How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving

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The turkeys have come home to roost. The Pilgrims and Indians have gathered together. The pumpkins have been “harvested”. It’s Thanksgiving time. It’s time to show you how I decorated our house for Thanksgiving.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.During the past week, while keeping out of the way of the workers constructing my office, I’ve been decorating our house for Thanksgiving.  For the first time in many years, we will be not be home for Thanksgiving; we will be spending the holiday with our daughters and grandkids. In spite of being away from home for the holiday, I still wanted our home to have a festive Thanksgiving decor during November. I think Thanksgiving is the hardest holiday to find good decorations for, but finally, after gathering for several years, we have a good collection of appropriate pieces to create a holiday feel. And so it’s getting easier to decorate our house for Thanksgiving.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving

Let’s start at the front door. Last year I made this fall door hanger for the front door, which welcomes guests all through the fall and Thanksgiving season. I bought extra ribbon and wrapped it around the door hanger.

In the entry, I placed a burlap runner on our credenza and used a few of our turkeys, pilgrims and Indians. Some autumn leaves and acorns add a casual feel.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

A new purchase this year are the vines and berries on the large mirror above the credenza. A little Thanksgiving owl joins the party here. I think he’s so cute.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

As you enter our living room, our large bookcase serves as a roosting place for a couple of turkeys.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

Once again, I used my estate sale Remington Sure Shot Crate as a container for flowers. Yellow and orange mums are just the right combination for seasonal color. I added a little orange “shred” to finish off the arrangement.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

Since a coffee table is always a focal point, I wanted to give it a special look. I started by placing a burnt~gold throw on top of the glass. Then I added some more of our turkeys ~ I love the 2 that are candle holders ~ along with some gourds. I used a box under the throw to add height. My twig planter is the right size and I love the rustic look with the mums.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

The other focal point in the living room is the mantle. I love to see how people decorate their mantles. I used the “thankful” sign that I made last year. I shared with you here how I made it. Then I added the sheaves of wheat from Pier 1 that I bought for fall decorating, the Pilgrims and Indians that we’ve had for years, and some faux autumn leaves.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

How I Decorated Our House for Thanksgiving. Sharing our Thanksgiving vignettes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pumpkins on a little home tour.

I hope you enjoyed how I decorated our home for Thanksgiving. Everything always seems more festive and happy with a few turkeys and pumpkins visiting for the holidays.

I want to remind you about the Holiday Recipe Blog Hop that starts next Monday. Please drop back by Bluesky Kitchen to enjoy a wonderful week of great recipe inspiration.

Holiday Recipe Blog Hop Schedule November 14 ~ 18, 2016 Monday Bluesky Kitchen Belle Bleu Interiors White Spray Paint Southern Day Dreams Tuesday Ash Tree Cottage The Painted Apron My Midlife Kitchen Startfish Cottage Wednesday Ramblings of a Southern Girl At Home with Jemma My Thrift Store Addiction Let’s Add Sprinkles Thursday JennsFarmTable Botanic Blue Celebrate and Decorate Friday Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen Intentionally Eat The Dedicated House Opulent Cottage

Have a great fall weekend!

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6 Comments

  1. Your home is perfectly decorated Carol. I love your house to begin with but those little touches are so right for Thanksgiving.

    Looking forward to that recipe hop.

  2. Your home looks wonderful Carol, I love all your cute vignettees! I have noticed more and more Thanksgiving things the past 2 years, I think decorating for all holidays and occasions is getting more and more popular. Have a lovely Thanksgiving with your family!

    1. Jenna, You made my day. Thanks so much for the sweet comments. Earlier this week I went to several stores for a few last minute Thanksgiving items and ribbon. It’s all gone! I guess I waited too late. I did find the cutest turkeys at Wisteria ~ the last ones. Will have to shop earlier next year.

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