Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Giving Thanks in the Holiday Cupboard

Probably most of you are thinking like me; "Where has this year gone?" I don't know why this surprises me because my lifestyle isn't particularly hectic or do I have a crazy schedule. But the weeks go by and I'm  amazed when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around and come knocking on my door. I'm always thrilled to see them, but never really fully prepared.

My Flying Geese vintage quilt is shown here as these were taken in late October, but now I've replaced these with more wooley winter blankets for a deeper hug into November. This is my "most favorite" quilt because of the wonderful Fall color. And that it was the first quilt that I purchased back in the 80's when we lived in Georgia. I can remember buying it in an antique shop in Marietta and it brought me more of a thrill than any other purchase. It's my go-to for October.

As you know, I really love late Fall and Thanksgiving, so I tend to dawdle a bit during the season. I'm trying to be "timely" and share my decor and still be able to hit the ground running on the day after Thanksgiving. I have my Christmas boxes out, weighing in on when I can feel good about adding in some Christmas decor. It takes me awhile to get there.

I've  mentioned before that Fall has many stages here at my house, especially here in the garden room. Fall starts in late August and resides until late November. Temperature swings in the weather really dictate the colors around I use in decor, so by the time Thanksgiving is here, I'm into the darker colors, heavier textures, and some wooly plaid blankets.

Each time I restyle the Holiday Cupboard I feel like it's my favorite time of the year. But Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most vibrant with all the seasonal color and fun. The last few years I've found myself mixing my copper pieces with the brown transferware in the cupboards and baker's rack during Autumn. I love copper, but the color really lends itself to the Fall aesthetic. Last year I even held some over for Christmas, I was loving it so much.

The large rectangular Aesthetic Brown Transferware Tureen is one of my favorite pieces to display here in the Cupboard. It has a crack in it, so I got it for just a few dollars years ago. Most of my pieces are flawed in some way or another, but that makes something affordable that I probably wouldn't have paid "pristine and perfect" prices for.

I found the larger copper roaster/tray on the top shelf a few years ago at a local winery/cafe. It's new and there were a set of nesting sizes. I decided they were pretty on the lower shelf of the sideboard, but they really needed to be displayed during the fall season. 


I've always been mystified by figural holiday planters... so are we supposed to pot some poor little philidendron at the beginning of November and repot it when it's time for Santa to come along? oh well, think outside the box. He's perfect for silverware, etc.

another planter. Well, they are fun with moss and glitter acorns and pine cones...

Here's a cutie pie salt and pepper shaker set all in one handsome turkey guy.

This is a chalkware piece probably from the 40's or 50's.
 It's seen better days, but I just love it.

Here's some Christmas inspiration from last year's Christmas Holiday Cupboard if you're looking for ideas on decorating shelves or cupboards...

Here are a few more Thanksgiving ideas from the Cupboard. I promise they are all different... 

Vintage Cottage Thanksgiving in the Holiday Cupboard

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Holiday Cupboard

Turkey Talk in the Cupboard

Thanks so much for coming by. I'm slowly bringing in "Christmas" and trying to integrate it into Thanksgiving decor. I'll share soon. Christmas is creeping in!

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  1. You nailed it. Glad to see it -- not prepared! I do love your Thanksgiving cupboard, though. It's so warm and lovely.

    1. Thankyou Jeanie, glad to know other's aren't superhuman! tehe.

  2. This year my kids with be with their in-laws for Thanksgiving so with it just being Terry and I on Thanksgiving day I am getting a jump start on Christmas decor going up early. Your cupboard is always so pretty. Have a good start to the new week. Hugs. Kris

    1. It's always so much easier if you're not hosting Thanksgiving dinner. I'm looking forward to your lovely Christmas decor, Kris. Have a great week!

  3. I love it, so pretty! This reminded me that I have a new turkey that I thrifted this year to add to my Thanksgiving decor. I need to get him out!

    1. thanks Tanya, sometimes I forget what I have from year to year. Enjoy your new turkey guy!!

  4. Lovely as always Debra. I love the addition of copper- it's perfect for the season. We always host Thanksgiving so the balancing act between Christmas and Turkey day is tricky as a blogger. Have a great day. XO- MJ

  5. SO pretty, Debra!! The copper looks amazing with all of your transferware and other figurals. The turkey's are so cute and such a perfect addition for the season!!

  6. I'm loving all of your beautiful Thanksgiving decorating Debra! I cannot believe how fast the Christmas Season is approaching! It will be here before we know it. Blessings to you and yours.

  7. Those Thanksgiving decorations are so nice, I really liked to see it, now I can't wait for your Christmas decorations.

  8. I hear you, Debra... I was not ready for Christmas, really, but did bring things out to get ready for the monthly Pinterest Challenge. Really, I just wanted to stay in fall and enjoy the leaves falling outside, the cooler weather and days where I can get out in the sunshine but not feel like I'm burning up. The plants are happier, too. I picked some creamy roses this morning and brought them indoors before the rain.

    Anyway, happy to share your post, even if it's late, at Share Your Style #410 this week for you. <3 I love your little turkey s/p shakers and the roasting pan!! So pretty...

    Enjoy rearranging your cupboard yet again,
    Christmas hugs,
    Barb :)


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