In the foyer, guests were encouraged to share what they were thankful for by typing their comments on our vintage typewriter.
Since we had about 30 attending, I had several tables set for eating...one in the bonus room.
Here are a few other items I found a few weeks before Thanksgiving. I needed something to put dishes on that was functional and nice to look at. I found this great black crock stand, already painted black which looks great with the ironstone.
Vignette Design blogspot on pumpkin windowboxes that was BEAUTIFUL! So, having found a windowbox...at the thrift store, of course...Mr. Wonderful (hubby) installed it underneath my kitchen window and I filled it with all sorts of fall goodies. The window is on the second story so it was a little difficult to get it to look just as good from the driveway below as it did from the kitchen.
Oh, and back to the outdoor activities. Usually, my husband's side of the family plays a good, competitive game of kickball. This year, since we hosted, we did what any Southerner would do...pumpkin shootin'!
What? Your family doesn't do this?! Lol, it was a first for us as well. We had intended on making a trebuchet or giant slingshot for punkin' chunkin' but time ran out and this was our plan B. I'm really, really hoping for a nice pumpkin patch next year. I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks for visiting and sharing my Thanksgiving with me. The decorations are now boxed away for next year. I'm off to unpack the snowman : )