Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Mantel....Yummm Sideboard

I finally got Halloween put away and my small Thanksgiving box out.

I started with a Thanksgiving platter that my folks used every time we had a turkey dinner!

I love this platter!

A few mini pumpkins left from Halloween and my Pilgrim Gurley candles
I also used my Autumn Leaf Ball Pitcher....the Autumn Leaf pattern is just perfect for this time of year!

And it was something on hand too!

My cornucopia basket was a $1.00 Goodwill find last year...but it had a bow on the top that I did not like.

So I tied a strip of burlap around the basket to cover up the glue marks left behind after I took the bow off.

A few faux pumpkins and gourds from the dollar store......done!

It's hard to tell from this picture but I found an Indian Gurley candle in a box of my mom's.....Love this special guy too!  I don't remember my mom using this for her Thanksgiving table growing up, but she loved garage sales too so I'm guessing she picked it up somewhere along the way.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner???




  1. Looks Thanksgiving festive. My daughter (away at college) just texted me to let me know she would be home in two weeks...excited to have the kids home for the holiday.
    ps lucky on the Indian candle. I have a big stash of Thanksgiving candles but not one Indian!

  2. Your sideboard looks lovely...all ready for the Fall holiday. I picked one of those cornucopias up for a dollar at GW a while back, too. Love it- xo Diana

  3. Such a festive display! Everything looks ready for the season!

  4. That is the FIRST ever Indian candle I've ever seen! Very Cool! Your mantle is just perfect and how special the turkey platter is!

  5. I am amazed at how quickly the time is passing right by! I enjoy this time of the year but I would love for time to slow down! Your Thanksgiving decorations are SO pretty:) Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

  6. I decorate for autumn, a few pieces for Halloween come out in Oct. but the rest is up Sept. to the day after Thanksgiving. I love your Gurley tucked in there! Pretty pitcher! I have the Autumn Leaf mixing bowl in the large size, I got it at Good Will for 4.00 a few years ago and use it every fall on the kitchen counter filled with apples. Love it and your pretty vignette!

  7. Very pretty display - Autumn and Thanksgiving - love this time of year!
    xo Jane

  8. I love what you did with the burlap! Everything look so nice and Thanksgivingish ( my new word) Maggie

  9. Love your platter...especially because it has family memories. Squeal! You have an Indian candle! I'm jealous. Love how you used the burlap too. Cozy up with your autumn decorations.

  10. What a cute Thanksgiving vignette! Love that the platter has family history!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Just lovely Chris! Really like your platter and the autumn leaf pitcher. Love those family items best.

    1. Thanks for the nice comment on my Christmas tags! :)

  12. Chris, that platter is beautiful and so special that it was your mother's. The pilgrim candles are adorable, but I love the Indian candle! You're right, the autumn leaf pitcher is perfect in this T'gvng vignette. laurie

  13. A beautiful Thanksgiving mantle Chris!! xo Heather