A few of my favorite THANKSGIVING things

I always thought that Thanksgiving is the perfect way to wrap up the autumn season. By the next Show-and-Tell hosted by Kelli, many of us will be having our “second or third Thanksgiving feast” with the leftovers.

Here are a few of my favorite things leading up to Thanksgiving:

1. The foliage


2. Home Decorating




3. The Food

fall7(A framed Menu Card)


4. The books



5. And of course, the dishes and tablesetting





Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone. I wish you a safe travel for those who will be traveling, and most of all, a BLESSED celebration for all of you and your loved ones!


More Autumn Tablescape

I stuck to my plan today – I cleaned, I dusted, I vacuumed, I mopped, and the most fun part was I put out some fall decorations!! :)

Here are my Irish Belleek kids again – doing their part in celebrating the fall season. [Ivory Spring’s HOLIDAY TRADITION — I always read “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford during the couple of months leading up to Thanksgving]:

I decided to do something more “grand” with them, starting with an Italian gilded mirror that never got hung, and some fall “scraps” I have used over and over again over the years:

This is the final look, and the centerpiece is displayed on our breakfast table:

I decided to use the rest of the scraps for the display on the dining table. See if you could spot some usual suspects from this post:

This is my 2006 Thanksgiving Menu Card that I had done by hand-calligraphy to let my guests know what we were having for dinner that night:

Right about this time, my camera battery was running out of steam. I had to stop taking pictures and save the battery juice for uploading the pictures. I will have more pictures to show you later this week. Meanwhile, HAPPY FALL, everyone! :)