Friday, November 4, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 62: Thanksgiving Inspiration

This time of year it's really hard for me to hold off on decorating for Christmas. I guess it's because Fall arrives at my house on September 1, and by November 1 I'm ready to make the change. The Christmas Season just doesn't last long enough. And for all the effort we put into our decorating, it needs to last longer than just 5 weeks. I know some of you have the tradition of Christmas into January, but this girl just wants a clean slate come New Years Day.

OK, enough of my I visited Pinterest to oogle the great Thanksgiving decor and tablesettings for the holiday. Here are some of my favorite. Hope you'll share your Thanksgiving inspiration on the linky!

Following 3 images via Celebrating Home

One of my very favorite images

So let's see what was happening last week,

is really inspiring me with her gorgeous Fall Table.
Just take a look at this wonderful setting

Denise from Bella Dreams just grabbed me with this
wonderful stack of vintage suitcases all decked out.

gives a great tutorial on making a spooky haunted house.

created this wonderful  coffee filter garland
 that could be used anytime of the year!

Ann from Moonbeams and Fireflies is obsessed with Amber glass,
and she shows us a gorgeous stack of cake plates that just fit the Thanksgiving Season!

And we've all seen this amazing dresser from Lindaur Designs
 that just blows you away. 
They even have a tutorial on how to make your own.

Hope you'll link up to the party,

"anything vintage or vintage inspired" 
and all your Holiday Decor

Please be courteous and
 have a link within your post 
so others will know where to party.

I'll be joining in with these weekend parties:

Thanks so much everyone for all your comments and bloggy love,
I'm having a hard time responding to everyone,
Just know I love and appreciate you all,
I have a wonderful Give-Away coming next week!!



  1. Hi Debra... I just cannot get enough of beautiful Autumn photos like these... my favorite is the gorgeous hutch with the Indian Corn and pheasant feathers on it... I am linking up today... I don't have my Thanksgiving decor ready yet, so I posted something pretty vintage that belonged to my grandma... excited for my new pendant!... wishing you a blissful Autumn day... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Oh My!!! What beautiful Fall inspiration... That dinning room with all the Vintage Mirrors is Simply Gorgeous. I just linked up, have a Great week and thank you for hosting.

  3. Oh, I love a plank table, the natural elements, the banner of give thanks, and I remember the thankful tree from last year it was wonderful! Great inspiration Debra! Thank for having us over and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  4. Debra, lovely inspirational photos!

    Thanks so much for featuring Bella Vista....appreciate your kindness.

    So good to be joining you this week.


  5. The first picture I think is my favorite of the season! What a mix of glitzy and primitive! Well done.

  6. These are gorgeous!! I am sending my husband to the wood shop to make the box in the first one. Love, love that one most but they are all wonderful!!

  7. O my I love it all!!! Makes me want to go home and rearrange my whole house for fall!

  8. I love all of those inspiration pictures! I especially like the one with the indian corn on the glass doors. I could do that with my secretary doors! Good idea!

  9. Great inspiration Debra. My eye immediately went to that beautifully weathered table with the cornucopia. Love it! Thanks for hosting.

  10. Beautiful inspiration photos. The first one is my favorite...oh, for a table like THAT!!

  11. All so inspiring! Thanks for having us over for more inspiration~I brought my vintage silverplate settings along!

  12. Hi Debra, Like you I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas. My fall/autumn touches I do in September and will last through Thanksgiving.
    Great Thanksgiving inspiration in your post today. Love the hutch.
    Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  13. The Thanksgiving inspiration is terrific! Thanks for being a lovely hostess!

  14. I am now so inspired to decorate for Thanksgiving! thanks for all the beautiful images...


  15. Thank you for hosting! I linked up "No sew French Market bags", but wrote "New Sew"......Having a blonde day! I think I will go visit some other guests and get a drink LOL!


  16. Debra, the Thanksgiving inspirations are fantastic! I just love the long wooden tool box on the dining room table! You always have amazing ideas! Your features are always great too! Thanks for hosting this link party! Have a great weekend!

