tres bountiful

No, it's not a French Thanksgiving here in our home. 

Over the weekend I had some time to get my decorations up.  Usually I get it done right after Halloween, but it's been so crazy busy around here, it took me a week to get the ball rolling!
I know!  I'm such a slacker!

I mentioned last week that I went to a Pottery Barn holiday decorating class with my buddy Janna.  We had so much fun, and I was able to use the "handy" coupon that they gave us for the evening  :D
I've had the traditional cornucopia, but the one I had was just too small, and I was wanting something different this year.
 This year I opted for a wooden tray.
 Plus, being the practical girl that I am, I can reuse it the rest of the year somewhere else! 

I had seen a wooden platter while I was out shopping one day, and (once again) being the 'practical' girl, I thought I'd wait and get it later. 
Yeah, you know how that story ends. 
It was gone.  The nerve of some people!  Buying my platter that I had already mentally
bought and decorated! 

 I printed out the paper banner and used my decal edge scissors.  I just love it. 
It reminds me of those old photos that had that edging when they were printed out.

The metal lantern is from World Market.  They were recently on sale for $9.99 each!! 
I couldn't pass that up!  These will definitely get year round use- inside and outside!

 I've had these urns for about 8 years.  I got them at Target, and they had some pretty wimpy faux greenery in them.  I tried to pull out the greenery, and I'm pretty sure whoever assembled these decided Super Glue was necessary to affix the leaves to the middle of the urn. 

I finally got the wire cutters, and snip snip snip, they were gone!
 Little topiary pumpkins are much cuter for now.  I like that they are kinda skewed on top. 
Very whimsical.

 Glittery banner....just love it!
A little vintage inspired turkey day card sits inside my cabinet.

Here's a different angle showing the burlap runner and a better view of the wood tray.
Some pulled threads in the burlap for a little fringe. 

Across from our dining table is our buffet.  I put this little fall piece together with a candle hurricane,  sugar pinecone, burlap, and a sprig of berries.

Tomorrow I will be showing you my mantle and entry way!

A Final Thought
I don't know about you, but one of the really fun things about blogging is meeting new friends from all over!!  Kinda like modern day penpals!  :)

Yesterday afternoon I got a fun package in the mail from one of my new blogging buddies.  Michelle at Emerald Cove is one of the nicest people you will meet in blogland! 
I had asked about her tinsel garland in one of her recent holiday creations,
and she was so sweet to send me some!!
I'm thankful for you, Michelle! 

My reaction on opening: "Perfecto!!  Exactly what I've been looking for!"
You're the best!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!  $25 design credit with Red Pearl Designs!

Linking up to these fun parties:
All Thingz Related Thanksgiving Party
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Just Something I Whipped Up
Metamorphosis Mondays
Centerpiece Wednesdays
My Romantic Home Show and Tell Fridays
The Shabby Nest Frugal Fridays
Fabulous Friday Finds at French Country Cottage
Make it 4 Monday
The Hand Me Down House


  1. I love your table scape! The wooden tray is beautiful, sorry someone took your platter........people! ;) Everything looks so great! I can't wait to see your mantel and entryway!
    Oh I am so glad that you got it and I am so glad that that is what you were looking for!! You have been such a wonderful friend as well, thank you!
    Have fun creating!!!

  2. This is such a pretty centerpiece! I love how you used the crate!
    I'm going to try and make a button this week for next week's party :)
    Hope your having a great day!

  3. I adore the wooden tray and you are going to be able to use that a lot more than the cornucopia. You did a beautiful job.

  4. Hi Denise-

    What a pretty blog, so glad you left me a comment so I could find you. Your centerpiece is just perfect for the season. I also like your unrs with the skewed pumpkins - Clever.

    My best- Diane

  5. Everything looks so warm and inviting Denise...I love that tray too...wood just has such a warmth about it doesnt it?!
    And I agree Denise...Michelle is the sweetest
    friend....she is a joy to my heart..and I mean that..with all my heart.

    Deborah xo

  6. Very pretty decor. Love the wooden tray. I want one for myself. You did a beautiful job decorating. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very Cute! I am stopping by via style sisters.

    Hope you will stop by my blog too!

  8. Aren't those Pottery Barn classes fun? Problem is I end up spending a small fortune after every class!!! You did really well on this, and the effort you put into it shows. By the way, I LOVE your china cabinet!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I am loving the wooden tray filled with autumn goodness! Great ideas..thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wed. and sharing your ideas with us.


  10. Your wooden tray is so pretty filled with harvest blessings

  11. Hi Denise~
    Loving that Give Thanks sign on your china cabinet and the tray on your table as a centerpiece is perfect~I think it is better than a cornucopia. The darling whimsical pumpkin topiaries are so cute- it all looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this weekend! :)

  12. Cute, cute, and cute! (Stopping by from the Hand Me Down House.)

  13. Looking through Somewhat Simple's Thanksgiving link party...came across your it!!! I already have a wooden tray, perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!


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