily I have another white platter that will work. It just doesn't have a turkey on it. I just hope my turkey in the fridge is thawed. But I won't have to worry about that. Cooking the turkey is hubby's job. I just have to make everything else.
And now we are down 3 people for tomorrow. My sister just called and said that my mom isn't feeling well, so they aren't coming up. Looks like we will only have 11 people now. I think that is the smallest Thanksgiving we have ever had in my family. Oh well, more turkey for the rest of us.
I hope that each of you have a safe & yummy Thanksgiving tomorrow. I want to thank all of you for taking the time to visit my blog. I know there are a lot of other blogs out there (as I tend to spend time trying to visit them all). If I don't tell you enough, you all mean a lot to me.
Happy Thanksgiving! Now, let's eat!
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