Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Mantel, a Living Room, and Whatever's Left for Thanksgiving...

Hey Everyone,
today I'm going to share the rest of the Thanksgiving decor. Yes, there are bits and pieces left that have not yet made it here on the blog. I hate it, but November 1st to the day after Thanksgiving is hard to navigate in the blogging sphere. I think most of us are coming to the conclusion that there just isn't enough time to relax, celebrate and enjoy Christmas unless we get a jump on decorating. We rush around and make ourselves (and our families) crazy the moment we clean off the table and put the Turkey leftovers in the fridge.

I tend to do marathon decorating sessions in order to get it all done Thanksgiving Weekend. In the process, I don't get to relax with my family, rest, go shopping with the girls, and heaven forbid that Hubbs might want to take a nap, putter around or watch some tv... did I mention take a nap...NO. He must endure the decking of the halls with a Happy Face 😍.

Here's my Thanksgiving Mantel;
 I subtracted some pumpkins and added a couple of vintage turkeys,
 then used an iron flower thingamagigy to put recycled candle glasses in with votives. 
don't ask me to repeat or explain that, please. 

My favorite chair and ottoman.

I changed up the urn just a bit;
taking out the big white faux pumpkin,
and replacing it with a bunch of velvet ones.

I've brought out the plaid woolly blankets
in shades of brown.

The sofa table stayed the same.
I use cat accessories when available...

Large Mr. Turky is on the Dining Room table
with a grouping of a tureen, vintage Turkey platter,
velvet pumpkin, and more candle holders...
(whoops, those are the same candleholders, shhh)

I kept my big metal basket filled with pumpkins and hydrangeas.

I got the major Christmas decorating stuff done last weekend,
 now hopefully, I can take my time with the rest.

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  1. You have such a lovely home, Debra! The urn with the velvet pumpkins is just gorgeous!

  2. Sooo pretty Debra. Love your white Tom Turkey.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  3. Everything is beautiful, Debra! I love how you are keeping Thanksgiving going with Christmas in mind.


  4. As always Deborah, quite beautiful...Your vignette always inspire me! I also love the big boy turkey.

  5. Love your urn decorating! I don't have any Thanksgiving decor, so I skip over that. Haven't even started dragging any Christmas stuff out either. I'm wearing shorts and a t-shirt. So it just doesn't seem appropriate yet.

  6. It's all so wonderful Debra, but then all you do is wonderful, have the special touch. Love your style. Altho I love all your treasures, especially love squirrel pillow and your gorgeous table runner.
    Enjoy rest of week. Before we know it will be Thanksgiving.

  7. Debra, you made me laugh with your description of Thanksgiving weekend. Sounds all too familiar! lol! I Always love your décor. The vintage turkeys are so cute and that large white one is fabulous! it all looks just beautiful! I'm thinking I might start decking the basement halls a little before Thanksgiving. It will help with the marathon weekend a little. :)

  8. Hi Debra, I was trying to reach you by won one of the turkey candles in my giveaway!Just send me your info and I'll get it out to you in time for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much!

  9. Debra, there's a reason you love fall so do it SO well! Wow, I loved those views. Your thingamajigy and your favorite chair are favorites for me too, but the urn really looks sharp. I love that line of sight from the LR coffee table with urn, looking back to the entry table and door. So pretty!

  10. Your home is so beautifully decorated for your family and friends. I always admire the fabulous job that you do on your mantel for every season.

  11. So beautiful, Debra. Your décor is always my favorite because I really love your style. Those turkeys really caught my eye, and all of the fall colors and touches are classically gorgeous. Also, your cat accessories are very life-like ;)

  12. I hear you. My Christmas is almost finished. I try to hold off but it takes so long for me to take and edit pictures, Now I can enjoy it a little longer. I love your big turkey on the table.


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