This year, I’m savoring November. On November 1, I began placing a few Thanksgiving decorations around so I can enjoy them all month. And I’ve been using my turkey dishes rather than pulling them down the day before Thanksgiving which is how it usually works.
There’s no rule against serving scrambled eggs on turkey dishes. Right?
This year, for whatever reason, I feel better organized, at least with my decor. And I cannot wait to have the whole family together. It’s been MONTHS since I’ve seen my kids (who aren’t kids but will always be kids). They are adults who live in Austin and Denver.
Every single day, I’m so incredibly thankful to be their Mom.
It seems the whole country has fast forwarded to Christmas, skipping Thanksgiving altogether. At least that’s what the retailers would have us believe. I hold fast to the idea that Thanksgiving deserves its own time separate from the hustle and bustle of Christmas. I never decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Don’t judge, I’m no Scrooge. I LOVE Christmas. I just happen to love Thanksgiving, too.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflective thankfulness. Quiet Thanksgiving helps me prepare for holly jolly Christmas. Its stillness and simplicity is like a prelude to Advent.
I think we all need a peaceful prelude.
Several years ago, I bought mismatched turkey dinner plates from various Ebay sites. I know some folks probably think it’s silly to have such specifically themed plates, but since Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, it makes perfectly good sense to me.
Momma gave me this turkey candy / nut dish years ago. He’s always the first Thanksgiving decoration I pull out.
I have two vintage turkey platters (and just this week resisted buying another). They’re too pretty to hide away until turkey carving time. I am displaying one on our coffee table and one on the built-in cabinet beside the fireplace.
This cute little turkey bowl was a gift from our next door neighbors. Such personality!
You’ve seen this before. I decorate the mantle with this piece all through fall.
These tiny turkey salt and pepper shakers make me smile. I use them for decoration more than spice.
Remember these vintage honeycomb decorations? This turkey belonged to my mother-in-law.
No matter what your Thanksgiving tradition may be, I hope you’re savoring November, too.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
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