Soon will be Thanksgiving Day….

fall candle fireI thought I’d share a a bit of Thanksgiving/Fall decor around the house before things get Christmas’d up around here soon.

thanksgiving fall decor 1For the dining room table, I used the box Matt made for centerpieces for his and Jackie’s wedding this summer, and I filled it with squashes and pumpkin gourds.

thanksgiving fall decor 2To accent, I used pint-sized wide mouth mason jars (purchased for Colleen’s shower) and filled them with fresh cranberries and popping corn and then added a votive candle, a rafia bow and some tiny hemlock pine cones Tracy helped me pick on our walk Saturday morning.

thanksgiving fall decor 3You see – you don’t have to spend a lot of money to decorate, and it’s even more fun when the things you use have special memories or are acquired during special times with friends.

thanksgiving fall decor 4This “Bountiful harvest” sign sits in the antique jelly cupboard our friends Jim and Mary GAVE US πŸ™‚ that Jim found in the trash that someone was throwing away.Β  He started fixing it up, Marty finished it, and he “loaned” it to us until he decides they have a place for it (fingers crossed that never happens – as it is our ongoing joke!)

thanksgiving fall decor 5A few craft store finds sit around on the sofa table behind the couch.

thanksgiving fall decor 6I love this little muslin pumpkin.

thanksgiving fall decor 7My friend, Rose, gave me this wooden pumpkin candle holder at least 15 years ago, and I bring it out every Fall.Β  Thanks Rose!

thanksgiving fall decor 8When Pap died a couple years ago, my sweet cousins, Dawn and Jen, along with Aunt Gwen and Uncle Frank sent this beautiful Fall silk arrangement, so it goes on the kitchen table for the Fall.

thanksgiving fall decor 11I found this little coffee table centerpiece while shopping with Dawn on a vacation in Myrtle beach.

thanksgiving fall decor 10I’m pretty sure I got this wreath for the front door at the same shop in Myrtle Beach.

joAnd a couple of signs hang at the back door entrance, where most of our family and friends enter.Β  πŸ™‚

thanksgiving fall decor 12

I am enjoying the beauty and heart of Thanksgiving this week and so looking forward to sharing it with family and friends.Β  We’re going to have a houseful – just the way I love it!

But then again……….Β  a little touch of Christmas couldn’t hurt – right?! πŸ™‚

I couldn’t wait to put out this little gem I got on our Shaker Woods trip this Fall (and Colleen bought one too!Β Β  I wonder if hers is out yet??)


…Gobble Gobble Gobble!

Cheers & Hugs,



25 thoughts on “Soon will be Thanksgiving Day….

    • Oh Ilze! Thank you for your kind comments, and you so should start a Thanksgiving tradition with your family. It will be a true blessing I am sure! Just taking some time to be thankful and giving :). I do not know much about Latvia, nor do I have a friend from there, so I am looking forward to getting to know you and know more about your country and culture! Cheers my friend!

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  1. Jodi, you have such a gift for creating a warm homey environment. And then there will be all the food which I just know will be out of this world. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your Thanksgiving — it is beautiful, just like you!


  2. Wow, Jodi. Just love all your pictures all with special meaning and sweet memories and of course wonderful reflections of the past—-all things to be thankful for of course. We will surely celebrate, eat you wonderfully prepared food, raise our glasses and so appreciate the warmth of your home home with us all. So appreciate. Gobble, gobble, gobble from The Conneaut Big Turkey—-and of course who has more fun than us????

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  3. Jodi, I love seeing your decorations and reading your blog, your adorable! Wishing you and your family a very Blessed & Happy Thanksgiving!


  4. Oh my gosh Jodi you are so inspirational with all the beautiful and fun decorative items for your home. I love finding previously loved treasures and turning them into something new and wonderful. I wish I had your decorative touch. You are just amazing!


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