Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? I think a lot of folks skip from Halloween to Holiday. Not me. I believe in giving Thanksgiving its proper due. Much of my Halloween decor is fall themed and fall equals Thanksgiving. I remove ghosts, goblins and spiders and leave the pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn. Since I never got around to carving a pumpkin this year, mine will see me through November without melting into a moldy mess.
My fall porch decor is still appropriate.
Yes, I have a wicker cornucopia. Since I only use it during November, it’s sort of a pain to store, but really, what better Thanksgiving decoration is there?
Remember honeycomb decorations? They were popular in the seventies (maybe earlier?), and designs were available for every holiday. This vintage Tom Turkey was my mother-in-law’s.
If you have a turkey platter, displaying it provides easy Thanksgiving decor right up until you use it on Thanksgiving Day. Osceola/Keiser folks: the platter on the right came from Gene Robinson’s estate sale a few months ago. I love love love that I have something once belonging to her! For those of you who were never fortunate enough to know Gene Robinson, you can read about her HERE on one of my first blog posts. You can also see how my photography skills have evolved. (Patting myself on the back a little to keep from completely cringing.)
Be sure to add a little something-something to your mantle. It’s a focal point, you know.
Snip a few fall flowers and arrange them in old bottles. These bottles were found on our property during renovation. They are cracked and permanently dirty, which makes them even better.
How about a giant bowl of pears as a centerpiece? Pears provide instant Thanksgiving decor plus they’re yummy, healthy, and in-season. Bonus: Try this fabulous recipe for Ginger Poached Pears from one of my favorite foodie bloggers, Heather Disarro, of Heather’s Dish. Yum.
My teeny tiny turkey salt and pepper shakers get in on the action. I bought these on sale from Williams-Sonoma a hundred years ago. Tip: Williams-Sonoma is a great place for after Christmas sales.
How do you decorate for Thanksgiving? Share your pictures on my Grace Grits Facebook page, pretty please. I’d love to see them.
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