Happy Thanksgiving! I imagine that by the time you read this post, your Thanksgiving dinner is over and everyone is lying around in a sleepy full-stomach daze. Or, perhaps you’ve planned an evening meal and have extra time today for a little R&R.
Whatever the case, I’m glad you’re here. Have you reflected on all you are thankful for today? We are blessed, you and I, in so many ways! And, I am thankful for you.
I couldn’t resist publishing this post I prepared yesterday while family napped, tired from their travels.
Several friends have mentioned that they’re itching to decorate for Christmas early this year. Are you?
I’ve been ready! Remember that discussion a few weeks ago about living in the moment? Yep. That (and HH’s refusal to decorate before Thanksgiving) is holding me into TODAY before jumping ahead into Christmas.
BUT…while weather was warm and windy last week, I had visions of sugar plums dancing in my head. Except, I really don’t know what a sugar plum is. I imagine sparkly fruit, like sugar sparkling on green burlap poinsettia leaves (wink).
Saturday before last, I went to a decorator shop that gave a class on making decorative door arrangements. I made this one for the kids’ apartment door for Christmas. While waiting for time to hang it on their door, I hung it on the back porch.
That day in the wind, it was inspiring so many visions in my head! Let’s have a closer look at the poinsettia. See the center – the stamens?
I only have a bazillion buttons, so I could make these poinsettia blooms! What’s your button supply like?
These mugs were on clearance recently at Kohl’s. They should be useful for Valentine’s and summer tables, as well as Christmas. They are large, so I imagine sipping hot tomato soup from them.
The cup’s lime green leaf called for the Michael’s clearance chargers from our beach trip shopping excursions. The small red cups are from Dollar Tree’s summer stock, green stems from their regular stock.
It was a good opportunity to use the owl plates from past year’s Wal-Mart collection. The red and white table-cloth is something I made from a remnant – one I couldn’t pass up in a fabric store recently. Pioneer Woman’s flatware looks good with anything!
I basically pulled out anything red and white that wasn’t packed into Christmas boxes in the attic. Stacking bowls like this – especially small bowls – is an interesting way for adding votive candles.
I layered DIY Lace-Trimmed Napkins (made from men’s handkerchiefs) over regular red ones.
Christmas Owl Salt and Peppers get special attention under a Cabinet Knob Cloche.
The Believe bucket holds extra napkins, adding more hints of light green to the table.
Northern Nephew asked me last night if we plan to decorate the tree today after Thanksgiving dinner. Normally, we decorate our tree the day after Thanksgiving, but I BELIEVE we could start a new tradition. With enough willing helpers, I’m all for it!
When will you put up your tree?
Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours~