Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thanksgiving decor

When it comes to fall decor, I don't really do anything for Halloween. My fall decorating is more for Thanksgiving.  And that's ok because I usually don't get around to decorating till Halloween anyway.  It takes me that long to realize the inevitable....that winter and snow really are on their way and there isn't anything I can do about it short of moving from Ohio. So , I have given in, the time is changing and so is the decor. This is a wreath on our front door. I bought it several years ago with a coupon at JoAnn Fabrics. I know, I could have made it, but I had a coupon! It wasn't my favorite when I bought it but now I really like it. 

My sister-in-law, who happens to like fall, drags me kicking and screaming into the season each year usually with a piece of decor for my birthday. This year she gifted me with this gorgeous candle. She simply wrapped garland around it and it has a wonderful glow. 
This last piece is a more subtle nod to Thank You plate by John Derian. I bought it at his store in New York City the last time we were there. This was the largest piece I could afford ! He is now doing a line for Target. Thank Goodness! 
So this is the part where I tell you to count your blessings. And I really do mean it. It makes it easier to get up in the morning when you have given thanks first. Happy Thanksgiving!


rosechicfriends said...

Hi Karen!
Oh how lovely your newest fall edition is! I love the simplicity but elegance of it!

As I read...I too feel that same way..that fall always leads to the dreaded cold of winter..I guess a warm decor inside makes it all bearable!


WW said...

Sometimes it's more fun to buy something, especially when you have a coupon. You wouldn't want a perfectly good coupon to go to waste.
I find myself buying things that I can have easily made, too much, but sometimes when I factor in time and maybe frustration of making said item, it's way better to buy it.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Karen, such a pretty wreath and candle! I haven't even had time to get any Thanksgiving decor out ~ may just head straight into Christmas this year!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shirl said...

Hello Karen, love your fall decorating! I'm thinking about decorating early for Christmas this year. It always sneaks up on me and I don't get it all out!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Karen, love the thank you plate and yes.....winter is here! What a pretty candle. I bet it smells good!

Rebecca said...

Hi Karen...

Thanks for visiting today sweet one!

I got one of the SUGARS for the Pretzels at ROSS believe it or not. During this time of year they have wonderful stuff on the Gourmet Aisle and that is where I found the white snowflakes. The larger Crystal Sugar was found at TARJAY (Target). :)

Love the WREATH and candle!