Best of thanksgiving 2019

The best of Thanksgiving 2019

This is the time of the year that can be a little tricky when decorating my home. Most of the fall decor has morphed into Halloween or the pumpkins aren’t looking their best anymore. And once Halloween is over, we have about three and a half weeks until Thanksgiving, so the window of decorating time is small. I’ve made a few changes around the house to create Thanksgiving inspiration 2019.

In the past, I have rarely decorated specifically for Thanksgiving. I’m usually busy planning and preparing my Christmas decor ideas. Besides, good food takes the stage at Thanksgiving – is anyone really going to care about the table setting or home decor?

Well, I think some do. While some people may not notice, I know there are those that appreciate the efforts of a nice place setting. I love creating a pretty tablescape and I love surprising people with personal touches to help them feel truly welcome and invited into my haven.

The best of Thanksgiving 2019

The best of Thanksgiving 2019

So, here are some Thanksgiving decor ideas from our home this year. I love using stuff I have on hand and using things in creative ways. I hope you are inspired too!


Thanksgiving family room decor

Thanksgiving family room decor
Thanksgiving family room decor
Thanksgiving family room decor
Thanksgiving family room decor

Read more about my simple Thanksgiving family room decor.


Thanksgiving mantel decor

Thanksgiving mantel decor
Thanksgiving mantel decor
Thanksgiving mantel decor
Then the flowers fell from the ceiling…. so I moved them down to the mantel~

Read more about my creative Thanksgiving dining room decor.


Awesome and easy DIY Thanksgiving chalkboard art

Awesome and easy DIY Thanksgiving chalkboard art
Entryway chalkboard wall art with vintage suitcases
Awesome and easy DIY Thanksgiving chalkboard art
Awesome and easy DIY Thanksgiving chalkboard art

Read more about my awesome and easy DIY Thanksgiving chalkboard art.


Thanksgiving dining room decor

Thanksgiving dining room decor
Thanksgiving dining room decor
Thanksgiving dining room decor
Thanksgiving dining room decor

Read more about this creative Thanksgiving dining room decor.


Thanksgiving table decor

Thanksgiving table decor
Thanksgiving table decor
Thanksgiving table decor
Thanksgiving table decor
Library pockets and cards found at Swoon Party Shop
Thanksgiving table decor

Read more about these Thanksgiving tablescape ideas.


Thanksgiving centerpieces DIY

Thanksgiving centerpieces DIY
Thanksgiving centerpieces DIY
Thanksgiving centerpieces DIY

Read more about a creative and sentimental Thanksgiving centerpiece.


I hope you enjoyed my little tour of our Thanksgiving inspired home. The DIY crafts are easy and can be done by anyone. Wishing you all the best as we remember that we have so much to be thankful for.

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Easy and sentimental thanksgiving centerpiece

Easy and sentimental Thanksgiving centerpiece

Leading up to Thanksgiving dinner, I like to spend the month reminding my family what we’re thankful for and why I’m thankful for them. I may change the style of notes or how I display them, but I always use a tree branch to hold my notes of thanks.

easy and sentimental thanksgiving centerpiece

Easy and sentimental Thanksgiving centerpiece

This year I’m using this vintage brass vase with the branch taped to a can of pumpkin to hold the branch in place. I have also used Perfect Plaster, rocks, and insulating spray foam to hold branches in place. I didn’t want to do anything permanent to this vase so the canned food weight is the perfect solution.

easy and sentimental thanksgiving centerpiece

The giving tree

The countdown to Thanksgiving isn’t nearly as exciting as it is for Christmas, but it can be special if you take a little time to create positive notes for your family members, words of affirmation, scripture, or any message that conveys how thankful you are for them.

I’m calling our Thanksgiving centerpiece The Giving Tree because our girls are familiar with the famous book and it works for this Thanksgiving centerpiece too.


I used these tiny tags to write my words of thanks for my family members. I’ve asked them to take off a note a day and to not read the other notes ahead of time. Each family member has their own color of tag so it makes it easy to locate their message. This is a really easy and sentimental Thanksgiving centerpiece and tradition in our home.

the giving tree

I’m very thankful to have you reading my blog or viewing my photos on social media – I’m so encouraged by your comments and likes. I hope your Thanksgiving is full of thanks, loved ones, and great food!

The Giving Tree

Thanksgiving inspiration

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