Thanksgiving Mantel

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.

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43 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Mantel”


  1. I adore the rustic-ness, what a gorgeous room! A perfect combination of elegance and earthiness. Found your post at the CSI challenge…

  2. I love, love, love your mantel!!! Everything is so beautiful and I love that wreath and how you mounted it to the wooden shutter!! I am sharing this on my blog if that is ok!! 🙂

  3. This is hands down the nicest Fall/Thanksgiving mantel I have seen…love the rustic elements mixed with your modern touches…well done indeed!

  4. The entire room is to die for! The mantle pulls it all together. I just posted my blank wall mantle makeover. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Take care,

  5. Love this mantel! This is a great combination of elements that say "Thanksgiving" without being in your face. Great job!

  6. Your mantel is beautiful! I love the wreath you made and the pewter pieces – they add just the right touch!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Every piece is perfect and I love the basket wreath…love! Your whole room looks so cozy and inviting:)

  8. I really love this whole room! Everything just flows and screams comfort. The Mantel just adds to it!
    love it!

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous mantle. I really love the dried hydrangeas and the barn door! What a great find! It all came together wonderfully. Great job.
    I'd love it if you could join my link party going on now!

  10. Wow! Gorgeous mantel decor ~ Ive now been bitten by the bug ~ off to clean off the Halloween and on to the next Holiday. Lovely photos.

  11. Hey there~ I just saw this mantle over at Emerald Cove this morning and LOVED it!!! It is absolutely beautiful! I love the rustic elements – that shutter is amazing and the beautiful wreath!!! Love it!! Thank you so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this gorgeous mantle!! 🙂

  12. Beautiful. I love the personal creativity with such an expanse of materials. The three spoons still have me smiling and thinking, "I would NEVER have thought of that!" Wonderful job. Thank you for posting.

  13. Lovely! Could really feel home in such a living room. Keep it up and thanks for sharing!
    All the best
    Midnight Couture Girls

  14. Laura, This is one of the prettiest and most unique mantel arrangements I have seen. I absolutely love it!
    Hugs, Sherry

  15. Wow! Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the wreath on the old wood. . what a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Wow! I think your room is just gorgeous! Everything about it! And I LOVE your harvest mantel. The food theme works perfectly. 🙂

  17. Beautiful room. Just wanted to tell you that I saw how you put a painting on top of the armoire in your first picture. It looked so fantastic, that I got right up from the computer, got a picture that I had stored in the attic, and put it up on top of my armoire/entertainment center. I love it!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Your mantle is beautiful. I love the rustic look. I really liked how you added those spoons. That was a cute idea.

    Your living room looks so nice, too.

  19. Hi (again!). This is my favorite Thanksgiving mantel. Beautifully rustic. Thank you for sharing in the DIY Fall Festival – I've including this in my highlights this week too! 🙂


  20. I'm just finding you now (not sure why I'm just now visiting) but your projects are gorgeous girl! I have a thing for mantels and I'm loving what you've done here!

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