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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We Are Thankful (Thanksgiving Mantel)

I really love, like seriously LOVE Thanksgiving.

I always have.

I love history, so any holiday that's rooted in deep traditions is one that pulls at my heart strings.

The whole feeling of gratitude that surrounds this holiday is the cherry on top for me.

Thankfulness is a gift you choose for yourself.  No one can take it away.

thanksgiving mantel

As part of our own family tradition we made a thankful tree using chalkboard tags (Willow House).  I asked my kiddos to really think about what they're thankful for - and I wrote down exactly what they said - friends, family, our doggies, our home, legos and dolls.  They have a lot to be thankful for.

thankful tree

thanksgiving mantel

The black and white Indian sketch is a local find - Street Scene ($3).  Everything else I already had. 

thanksgiving mantel

It's just over a week away.  Can you even believe it?!  Crazy right?!  Do you decorate for Thanksgiving or do you jump straight from Halloween to Christmas?

13 comments:

  1. it looks perfect- i like the natural simplicity! :)

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  2. Very pretty. Simple yet warm and inviting. I love Thanksgiving too. I don't really decorate for it, I just leave the fall decor out (taking away all the obvious Halloween pieces).
    -Shelley

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  3. Love the earthy, rustic, thankful vibe! :)

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  4. This is simply stunning! I love love love the faux taxidermy horse! I would LOVE to decorate for Thanksgiving, but we literally just moved into our first house over the weekend, so first I have to focus on unpacking before decorating!! I'm really looking forward to the Holidays next year so I can take full advantage of owning my own home & being able to decorate with whatever I want!!

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  5. I'm with Calypso in the Country --

    Your mantel looks very pretty --- love the clock! Clocks are big lately! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Simple and beautiful. Looks great, Cassie. Working on our Thankful tree over here, too!

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  7. Courtney took the words right out of my mouth! Thank you for keeping your blog so inspirtational!

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  8. Can you please tell me what the love is with Instagram? I am interested in it because I love to take photos (for fun).

    Ch

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  9. Teaching your kids to voice what they're thankful for is wonderful. Can I just tell you that I love your fireplace and everthing that's above and around it! So pretty!Have a good night.
    Tammy

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  10. I definitely did it up big this year for the Thankful day...and I've *SO* enjoyed it!!! I love the thankful tree! Such a cute idea and a good way to make sure they remember what the holiday is about!

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  11. Love it! It's so simply gorgeous! I'm skipping Thanksgiving decorations and jumping straight into Christmas next week ;)

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  12. I can tell you are a woman with a grateful heart and spirit so I'm not surprised you love Thanksgiving! That thankful tree is so cute with those chalk labels! You're giving me ideas!

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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