Hi friends! I hope you are finishing up your to-do list of things to get ready for this week’s big holiday. Right now our home is in split-personality mode with all the bedrooms decked out for Christmas and the living areas ready for Thanksgiving Day. So if you come in our front door, you will see the foyer wearing turkeys and pumpkins. (But if you want Christmas trees, you will need to go down the hallway in the other part of the house. 🙂 )
I am going to be in Vermont for a week in December, so a head start was needed in order to get all the Christmas things done in time, but I certainly wasn’t going to overlook wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
We ventured on a hiking trip with a couple of friends last month, and one of the guys generously brought us a sack full of pecans. I’ve decorated with nuts before for Thanksgiving, and that sack of pecans inspired me to use them once again. (Thanks Jim!)
As you can see, I am using a red and brown color scheme once again this year. The nuts automatically called for brown, and I am wanting to make an easy transition to Christmas in the rest of the house. Naturally red was the perfect choice for that.
Red and brown make for such a warm and cozy color scheme, and Thanksgiving just seems to be a time for that. In most places the weather has turned cold. (It will even be that way here in Georgia this week! Yay!)
It makes you want to eat comfort food, gather with friends and family around a cozy fire, and just soak up in fellowship together.
I’ve rearranged the furniture in the family room (twice!) Even though the sofa doesn’t photograph as well in its new location, the space seems like it is actually more cozy. The seating pieces are all drawn closer together….giving it a more intimate feel.
I didn’t purchase a single new item for this year’s Thanksgiving decor. The big red storage box came down from the attic, and all the turkeys and pumpkins got scattered about.
This little turkey always adds a nice touch for the holiday.
Even Gabbie likes snuggling up by the fire this time of year. 🙂
I was going to end the post here since I said this was to be a “little” tour, but let’s just take a peek in the kitchen before we leave.
The black checked drapes are back in the closet, and my favorite red checked ones are out again. (Since I get asked so much about the source of them, here you go: I made the drapes, and the fabric is the 4 inch red check available at Forsyth Fabrics in Atlanta. )
With the cooler weather and the holidays beginning, all our coffee makers and that big percolator are really put to frequent use this time of year. In fact, last Thursday I bought the ingredients to make my favorite hot Christmas percolator punch (recipe link here) and I think it will be great to have on Thanksgiving Day. Besides having a delicious flavor, it makes the house smell absolutely wonderful. 🙂
And that does bring us to the end of this part of “the little Thanksgiving tour.” I’ll be back early in the week with Part 2 to share the dining room and the porch. Until then, I hope you have some time this weekend to snuggle in by a fire or perhaps under a cozy quilt…time to take a deep breath before we all dive into this holiday season…time for counting blessings and being thankful. 🙂
Have a beautiful weekend friends!
Until next time…