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Thanksgiving Decor

Thanksgiving-Mantle-Ideas

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…

thanksgiving-display

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..

Kids Thanksgiving Table

This is the kids table, I had to search HI and LOW for vinyl Thanksgiving placemats for them…

Turkey Fruit Kabob Centerpiece

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”.

Thanksgiving Turkey

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.

Landscape-painting

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..

gallery-wall

Guest Bath.. got this cabinet hung up.. it’s a “redo”.. I’ll post more details bout it next week…

repurposed-shelf

More art hung up.. this time the paintings I bought at the St. James Art Fair

peg-shelf

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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9 Comments

  1. It all looks wonderful, but my favorite is your fireplace mantle! Love that.

    Your paintings are really beautiful.

  2. 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!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. 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!

  4. I really like your chandelier. I think the paint color helps on the 1st harvest picture. The turkey is adorable!
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  5. Pingback: Thanksgiving Kid's Table Ideas (Recipes, Crafts, Games, and Decor) - Child at Heart Blog

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