Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations Gathered

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Yes, it’s true, I have always been a sucker for yummy textures and pretty scraps.  Burlap, fuzzy cords, and thick beautifully died yarn make my heart sing.  I’m not a seamstress.  I’m a gatherer.  I have fabric, yarn, bits and scraps waiting to be transformed.

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And, purple thistle.  Does this make you think about a Thanksgiving mantel?  Well, not right off the bat.  But, I think that decoration is most interesting when it’s unusual.

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Here’s a more traditional gathering of browns and oranges.  The Chinese Lanterns remind me of my Grandma Bessie’s garden.  She always had those and for years I’ve been meaning to add them to my yard.

And, for the centerpiece of my mantel these charming velvet pumpkins!!  They have real stems attached and I loved the iridescent color.  They were a splurge but I’m hoping to use them year after year.  They make me happy.

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Texture, colors, and pattern.  These are three ingredients to a beautiful mantel.  Stay tuned.  I’ll be working on it this weekend.  What are you doing for Thanksgiving decorating?

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  1. Be still my heart I am in love with those pumpkins!!

  2. I agree with you… it’s the unexpected that thrills me the most.

    I actually am loving the Chinese Lanterns you showed… not for my mantel (okay, I don’t have a mantel) but for my bathroom that I am finishing up. French roast brown with teal and orange. Now I’ve got a quest!

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