I thought I’d share a a bit of Thanksgiving/Fall decor around the house before things get Christmas’d up around here soon.
For 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.
To 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.
You 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.
This “Bountiful harvest” sign sits in the antique jelly cupboard our friends Jim and Mary GAVE US 🙂 that Jim found in the trash that someone was throwing away. 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!)
A few craft store finds sit around on the sofa table behind the couch.
I love this little muslin pumpkin.
My friend, Rose, gave me this wooden pumpkin candle holder at least 15 years ago, and I bring it out every Fall. Thanks Rose!
When 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.
I found this little coffee table centerpiece while shopping with Dawn on a vacation in Myrtle beach.
I’m pretty sure I got this wreath for the front door at the same shop in Myrtle Beach.
And a couple of signs hang at the back door entrance, where most of our family and friends enter. 🙂
I am enjoying the beauty and heart of Thanksgiving this week and so looking forward to sharing it with family and friends. We’re going to have a houseful – just the way I love it!
But then again………. a little touch of Christmas couldn’t hurt – right?! 🙂
I couldn’t wait to put out this little gem I got on our Shaker Woods trip this Fall (and Colleen bought one too! I wonder if hers is out yet??)
…Gobble Gobble Gobble!
Cheers & Hugs,