Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Decor

I told you about my recent finds for the sunroom.
The vintage needlepoint and the Faribo throw set the tone for some vignettes I have been working on in the sunroom.

I wanted Thanksgiving decor but I didn't want to limit the decor to just turkeys. 

I don't think the turkey necessarily makes the list of top ten attractive birds. Bless their hearts. 
(You can say almost anything unkind down here in the south as long as you say "Bless their heart." afterward. 
It's a rule or something.

I had some other turkeys but they were resin.
 Resin and ceramic don't mix… because I'm a little over the top about some things.

I was trying to think of some other hearth and home accoutrements to add to the mix when I remembered a
 Currier and Ives book of prints I found at the thrift the other day. 
Most of the good prints were taken out already but it contained a God Bless Our Home print.


At the time I didn't think I needed it. 
At the time I didn't think I needed it?
 Thrifting fail! 
I ran back up to the store but it was gone so I did what any spoiledheart set on something person would do. 
I bought it off of e-Bay. 
(It cost the same as the one I failed to buy at the thrift store.) 
 But because I am impatient and now my print has to be shipped, I started thinking about other house blessing knick knacks I may have nestled (crammed) in this house.

I found a couple of houses, a early winter Currier and Ives print, and some other organic, acorny things.

I also found a circa 1984 cross stitch made by yours truly.

I popped it into a vintage Adirondack style frame and paired it with a little painting I did a few years ago.
I love the dish dresser like this. 

I kept the green Meakin china and majolica (some real, some reproduction).

I haven't had my birdcage out in a long time. Would you believe I found this for $1.00?

I ordered the bittersweet off of e-Bay because I don't think it grows down here.

I collect vintage postcards. 

All the searching I did for cottages somehow  
  unearthed a crazy looking spider.

I was immediately sure I had been bitten and that I could be meeting my maker at any moment. 
I'll let you know.

Linking with,
A Stroll Thru Life  
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  
The Scoop at White Lace Cottage   
Savvy Southern Style 
Common Ground 
French Country Cottage   
Helene's Legacy: Everyday Vintage Link Party  
Lavender Garden Cottage


  1. OOh! I don't like the look of that spider either.
    Your "dish dresser" ...looks so wonderful and FALLISH! So pretty.
    I like the dishes and the turkeys it all looks wonderful, bless your heart! :)

  2. Love all of your decor, so beautiful. That spider is terrifying. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  3. That is the creepiest looking spider! You did a great job on your fall decor, and I had a good laugh about "Bless their hearts!" My favorite is your $1 birdcage-- awesome find!

  4. Love your Thanksgiving decor :) If you have a minute, stop by and share at my new link party, Everyday Vintage. Your style is the perfect fit. Would love to see you there!

    Lisa @ Helene's Legacy

  5. I love that the turkey is perched on top of the toy oven. I would be more worried about that creature because spiders have eight legs not six. Sometimes shopping your own home turns up forgotten treasures. Great decorating.

    1. It had eight. When I tapped the table to see if it was alive it spread the two front ones apart. So gross. I haven't seen another one like it. Thank heavens.