As I mentioned I took some things down from my home to my mother's for Thanksgiving. I started out Thursday morning with putting the turkey in at 8 a.m.
I used a tablecloth from a few years back that I believe I got at Kohl's.
The pilgrims were forgotten on my table at home so I used them here with the glass lantern taking center stage. We had to remove all of this for dinner though.
We had 13 people and a ton of food. A lot of hands were taking things to the table and with so much going on there was no designing it! We held hands and said grace and remembered my sister and her husband that couldn't be with us.
My great niece Audra provided hugs and a some needed joy. Children lighten the heart!
We went out on Saturday to my favorite place. It's a local nursery and garden center which also sells seasonal items and they have a fantastic Christmas section every year.
These are a really different color palette. I believe they feed the plants with a colorant and it causes the leaves to change to these colors. They spray glitter on them for added sparkle!
I was admiring this mantel.
I wanted to buy this ribbon but it was $50 for a 10 yd. roll and even with the sale they had going I couldn't justify that amount but I really wanted it! It had two sides to it as you can see a tartan and a check.
I snap shots of things like this to inspire me at home.
They have decorated trees and mantels in various settings. This area was all about Santas.
We brought in the Christmas in the tree at my Mom's and set it up. I found some ornaments she had and decorated the tree. My mom used to collect a lot of Santa head ornaments so I mixed them around on the tree.
My nephew brought a giant poinsettia plant. I found a variety of bird figurines and bells and made a little parade around the poinsettia.
We're packing up and heading back home so I can get started on my holiday decorating. Back at the ranch Dan already brought up my plastic tubs before we left so I can get at it once we return. Yes this is how I left my home- a bit of a mess but ready for decorating!
I hope your Thanksgiving was great and that you're enjoying the next phase of decorating or at least thinking about it!