Saturday, November 6, 2021

Thanksgiving Decorations Part 2

Hi, Friends,
I hope you are well.
I was on a roll the other day and cleaned the downstairs and decorated it for Thanksgiving. 

I shared about some vintage turkey decor in my last post but it was getting lengthy so I decided to share the rest in this post.

I used to be able to clean the whole house in one day. Not anymore! I was pooped but the downstairs looks and smells really nice. 

All of my scarecrows, squirrels and pumpkins are put away. I cannot explain it but as soon as Halloween is over, pumpkin time is over. It doesn't make sense given pumpkin pie but... it is what it is.
I took extra time this year to organize my bins. All of my favorite things fit in one bin. There are more totes and I was lamenting that fact until I gave myself permission to have multiple totes for fall. We don't have fall color until later in November. This year, even my dwarf nandinas aren't changing color yet. It's been a weird year. 
Can I get an "amen"? 
In order to have fall color in Texas it has to be faux. Once that dawned on me, I felt better about having totes full of autumn stuff. I'm not sure that Bill feels better about them because they are stored in his garage. Haha. 

I have one small tote full of Thanksgiving decor.
My vintage turkeys are so much fun and you can read about them in my previous post. 

We also have a couple of cornucopias on display. 

The fruit spilling out of the cornucopia on the dining room table came from the local craft mall. I love this crafter. She's reportedly a dentist from McKinney which is about an hour away so I'm shocked that she brings stuff down this far but I'm glad she does. 
Golden acorns and faux feathers add some texture and shine. 
There is an alpine tree in the corner. It was decorated for fall but I took all the decorations off. 
Instead of putting it back in the attic, the lights add some sparkle. 

The corner cupboard got a few bits. 

It is my favorite piece of furniture. 

A Old World Christmas turkey sits with a vintage gold mesh cornucopia. I love these two ornaments. 

The turkey puzzle was an antique find last year. The graphic is wonderful and as a former pre-school teacher, it had to come home with me. 

The china was hand painted by Bill's grandmother. She married later in life. 
In her 20s, she spent her evenings painting this set for her hope chest. 
 Bill's sisters passed on it and we didn't need it but Bill's mom really wanted us to have it. At our age it can be a struggle whether to add more to our collections. This time, I'm so glad we said yes and added this set. It is so "me." I adore flowers on a black background.  

Years ago, I found a Anarco cornucopia wall hanging at the thrift store. I paid $5.00 for it. 
The fruit has come unglued from the basket so ours has never been hung up. I had to ask myself whether it was cute or cheesy. 
Sometimes, with vintage, those lines are blurry if you know what I mean. 

 It's cute! 


A gold glass turkey on nest came from the old Cloth World. 
They became Joanns in 1998 so this might be considered vintage at this point. 

We recently got a new rug. It took me two years to pick one out. 
I'm glad I waited because this isn't what I would have picked two years ago. 
It is the Magnolia Home Graham Rug in Blue Persimmon. I chose a different rug from the line but when we got it home the Antique Ivory looked dirty to me. It wasn't but that is how it looked so I returned it. 
 I love her Joanna Gaines' rugs because they have an antique look but they are new. 

The blue dresser came from my side of the family. It was upstairs. We moved it down when the buffet went to East Texas. It reads more blue in this image but in reality it is a a blue black color. 

The mantel in the living room got one little turkey candlestick. 

I'm loving the clock that I thrifted for only $10.00. What a great find. 

I had a brilliant idea to use boxwood garland on our bannisters this Christmas. Greenery without the shedding of pine garlands. It will be fun to see it look Christmasy in a few weeks. 
I got this garland at Hobby Lobby in the regular floral section. It was on sale this past week so look for it to go on sale again.

That is all for now. 
Have a blessed weekend. 


  1. Oh, your dining room looks lovely - that rug is just perfect! You have lots of sweet Fall touches and your corner cabinet is so pretty! Wish I had one!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Your home looks so lovely and elegant in it's Thanksgiving finery. The browns and golds really pop against all the whites and neutrals. Happy weekend, Katie.

  3. Love all your pretties for fall Katie. Happy Saturday have a great weekend. xoxo Kris

  4. Hi Katie,
    I love your china cabinet and that china from your husband's Aunt is beautiful. I can't believe she painted it herself. I am glad you have it as you appreciate all that work. I adore your Turkey collection. I am working on mine. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. It's really lovely, Katie. I'm wild about the china and I'm so glad you kept it. All your turkeys and cornucopias make me smile. I know what you mean about a thin line between cute and cheesy in vintage -- but you're right -- this is cute!