I do love fall. It is for sure my favorite season. And although I don’t enjoy the cold weather that is to come, I love the colors of the leaves, the crisp smell of the air and the feeling like change is coming. I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but I love me some Thanksgiving. Probably the best holiday of the year in my opinion. I feel like Thanksgiving is what Christmas is supposed to feel and be like before America ruined it with things like extravagant gifts and Black Friday. Anyway, a holiday where you think about all you have to be thankful for, gather with family, eat mashed potatoes… well those are pretty much the best things all in one day.
So welcome to my fall decor and thankful home…
Meet Whiskers the Turkey. He is an old whiskey bottle that belonged to my Papa. My Nanny had kept it many years and when Doug noticed it one day at her place she told us the story. Nanny is now gone, but I hold onto anything that would keep her memory alive. Papa died when I was 8, but I have a few things that were his as well. This turkey is probably a collectors item but in this house he found a home in the seasonal decor. Here is the Thankful Paint Chip Banner I made this year. Isaac’s school-made turkey is hanging in the kitchen too so he can see it each breakfast and say “Gobble, gobble”.
I have a few leaf shaped bowls and plates that sit around the house in different places.
Above the stove are some crafts that Doug’s grandma has made with the nursing home she volunteers for. (They also made the pumpkin on top of the refrigerator and the “Give Thanks” sign sitting on the mantel).
I love this little half book. A super-craft-woman I know was making pumpkins out of old books and one of them split in half. I I got to take it home. I think it makes a great little stand. It was empty for weeks until Doug’s employer sent us a holiday card. Perf. So, though the decor is simple and basic it makes me smile. I am reminded to be thankful each day for all the blessings the Lord has given me and our family. He is so good to us.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, from Project Momma.