Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Little Fall Fluffing

Well, I managed to get all of my Halloween stuff down and now I can focus on Thanksgiving.  I've been cleaning, doing laundry, put some beef stew in the crockpot, and just started a little fall fluffing.  Just making everything a little more homey,  with touches of fall and Thanksgiving mixed in.  Not too much, just a little.  

This is truly my favorite time of the year.  I love the weather, the changing leaves, & all of the food that goes along with Thanksgiving.  Every year,  2 of our children and I take turns sharing our birthday with Thanksgiving Day. (Our birthdays are on 11/25, 11/26, & 11/27).  It is my oldest son's turn this year.  We don't mind though because it is always a great day spent with family and of course, the food! 

So here is my entryway table.  I dressed the table in some burlap I got from Salvation Army a while back. 

I printed out this little 'Be Thankful' print & put it in an old frame I have had for like a zillion years. 

There's a Dollar Tree bird, spraypainted white.  My pumpkins look like they have taken a beating.  My kids just won't leave them alone!  Dollar Tree hurricanes filled with fall leaves (also from Dollar Tree). 

This is a photo of my grandma's hands not long before she passed away earlier this year.  My aunt gave it to me at Mother's Day.  On the back she had written, "Whenever you don't think you can, Look at the hands".  I love that !  I am so thankful that I was able to have her in my life for so many years. 

These are some little sugar bead covered pumpkins that were at Walmart for $1 each.

Notice my old radio.  That's another Salvation Army find.  It doesn't really work & is in need of a lot of repair but I don't really care-I love it because it's old fashioned & worn.  A feather-looks like a turkey feather to me but I may be wrong. 

Speaking of turkeys check out these guys I saw while driving the other day.  Isn't that amazing!  I must've scared them though because they all started scattering. 

Anyway, back to the fall stuff-this is my fall wreath.  I bought it last year at Fred's (small discount store here).  I still love it. 

This is how my china cabinet looks right now.  See those dishes in there-they are actually paper plates from Dollar Tree (shhhhh!).  I plan to add a little more soon. 

This is a Thanksgiving sign I made last night. 

It actually started out as a Halloween decoration from Dollar Tree.

  I just turned it over & painted it with a crackling technique using glue.  Basically, you paint one color in one direction (up & down).  When it dries, you paint on glue.  Then, when the glue dries, you paint another color in the opposite direction (across).  When it dries, it crackles.  Then I mod podged my turkey picture onto it & added some ribbon.  I love how it turned out.  Can't wait to try that crackling on some more things. 

This is my fall word cloud I made on wordle above my microwave.  I just wrote 'Give Thanks' on my thrift store redo chalk board. 

Well, that's all of the fluffing (& rambling) I've got to share with you today.  I still need to do something to my mantel.  I don't know why but I always get stumped on the mantel.  Like there is so much pressure because it is over the fireplace & somehow what goes there is so much more important.  This is the craziness inside my head. 

Best wishes  & enjoy decorating for fall!

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  1. Oh how pretty. Your vignettes are beautiful. Love the pic of your grandma's hands. What a precious treasure. Your old radio is just wonderful too. Such lovely displays. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Your Thanksgiving frame looks so classy and your grandmother's hands brought me to tears. This was such a sweet gift. I know you will treasure it forever!

  3. Thanks for your nice post. I am all about black Friday.

  4. Hi Kat...

    Such beautiful autumn vignettes! Ohhh...I love your old redio as well...it's awesome! It looks like you are well on your way to Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing some of your pretties with us today!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  5. Love that photograph of grandmother's hand and the old radio.

  6. SO creative! I love it all! I am now a follower!

  7. Thanks for sharing your fluff ;) I, too, am a big fan of the pic of your grandma's hands. That is very special. I love what you did to the Dollar Tree sign, too. Very creative and a great use for it.

    Thanks for visiting LBT and leaving some love. And for also becoming a follower. That's awesome! Following you back. :)


  8. Wow! Great job. I wish I had something cooking in the crock pot right now! You have some real treasures. Love the picture too.

  9. Such warm and inviting ideas. Fall decorating is just cozy--thanks for linking up!

  10. Awwww this made me feel warm and cozy all over. I really love that you added your grandmothers hands and the story behind it. Seriously, I got teary eyed when I read that. My grandmother means so much to me!

  11. Lots of great ideas here. I love the picture of your Grandma's hand. That is truly a treasure. I love all the turkeys too! Thanks for linking up with Theme Party Thursday!

  12. Love all of it but my favorite is your grandmothers hands, so special. You are blessed.

    Cha Cha

  13. That looks great! I really love the Thanksgiving sign - looks like I'm off to the Dollar Store... ;)

  14. Love the Be Thankful sign, the REAL turkeys and your sweet Grandmothers hands. Following you now thru Be Different Act Normal. We started our lil blogs about the same time. Come visit me and follow back! Hope you have a blessed day!

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  16. Your fall decorations are terrific! I've been so busy this year that I haven't been decorating seasonally inside. I'm letting the outside "natural" decorations speak for themselves. ;)

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to seeing what you link up each week. I'll be spotlighting you tonight in my showcase.

    Also just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  17. Your decorations look so pretty, and I especially like the Be Thankful in the frame. What a neat idea without having to pay a fortune.