Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wake Up Call!

I had a shocker of a thought yesterday... and that was that Thanksgiving was ACTUALLY next week, and that  our "big kids" from St. Louis would be here. I was living in some sort of alternate universe where I was taking my sweet time about things and all the sudden I had a panic about getting the guest /dump room cleaned up for them. Do you have a room that stuff "lands in" when you don't have time or motivation to deal with things? Hope I'm not alone.



Anywahoos, I still had some things to share that are sort of woods-y/thanksgiving-y, from the basement sitting area, otherwise known as my Holiday Cupboard. I love each holiday and don't want to slight all my fun Thanksgiving decor. Besides, I laughed over a post last week where it was discussed that slighted turkeys might come after us for revenge...can't let that happen. 


So for the next few days, even though we all are thinking Christmas,
you're stuck seeing some Thanksgiving decor.
Just trying to be an equal opportunity decorator.






















I've also realized that I've used this blog to document my decorating. I find myself looking back thru old posts to check what I did last year. I like to change things up, so as to not let things get stale or boring. It encourages me to try something new, and think out of the box.



OK, hope you all are making progress on your plans for next week.
See ya tomorrow with 
Vintage Inspiration Friday

and just a reminder for the 
All Things French Give Away,
come by and enter here


group hugs,

32 comments:

  1. Oh my whole house is a DUMP room... We are in the process of Packing so Piles and Boxes Land in every open Space... :) And I have moments like that also... Your Cabinet looks lovely and I can't wait to be able to start decorating again..

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  2. So glad to here you have room like that too ! My guest room catches all the overflow .

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  3. Your cabinet looks so good. When I was young I arranged things the same each year...now my memory is so bad, it's always different!!

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  4. I am not thinking about Christmas until Thanksgiving is behind us. Yep, it is next week. That is why I am getting tables ready for all the guests coming. I love your cabinet dressed for fall.

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  5. I have a dump room:) I don't like it but you have to have somewhere to put stuff! Beautiful decorations my friend! Hope you get all of your work done and enjoy your Thanksgiving week! HUGS!

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  6. I don't even look in my bins or boxes at the Christmas stuff until the Friday after Thanksgiving. It is the best day for me to start decorating, because I do not leave the house on Black Friday at all, Debra! So, what else am I going to do? : ) I know what you mean ~ a look at the calendar this morning showed me that it is one more week until my son arrives!

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  7. Hi Debra... it's hard to believe it is going to be Thanksgiving next week!...your decorations all look beautiful... I am up to my ...well, neck in vintage Christmas because "someone" is throwing a party that I don't want to be late for, tee hee hee!...my beautiful pendant arrived today that I am giving my friend for Christmas... it is stunning!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  8. so beautiful, very beautiful Fall setting,, lovely home,

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  9. Lovely photos! We must be living in the same alernate universe because just yesterday I realized Thanksgiving is just over a week away! And yes, I have a couple rooms where I just dumpt stuff to get it out of the way--and there it sits until something like this happens. Ugh, I don't even want to think about how fast Christmas will roll around!

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  10. I'll just borrow that whole entire cupboard please! So beautiful Debra!!

    Heather

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  11. Love how everything looks together. I love those turkey feathers you've got too. Did you find those or buy them? I want more. My husband found the one that I have. Love those little pheasants too.

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  12. I'm slighting the turkey. Please don't tell him...

    Everything that you do is GORGEOUS!!! I'm living vicariously through your awesome decorating skillz.

    ;-D
    robelyn

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  13. What is it about this year? Is it that the weather hasn't really turned? Everyone I talk to can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving. I had to actually show a friend a calendar to convince her and she's hosting!

    Love all of your treasures.

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Looks beautiful. I'm not ready for anything...so much going on that my head is spinning. I think I'll start worrying about Thanksgiving after next Monday.

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  15. Love the squirrel platter. Time is kinda spinning here too..........

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  16. Really like your Thanksgiving decor. I have that exact Turkey Platter that I adore! Never ever forget to decorate for Thanksgiving...I really despise when entire holidays are skipped...Thanksgiving is such a special holiday, giving us time to give God the thanks for all year long...Be thankful this year...you can "deck the halls" on the weekend after! Tiff

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  17. Your cupboard is overflowing with beauty. It really looks so inviting, and colorful. Nicely done :)

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  18. Debra, I also feel time is running far toooooooo fast for me, with all I have to produce here for christmas- and In fact I should not be here , blogging--but I so need those hours visiting beautiful blogs,like yours.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  19. how beautiful i absolutely love the squirrel!

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  20. Ohhh girl I am so glad to know
    that I am the only one who has a
    guest/dump room!!
    I am totally like you about
    Thanksgiving being around the corner ~
    Oh my goodness!!!

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  21. Yes...I agree, time is flying! Your cupboard is beautiful and is full of so many wonderful treasures! I love your squirrels!

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  22. Hi Debra, I most definitely have a dump room, so glad to hear that others do to. I love your cupboard full of goodies. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  23. So lovely, Debra!! I love peeking inside your cupboard!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. oh my gosh would i like to get into that cupboard! so many gorgeous things in there! my craft room is where everything lands, i never seem to be able to clean it up! have a nice day! susan

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  25. Love how you styled your cupboard, especially the turkey platter!

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  26. I love your holiday cupboard! It's full of beautiful items!!! Looks wonderful.

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  27. All of your vintage fall decor is beautiful! And you don't want those turkeys coming to life and taking you out for not displaying them! ;-)

    My daughter's room/the guest room is our dumping ground. Thanks for the reminder that she will be home next week, so we better get that cleaned up!

    Kat :)

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  28. Your cupboard looks so beautiful! I love your turkey platter.I love how you displayed your all gorgeous goodies.

    Kathy

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  29. No Christmas here yet. First things first.
    After our Thanksgiving dinner, we will put on the christmas music, decorate gingerbread houses, then I'll take out Christmas the next day! That's what the long weekend is for : )
    Blessings,
    Julie

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  30. Not Christmas here yet either. It can wait one more week. And you are not alone, a dumping bedroom/office, garage (can't park cars there), really have to work on that at some point......maybe after the holidays, Laura

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  31. Gorgeous! Your hutch is full of so many goodies. Made me want to go decorate for Thanksgiving more. I'm already jumping to Christmas in my head though.
    Have a great day!

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  32. What a wonderful collection of goodies you are sharing Debra! LOVE that turkey platter!

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