Thanksgiving conjures images of pumpkins, the perfectly cooked turkey on a beautiful platter, colorful leaves, and the family gathered around a table groaning with food. We create our traditions and enjoy our families in this country that has been free for over 200 years. I pray it stays a free country. I believe that God has us in the palm of His hand and nothing that is happening is a surprise to Him.
This year I created a Thanksgiving vignette using gathered elements. I pulled together some favorite things including leaves and acorns, pumpkins both real and faux, old papers, and a painted gather sign.
Adding a plaid blanket scarf and a velvet pumpkin to the stool was just what this little space needed to finish it off. I picked up several of these fun blanket scarves last fall. I don’t think I’ve worn a single one of them. They get used for decor instead, adding fun pops of color throughout the fall and winter seasons.
To create my vignette I started by gathering together a mix of things I love and wanted to use. I didn’t end up using all of them, but that is part of the fun of creating a vignette. Editing, adding, removing till it’s just right.
These totally adorable, felted wool pumpkins were made by my neighbor and I’m so in love with them! She sells her creations at Smith Merchants, her signature item right now being handmade wool dryer balls.
My youngest daughter made me a couple small bouquets of leaves when they first started falling this season and I had tucked them on a shelf. I was glad I had them when I started creating this vignette, as they add a touch of nature.
My Family. My business and all those who have loved my handmade products and supported me so well. That I live in a country that allows me to have my own business, do what I love and share it with all of you. I pray it stays that way. I am thankful for Autumn – and especially this year that it has been so awesome and the weather so warm so long. I’m thankful above all for Jesus and the Father’s salvation plan.
What are you thankful for this season?
Seriously these wool pumpkins! Have you ever seen anything so cute?
The bronze metal piece is an old plumb bob I spotted at a flea market. I didn’t have to talk to hard to get my hubby to buy it for me. I just like the old patina it has and if I come up with a good place to hang it I will. For now it adds a bit of quirky whimsy to my decor tucked into a vignette 🙂
I’m not the only blogger who had fun creating a thanksgiving vignette – I join some blog friends who are sharing their decor skills and I know you will want to go check out what they have to share!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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