Thursday, November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving Greetings and a Mantel I Almost Forgot

Friends, wow, I almost forgot to share pics of my Thanksgiving mantel. I like to keep a visual diary of what I do each year but I've been in a bit of chaos with packing away "fall" and transitioning to more Christmas décor. 

Actually I had two versions of Thanksgiving this year. (I know, I like to change things up frequently) First I did the pheasants and duck planters that I love for November, but I ordered something new for the Christmas mantel and got all excited and changed things up before realizing Thanksgiving in the Hearth Room was a no show here.

This wreath is my favorite of all time, so I always hate to take it down when fall and Thanksgiving are over. 

Adding in a few smaller trees makes it feel a bit more like Christmas and I love the combination of greenery and woodsy elements with the lights.

I brought out the woolly blankets at the beginning of November when we had a cold snap and I've really been enjoying the more cozy feel. I found my Turkey vintage look pillow cover on Amazon last year.

The orange and black Buffalo Check pillow covers also came from Amazon a few years ago. They are so fun to add in to the October décor. We bought the Pendleton Camp blanket years ago and enjoy it throughout the winter months.

So, the reindeer (below pic) distracted me like a shiny object and they landed here last week. They will be staying for Christmas this year and I've been working on my Christmas mantel... Still woodsy but with greenery and a new wreath. 

Okay, now that I have this in, I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.  And to let you know how grateful I am to know you and call you friends, and to have been part of the blogging community for the last 14 years. Wishing God's grace and benefits to each of you. 

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 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn 
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  1. Debra, I love the pheasants with wreath look! It's kinda sad to be putting away fall because it's really in its prime insofar as the feelings of cozy come. Leaves are falling everywhere, true, but it's still beautiful outside. Your deer, though, will be great for both fall and Christmas [winter]. I have both pheasants and deer in brass too, and love the fact that because they're metal, they are so easy to store! Happy Thanksgiving, friend. My tree's been in place almost a week now, but I'm taking my good ole time decorating this year.

  2. Looks so pretty. Wishing you a very Happy and Cozy Thanksgiving. Hugs. Kris

  3. It's terrific, Debra. And that wreath over the mirror? Spectacular! Happiest of Thanksgivings!


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