Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving day is tomorrow and since you can't be here...I'd like to give you a little tour of my house decorated for turkey day. I keep my fall decorations up through Thanksgiving. So here we go.....


My centerpiece isn't fancy. I accumulate everything I can from the dried up flower beds in the yard and arrange leaves, twigs, grasses in a basket. Below is one of my pretty birch baskets that we got up from the Adirondacks. It reminds me of where my heart is.





I saw these stamps at the post office last month and I had to have them. Maybe you've seen them too? They're so nostaligic. I vowed not to use them as postage. Instead I'm going to frame them. Another decoration for next Thanksgiving. Do you think years from now we'll think $.44 was inexpensive postage?


My holiday dishes made by Johnson Brothers 'The Friendly Village'. I love that square plate.






My big ceramic turkey. He's lucky each Thanksgiving. He doesn't have to go into the oven!



Our mantle in the family room. One of my Wendy Addison decorations. I love the glitter.



One of my silver vintage pheasants from England.



I've had most of these gourdes and pumpkins since the end of September. They're getting a little ripe. What vibrant colors!



I've got to show off these guys.

That's my little tour. Have a lovely day with your family and friends and tomorrow I hope you create special memories. I think tomorrow is not only a day to give thanks but to remind myself that 'giving' is part of the word in 'Thanksgiving' also. What can I give back in honor of my blessings not just tomorrow but everyday? ~amy

Here is my faithful Christmas cactus. When it blooms each year I know the holiday season is upon us. I was given this cactus as a gift from one of my daughter's favorite piano teachers 5 years ago when we lived up in the Adirondacks. One of my favorite gifts.

11 comments:

Jane said...

Amy,
Everything looks beautiful. Have a wonderful day with family and friends.
Jane

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Amy, your home is lovely with all of the beautiful fall collections. I love your table setting. You are inspiring me to get mine set up!

Happy Thanksgiving sweet Amy!

xo
becky

Lucy said...

Great blog! I clicked on your name from........can't remember now. :( Your table is so beautiful and if you ever want to get rid of that beautiful ceramic turkey I will walk from AZ to wherever you live. So pretty!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH my goodness! We have the same china! I think it is one of the prettiest sets for Autumn and Winter! Your table looks gorgeous!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Mona

Terry said...

Hi Amy
Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

How beautiful your decorations are and I love those dishes. That Christmas Cactus is great!! I just love that fushia color. Hopefully it will bloom right through Christmas.

Have a great day today. Terry

mbkatc230 said...

Amy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I love all of your holiday decor. And your china is beautiful, perfect for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day. Kathy

Suzie Sews said...

Happy Thanksgiving. What a delight of a tour, thank you.

~Tonja~ said...

Oh Amy your home is beautiful thanks for sharing it with us....hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving ...thanks for stopping by...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Amy, your thanksgiving decor is beautiful. Love your dishes and that big white pumpkin is gorgeous! Between brunch and dinner, we started taking down autumn and putting up Christmas! OH MY, never ends! :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Everything is gorgeous!
I especially love that great big turkey!
Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
Sandra Evertson

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the Thanksgiving decor! Hope you had a FAB holiday gathering!