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Sunday, November 17, 2013


Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve decorated the kitchen china cabinet with vintage Thanksgiving cards and a couple of Fall plates.

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thanksgiving -Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I added this pretty, hand-stitched towel that I purchased from Jewel’s Etsy shop, The Chapeau Chateau.

Thanksgiving-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A turkey tureen proudly sits on the kitchen island.  I’m afraid, in this picture, those wooden acorns look like the turkey had an “accident” on top of my island!

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A pair of ceramic pilgrims are living on top of the t.v. armoire.


Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

At the back door, a truck is loading pumpkins.

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Some of the pumpkins are being delivered to my wagon.

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

In Arkansas, beat-up, old farm trucks are not only delivering pumpkins.  Cotton is also being picked and hauled to the gin.

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Some of the cotton was left behind to decorate our back porch.

I’ve started the cooking for our Thanksgiving gathering of 25-30 family members.  In a previous post, Mary, from the blog, My Dogs, My Garden, and Mary, commented that she hopes I have a dishwasher.  When we remodeled our kitchen, I was fortunate enough to be able to add, not one, but two dishwashers.  They sure make our family gatherings much easier!  Are you getting into Thanksgiving preparations, or have you already begun Christmas preparations?  I’m really glad to have you stop by to visit.  laurie

I’ll be joining Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

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ellen b. said...

I am so happy to hear you have 2 dishwashers...

Stacey said...

It all looks very pretty Laurie. :)

Sarah said...

Laurie, your fall touches add a charming touch for the season. Love the addition of the cotton. Reminds me of my youth. Lots of cotton farms where I grew up in south Texas. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! I'm cracking up about your turkey poop/acorns! :) Two dishwashers! That's wonderful and I love how your cabinet looks! Happy Thanksgiving!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Abi's Blog said...

Love your fall decorating! I would love to have cotton to decorate with. One year I had my brother in law to send me some from west Texas and I placed a few bolls on the Christmas tree! I always enjoy your posts.

Dewena said...

It's way too soon to get rid of pumpkins and turkeys! I love you old yellow truck with the cotton piled in it and all of your Thanksgiving accessories. I know you will have a scrumptious Thanksgiving Day meal at your beautiful tables. They inspired me so much last year!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Laurie, I love seeing your home decorated for the holidays! Love your pumpkin delivery, too! :)

Tardevil said...

The turkey had an accident - too funny! I always love to look at your holiday decorations. I can't wait for the bookshelves at Christmas, my personal favorite! I hope you and all of your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

middle child said...

1. Everybody poops. Even turkeys. It's ok.

2. LOVE the old wagon.

3. And now for the important part. I want to thank you for respecting Thanksgiving. Such an important holiday and everyone tends to gloss over. Bless you.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it all, those cotton bouquets are so cute. Love that idea. It is still fall at my house too and will be until after Thanksgiving. Just can't get started on Christmas yet. Hugs, Marty

lynne said...

I love that you are respecting Thanksgiving!! I think the turkey droppings are cute and will be a great conversation starter!!! I know you will have an awesome holiday!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Turkeys had a accident did they? :-D
Love the pumpkins in the wagon and cotton in the vintage truck. Another great job of holiday decorating at Laurie's.
No meal prep here - someone else is cooking this year! Can you see me doing the happy dance?!? :D
Enjoy your evening.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Love your Autumn home. What a wonderful Thanksgiving it will be at your house. Love the turkey tureen, acorns and all!! LOL!! The kidos will have fun with that.
Wonderful to have 2 dishwashers for family gatherings.
Have fun as you prepare for the big day.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Laurie, I had a really good laugh at the turkey poop! As always, your decorations are so lovely and interesting! How smart to put in 2 dishwashers. We have 2 at our house-they are named Jane and Leo!

Candy S said...

Laurie, I have the same acorns as your turkey "poop" acorns. I was trying to take the pictures for my post tomorrow and I about died when I realized what they looked like. I had tied the two acorns satin ribbons together at the base of a candle. I don't think I need to say anymore about what that looked like. To funny!! Your tureen, however, looks gorgeous. I have to get my tureen down for next week. It is very colorful and I am afraid just a bit to bright. But, it is what I have. Your fall decor is beautiful throughout your lovely home. Have a wonderful holiday with your family.


PS: My husband is cracking up about your turkey "poop" story!!

Art and Sand said...

Now why did I ever get rid of my sons old Tonka trucks? What a cute display.

Abby said...

Love all your fall decor, its so inviting and cozy. Cotton is so pretty, that's what fall looks like around here...cotton as far as the eye can see. So pretty!

joyh82 said...

It's still fall at our house too! Beautiful tablescape! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!