Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? These days folks really go all out for Halloween, and of course Christmas is a huge decorating season. . . Thanksgiving just seems to get lost in the middle there. Walmart wants you to think about fall and Thanksgiving Decor, so they asked me to do a little decorating.
My seasonal decorating philosophy is to find things that I love and that work for my space slowly–spreading out the cost over time–and then keeping those items organized and in good shape so they can be used again and again! I’ve been married for 14 years now, and we’ve managed to accumulate quite a few decorating items for all different seasons. Down in the basement I’ve got an entire shelving unit that holds the plastic bins for the various holiday decor storage. (I use the sterilite bins from Walmart of course)
Most of the items I use to decorate my double mantle are items that I’ve had for years. The fall leaf and berry garland was purchased at least 8 years ago and still looks great (this pumpkin, gourd and berry one is similar but not what I’ve got) . The mums on the top mantle are imitation (no watering!) and the two oil lanterns I bought at Walmart are not only pretty but real–they can be moved down in front of the mirror and lit in a power outage!
So when I went shopping for fall and Thanksgiving decor to add, I wanted it to be something that I’d enjoy and use for a long time. Walmart had quite a few cute ceramic items this year–squirrels and owl themed items along with acorns and leaves–but I didn’t really have an adequate display location for them. Then I saw these awesome lighted decorative sprays! Most “sprays” I’ve seen are sort of curly bamboo things, or silk flowers. This was the first time I’ve seen a cute fall spray, complete with leaves, berries and lights!
In keeping with the sort of natural fall theme I found this really unique floor vase that featured a rope like motif as well as rounds of natural wood in a band around the center. I Think they look so cool together! The LED lighted branches run on 3 AA batteries and have an on and off switch (so you don’t have to have them on all the time). I may add some plain “spray” behind it in a natural brown tone to fill up the vase. . .
And this final picture is a little teaser for a tutorial I’ve got coming later this week–a bouquet from Walmart gets turned into a lovely fall arrangement that can be used on your mantle, as a Thanksgiving Centerpiece, or anywhere you need a little extra fall beauty!
Do you want to see what some of the other Walmart Moms did for Fall/Thanksgiving Decor? Classy Mommy did a casual Thanksgiving tablescape, The Domestic Diva showed 5 ways to use fall decor to warm up your home, From Dates to Diapers did her fall mantle on a budget, and Green Your Decor got very creative in order to change traditional fall decor into MODERN fall decor!
What’s your favorite way to decorate for fall?