This is our our chance to have the calm-before-the-crazy.
It is a fairly plain mantle. There are no gourds, no horn of plenty, no Turkey with it’s flashy feathers. There are my simple flowers, some everyday candles, a paper “hymns of thanksgiving” garland strung along with some leftover trim and a larger broken branch I found to be lovely, and driftwood-esque.
It might not be a traditional sort of Thanksgiving decoration, but it works for me.
Looking at it I am reminded to be grateful for the calm, wherever I find it, and to sing songs of thanksgiving for all the blessings in my life- no matter how simple, or plain or everyday or broken or leftover they may seem.
vintage grey says
Beautiful mantle, and I love making pom-pom flowers! So fun! xo Heather
Hedy King says
Love the pom=pom flowers, but crazy for this post. Your words express my feelings for Thanksgiving exactly. Thank you
so that my comment doesn't make you look fat I would love to get the skinny on those chairs – did you cover them yourself or could you direct me to a blog post if you did one? btw Love the mantle – off to make pom poms – thanks, nancy
I have wanted to make pom pom flowers for years now. You inspire me to do it! I love your mantle…and your sentiments. Thankful for you and your sweet blog.
Love this post.
We had pompoms in gym up till high school, hundred of them, that we used for all kinds of activities. I loved them and when we were running low, we'd make more in art class. The best part is cutting them open. It's completely like watching a flower bloom.
Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale says
Beautifully written. Love your Pom Pom flowers and charming mantle/home!!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
i love your mantle! my bestie made me an awesome pom pom wreath as a christmas gift, and also gave me my very own pom pom makers because i had told her 2013 was the year o f he pom pom for me! 🙂 i am excited to get my pom pom on!