11/19/10

Just a tweak here & a tweak there.

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Just got back from my favorite big box store, with the turkey in tow, & a few extras goodies that were on sale.  Truly didn't need any more fall/Thanksgiving decor items, but I felt it was my good customer responsibility to help the store personnel make room for the Christmas items.  Am I correct here or what?  Besides, the things I got were so cheap, how could I resist?

Once all the groceries were put away, I just had to decide on places to put the new items.  Since it had been all of a week since I tweaked anything in the dining room, it seemed only fitting that was the place to go with my new goodies.

I thought these faux suede placemats ($1.50 each) would be nice as the first layer on the buffet.  I like the way they add a bit of a warm glow to the surrounding area.  The little basket with berries, pine cones, & leaves was another "on sale" item ($3).  I can always tear it apart & use the flora in some other way -- maybe next year.  The turkey is actually a candy dish that I've had for 30 years.  He's empty right now, but will soon have some treats for our granddaughters who are coming for Thanksgiving.





I just moved things around a bit on my china cabinet.  I don't think I ever showed you my Pilgrim couple, at least not up close.  I've had them for a couple of years.  Bought them at Big Lots, so they were cheap.  They are really quite nice & seem very well painted.  I've been watching for an Indian couple to add, but haven't found the same quality yet.  I used one of the faux suede placemats again as the base.  The little turkey matches the turkey candy dish.




The small metal turkey tealights, on either side of the Anniversary clock, are from Michael's 2 years ago after Thanksgiving.  I have the battery-type tealights in those -- fire hazard  & all that.



This is another battery-powered candle that I added some faux leaves & twine to just to add another dimension.  If you saw my post from my trip to GW, you might recognize the candle holder.  It looks really nice here, I think.


So that's probably going to be the last of the changes, except for the "Turkey Day" table, until I start the Christmas decorating.  I'm so excited to be having our daughter & family with us for Thanksgiving.  Thanks to all of you who have been stopping by.  I try always to respond to new followers, but, if I miss you, please know I truly appreciate you.  Please stop by again soon.
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