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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Give Thanks

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is coming up this week? Wow, the holiday season is upon us.

Since it is the time of year for giving thanks. I wanted to give thanks for all the wonderful things in my life. Right now, tops on that list is my family and my home.

Next, I am thankful that we have a holiday that revolves around food! So in celebration of Thanksgiving, I decided to decorate my house, even though we won't be hosting Thanksgiving this year.

I just couldn't skip over one of my most favorite holidays, just to get a jump start on Christmas. Thanksgiving needed to be represented.

I did venture up into my attic & brought down just a few things.

Still love these Dollar Tree birdy candle holders from last year. Or was it the year before?

I printed out some sheet music called "Tis harvest Time" that went along with the season from The Graphics Fairy. Wrapped it around my battery operated candlse & tied some twine around them.

The wooden chargers came from Wal Mart last year. The beaded garland was from Michael's last year as well.

The large wooden acorn was actually a Christmas ornament from years ago.

I cut out a leaf from the same sheet music.

The vine pumpkin came from Target Dollar Spot last year. The leaf garland came from Dollar Tree.

The orange fabric pumpkin came from ABC Distributing a few years back. It came in a set of three.

The gold mercury glass candle holders came from Kirkland's a few years back. The only new thing is the gold pinecone that I got a few weeks back from TJ Maxx with my free gift card.

The turkey platter I've had for years. I mean years!!!! I still love it.

I decided that my mantel needed a banner. But since I am lazy, I didn't want to think up something all on my own.

Why should I? So many of you out in blogland are much more talented than I and you provide us with free printables.

I found this "Give Thanks" banner At Second Street.

I didn't have any cream paper to print it out on. And I didn't want it white. So I used PhotoFunia lab to give it a vintage look.

I cut out each letter around the border and then strung mine from twine instead of ribbon. And I added some fabric leaves that came from Dollar Tree in between each letter. I also cut out a few more leaves from the sheet music to put at each end of the banner.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I want to give thanks to all of you who provide us with your free printables.

And I would like to give thanks to all of you. For taking the time to view my blog & especially to those of you who take the time to comment. I really appreciate it.

Well I hope that you have enjoyed my Thanksgiving mantel. Come back tomorrow & I'll share my Thanksgiving hutch.

Linking to:

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch


  1. LOVE those free printables! You put yours to use in a GREAT way. Inspired! -diane

  2. Your mantle is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Lots of inspiration there for me!! :) I bought those same chargers at Walmart THIS year on the clearance isle! I love them!! ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Gorgeous mantle, Kim! I love the music sheets wrapped around the candles. My favorites are the wood acorn and that pumpkin.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I love your big white platter...I have one just for the cooked turkey, just collects dust the rest of the year.

    Your mantel is very pretty with all the good things you have collected over the years...I really like the leaves cut from music paper. Cute idea!

  5. Kim, your mantel looks picutre perfect for Thanksgiving. How clever of you to print out the sheet music for the candles. I need to remember to do that. Love that big white turkey platter!
    Happy Thanksgiving! ~ sarah

  6. Your mantel is very creative, I like your musicial leaves the best. Good idea!
    Mel's Cabin

  7. I love the turkey platter as well, Kim and the garland looks lovely. Really clever idea to put the music sheet around the candle. In fact the whole place looks warm and wonderful! I found your site through Becky by the way.