11.06.2012

Thankful & Grateful

I love November! I love the fall leaves, the excitement of having some days off and seeing family. I get to load up on soup, pie, and everything apple and pumpkin! I also get to take time and recount what I'm thankful for. Maybe there is a reason that Christmas, the season of giving, comes after Thanksgiving - I realize all that I'm thankful for and really want to share my abundance and joy with others. This is truly a great season. 
I made it a point to decorate for Thanksgiving this year and I'm pretty pleased with what I came up with - none of these were even Pinterest ideas, they all came from my ol' noggin! (That's why they're nothing spectacular). 


Owl wax warmer - cute and making our house smell awesome!
Boat: found at a thrift store last week - how perfect!!


Look a little closer...now do you see how perfect? 


Got these gold leaves at a thrift store awhile ago - knew I would need them in the fall. They were in their original packaging which was definitely from the 50's. Love them with my plastic pumpkins and wood acorns. 


Thanksgiving wall. Turned out pretty good - and only spent $15. I  love being a mild hoarder so I had all the frames! I'm still debating on making some pilgrim silhouettes to go in the little circle frames; it was my plan all along, but once I got everything up, I kind of like them empty. Your thoughts? 
Just used some fabric from Joanne's for one of the frames - keeping it simple. 
Husband was making fun of my & symbol but I explained to him that I'm not an either/or person, I'm an and person. And at Thanksgiving time my list of what I'm grateful for goes on and on...I'm thankful for this AND that AND that....He thought I was joking. I told him to mind his own business and let me decorate to my hearts content. 


Got this antique globe at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, so it was $3. Hmmm...maybe should've dusted. 



Pulled in some feathers for the season - I think it added a lot, but kept it simple. I don't know if these are for the Indians (a little politically incorrect probably) or for the turkey...you choose. Whichever, I fell so clever for thinking of it!


Some wheat stocks - if that doesn't scream harvest, I don't know what does! Also, converted my Halloween candy glass pumpkin into season appropriate decor with popcorn kernels. Just realizes that I'm going to have to figure out what to put the kernels in after Thanksgiving cause I threw away the bag...dangit. 


Got this jar from a thrift store - $1.50! 


Got the wheat for 50% off at hobby Lobby - I think it was $5 for two bundles.


11 comments:

  1. I LOVE your owl warmer! I love everything and anything owl! So cute!

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  2. Following you now too, dear :)
    Keep in touch :)

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  3. I love the november too. :)
    Would you like to follow each other?
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  4. lovee your decor on the mantle!

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  5. Awww, that little owl is so cute. :) I love November too--falling leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and Thanksgiving and family, what could be more sweet and fun?

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  6. Love your Fall decor and your owl warmer is so cute! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-22.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. OH, my gosh I got that same pumpkin jar at a thrift store, too! What are the odds? Your fall decorations are lovely! I'm loving the wheat!

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  8. Simple and beautiful. Thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday :-)

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  9. Thrift stores are seriously the perfect place to find the greatest stuff to decorate or turn into a project!

    New follower from the Thanksgiving Parade and Miss Jo and Co.

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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