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November 15, 2020
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time at the lake! There are still leaves that have turned a beautiful hue, but many of the leaves have fallen, reminding us of how quickly winter (and therefore, Christmas) is coming. This year, we don't have everyone together, but we are thankful for each other and so many blessings that we miss in our daily lives.
The front door wreath is welcoming our guests with a pheasant I attached to a rather simple fall wreath from past years.
Our mantle is flanked with books, urns full of greenery and wood and of course, lots of pumpkins, gourds and leaves.
A closer look at the limestone mantle that my husband found at an architectural salvage store when we renovated and had it cut in half to replace an old wooden one that was far too plain for the unique stone making up the fireplace.
This wonderful iron pumpkin was purchased years ago and I refreshed it with newer artificials and a candle.
A stone pheasant purchased from Nell Hills years ago makes a statement on our game table in front of the galvanized bucket full of fall splendor.
Our long table seats 14 and this stand adds just the right height for a centerpiece without making it too tall for conversation.
I love mixing new florals and artificials in with vintage pieces, like this old brownstone pitcher.
I am thrilled to be able to use these Majolica salad plates at Thanksgiving with our Woodland Spode dishes. We purchased just five of them at Round Top Antique Fair in Texas, and we alternate them with other Majolica dishes we have.
We can't forget the porch when we decorate! It's the favorite room of many friends and family who come here. Blue pumpkins accent fall decor nicely with my aunt's blue and white rooster that sat in her kitchen for as long as I can remember.
An unexpected vase is this vintage Skotch cooler which gives any arrangement a special feel, and very lakey as well. This is another way we decorate the screened porch if we want a taller arrangement with more emphasis.
And finally, our guests usually go out our back door, and I hope they feel it saying, "Come back soon! We're glad you came"
November 15, 2020
Wow! What wonderful fall decor! You are blessed with an abundance of talent. Happy Thanksgiving to your family!
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Hi! I'm Merrie. I'm a lover of lake life and all the styles to go with it. Enjoy shopping through my store and being lakeside with me!