Happy me. My son, the college student is bringing his girl to dinner on Sunday. We met her last week at a family birthday party, but this will be her first chance to see our crazy family dynamics ... Therefore I decided it might be time to take down my much loved Halloween decor and replace it with my scanty Thanksgiving/Autumn goodies.
The mantel in the dining room seemed like a good place to start.
I have always loved this antique bowl with the autumn leaves.
But it has a hairline so its not really usable.
However with an upended iron planter for a base, it makes a perfect compote to hold my giant acorns.
And how funny are these two squirrels.
They are long time residents of my 'autumn' box.
Because I prefer my Thanksgiving to be a bit serious, I have had little success finding 'pilgrim' elements that I like. That is why I was so happy to find this antique post card of a Pilgrim woman on Graphics Fairy. I found the old broth bucket at the antique store where I work and Voila!
The stamping 'thank you pilgrim' idea came to me while I was doing the decoupaging.
It seemed perfect in a simple way.
Because I am thankful to the pilgrims for their sacrifices and courage, and the legacy they bequethed us all.