  17. Thanks for hosting, Debra. Those are some great holiday decorating ideas. I am working on mine.

  18. such lovely inspiration photos for
    the thanksgiving table

    and wonderful features too!

    all linked up


  19. I'm so with you on the holiday decorating!! I wanted to rip the Halloween decor down that day but my family wouldn't let me, and now it's agonizing to put it all away and have to decorate for Thanksgiving. Can we start a new trend and do Christmas on November 1st?!!! Have a great weekend Debra!
    Cheers, Andrea

  20. Martha always comes through for us, right?! Lots of other beauty, too. Starting to get a little anxious about the 50 coming for lunch Thanksgiving, my husband's family. They bring the food. But thanks to your post, I'll have lots of decorating ideas! Thanks for hostessing the party!

  21. Oh my goodness that Thanksgiving inspiration was absolutely incredible!! I'm always torn because I don't want that holiday to get lost in the shuffle but I really am eager to start Christmas decorating. What's a girl to do? :-) Thanks so much for hosting us and have a fabulous weekend Debra!

  22. I love your warm and cozy pins! I have also featured lots of Autumnal pins and a few Thanksgiving ones too. Please pop by and check them out if you have 5 minutes. I would be so thrilled if you could join in with my weekly Pinterest party too!

    Best wishes and thanks for having me today.
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  23. Oh my, the pretties just abound and astound over here!!!

  24. Your post is full of beautiful and exciting ideas, Debra. You really got my juices flowing! Thanks so much for hosting a wonderful party! xx

  25. Debra, that chubby pumpkin in that urn has got me thinking chubby is not that awful after all. Thanks bunches for your party. huggiebear♥Olive

  26. Thank you for all the inspirational images!! I have gleaned an idea or two for my Thanksgiving table! I also loved seeing the features from last weeks party...neat stuff!!


  27. I'm drooling over all of the fabulous inspirational pics, as well as the beautiful features! Wow! Thanks for sharing and for hosting!

  28. Hey Debra...thanks so much for hosting. Your inspiration pics are just beautiful. I can't get over that big long tool box. Have a great weekend!

  29. I know most people are posting Fall, but I've been in Christmas mode for a few weeks now, so I hope you don't mind:-)

    Thanks for being the ever faithful hostess.


  30. Love the inspiration pics, Debra! It's on my mind, too! Great features! Thanks for hosting...hugs...Debbie

  31. Beautiful images!
    I'm glad I finally had something "share-worthy" so that I could join in.

    Love ya sis. :-)

  32. I love it ALL! The chippy white table is AWESOME! I would be honored to have you join my linky party! Everyone who is linking up with Common Ground, please feel free to join my party too!

  33. I'm not a big fan of Halloween so I'm glad it's past and it's time for a truly beautiful season of hope and love. Your inspiration was truly inspirational. Thanks for hosting!

  34. Gorgeous features, I love the rustic table, it's fabulous! Very inspirational everything now that the beautiful season is coming, the Thanksgiving Season I love so much. Thanks for hosting again. Hugs, FABBY

  35. Debra,
    Thanks for sharing all the beautiful ideas!!!


  36. Thank you Debra, So many great ideas and inspiration.

  37. hello Debra!
    i can't believe it is November already!
    thank you for hosting almost a full year of inspiring parties!
    xo, Rosemary

  38. Love that first centerpiece. I never get tired of the colors of fall.

  39. Oh my! Each one gets better. Simply gorgeous.

  40. Just wanted to let you know that I feel the same about Christmas and Fall! My home has been decorated for Fall/Halloween since September and I am ready to move onto Christmas. Like you, I too want a clean slate come the new year so my Christmas decoration also come down the Saturday after Christmas day! Happy Holidays!

  41. Such great inspiration. Thank you for hosting every week! :)


  42. Thanks for hosting! This is my first time linking up to your party! I joined your site too:) Carrie

  43. Loving the tool box with the pumpkins and candles. It's so stunning with the chandy.

    Thanks for hosting the party as always, but special thanks for featuring my haunted house tutorial this week!

