Simple Thanksgiving Decor #thanksgiving | i should be mopping the floor

Simple Thanksgiving Decor #thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is, by far, my favorite holiday. It kicks off the official holiday season. And let's face it, I adore anything autumnish. And, is it just me, or does Thanksgiving have autumn written all over it?

I decorate pretty simply for Thanksgiving...really fall in general.
Just simple touches here and there to take us through this special {and thankful} time of year.

I created a simple paper banner for over my mantle. And I've used the same one for several years now.

I keep thinking I'll make a new one, but I kind of like this one still.

A few other fall items are nestled into the mantle...this metal plate was from HobLob a few years ago.

This little pumpkin was bought for me by my in-laws a few years back. It was from an adorable little shop in Salado, Texas. I'll be introducing you to the amazingness that is Salado later this week.

My chalkboard even got a fall makeover thanks to inspiration from Heather over At the Picket Fence. {I literally held up my phone with a photo of her chalkboard while I drew mine}.
That Heather is always inspiring! Her kitchen island inspired mine back in the summer.

 The bigger picture.
{I love that this was a no-cost decoration}
The little wooden pumpkins on top came from a craft booth years ago.

I also love to decorate with simple plates. I scored several Thanksgiving plates a few years ago at was after Thanksgiving and they were just a couple of bucks each.

Something new to my Thanksgiving decor this year is this platter that sits on the dresser in the dining room. Would you believe I paid $2.50 for this?!?!? WOOHOO! Stumbled onto it at my local Goodwill. It had some black smudges on it that I knew I could get off. A little elbow grease and voila!

Another one of my post-Thanksgiving Marshall's plates sits in a little grouping in my kitchen {usually a cookbook sits here, but it's easy to pop this plate in there for quick decor}.

One last platter...this one was a gift from a friend in a previous city. I just love all of the colors.

How do you decorate for this holiday?
No matter how you do your decor, let the thankfulness abound!

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  1. So beautiful...the colors of fall are so pretty on your mantel and around your lovely home. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow this is nice! I like your post. But you should have provided us pictures or even videos on how to do such Polystick and all those stuff! But thanks though!


  3. I love the simple fall touches and the banner is so pretty!

  4. I love how you used plates/trays to decorate with! I love decorating with dishes!

  5. Great decorating for the holidays - thanks for sharing. Joining from Open Call Tuesday -

  6. Wow, so many lovely things to take in. We should all be inspired! Thank you for hosting.

  7. New follower! I love your blog you have tons of cute tutorials that I can't wait to try.

  8. Oh don't ever change your is gorgeous!! :)

  9. So cute! Laughing at my example being copied, since I think my chalkboard skills have a lot to be desired but I'm glad it inspired yours and everything you've done looks amazing!


  10. I love Thanksgiving, too! Your decor is really beautiful and so festive for the season! I love your mantle! Everything about it is incredibly cozy and a great focal point! :) You have a lovely blog.

  11. I love your simple yet pretty thanksgiving decoration. :)
    Have a nice weekend!