Thanksgiving week pictorial

December 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

So much happened, but it was so last month. I need to get with December! But first, I have to get November out of the way…quick and dirty.

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Cya.

Displaying my decorative gourds

November 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

I put away all of the indoor Halloween decorations pretty much right after Halloween, but it took me a week or so to get to the outdoor things.

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When I removed the big skull from our front door I discovered that it had become home to this frog.

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He was maybe three inches long and very pale when I first exposed him.

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He didn’t budge.

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As I took down all of the rest of the Halloween things he just hung out and became more colorful.

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Even when I hung the turquoise wreath back up he just veg’d.

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He was not there the next day, though. I guess he found a new home.

Now the front porch looks like this:

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We have a bunch of dead bushes right in front of the porch and in general the planting beds are overgrown and need to be redone. Just ignore that part.

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Inside the house I distributed the decorative gourds all around.

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I used the teak serving tray that I got at Brocante Vintage Market this month on the mantle. I love it.

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I found this brass leaf tray on the clearance end cap at Target for $8:

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I always check the home décor clearance end caps when I go to Target. Different departments mark things down weekly on a specific day. I think the home décor department marks things down on Tuesday, but I’d have to Google it again to remember for sure. I don’t know…I don’t make a special trip for mark-down day, but I always check when I’m there. Such good stuff.

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Chad brought home some colorful fall flowers.

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Most of our Thanksgiving decorations were made by the boys in preschool.

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I realized just now that three of these books are for Halloween. Oh well…I’m keeping them out to give to Cody.

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So that’s it for Thanksgiving décor, although I’m going to switch some things around to decorate the tables for Thanksgiving dinner. Decorative gourds are endlessly versatile.

Cya.