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Thread: Do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

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    Do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

    My flock of turkeys flew up from the basement today. They are eyeing the pumpkins left from Halloween. Pilgrim lady has gone missing. Wondering what everyone else does for Thanksgiving decorations.

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    No inside decor for Thanksgiving. Don't do a whole lot outside either, but we do put up our turkeys for a few weeks in between Halloween and the Christmas display that gets lit on Thanksgiving.

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    My daughter and I decorate for just about every holiday there is. Now that she has her own place and it's only me sometimes the only reason I have any decorating going on is because she comes over and does mine too. Now if I could only get her to take it down at my house too.
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    I do decorate a bit...Autumn leaves for a wreath on the door and pumpkins left from Halloween. Inside I do the table with pumpkins, etc. Last year I worked with my grandchildren (6 and 8) and we made a "Thanksgiving Tree"..each leaf had something they were thankful for.. that was a lot of fun. This year they will set my table and make placecards for the table. Lots of fun...
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    Oh, love the Thanksgiving tree idea. Now I know what to do with all those fake "fall" leaves I've saved....... when I get some grandchildren! This is a wonderful way to help kids learn to count their blessings.

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    Leave a few pumpkins out that aren't jack-o-lanterns plus have a few pilgrims and turkeys. Do like to decorate for all the holidays.

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    I decorate. I have a few Jim Shore things that I put out. I also have two very vintage whisky bottles that are Wild Turkey and I put them in the center of the table. My dad owned restaurants and he got them from the salesmen. I also hang up a few wall quilts of Fall themes.
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    I saw this pattern in an email I got a few days ago......LOL

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    I rarely decorate for a specific holiday... too much stuff!! There is the making it.. the putting it up .. the taking down.. and the storage... The best I do is change my placemats and its seasonal placemats.

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    You betcha inside and out. We love decorating for most holidays! Will try to get DH to put pics on here. Me and the photo bucket don't get along well. LOL
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    Love the turkeys!

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    I love that turkey quilt - so cute.

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    I decorate for fall rather than Halloween, so I leave it all out until Thanksgiving. My favorite is my large dough bowl that I fill with Indian corn and ceramic gourds that look real. I do have a cornocopia with fall flowers in it that I put out with the other decorations, but nothing specifically for Thanksgiving. Christmas this year I'm going to cut way back, just DH and me for most of the season, for the first time we will be going to the kids' homes. So I'm just going to do our front porch, my stairway garland, the Nativity set and the main tree. I'm not going to drag it all out and do every room for just the two of us. Oh, I will change that dough bowl from corn to pine garland, red berries and huge pinecones. I usually leave that in place for a good part of the winter.

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    I get out my Thanksgiving table runner!

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    I used to decorate for all the holidays. But this year everything except some Christmas stuff went to the Girl Scouts yard sale. I have adopted a new saying here, "If you get it out, you have to put it away", and as I get older it is just to much to put everything away all the time, so no more getting the stuff out.

    Sandyl, I am all for the Thanksgiving table runner too.

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    Just the Centerpiece for Thanksgiving and it is a gorgeous roast turkey on a big white platter with baked sweet potatoes surrounding it and grapes. I don't particularly care for decorations for "holidays" like Hallowe'en. Actually, I intensely despise Hallowe'en decorations. I have a ceramic pumpkin that I put in the window on Hallowe'en to let the little kids know that we are home. As soon as it it over, I pack it up for another year. I do, however, go whole hog for Christmas. I decorate outside, every room in the house!!!! I found some really neat decorations at Walgreen's that I would love to have. They are lit "twigs" that I could use up the walkway to the house. I think I'll wait until the 26th of December and get them half-price for next year. I have the neatest set of dishes for us for the holidays (just my husband and I) that I got at Walgreen's for $3.75 or something like that - service for four! That's the stuff I like!!! I love Christmas. Yesterday we had snow for the first time this year (well, this Fall, anyhow) and I went into Walgreen's and they were decorating for Christmas - Under normal times, it would totally turn me off, however, with the snow and cold and wind and slippery streets, the Christmas Spirit got me. But the most important thing is remembering that Easter and Christmas (the two most important holidays - in that order - are not presents we give, but the present we got over 2,000 years ago! And I say Happy Easter not Happy Spring and Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays, too. God BLess us everyone. Edie Now I am going back to my sewing!
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    No, I just leave the Halloween and fall stuff up, and then after thanksgiving bring up the Christmas stuff.

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    I decorate for fall, not Halloween, and after Halloween, I add Pilgrims, turkeys and cornucopias.
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    I use to decorate when my girls were young and feed us as well as all the singles at work that had no place to go for the day. Now the girls are grown and most singles married... Haven't cooked in 2 years... take a cruise instead. That will probably change once my daughter has babies!

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    Teacup, I like the dough bowl idea. Bet that looks nice.

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    I used to decorate for T'gvng, but in recent years my dining room table seems to be home to my sewing machine and quilting projects this time of the year.

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    I just do the tablerunner and wallhanging for fall and switch out for Christmas. My "tree" is a walhanging too. My house is too small and family too big for more. I have been blessed indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
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    That is beautiful. Love it!!
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    I love to decorate for Christmas, but now that I am older and working full time, I find it hard to get up the energy to do it. Since we don't have anyone here but us, I guess it doesn't really make sense. I do find it kind of sad and like we really didn't have a holiday when I don't decorate, but we'll see how I feel in a few weeks.
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