Has everyone recovered from their Halloween festivities? This was the first year we actually took our daughter trick or treating and once she figured out what was going on she was all about the candy. “What?!? People give me candy if I’m cute? I so got this.” It was a lot of fun and I must say, my kids make the cutest little Mouseketeers ever.
Confession time though. When we got home we put our daughter’s candy in a “special cupboard” so she could save it for later, and the next day she never asked about it. And she hasn’t mentioned it since. So it is still sitting in the cupboard and I’ve slowly been stealing a little piece at a time. That’s what parents do though, right? I’m pretty sure there is an official Candy Tax all parents are owed. :)
Now that we are in November it seems like Christmas everything is popping up every which way I look. And while I love that, because I LOVE Christmas, I also want to make sure Thanksgiving gets it’s time too. Because I love a holiday that is focused on family, gratitude, giving, and good food. So while it may seem like a short month between now and putting up the Christmas decorations I didn’t want to skip on my Thanksgiving/Fall display. I put together a pretty white and gold vignette and the soft sparkle and glow makes me smile every time I walk by.
I wish I had remembered to take a before picture of this cornucopia and the pumpkins inside but the sugar high from eating my daughter’s Halloween candy must be messing with my mind because I completely forgot. I’ve had the cornucopia for years and it was definitely showing it’s age. Wicker and a very unattractive brown color…it had seen better days. But a fresh coat of white paint brought new life into it. And the little pumpkins inside are cheap little things from the dollar store that I spray painted gold.
I picked up the tall gold goblets at TJ Maxx, and then everything else I already had around the house. I do what I always do when putting together these holiday displays and shop my own house first. I’ll walk through each room and look around to see what I can find that matches my theme. And of course I usually create a new print for each holiday.
All together I love the way this vignette looks. It turned out so pretty and was quick and easy to put together. It really does make me smile when I walk in the front door and see it welcoming me into my home.