It has been very windy all week, but they just issued a high wind warning from now until tomorrow (Friday) - with gusts in the 60 mph range. Yikes! With all the trees on this peninsula, there's a high probability we could lose power. I'm really hoping that won't happen, as I have some really sweet-looking ribs in the slow cooker for tonight's dinner. Anyway, with all the snow swirling outside right now, my blog topic seems rather strange, but here we go!
I usually put up my Christmas decorations 2-5 days after Thanksgiving, so the house is decorated for a total of about 5 weeks. My fall decor is out much longer, so I don't put everything out right away. I gradually add to it as we get closer to Thanksgiving. I already wrote about my t.p. pumpkins and my super simple fall wreath (made with a winter scarf), and you saw some of the fall/Thanksgiving items on "The Wild Thing" the other day. One change I made early on in the season was the display on the dining table. I added a burlap table runner, and I modified the centerpiece. I usually have some faux apples under the cake dome in the center of the table. (OK, you caught me. My cake dome is not often used for a layer cake, as I'm more of a 9x13 kind of girl.) I removed some of the faux apples and added in some pinecones and faux acorns.
As we stepped further into fall, I added 2 pumpkins to the table. I got these at Dollar Tree. They're so ugly, they're cute.
As we hit November, I dug out the pumpkin salt & pepper shakers. . .
and tossed some seasonal items into a candy dish.
I also added a table runner on top of the buffet.
The framed "Thankful and Blessed" print and the burlap & metal pumpkin were out earlier.
The larger frame in the back holds pressed leaves and birch bark I picked up on this property the day we got married.
I had this small table on our stair landing until I replaced it with "The Wild Thing," so I moved it in back of the sofa. I may put a different table there eventually, but that's what's there for now. I added some faux flowers, a wicker pumpkin and a decorative box.
I have one other item on the table next to the sofa that I'll tell you about on Saturday or Monday - with another free printable - presuming I have power!
Just another week or so, and this will all be replaced with Christmas stuff!
All is well (and windy & snowy) in the Keweenaw.