Before I start reading, though, I like to put away the Halloween decorations and get out the Thanksgiving decor! Our tradition is to begin decorating for Christmas on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Until then, I keep the decor autumnal. Here's what I've done so far.
The dining room with its Thanksgiving bounty:
I love my cornucopia. I got it just after my oldest son was born, so this is its 19th Thanksgiving. It's made of papier-mache. I stuff it with gourds and corn and nuts. And since my family roots are from Kansas and Tennessee and all my ancestors were farmers, I like to add the staple crops from those two states--wheat and cotton.
In the living room, I added autumn hurricanes to the chest on my wall of crosses.
I'd admired the double-walled hurricanes at Pottery Barn, so I made my own by putting Dollar Tree vases inside hurricane globes I already had. Then I simply added autumn leaves.
You can barely even see the inside glass, but the leaves are kept safely separated from the candle. Love it!
I'm not sure if I've shown y'all my latest addition to my cross collection. See that beautiful tassel? It was custom-made for me by Heather of Butterfly Genes. I think she can make a tassel topper out of almost anything, and she does the most beautiful work. Thank you, Heather!
What about you? Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? Or are you chomping at the bit to get the halls decked for Christmas?