I don't know about you, but I'm not always sure what to make of this in-between time between Halloween and Christmas. I know, I know....it's Thanksgiving. Who could hate a holiday that is centered mostly on eating?
I have to be honest, though, I saw my first Christmas lights on the way to work last week (really, people?). And we drove by a house in our neighborhood that is decked out. Complete with an artificial white tree in the front window. Which I can't decide if I like or not.
Most of my fall decor is not Halloween-specific. I don't really feel like taking down a bunch of Halloween stuff for just three weeks. I've actually gotten in the habit in the last few years of doing all of the Christmas decorating the weekend before Thanksgiving. To me, Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving. But....I don't like traveling over T-giving, then coming home and having a ton of decorating to do. And.....I don't like waiting until the next weekend. I mean, the stuff is up for only about four weeks anyway! To my credit, I don't actually turn on the outdoor lights until after Thanksgiving. And I'm not hating on people who like to decorate early and enjoy it....live and let live, you know.....
Plus....I'm not super into cooking and all of my magazines are about cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Bah.
But I digress. I added a small touch of Thanksgiving to my fall mantel. I took down Mr. Glowing Pumpkin Face. He glows orange and I had put him on a timer. Spooky!
I started to implement my idea by spray painting this old frame that was a gold crackle finish. I'm running low on spray paint but found an old can of off-white.
I printed up a Thanksgiving quote.....
"For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Very appropriate for me and my gardening self. With it, I added an orange turkey votive holder my mom gave me a long time ago. Here's Mr. Turkey and my quote....
This side of the mantel did not change much. I'm still digging the dried black-eyed susan seed heads. I may keep those for after the holidays.
I put together this vessel, which has a votive inside. I used a drinking glass for the candle with the little Indian corns around it and a few fake leaves.
And....the finished mantel.
Hope you have a great weekend.....the holidays are looming! ; )
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