Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving Vignettes

Colorful mums, heirloom pumpkins, gourds, and dried corn easily decorate my patio and welcome fall and the Thanksgiving season.

The fall bounty of pumpkins, butternut squash, wheat bundles 
and dried hydrangeas are easy accents.

The cotton fields are white for harvest right now very near my home. I like to decorate with cotton and have been known to borrow some stems from the fields, however, this cotton is actually faux but it looks so real. Dried corn, a vase of cotton stalks and a stack of pumpkins topped with a gourd nestled in a grape vine wreath came together in a few minutes. 

Looking through Carolyn Roehm's fall notebook and smelling the oatmeal cookie candle from Anthropologie gets me in the mood to decorate and reflect on my many blessings.

My white pitcher from Target gets used often for quick arrangements. I loved the deep fall colors in these flowers. If you strip the leaves off and mix the flower preserver that comes with bouquets from the grocery store the arrangement will last longer.  A tree slice charger is a great woodsy accent and adds texture. 

In this arrangement, using the same pitcher as the picture above, I used yellow astroemeria flowers from the grocery store.  They are inexpensive and last at least two weeks. Using a tray full of real fruit and vegetables as accents is a great decorating tool and it reminds you to use them. My daughter-in-law taught me this. When she comes home from  grocery shopping she immediately creates attractive vignettes and stores her fresh items at the same time.

This is one of my daughter-in-law's vignettes. It's attractive and easily replenished as you use the veggies. The figs didn't last long!
I am so thankful for a wonderful daughter-in-law!

My daughter cleverly carved a pumpkin expressing thankful sentiments. I'm thankful for her and my grandson in the background!

Another vignette from my daughter's house.
I love that our country celebrates Thanksgiving. It is a time to enjoy the blessings of food and family. Thanksgiving is truly a state of mind. What are you thankful for today?


  1. Bonnie, what sweet and pretty Thanksgiving vignettes. Love them all. I do love the pumpkin that says Thankful. Precious. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Bonnie, your Thanksgiving vignettes are beautiful! You have a wonderful sense of style! I hope that you have a happy and blessed day!!!

  3. Lovely vignettes Bonnie, and I do love cotton for decorating! Driving back and forth in Alabama in the fall is so glorious with all the cotton fields in full bloom! Aren't you proud that your daughter is following in your footsteps with her beautiful styling- I am thankful everyday for all my blessings, and especially family and friends. I'm so disappointed I will miss you next week!

  4. Bonnie, I thought I had already signed up to get email on your blog but I guess I didn't so I have now! I love all your vignettes and the wonderful thankful pumpkin. Everything is so pretty. And the cotton looks fabulous!

  5. Bonnie, your Thanksgiving vignettes are so lovely. Loving your sense of style. Nice to see your daughter great style as well. Truly a blessed family.

  6. Bonnie, thanks for visiting my blog!!!
    Love your Thanksgiving vignettes!
    Have a nice Friday

  7. Bonnie, I love your harvest of pumpkins, flowers, wheat, and cotton! We were down in the eastern part of NC last weekend and admiring the remaining cotton in the fields which is a sight we don't see in our part of the state. I wanted to stop and snip some but I refrained ;)
    I zeroed right in on your daughter-in-law's pretty Portmeirion Botanic Garden vase! The 'thankful' pumpkin is so appropriate and will make a wonderful centerpiece at the table in the kitchen for your family's Thanksgiving feast!

  8. Bonnie, all of your vignettes - yours, your daughter's, and dil's are great. Your wood slice charger looks like the real deal - from a fallen tree, perhaps? Enjoy your prep for the holiday, and have a great weekend.

  9. Bonnie, you captured thanksgiving with your beautiful vignettes...everyone reminds me of the blessings that I so often take for granted. Love the cotton and the "thankful" pumpkin. Your new blog design is absolutely beautiful! Have a great weekend, sweet friend!

  10. Bonnie, your vignettes are all so lovely creating a wonderful way to celebrate and give thanks at Thanksgiving. I love your DIL's use of fresh vegetables and fruit to decorated and your daughter's carved pumpkin. I see the entire family is talented and creative. Have a great weekend, hugs..........

  11. Aren't good daughter-in-laws a blessing? You don't realize how much of a blessing they are until you see the 'other kind'. Love all the vignettes. Blessings to you and your family on this November weekend- xo Diana

  12. All of your vignettes are so pretty, homey, and inviting! Love the touches of wheat and cotton! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a kind comment on my last post! Hope you'll drop in again! :) ~Rhonda

  13. Hi, Bonnie
    What a lovely vignettes. Your daughter-in-law and daughter's vignettes are beautiful as well and love the "Thankful pumpkin" How precious is your family. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  14. Its a blessing to have such a talented Mama! I love you!

  15. Beautiful vignettes and the pictures are amazing! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

  16. Beautiful Thanksgiving vignettes.



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