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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Decorating and Cross Stitch


I thought it would be fun to show some Thanksgiving decorating.  I do much less for this holiday than I do for Halloween.  I do think it is an important day but decorating wise, it sort of gets squeezed between Halloween and Christmas. I hope you enjoy this little tour!

 I have owls and acorns on my tree, along with this orange garland that I bought for half price after Halloween.  In fact most of the little ornaments were bought on sale.

 A Woolpets owl tops this tree.


More little owls.  The biggest one is about 1 1/2 inches.






Here is the entire desk top. I mentioned before that this is in the entry to our home. The desk is one of my favorite pieces of furniture!

 A little Woolpets mouse and pumpkin sit on the desk.

 An older BBD design hangs in the antique frame. I like to use this frame for many cross stitches.


This blanket chest also sits in the entry.  the newly finished Turkey Love is sitting there with our collection of antique brass lanterns and a glass pumpkin.

 My favorite Thanksgiving Hymn, Come Ye thankful People come...

 The family room mantel shows the many dried gourds I have collected plus my version of the Autumn At Hawk Run Hollow.  I made it into a 9 block square.

This is a very old design.  My DH made it 2 or 3 pumpkins longer to look good over a door.


I'll end with a picture of this very old wooden bowl.  It has been in my Mom's family for a long time.  It is hand made but I have no idea which of my long ago relatives made the bowl. 
Thanks so much for joining me today!

19 comments:

  1. Love all your Thanksgiving stitching ! Your daughters wool creations are so cute ! Your home looks ready for Thanksgiving !

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  2. Oh so cute. Love the owl tree. I am really into owls this year and have been before. I like having a Thanksgiving Tree. My Christmas tree may be up this year early. I want to do woodland animals this year.

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  3. Very nice decorations.
    Love the little tree with Owls, and your stitching is beautiful.
    Marilyn

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  4. Lovely, lovely Thanksgiving decorations, Barb! Seeing your Autumn at HRH finish makes me want to pull out my chart and get stitching...maybe next year!

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  5. It looks lovely! That Thanksgiving Quaker is on my wish list for some time - after seeing yours, I wan to stitch it!

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  6. I love the way you decorate your home. I just don't have that gift of decorating. Your stitched pieces are wonderful. I love every one of them.

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  7. Piękne sowy! Wspaniałe prace ozdabiają Twój dom-jestem zachwycona.

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  8. I meant to say I love turkey love! It's adorable! I must have been distracted lol

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  9. Wonderful decorations! I especially love the little owls. How cute.
    I have the Thankful Turkey somewhere in my stash. You are inspiring me to get it out!
    Thanks for the tour!

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  10. Wonderful! You know I'm crazy for owls! Autumn at Hawk Run is so amazing and Turkey Love is a great addition to your decorating.

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  11. Very nice thanksgiving stitching (my personal favourite is PPs's) and lovely decorations. Those owls are very cute.

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  12. Wonderful deco. The owl is so cute. Your stitchery is beautiful.
    Thanks for showing.
    Greetings from Germany

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  13. What beautiful decoration you have! :o) Wonderful!

    Cathi

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  14. What lovely decorations. Other than for Christmas, seasonal decorating is not something that is done in New Zealand - however, it should be compulsory! lol

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  15. Your Halloween decorating is lovely. So many wonderful stitched pieces!

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  16. I just love the woolpets! The desk at your front entrance is decorated beautifully! Love the owls.....

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  17. I love your thanksgiving decorating! I am intrigued with your 9 square fall HRH. This piece is in my basket of future projects, I did 9 squares of the Shores of HRH eliminating 3 I didn't care about. I will have to study the design and decide.

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