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Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Decor ~ Part One

Hi everyone! I've been a bit under the weather lately, so have not been on here as much. It started out as a scratchy throat, which turned into a really bad sore throat/sinus infection, which now feels like a nasty head cold/cough, but I'm on the mend even tho' I still sound like I'm talking through my nose, lol. I've had to really push myself this wk. to get anything done, but wanted to go ahead and share some pics w/you.

Most of you who've been following me for any length of time, know that I LOVE to decorate for each season. I switched out the Halloween decor for the T'giving around our home and have to break it into two posts ~ indoor and outdoor. I'll start w/the outdoor. Some are handmade and some are not. This sign hangs on our garage door. Front door ~ which still needs to be painted a different color.
I love this little guy's dangly legs.

Years ago there was a gal who used to make things out of wood and sold them in my shop on consignment. Of course, her stuff was so darling that I had to buy some of her things myself. LOL!

Here's a Lizzie Kate I stitched and framed yrs. ago. It is still a favorite of mine.

Notice the handmade buttons. Another gal used to sell her buttons in my shop. The one on the bottom has spices added to it for more texture.

I'm pretty sure this is an old Country Stitches pattern. I still have a few more patterns like this one that I need to make up yet. It's actually a pretty good size. I used wool felt and varigated floss on it. I love the leaf fabric strip that goes down the side and I added the leaf buttons to it.

Some of my wood pieces have parts broken off. Can you tell what's missing?? :)))

I believe this is an older Bent Creek pattern. I used to sell the frames in my shop too.

Another missing piece..... sigh

Does anyone remember when these cr. stitch panels were popular?? Notice the buttons in each corner actually match the fabric. (Click on to get a closer view) of the little guy sitting in the canoe ~ he is handmade and so is the fish/fishing rod and also the middle tree down below him. That gal did an amazing job getting him to look just like the fabric.

Wish I knew how to crop this pic so the dried mud on the porch wouldn't show up! LOL But that's what the real world around here looks like when you have 2 carpenters in the family that work outdoors a lot! :))

Since we've had 70*+ weather all week long, a bunch of the neighbors and ourselves included, went ahead and hung out some Christmas lights, (which to me look funny mixed in w/the T'gving decor). Everyone tries to take advantage of the warm weather.
We are NOT turning ours on until AFTER Thanksgiving, however, several of the other neighbors just never wait that long. Our street is hilarious ~ they have a mixture of big snowmen blow-ups right next to the big turkey blow-ups. It seems they do it earlier and earlier each yr. I'll have to try to get a pic of those to show you later. They will probably wonder why I'm taking pics of their houses! ha I'll have to be sneaky about it!
Thought I'd leave ya w/a little bit of humor........
Chr. lights mixed in w/the Harvest decor. LOL

Stay tuned for part two, sometime next wk. I hope! Have a great wkend. everyone!
I'm not sure anyone gets on here much this late in the week, so let me know if ya stop by.


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Well, you have to take advantage of the
nice weather, when you have it! I love
how you decorate your porch....Did you
see how I did mine, what there is of it?
Looking forward to more! Have a great
weekend. I am gonna have a give away,
be watching for it.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I love all your Thanksgiving decorations! I am itching to get Christmas lights up too. Last year I waited until December and we had unusually frigid temps the whole month. It was very hard to put up lights and decorations.

Christine said...

Hey Tanya! Hope you are feeling better soon!
You amaze me every season with your fantastic array of decorations and x stitch pieces - they're lovely!
Take care!

Karen said...

You have waaay more to put out for Thanksgiving than I do. I especially like the Turkey pillow.

Lili said...

wonderful decoration!
very pretty works.

Sheila said...

You really have quite a collection of wonderful items to decorate your home for Thanksgiving Tanya! Everything is so cute.
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately-hope you are doing better today.
Hugz to ya~

Carol said...

Looks like you're all ready for the big day, Tanya! It really is amazing how the buttons on your one pillow match the fabric so well!

Hope you're feeling 100% better very soon :)

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
You never cease to amaze me at all the decorations you have! As usual, your work is just amazing:)

Have a great w'end,

Blessings Shazy x

Jane said...

Hi Tanya
Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments on my L*K stitches ~ lovely to meet you.
I'm so enjoying reading through your blog and absolutely love all your crafting bits and bobs, the decorating is fab too!
Colds and sore throats are so rotten, hope you get over yours quickly and you're back on top soon.
Look forward to reading more soon
Best Wishes

Siobhan said...

Wow, beautiful decorating!! Everything looks so warm and inviting.

Angie Berry said...

Looking good girl! I get a little envious every time I come over here and you are decorating your front porch like this. There is no way we could do that with our weather. It all looks so wonderful!

I am VERY traditional in all my holiday decorating. One season at a time. One comes down when that holiday is over then the other goes up. But the outside is my hubby's so he does that whenever he has time. You gotta go with the weather!