Sunday, November 6, 2011

I'm Not Skipping Thanksgiving

No Ma'am...I'm not skipping Thanksgiving this year! I've spent the last few days bringing out my Thanksgiving decos and will keep them out until the weekend after Thanksgiving. That probably means I'll be half-dead by that weekend, with the Thanksgiving Feast, early morning Charity Turkey Trot 5k race, Thanksgiving Day parades, Black Friday marathon shopping, et cetera....then, taking down all the turkey decos and putting up the Christmas decos. Lord have mercy, I'm already exhausted just thinking about it all! Actually, I plan to spend some time at my Mama's between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I'm not going all out on the Christmas decorations this year...yes ma'am, that's the plan!

This morning I went to Church and since it was All Saint's Day, the names of departed souls were printed in the Church bulletin. It always makes me sad to see my daddy's name there...still can't believe he's gone! I lifted up prayers for several close friends who are ill, my family members, close friends, and several social network friends, whom I've never even met.

"HERE'S WHAT I WORE"

Boucle Dress Suit: Talbots...long time ago.

The flower pin is from Stein Mart...long time ago.
Accessories:
Pocketbook: Chanel
Shoes: 'Vara' pumps, by Ferragamo
Cologne: Ferragamo
Hair bow: I actually didn't wear the gold barrette, but wore a tan grosgrain ribbon bow.
Lipstick: 'Talisman' by Chanel
Earrings: Pearls
Wedding Band: 'Eternity' by Cartier
"The Roost" is ready for Thanksgiving...
Autumn wreath is on the front door...
The tree is decorated with turkeys...
Old glory on the tree top...
Faith, Family, Friends...

Little feathered turkeys all over the tree!
This afternoon, I'm actually doing some planning for Thanksgiving...favors, treats, Thanksgiving Feast menu, et cetera...
The cornacopia is out...
Love my cornacopia!
Jazzed up the mirror with this feathered wreath...
I'll probably give out more of these gifts for Thanksgiving...Turkey Spice Rub!
I'm very OCD...organized to the hilt. Plan. Plan. Plan.
Organizing the platters, dinnerware, and serveware.
The kitchen is set up with some Thanksgiving decos...
Kitchen table...
Mums...Lord, I've already killed about 5 mums this season!
Thanksgiving dessert on the sideboard a few years back.
Thanksgiving tablescape...pilgrims and turkeys.
Most definitely will have the same leftover plan...white gift box, autumn tone shred, plastic plate, with the leftovers to take home.
Leftovers...ready to go...raffia and cute Thanksgiving tag!
Are you skipping over Thanksgiving this year? Is your home already decorated for Christmas? Don't be ashamed! Lord, in years past, I've been known to already have ten Christmas trees up and decorated by this date!

10 comments:

D said...

Well, you are certainly way ahead of the game. Your house looks lovely.

My4Boys said...

Everything looks beautiful! I especially love "Old Glory"! :o)

Natalie said...

I adore your decorations!!!! I wish I had your eye for detail.

The Barnett Family said...

Well, I have two holidays goin' on at my house! I leave my fall decor up until the day after Thanksgiving, BUT I already have 5 Christmas up throughout the upstairs and starting putting the lights outdoors. I will not turn the Christmas decor until 11-25-11 except for the occassional sparkle of a tree. I spend sooo much time getting ready for Christmas, I hafta start early!

Gail said...

Lovely as always.

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Beautiful as always. I am in awe of your holiday trees. Love it! I want to start that tradition next year.

...All Things Refined said...

Your decorations are lovely! Thank you for the inspiration. Have a happy week!

His Way or Her Way said...

Your house always looks so lovely! I didn't see any Publix Pilgrim salt/pepper shakers anywhere. I know you must have some. . .you're Southern. . lol.

Lori
(Lmsbartow)

southern-newlywed said...

I must confess that I did drag some Christmas boxes out last night. :) I still have my Thanksgiving/Fall decor out also... No major Christmas decorating will happen until after Thanksgiving!

Love your blog! keep up the good work!

carolinajewel said...

I'm not skipping Thanksgiving either! It's Turkey Time! I love your cornucopia and turkey tree. Like the leftovers box idea too!