Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Keeping Room

I thought I would share how I decorated our keeping room for Thanksgiving. We go to my in-laws for Thanksgiving so any decorating I do is purely for fun and doesn't need to be practical.


I was so excited this week to have finally been able to start to put things back into the kitchen. Up until Tuesday we had a giant stack of boxes in the corner of this room.  It felt very good to declutter our keeping room and make it pretty again. And I LOVE to organize so I was excited to find a home for everything in the freshly painted cupboard in the kitchen (will show the cupboard in the next post).




I didn't have the heart to make my cat move for this picture, she was soaking up the sun....can't blame her:)


I kept to my usual palette of mostly white with wheat colors and wood tones mixed in and then added some touches of Thanksgiving time.








I was so excited to find this linen hand towel with "Happy Thanksgiving" embroidered on it at Hobby Lobby. I know I am always going on about it but I can hardly ever find tasteful holiday decor so I was excited to find these. I hung it with some late 1800's linen dish clothes on this old herb drying rack (so sorry Tracy). I painted the little tote "Sisal" and then added some pumpkins and Indian corn.


And I found a new place for my crocks, I LOVE crocks.


Another find that I am very excited about is the antique basket pictured below. I got it for 50 cents at the Goodwill the other day. I filled it with all my of wheat colored ticking fabrics that I am slowly finding here and there, yet another thing that is so hard to find but shouldn't be.


And the ironstone bowl with the pumpkins was only $10 at the Letchworth Barn Antiques shop...still can't get over that one and it doesn't even have any cracks!






In my next post I will show pictures of how the kitchen/great room is coming along! Have a great weekend...and please check out my friend Debi's blog 7grands.blogspot.com, she has so many wonderful ideas.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Megan...

    This is sooooo beautiful....so very cozy!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Oh Megan... everything is so beautiful. I am going back for another peek. It looks so crisp and bright. Yet warm and homey.
    Hugs, Gee

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  3. Lovely! Just perfect for Thanksgiving!

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  4. So tastefully done Megan! not over the top, just the right amount of fall decor. I love it! Now I feel more guilty than ever for not decorating with warm colors!

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  5. Your keeping room is one of my favorite rooms in your home. It always looks so cozy and cheerful. Today's post is not exception. I love your take on Thanksgiving decorating. Great finds with the basket and ironstone bowl by the way - great deals too which make it even better!!

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  6. I love it all Meg. . . those mini white pumpkins never get old. I absolutely adore the drying rack. . . it looks so cute where you have it, displayed with the linens just sets it off. . .

    THANK YOU for the shout out. . . . yer a doll. . . .~d

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  7. Love . Love . Love all the windows in your farmhouse! I am your newest follower and see so many things that we have a likin for.... White crocks, pitchers, white, and a feeling of the country! Looking forward to following along. My hubby and I are DIYers as well. We have moved in the last year, so that means new projects! Take care.....from Canada - Dawna

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  8. Lovely kitchen. Looks so warm and inviting.
    Cindy

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  9. I truly could move in :)
    Love your style!

    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

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  10. I have spent the last few days ooohing and ahhhing over your home and blog. Seriously, I've been reading past and current posts. I absolutely adore your farmhouse!! I still have more poking around to do! :)

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