Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Come Ye Thankful People Come
I always love the displays of "abundance" that I see this time of the year. I decided I wanted to do my mantle that way this year but I didn't want to buy anything new as I have ENOUGH stuff to last my lifetime. I just kind of gathered up all of the gourds I had (including the ones that spell BOO on the back side) and pushed them into the garland and lights. I had to really discipline myself in Hobby Lobby the other day because they have autumn decorations at 66% off and I wanted so badly to buy some new garlands and veggies - but, I resisted temptation!
This isn't a very good picture of the living room but I put it here mainly to show that my Thanksgiving decorations aren't far off my autumn decorations. I move things around a bit and than add in any pilgrims or turkeys that I have.
The hutch holds several turkey tureens that I have accumulated and some plates that I fell in love with last year at Home Goods. I only bought these four for decoration because: 1. we don't do Thanksgiving at my house very often and 2. I already have a full set of VERY SIMILAR dishes that I can use .... and somehow sanity did prevail that day!
I did notice that I have a fair number of ceramic items that I made back in the day when I had the time to do such things. Made me remember that I also made a set of corn plates and tureen done in Indian corn colors. Haven't seen that thing in ages. I remember it took FOREVER to paint each little kernel another color - several coats each. Guess I'll have to see if I can remember where it is "stored".
As you see, I don't go overboard on Thanksgiving although I am planning a few new crafts this weekend as time permits. We have another important Gator game and our grand dog is coming to stay for a few weeks as my daughter and her family travel to Italy once again. Well see how it goes. Stay tuned.