Thanksgiving Vignette

Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite times of the year. We should be thankful everyday for all the blessings in our lives, but what makes Thanksgiving so special is it’s a day where we all stop to gather with the people that we are so blessed to have in our lives. It just makes the Thanksgiving meal the more special… fighting over the last of the stuffing that’s left in the turkey (because ya know nothing beats stuffing that comes directly from the turkey)… enjoying the sweet potato marshmallow casserole (hey, that’s the only way I’ll eat sweet potatoes!), looking for that wishbone (usually slippery making it difficult to break)… oh and the dessert!… always includes an apple pie and some type of pumpkin based dessert (whether it be pie or Paula Deen’s pumpkin cake). Most importantly though is simply just spending that day with our loved ones and being grateful for all that God has bestowed upon us. Everyday life tends to distract us from being grateful to Him when it shouldn’t, so take this one day dedicated to gratefulness and just say it out loud…. THANK YOU! Be thankful everyday but take advantage of this one day of Thanksgiving where we have no excuse not to remember.

Last year was the first year I put together a Thanksgiving vignette, and I decided to continue my new tradition this year.

The thought of putting together a vignette was inspired by the Give Thanks sign I made last year. On the back of each leaf that is hung on the sign, the girls, my husband, and I each wrote what we are thankful for.

For this year’s vignette, I added some turquoise as I did with the rest of my fall decor, so I added my turquoise Ball jar along with the turquoise jar I had made earlier this year. The lid on my homemade tinted jar does belong to another turquoise Ball jar that I have, but that jar is busy displaying my bamboo plant and it’s lid fit perfectly on this jar! I created a mini “pumpkin patch” in one jar and filled the second with a mix of mini pine cones and pumpkins.

My turquoise Hobby Lobby tin vase came in handy for this vignette. Just don’t look in the back (which is actually the front) of the tin for you will find a green tin flower. I didn’t think it fit in the vignette, so I just turned the vase around. That was an easy fix! ;)

Have you heard of dried Chinese lanterns? Well, if you haven’t, that’s what sits in the tin vase. I hadn’t heard of or seen them until I discovered them earlier this fall in Whole Foods’ floral department. They’re pretty neat, aren’t they?

The white pumpkin was one of the picks from our pumpkin picking adventure. Yup, that’s a real pumpkin that I embellished with fabric flowers.

Until Thanksgiving Day, I thought it would be nice to add the burlap pumpkin Thanksgiving favors to the vignette. I had shared the how to for these favors in the previous post which you can find HERE. I placed a few on top of crates with a turquoise doily, and the rest of them in and around the cornucopia which I had spray painted with Krylon’s almond.

I had originally seen these ears of corn at Jo-Ann Fabrics when the fall decorations first came out, but I thought I could totally make these myself. I never got around to doing it, and about a couple weeks ago Jo-Ann’s had 70% percent off on all their fall decorations. At about $1.20 each, I thought why not, I’ll just buy them. A simple project turned simpler. :P And I love that one of the ears has turquoise in it!

And that’s my Thanksgiving vignette!

Now it’s time to announce the winner of the Williams-Sonoma piecrust cutter giveaway! Drum roll please…. The winner is….


Congratulations Dianna! I hope you enjoy your new cutters!

Thank you to everyone that entered!



  1. November 12, 2012  1:11 pm by Manuela@A Cultivated Nest Reply

    Very pretty! I love the colors you used and the little pumpkins in the ball jars are so cute!

  2. November 12, 2012  2:03 pm by ColleenB. Reply

    Very, very pretty arrangment you have for the upcoming holiday.
    Congratulations to Dianna on the win

  3. November 12, 2012  2:10 pm by Aziza Reply

    I love it!!! My favorite is the different ways you use the burlap :)

  4. November 12, 2012  5:20 pm by amy of while wearing heels Reply

    I have the worst luck with giveaways :(...Your Thanksgiving vingnette looks warm, inviting and interesting. I love the infusion of turquoise. It looks great. I love how you summed up Thanksgiving and what it means for you AND I love that you, your husband and the girls wrote on the back of your sign what you were all thankful for, it gives it so much more meaning. Beautiful!

  5. November 12, 2012  5:58 pm by sahara Reply

    SO PRETTY!!!!!.....Happy Thanksgiving Love!

  6. November 15, 2012  12:43 pm by Whimsically Homemade Reply

    I like this a LOT! so simple, yet very elegant! I've been looking for something similar to this for inspiration. Thanks for sharing. I would love for you to stop by Whimsically Homemade and check out or weekly linky party on Monday!
    I hope to see you there!

  7. November 16, 2012  9:29 am by Hani Shabbir Reply

    Love your mantle. The thanksgiving sign is my favorite. Thanks for linking up. :)

  8. November 16, 2012  7:35 pm by Sumo Reply

    What a pretty arrangement! I love it! I'll be featuring it on my blog tomorrow!


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  10. November 17, 2012  4:51 pm by Dee Reply

    LOve the pop of blue! Love it all! Next week on The CSI Project is the Thansgiving crafts, Food and Gratitude challenge. Come link this up and you may WIN!
    Link up begins Wednesday. Tutorials Monday-Wednesday.

  11. November 18, 2012  9:47 am by Cheryl@ Sew Can Do Reply

    Gorgeous! I've pinned it to share. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  12. November 18, 2012  12:04 pm by Mindie Reply

    Featuring today or tomorrow on Bacon Time! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  13. November 19, 2012  5:02 pm by Christine Reply

    LOVE your Thanksgiving decor!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

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