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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Be Thankful I still decorate for Thanksgiving

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!

Linking to:

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


  1. Always a joy stopping by to visit with you, Kim! Your home looks beautiful and I send wishes for a very happy Thankgiving!

  2. Your decorations are beautiful. I love that frame in your first picture. The "grateful" banner is beautiful too! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Your first vignette just pulled me in hook, line, and sinker. Just beautiful! I love how you have deocrated your home for the holiday. I'm new to your blog- my icon is the chicken! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. andrea@townandprairie

  4. You did a great decorating job, Kim...I always like to see what you have done to your hutch.
    Have a very happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the family and food!

  5. Hello! I think this is my first visit to your blog, and I have been very impressed with your fall decorating. Loved the first vignette especially!

  6. Cute and very Home-ee. I'm a new follower.

  7. You have such an eye for this. The first vignette is my favourite. I am a new follower.
    Donna G.

  8. It all looks great, but I must say, the hutch makes my heart skip a beat! Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!


  9. Kim, stopping by to see what you've done for the season. Beautiful as usual. Hope you had a splendid Thanksgiving. ~ Sarah

  10. Kim,
    It all looks outstanding! I LOVE to decorate for Fall, but not for halloween. Taking down fall today and putting up Christmas. Come by and grab my starfish featured button because you have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY today!!!


  11. Hi Kim, love all your gorgeous Thanksgiving vignettes, so pretty! thanks for joining in for VIF!!