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!