When a holiday is over, I am sooo ready to move on.
I took my Halloween stuff down November 1, and put up some fun Autumn and Thanksgiving goodies.
I love seeing the inside of homes for the holidays. So forgive me for sharing yet another Holiday.
I just can’t help myself.
I think I love decorating the mantel the most. It is so fun to get creative with this space.
I love how people change the art above their mantel for the season’s too. I can’t bring myself to do that. I love our family picture too much for that. Photography is such a big part of me, and it shows in my decorating.
I can’t wait to tell you that we got new pictures taken this weekend; and they are awesome. Thank you Krysta Moes Photography. Krysta is semi-retired(just like me), but was willing to come out of retirement for me. So… I guess my art above my mantel will be changing; and a new family photo will take it’s place. I just have decide which one. They are all so good.
After the hurricane, we had so many loose branches laying around the yard. I thought it would be fun to use them in my decorating. My favorite is this fun basket full of them, on the hearth of the fireplace.
I also made a fun felt leaf banner to hang with the Thanksgiving banner I made a few years ago.
I made the Thanksgiving banner using brown cardstock, letters printed on book paper and a little glitter. It was a fun and simple project.
You can’t forget the felt pinecones and acorns.
My favorite addition to my Thanksgiving décor are my new pillows. I made them out of a pillow form and some dishtowels. It was an easy project. A couple stitches up the sides and close up the end. Wa-la!!! you have pillows in about five minutes. I loved this turkey dishtowel. It made the perfect Thanksgiving pillow.
Of course, pumpkins are still a must this time of year. I always pray that they aren’t moldy by November. If they are, I will probably pick up new ones.
It is fun to let the festivities carry into the dining room. A few more sticks, pumpkins, and acorns do the trick.
On the front door hangs a wreath I made a few years back, and the pilgrims that I bought our first year of marriage adorn the piano.
I kept it pretty simple. Which is good because I just realized that I will be putting up our Christmas tree in 14 or so days, and I counted 7 Christmas bins in the attic. That’s. not. simple.
Thanks for coming back and putting up with all the holiday pictures.
As a gift, I leave you with this quote.
You can download it as a printable here. It is 5x7. It will look adorable in a frame.
I think this is the perfect quote for Thanksgiving.
It explains how I feel about my family perfectly.