Thanksgiving Home


Cherishing the Season

While a large number of folks start pulling out the Christmas decor prior to the first trick-or-treater showing up at the door, we’re over here still over here with a parade of pumpkins, just trying to S~L~O~W down and relish the season we’re in.

We’ve had a good blanket of snow on the ground here for a bit…and Christmas is my fave time of year, but I’m in no hurry to rush things. At least not right now!

I’m still basking in the warm hues of Autumn, crackling candles and pumpkin spice. The peppermint bark and holly berry will make an appearance soon enough!6

In the distance, you’ll find a “pumpkin weight” I’ve used to corral some shawls and ponchos that match the color scheme in this room. They all sit atop a vintage picnic basket which is perched on a wicker storage cube.

The throw is vintage, but the pillow covers are new. The buffalo plaid ones mix in so well with a multitude of other patterns. I love pattern play, do you? It just makes my heart sing! And if you know me at all, you know how I adore vintage items for so many reasons!


A cloche holds a cute little pumpkin, while a spiced pumpkin candle keep things feeling warm and cozy. A white ceramic vase, similar to these, holds a thrifted bunch of florals that were just made for this season!

A stack of vintage plates from an estate sale rounds things out and it’s all nestled on a wooden table with turned bamboo-like legs. The aluminum tray is vintage 1950’s.

A metal wire basket holds a bevvy of pillows in the background.


We put our white vase on repeat, here…and it’s surrounded by a large galvanized metal lantern, which makes candles seem even more magical (I don’t even know how this is possible, but it’s true!)

New items mix with storied items here beautifully, as in that stack of vintage books that have the perfect hint of peachy-pumpkin…a crayon color Crayola should consider for sure!


Another vintage square picnic basket sits quietly in one corner of the dining room, adorned by an autumn wreath.


A vintage mirror ,that Mr. Farmhouse has had since he was 16, graces the mantel, imperfections, streaks and all! A simple sign reminds us that a little gratitude goes a long way!


One end of the mantel supports and old window frame with another message of Thanksgiving, while fall florals complete the look. 3

The dining room table is adorned by a simple, galvanized metal tray, holding twig orbs and dried florals, corraled in a vintage ironstone tureen. Here’s a modern day version of that.


It all comes together to create a warm fall oasis in the middle of our already cold temps and snow! YIKES!

More Thanksgiving Themed Posts

Looking for more Thanksgiving ideas, tips and decor? Check out the links to the two posts below!


A DIY’d Thanksgiving chalkboard that was inspired from another account on Instagram. You’ll find this post HERE.


You’ll find vintage inspired and more modern day FREE printables for Thanksgiving HERE!

Now, what about you? Are you all decked out for Christmas already? If you are, and we’re following each other on Insta, I can guarantee you I’m loving your pics come through my feed…and I can’t wait to break out all the Christmas in my house. The Christmas music has already been playing and the decor is waiting in the wings!

Until then, enjoy your Thanksgiving!

May you find joy in the smallest of spaces,

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Wendy Young is a mom of 3 who loves the farmhouse/eclectic/vintage/shabby vibe and maintains this site for fun. By day, she is a child, adolescent and family therapist, is the founder of Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids, creator of The Joyful Parent and the co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids, along with multiple workbooks for kids. Her total readership is in the millions via her online and social media venues.

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