Thanksgiving mantel

Part of my weekend decorating was also redoing the mantel. 
I kept it pretty simple. 
As busy as our life is, I don't have a ton of time to do huge, sweeping, overhaul decorating for holidays.  Especially holidays that come every three weeks!!  :)
(Ok, maybe for Christmas....)

 I used the urn that held all of our seashells as a base for the pumpkin.  

I LOVE brown transfer ware.  The turkey plate is the only one I own.   I should start collecting it, but then I'd have to find a place to house it all.....! 

The turquoise vases that I usually have on our mantel came down, but I still wanted a pop of color, so I wrapped the wheat bundle in some remnant ribbon.

I made this Pilgrim girl welcome sign a LONG time ago.
I know it's a bit dated, but I don't care. 
There aren't too many cute Pilgrim decorations out there, and I just like her.
She's been on our front door every Thanksgiving, and I'm sure she will be for a few more years!

 I still have some pumpkins that I saved from being carved up for Halloween.  I like to keep a few out until the Christmas decorations come out.  My favorite is that little guy with the twisty stem.

 And finally, our entryway greeters.  Pretty simple, like the mantel.

I've had the Pilgrim couple for a while now as well. 
My mom and I love to go to handmade holiday shows, and this set is something she bought for us.
You know, when you're poor newlyweds, and your mom has pity on you, and does the 'just because' gift. 
  :)  ♥

I hope you are anticipating this season of Thankfulness!
I'm thankful for our small group at church.
Looking forward to seeing you all tonight and some hot diggety dogs!

Happy Wednesday!

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  1. Hi there Denise~ your mantle looks darling and I love that twisty stem pumpkin!! I have a couple pumpkins out too- even though I am starting the holiday decorating already! :)

  2. Everything looks so festive! I love the picture on your mantel and the transfer ware is beautiful!! Your pilgrim girl is adorable! Nice job!!

  3. Pretty and simple, just the way I like it too!! Beautiful, and I've gotten a few just because "Pity" gifts from my mom too back in the day! Mom's are so great!

  4. It looks great - a simple classy statement. Nice! WHere can I buy a wheat bundle? Never seen one in these here parts! LOL

  5. Classic... I like the urns with the pumpkin and pinecone. Very festive!

  6. Your mantel looks lovely, simple but elegant.
    Very nice.

  7. I love all the pops of color .... Happy Thursday.

  8. Love your turkey plate, painting, and folkart wood pilgrams. I use to paint that kind of fun stuff all the time and still have lots in my decorations too. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family!

  9. Your Thanksgiving Mantle is lovely!!

  10. Love all of your Thanksgiving decor. I'd love to have you join my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  11. I made that same pilgrim girl many years ago too!! I had a serious wood cutting and painting addiction. Haven't done it in years! That was so fun for me to see! I love your blog!


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