Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall decorations

I have been thinking a lot about Christmas!  Who doesn't?  It's only a few weeks away and there is a lot to do to get ready for it.  But just because I think about Christmas doesn't mean I have forgotten Thanksgiving!  I LOVE Thanksgiving!!  I love the food, getting together with friends and family, the pumpkin pie, the fun games we play and how we usually stop and think about all the things we are grateful for!!

As usual, I love any reason to decorate my house, so here it is all decked out in it's Fall/Thanksgiving finest!


owl from Home Goods



vinyl from Stampin' up last year





Here is the orange magnet board, sporting a Thanksgiving sign.  It's a free printable from here.


The eighteen25 girls have done another fantastic holiday subway art with their Thanksgiving printable.


Becky Higgins made a poster for her family to write what they were grateful for last year and I loved the idea, so we are doing that this year.


This is our gratitude book that we have brought out every year for the past 5 years.  After Thanksgiving dinner is over, everyone who is at our house takes a few moments to write what they are thankful for.  It's such a fun tradition!



Last but not least is the turkey and reminders in the kitchen window seal, right above the sink.

What do you do to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday?



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16 comments:

  1. Great vignette!

    I'm in the midst of redoing my mantel {which is the top of a cabinet...lol}

    I just saw that owl at HG. Love owls...

    Saw you at TT&J

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  2. Love how warm and fall-ish your home looks! The mantel vignette is my fav! Way to not rush ahead to Christmas.

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  3. We started a gratitude journal four years ago after you told me about yours. It's my favorite thing about Thanksgiving!

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  4. I love the sparkle you added with the owl an the pumpkin!

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  5. love the sparkle~ i'm stopping by from tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on. http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

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  6. Cute - I love your polka dot platter!

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  7. So cute. I am really into trays right now..so I was really loving your orange and white polka dot tray..loved everything else to..great job!

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  8. I love all your holiday touches! I still have Halloween decorations up. *blushes* But now I'm inspired to move on to Thanksgiving! I found you through Tatertots and Jello. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. You have given me so many great ideas. I love all of your Thanksgiving decorations!

    I'd love for you to link up to my linky party
    www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks wonderful. I love Thanksgiving. Fun family time with no pressure. Your silver owl and pumpkin are awesome.

    Ruth

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  11. Such cute Thanksgiving decor! I love the idea of writing in a grateful book every year. That might just become a new family tradition!

    I'd love it if you would stop by and add you Thanksgiving/Fall themed projects to our Harvest Party going on through Thanksgiving. Thanks!

    http://lifeinthemotherhood.blogspot.com/2011/11/harvest-party-link-up.html

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  12. Very festive! I'm excited for Christmas too, but Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday, it should get its due. Looks like you're doing a great job.

    I love the quote you put on the plate. That's one I'll have to write down.

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  13. You have such a beautiful home! I love decorating for fall, there is just something so cozy about it! I would love for you to come and link up this beautiful post at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com to my Head to Head Showdown link party. I hope to see you there!

    ~Jen

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  14. I love your fall decor...it looks great! I just found your blog from the mommy by day...crafter by night party. I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Thanks,
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  15. It all looks so good! There are so many great details that it's hard to pick a favorite. I'm really liking the magnetic board with the Gobble on printable! Super cute! I love your owl too cause I have an orange and a silver one and both from Home Goods!

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  16. Love all your fall/Thanksgiving decor! It all coordinates so well.

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