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I’m one of those. You know, the ones that decorate for Thanksgiving and don’t put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. Well, technically after Black Friday. A girl’s gotta shop!
It’s not that I think you can’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. In fact, I think sitting around the table at Thanksgiving with the glow of Christmas lights would be nice. It’s just something I’ve never done before. And I really like my Thanksgiving decorations and the distinction between the two holidays.
And ever since my Granny passed away we make all her recipes, written in her handwriting for Thanksgiving. It’s just a special holiday in our home.
With all that being said, I thought I would share my Thanksgiving Home Decor with you. Most of my decorations are ones I’ve had for a long time. I did add a few new items this year, and I’ll add the links to those and see if I can find similar items to my decorations.
We’ve only been in our house for a little over a year. I didn’t decorate for Thanksgiving last year because we had just moved into the house in September. I was too busy frantically unpacking before my family arrived to decorate. So decorating this year took a little more time as I played with the placement of things. I’m still not completely happy with everything, so I may go on the hunt for some more decorations next year.
Here is what I started with – two tubs of decorations. I laid everything out on the floor and went to work.
The Living Room Decorations
I have this huge pot in the corner of the Living Room I purchased years ago from Pier One. It used to sit in the entry way of our old house. I don’t love the placement of it in this house, but it’s just one of those items I’m not quite ready to get rid of yet. It’s usually empty except for Thanksgiving & Christmas. I added some battery operated fairy lights for a nice touch in the evenings.
My Mantel Thanksgiving Decor
My favorite spot is the mantel. You see it right when you walk in the front door and it’s nice to admire while sitting on the couch watching TV. In fact, that’s why I decorate for the different holidays and seasons – it makes me happy. And that’s what a home should be about, right? Happiness and comfort.
My favorite pieces are my wooden carved Pilgrims and Indians. I bought them at Hobby Lobby years ago and I didn’t see them on their website. I did find similar Pilgrims on Amazon but had no luck on my search for Indians. You can find the man Pilgrim here and the female Pilgrim here.
The orange ceramic pumpkins I’ve also had for years. It was originally a set of three, but the larger one must have broken at some point.
The Thanksgiving plate is an oldie but goodie as well. I’m pretty sure it is a Hobby Lobby purchase too. I love the verse on the plate. It’s a good reminder of who my blessing come from.
The gold acorns I purchased last year at Hobby Lobby, but this is my first year using them. I like the pop of gold it adds to the mantel.
The three new items I added this year are the Give Thanks banner, the grapevine pumpkin string lights and the artificial pumpkin with the “K” sitting on the floor in front of the fireplace. I purchased the banner and pumpkin string lights from Amazon after seeing them on The House of Sequins blog but wasn’t sure what the quality would be like. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. The Give Thanks banner material has a burlap look and feel. It’s 6.6 ft in length, and only $9.99 with Prime & next day shipping. So you could still get it in time for Thanksgiving!
The grapevine pumpkin lights are very nice. I love the natural look. You can see a picture of my mantel at night and how pretty it is with the touch of light. The set is 10 feet in length with 30 lights. It comes with a remote control for the lights and has multiple settings. This set of pumpkins and lights is $23.99 with Prime One-Day shipping.
The artificial pumpkin pictured below was purchased from Michael’s. I wanted a white one too but I waited too late and they were all gone. Maybe next year. I used my Cricut machine to cut the K out of peel and stick vinyl and placed it on the pumpkin. I love how it turned out.
We are blessed to have a separate music room in our house. It was originally a dining room, but it gets used more as a music room than it ever would as a dining room.
I love how the top of an upright piano can be decorated similarly to a mantel. This is one of the spots where I’m not quite pleased with the overall look, so I’ll likely collect some more pieces and change it next year.
It has some beaded garland from Hobby Lobby that I’ve had for years. I picked up the fall colored orange and yellow string lights last year. They’re the perfect length for the top of the piano.
The white and gold pumpkin is actually a Halloween pumpkin from Hobby Lobby. I just put the Halloween message to the back and use it for Thanksgiving too. Ha, double duty!
The other pumpkin I’ve had forever. I love the beaded design as it adds a little more texture.
The turkey plate is by Peggy Karr. My mother in law started giving me Peggy Karr blown glass plates when Paul and I got married. I love them and have purchased several myself over the years. Unfortunately, she closed her studio in 2016 after thirty years. 😥 But you can still find some of her pieces on eBay. Apparently, the turkey platter is rare – who knew? I did find one on Ebay for $120-yikes!
I tossed in some random little pumpkins and called it good.
Kitchen Thanksgiving Decorations
What’s a Thanksgiving Day feast without some kitchen decor!
I love this little shelf our decorator had the carpenter build and install. I’m a huge fan of copper, so usually the shelf is full of my copper pieces. I removed a few of them to add some of my Thanksgiving decorations.
The turkey basket was made by my sweet granny, who has passed away. The turkey is cross-stitched on plastic canvas. Granny used to make a ton of stuff with plastic canvas to give as gifts. If you look closely at one of the pumpkins, you’ll see a little turkey she made.
The plate is another beautiful Peggy Karr glass platter. I searched and didn’t have any luck finding one like it. And that huge pine cone is from Colorado – another gift from my mother in law.
Little Cubby Above The Microwave
I love this little area above my microwave. This is another area the carpenter created for me. We had to raise the microwave when we moved because it was way too close to the stove. I lost one small cabinet but gained this pretty open space. And of course, it holds some copper. 😁
All I did was add some wheat and the two little pumpkins on sticks to the vases already there. I placed the ceramic wheat tea light holder for a little accent which goes nicely with the wheat in the vase.
The Entry Way Thanksgiving Decor
And finally, my entryway. The door sign is wooden. I’m not sure if these are just a midwestern Nebraska thing or not. Practically everyone has these around here in some shape or form for the different holidays and seasons. I may or may not have quite a few. 😁 I love how the cream color pops against my teal-colored door.
The little black entry table couldn’t be without a little something, so I added the 2 pumpkins. I love the natural pumpkin paired with the orange beaded one. The turkey plate is used for my daughter to drop her keys when she walks in the door, so I try to have one for every holiday. Decorative & functional!
I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving Home decor tour and maybe found some ideas for your home. Do you decorate for Thanksgiving or already have your Christmas decorations out? Comment below!