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Thursday, November 4

Thanksgiving Decor

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Halloween & Christmas
are such big, fun holidays
that it seems
Thanksgiving often gets
crowded out.
Not at our house!
Thanksgiving is hubby's
probably because it's so
uncomplicated & peaceful.

So-o-o, no matter the temptation,
I make a sincere effort every
year to hold back the Christmas decor
for the simplicity & gratitude
Thanksgiving evokes.

If you've read my blog before, you may recall
So, I just erased & changed over to
a message appropriate for Thanksgiving!
(This time I used a chalkboard marker. 
Even though it's harder to erase, I loved using it!)

Some of the garland pieces are the same ones
used on the Halloween mantle, but I added
pine sprigs, glitter pine cones, & white lights.
(This is what it looks like at night.)

I checked today, & Costco still has these wonderful
battery-operated wax candles
with timers.
I LOVE them!
And a set of 4 is only about $20--
plus they are on coupon ($4 off)!
Another area I love to decorate is
my entry way chest 
& mirror.

I used some gold letters
from Restoration Hardware
in the garland
to spell our family name.

More Thanksgiving fun to come!

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  1. I love the chalkboard idea....and everything else is just lovely.

  2. What a fabulous idea to use a chalkboard marker! Love it! Your Thanksgiving decor looks amazing, as usual. Your blog is a special treat, and I enjoy stopping by! jules

  3. HI there! I am your newest follower! I found you on the crafty link up! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely!! I'm at

  4. Your mantel is beautiful, Michelle! You have encouraged me to spend a little time today creating a Thanksgiving vignette in my entry - I was going to be a slacker until it was time to pull out the Christmas decor! I've never heard of chalk markers - I'm definitely going to check them out. Thanks for the tip :)

  5. Your Thanksgiving decor is beautiful! I really love what you did with your entry mirror. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I guess I'm a little superficial but I like Christmas better because of the gifts.


    1. I'm sure there are many who agree with you Zane! Thanks for stopping by & taking the time to leave a comment.

      Warmly, Michelle


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