September 26, 2011

Fall/Thanksgiving hutch

pumpkin and cornI enjoy decorating for fall especially with a Thanksgiving slant, but while doing so, I hope all the while, not to be here on Thanksgiving to see them. You see, my family lives hundreds of miles away, and for years, I’ve preferred to go back home to see them. While I don’t know if it will work out this year or not, I certainly hope so, but I’ll enjoy decorating even if it is just leading up to. I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Maybe not always the reality of how it works out, but the idea. Fall is my favorite season and since Thanksgiving is the quintessential fall holiday, that may have something to do with. I mean what’s not to love: cool weather, good food, parades, football, family, memories, laughter, games, etc. Anyways, here’s how the hutch in our kitchen worked out for fall/Thanksgiving this year:

Thanksgiving display

At the far left is a quote from “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” by Henry Alford I made the display on MyMemories suite, (I’ll be doing a review and giveaway on that program soon [Edit to add link: Giveaway]). That’s wheat in the jars behind it. I thought the book (which my family had given to my late great grandmother) with the “amber waves of grain” went well with the theme of fall harvest, plus I suppose the fact that it reminds me of my home state doesn’t hurt. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

The books are a book on Thanksgiving I bought at my library and an old hymnal from my grandparents & great grandparents church. I may update the flowers in the copper pitcher, with mums, grains, or fall leaves as I come across them, or for certain day. Currently those are just flowers I picked last year and dried, they tend to shed little pieces all over the place.

Fall Pitcher

The photo at the far right is a family portrait we took a few Thanksgivings ago when our family was able to all get together (It’s not blurred in real life, just on this public blog). Other than the song quote and pumpkin, everything else is either just things I had on hand or had bought for earlier years. I found some “Candy Corn” lights I got free at CVS last year, so I added them. Here’s the hutch lighted at night:

Lighted Thanksgiving display

The Lettered Cottage


  1. Hi there! Welcome to blogging. I just found your pretty mantel over at Layla's! I host a newbie party every Monday and would love to have you, it is going on now. Hope to see you.

  2. Hi Sarah...

    I'm just coming over from Layla's fall mantel party! Oooh...your autumn hutch vignette is sooo beautiful! I love all the different elements that you used to create this warm and cozy vignette! My favorite..besides the your copper pitcher full of dried florals! Sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your beautiful autumn with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. Hi, I love the vignette that you have created, it has great meaning to you, I can see. I love having precious memories around me too. Your hutch looks so pretty lighted up!
    Hugs, Cindy


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