Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Decorating: Keeping It Simple

I love decorating with vines and berries, especially this time of year. I recently found one of the prettiest and most natural looking magnolia garlands I've ever seen, and thought it would be perfect for the top of the Welsh dresser in our breakfast area (you can click on the photos to enlarge them, if you'd like).


I added the little goose that lives there year-round and some delicate branches of berries and was very pleased with the look.

I'm going to use it like it is for Thanksgiving, then embellish it a little when I do my Christmas decorating.


I just love easy decorating projects, don't you!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Deb said...

looks very nice.....

Stacey said...

I just love your welsh dresser to begin with and the magnolia garland is just the crowning touch. :) It's all beautiful. Is your floor stained concrete? I'm not sure that I've ever noticed that. My mom has the same and just loves it.

southerninspiration said...

Oh, Janie, that is a perfect touch for that piece. LOVE it!

Suzanne

Colleen said...

Your magnolia garland does look very natural. So pretty on top of the dresser. I am going to attempt to make at least one real magnolia wreath for Christmas. They are so expensive to buy. I have a huge tree so I am going to try to make one. Can't wait to see your Christmas decor!

Beth at Aunties said...

Janie,
Your welsh dresser is beautiful!The vine is lovely and so natural like you said. Everything looks perfect!
Your home looks so warm and ready for your Thanksgiving guests.
I hope you enjoy a wonderful week getting ready.
Happy Thanksgiving~♥

Tonja said...

It looks great! I love those things I can take from Thanksgiving into Christmas!

Merisi said...

This looks truly magnificent!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, that looks fabulous! I wish I could find a garland like that. It's perfect! Your goose seems to like it, too.

I finally got back online. I have 100 feet of cord strung across my house from upstairs to down. You don't even want to know. LOL! At least, I can try and get some visiting done.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have really made your beautiful Welsh dresser look so pretty in it's fall dress. I love what you did on top, on the shelves and especially what is on the bottom. I have a sofa table that has a bottom shelf that needs prettied up for company.

Jeannette said...

Hi Janie! I love magnolia anything and this is just beautiful! It really really does look natural - the best I've seen also!!! You know I love your style and everything you decorate!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Sincerely, Jeannette