I put away all the Halloween and got started on Thanksgiving. I decided to keep the barn door on the mantel for now, I felt like it was working. This first picture actually gives a good picture of the family room.

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Here are some more close up and detail views.

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I decided to put a little bit of a “foodies” angle to the display and add the pewter serving and eating pieces I picked up recently at auction. What do you think of first for Thanksgiving? I know, I know, we think about what we are thankful for. After that, then you think of FOOD! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and leftovers!

I made the wreath with basically a basket and hot glued in the dried hydrangeas with a hot glue gun. Then I just tied in the spoons with twine.

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I added some really neat looking salt and pepper shakers and small julep like cups and a pitcher.

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These two items I picked up at The Christmas Tree Shop yesterday. They didn’t look so great when I got them, chipped, weird colors, strange ribbon. A little paint and some twine, and they are all fixed!

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It is still a bit till Thanksgiving, but I hope you all have a great one.

November 04, 2010 — Laura Putnam