Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Grateful Gatherings Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Can you actually believe it's November and we're counting down the days to Thanksgiving then Christmas? The Holidays will be here before we know it! Today, I'm so excited to join in with a fun group of bloggers put together by Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home as we share our homes and decor with Thanksgiving in mind.

If you're new here, Welcome, I'm so glad you came by. If you're hopping by from Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life, thanks so much for visiting and I hope you'll continue the Blog Hop. When you leave here, I know you'll love seeing Amber's amazing home filled to the brim with wonderful vintage decor and ambiance.

Here we are in the Entry Hall just inside the door, where I always have it decorated for the Holiday or Season. Recently I put together an Autumn floral arrangement with a vintage metal Cemetery Basket. I like to feature a print that keeps with the Season. Since it's Thanksgiving, I'm sharing an old French print, The Angelus, by Jean Francois Millet.

Using "naturals"; faux foliage and florals is my usual way to decorate, no matter the season. The little turkey planter and old tin are just a few pieces of vintage that I enjoy decorating with. Coming from a background of dealing in antiques and vintage goods, I've collected way too many pieces that I love to rotate, mix and match. 

My antique rolling market basket is always filled with Hydrangeas
 and foliage of the Season.

My Dining Room is small, but feels more spacious because of the open area and high ceilings. I like to keep a vignette on the Dining table, usually including this metal basket. I've layered grainsack linens, for a darker more earthy look for late Fall. An Ironstone Tureen, metal pumpkin, candlesticks, and Mr. Turkey all gather on an antique Belgian Tapestry.

I found this wonderful antique fishing basket a few weeks ago. 
Here it's filled with Fall foliage and sitting next to an embroidered footstool
 layered in plaid wool blankets.

The curvy armoire houses our television. The Country French lines work here in the Living Room, even though it's part of the set of our Master Bedroom furniture. The best part is that the tv is hidden during the daytime. The neutral linen Chesterfield sofa and loveseat get brown floral pillows for Fall. Anyone who knows me, knows I have a pillow addiction. Yes, I have a dedicated storage space for pillows and quilts.

I had glittery white owls added in here for October, but I just tweaked the mantel a bit to bring it back to "Basic Fall" for Thanksgiving. 

Into the Kitchen and Sitting Area, I look forward to changing up the small wicker settee to reflect the time of year. To bring out a warm and cozy atmosphere in late Fall, I use browns and the deeper colors of Harvest. Since it's just the two of us, we keep a small kitchen table that does have a leaf when the kiddos come for a visit.

The Baker's Rack is sort of a fixture here in the Sitting Area. It's a 30 year old catalog find that has multiple coats of spray paint, but it's one of my favorite pieces to decorate with.

I have a small kitchen prep space, but it works well for just my husband and I. When we moved here 3 years ago the cabinets were an orange oak that really needed an update. You can find a link to my painting project experience at the bottom of my blog. I'd do it all over again for the wonderful light gray finish that I ended up with.

My Welcome basket filled with seasonal flowers will always greet you.

Thanks so much for coming by!
 Here's the rest of this week's gathering. 
Hope you'll continue the Blog Hop tomorrow and Friday.

Wednesday, 11/8

Kathy at A Delightsome Life
Debra at Common Ground
Amber at  Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Bethany at Crisp Collective
Marci at Lemons To Lovelys

Thursday, 11/9 

Kristin at White Arrows Home
Rhonda at Hallstrom Home

Friday, 11/10

Angelina at Petitehaus
Jordan at A Blue Nest
Pollie at Pollie's Place

Thankyou Amber, for inviting me to be a part of the fun!
Now, be sure and head over to Amber's blog, Follow the Yellow Brick Home.
and soak up all the gorgeous vintage decor.


  1. I have loved watching your home evolve through your favorite seasonal decor of autumn, Debra. So many terrific vintage pieces, and so many creative vignettes. You always seem to have a fresh touch in your rotations.

  2. Good Morning Debra. No one does fall decor like you. So pretty. Love all the fall decor against your neutrals.

  3. Good morning, Debra, your home is exquisite, so beautiful and welcoming! I am so thrilled to be joining in again with you , Amber and all the amazing Bloggers - I hope you have a blessed day,

  4. Just beautiful! Love all the vintage pieces you filled with flower arrangements! ~ Kristin

  5. Debra... Love 'The Angelus' print! I saw one in an antique mall last year, didn't buy it, and when I went back, it was gone. Love the funeral basket arrangement. Your home is so pretty!

  6. Your home is always beautiful and classic. I love it dressed for this time of year.

    Great hop-I have to visit a few blogs. I'm already going through my Christmas decorations...I'm getting weird. Just want to do things when I have the energy!

    Jane x

  7. Your home is perfectly lovely this fall, Debra...every single bit! I especially love your big white turkey and your plaid throws!

  8. I love your use of faux flowers and greenery in the most perfect fall hues. Thank you for inviting me into your home!

  9. I don't know where to begin! Well I do actually! PLAID! And the fact that they are autumn plaids makes it even more amazing. That little vignette with the blankets on the footstool and that fishing basket just jumped right out of the screen and into my heart!!! Of course it is all beautiful. That French print has always been a favorite of mine. I also am swooning over those dark autumnal pillows on your sofa. Do you have any tips for keeping dust mites down or cleaning pillows when you have such a large pillow collection? I have such issues that I had to toss many of my beloved antique tapestry pillows and things years ago. Even a wool blanket bought on a trip to England had to go sadly. I am managing with pillow covers which I can just change out and wash. Anyway, this is another one of those times where I just wish I lived closer or had the ability to meet my blog friends and visit their homes because I can feel the hominess in the photos. Thank you so much for joining the hop! Such an honor to work with you!

  10. The centerpiece on your dining room table is breathtaking! I love how you combined florals and foliage with unique vintage pieces!

  11. Just lovely, Debra! I adore the fishing basket and stool piled with autumn blankets. So cozy! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  12. This is beautiful Debra! Your antique collection is just amazing - such fun and unique pieces!!!

  13. Gorgeous Fall decor. I particularly love the wire basket arrangement on your dining table and I totally covet your tole trays!

  14. Debra, your home is always so warm and inviting! Love your fall décor. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Hi Debra! Oh, I really enjoyed this post and seeing how you've blended old baskets, big old turkeys and plaid blankets. Toasty! Hugs, Pat

  16. It looks wonderful and warm. I always love getting a peek at your fabulous collections. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I just love the way you did your baker's rack. It looks so pretty. I have one that is wood and black rod iron. I am going to use some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.


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