We had some friends come stay with us last weekend… it was a great excuse to get some little projects done around the house… Not to mention the fact that it was 1 week until Thanksgiving and I still had not finished putting up the decorations….
I can only do ONE Holiday at a time… (this makes for crazy Christmas seasons for me, because I really should start earlier since I always think I can get more done than I do.)
So a few days after Halloween, I pulled out the Thanksgiving decorations. Then they sat for a few days (um…weeks) Here’s my entry way/dining room… I always try to decorate this table for the seasons…
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I was all ready to post photos of my table settings from last year (we had over 30 people!)… but I guess I was too busy cooking that I didn’t take very many photos! Here’s are a couple..
This is the kids table, I had to search HI and LOW for vinyl Thanksgiving placemats for them…
The centerpiece… It came out “okay” pretty much you take a pumpkin then turn it into a little “Fruit appetizer” by putting skewers in him… The kids thought it was pretty cool.
It’s easy to make. Simply start with an uncut pumpkin. Then use a toothpicks to attach his head. Which is made from a pear, a piece of red pepper (for the warble) raisins for his eyes and a piece of cheese for a nose. Then just make fruit kabobs on bamboo skewers and insert them for his “feathers”.
My Thanksgiving Turkey that I am INSANELY proud of. It was delicious and not the least bit dried out.
Next on the list was the guest bathroom and basement. We finished the basement last year and I am slowly getting it pulled together.
Got my latest painting hung up… still needs a frame.. oh and that lamp has to go.
We have this HUGE long wall in the basement across from the Kitchen area, I had always wanted to make it a bit of a “rotating” art gallery (I’m going to add some clips so the kids can put there art up there too)…. I finally got some paintings hung.. Don’t laugh, but most of those have been done for a year and sitting on the floor.. I don’t know why I have such a hard time hanging my own art… I pulled out a couple of my husband’s paintings from college too..
Guest Bath.. got this cabinet hung up.. it’s a “redo”.. I’ll post more details bout it next week…
More art hung up.. this time the paintings I bought at the St. James Art Fair
It felt good to cross some things off the list! But there is still a HUGE list… it’s never ending, oh well.. I kinda like it that way.
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Great kid’s table.
AnnaMarie Ferrell says
Everything looks great! Your paintings are beautiful!
Blacksheep Bliss says
It all looks wonderful, but my favorite is your fireplace mantle! Love that.
Your paintings are really beautiful.
I hear ya on the long list of “to do’s). I got a huge part of my list done last week-end, but very shortly after I patted myself on the back and did the “I rock like a rock star” dance. I realized that the list doubled again and the new stuff created old stuff that needed to be dealt with. That doesn’t even make sense in writing, but I got a feeling you understand all too well. Great job on wittling you list down!!
I just recently discovered your blog and have so enjoyed reading all your posts! The artwork is amazing!
I love the fixture above your dining table. I’ve been looking for something similar. Do you mind me asking where you found it? I haven’t had much luck in my search.
Thanks so much!
I really like your chandelier. I think the paint color helps on the 1st harvest picture. The turkey is adorable!
HI Melissa, This is amber from Brashear Kids and I just wanted to let you know we shared your creative fruit turkey on our blog! Such a creative idea! Full sourcing and credit to you! Thanks!
Melissa Mortenson says
Thank you so much for the feature!!