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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thanksgiving decor-Fireplace Mantel

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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  1. Of course you can be in love with an acorn! LOL! I've got a serious mercury glass addiction myself. I searched high and low this year for a mercury glass pumpkin to no avail. I think I'll start looking in July next year for one!
    Your mantel looks wonderful! Have a great week!

  2. Oh I love the mantel. It is just gorgeous. I really love the apothecary jars filled with different items, they are so eye catching. Don't forget to use them for the "Holiday Cloche Party" on the 4th of Dec. Everything is just gorgeous. I have hunted everywhere for a white turkey and can't find a thing. Yours is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  3. The mantel looks fabulous. It's nice that a few small changes is all you need between Halloween and Thanksgiving. I hate to admit that I still have all my Halloween decorations out...they'll get taken down this weekend! Keep the pictures coming!

  4. my fave are the giant acorns and that clock :D

  5. OK, I have a serious case of acorn lust here. Looks great! And I am only kinda/sorta kiddin' about the acorn lust thing. That is super cool!

  6. That is just beautiful and I love how you added so much interest and texture! The acorns are just way cool and I have acorn envy now too! Cindy

  7. Hi Kim,

    Your mantle looks so pretty and festive...Love all your gorgeous glass acorns!!

    Are you going to be fixing the Thanksgiving dinner this year?!

    Have a nice day!!

  8. Gorgeous mantle! And, yes, I think it's fine to be in love with an acorn. I've been in love with things just as "unusual". :)

  9. Your mantel (fireplace) is simply wonderful. I am amazed at how you decorate your 'mantel'. The only time we decorate ours is at Christmas when I put my gold swag with lights and candles on. Your blog is lovely. What a beautiful 'Show and Tell' from youl
    Hope you'll visit me.
    Have a good day
    Hugs and Love Sue (UK).

  10. Pretty, pretty,.......PRETTY!!! [where did you find all the acorns?]

    My Thanksgiving decorations are posted today for show n tell Click Here

  11. You have such neat decorations! Thanks for sharing. :o)

  12. Love the Thanksgiving decor, especially the plates and acorns, glad to see someone loves this holiday too!

  13. Everything looks very pretty love how you arranged it all thanks for sharing ~blessings Heather ;D

  14. That is so lovely. It looks warm and inviting and so pretty. The acorns are my favorite I think.

  15. Mercury glass, acorns of all sizes...I'm swooning over here!

    Thank you for linking up!

  16. I hope you don't mind but I included your post on my linky party page. You have wonderful ideas. I hope you can stop by sometime and say hello.

    Thanks for sharing!!