  44. Lovely Thanksgiving inspirations!!
    Have a great weekend. Thanks for hosting each week!
    ~ Julie

  45. Hi Debra Thank you for having me am so happy to be able to share something todat as well! Yipee!!

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  46. Hi Debra,
    Love that first image. I'm am so addicted to Pinterest...I have found more ideas that I'll never be able to do in a lifetime...but it's so much fun to dream!
    Thanks for hosting!

  47. You would be so proud - I am making progress!!! I pulled my fall decorating tubs out of my barn last week-end!!! Now - with your pictures (LOVE the tree!!!)I will unpack the tubs tomorrow. Maybe. Here's hoping anyway...

    ;-D xoxo

  48. Thank you for helping me hold on to Thanksgiving a little bit longer. ;) I can start to feel it slipping from my grasp in anticipation of decorating for Christmas. Thanksgiving Bama Boys favorite holiday so I try to still honor it with my's hard though. lol Thanks for hosting sweet Debra!!


  49. Debra, thanks for posting so many inspirational photos!! They are just stunning! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess...I am happy to link up! Many blessings to you!

  50. I always love to know about new parties! Thanks for all the great inspiration! I'm a new follower (found you from 2805) and I think I'm #2000!!!! Congratulations! That's amazing. I'd love a follow back, but no pressure.

  51. I love all of your fall decorating ideas! I may be inspired to replace the pastel dishes in my china cabinet with the brown transferware I've been squirrelling away ... thanks for the idea!

    I'm off to spend my Friday morning in my favorite way ... hopping through blog world to see what wonderful inspiration is there to be found. Thank you for hosting this party ... I know it has to be a huge commitment ... we all really appreciate it!

  52. Thanks for hosting. I am your newest follower!

  53. Beautiful! I'm especilly loving that first image!

  54. Thanks for hosting. Great decor ideas your have here.

  55. Debra, I just had to come back and tell you that although I adore Thanksgiving...I know exactly how you feel...Christmas decorating takes tons of time and just is displayed for such a short period.

    I hate rushing the holidays but both hubby and I have decided to start early for Christmas this year. Those six weeks go by in a heart beat.

    Anyway, you have a kindred spirit in this department.

    Happy Friday!

    Barb ♥

  56. We just found you through Charm of Home.
    And, love what I see.

    I'm a new follower and added you to our List of Linky Parties at the top of our blog.

    We are hosting our own party (NEW!)if you wish to join us! And, to give a fellow blogger a hand getting their party established!

    All the best,
    Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D

  57. Hello dear Debra- Happy week-end-
    and thank`s for the wonderful inspiration.

  58. Gorgeous inspiration! Love the first photo. Thanks for hosting this party!

  59. Wonderful fall decor! All the shops around me already have all their Christmas things out, like they forgot about Thanksgiving. Thanks for the photos.

  60. Everything is so beautiful! Thank you for hosting a wonderful blog hop, I hope you enjoy my Vintage inspiration! Your posts are just beautiful! Blessings, Marilou

  61. So many inspiring photos, that one with the chippy table and cornucopia and the last one are my faves, i think :) That dresser tutorial is gorgeous, that would look so cool in Max's room! Thanks for the party Debra... my thumbnail won't show up but I'm here! t.xoxooxxo

  62. Wow everything is so beautiful, and yes very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing Big Hugs ♥

  63. Gorgeous gorgeous inspirations Debra!! Thanks for hosting!

  64. Oohh!! I am so excited that you featured my post from last week. Thank you Thank you!! That new camera of Heather's sure takes nicer crisper pics.

  65. I'm a little late joining the party this weekend, but mama always said better late than never. 8-)

  66. Your post did the trick. I'm inspired!. Love the recap from last week. Thanks for giving us a place for us to share. xo

  67. I'm so inspired by everyone this morning! I have shared an aritcle highlighting tips on how-to redecorate for little to nothing. I hope you enjoy:)

  68. Love all the Thanksgiving inspiration. Lovely photographs. I really love the grouping of antique mirrors, too!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  69. Thank you so much for the feature. And apologies for the belated note. For some reason, I couldn't post a comment here until today. Ah, technology.
    Love your blog. Ann @ Moonbeams & Fireflies


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