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, she has so many wonderful ideas.


  1. Hi Megan...

    This is sooooo very cozy!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  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

  3. Lovely! Just perfect for Thanksgiving!

  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!

  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!!

  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

  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

  8. Lovely kitchen. Looks so warm and inviting.

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



  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! :)

  11. I LOVE, LOVE white ironstone… Awesome find!