Decorating in November

This is such a fun month to decorate, I get to see all my turkeys again. This year, the kitchen counter is graced with a lovely bouquet of flowers that DH brought me recently, just because. The pretty apricot color flowers went nicely with a large turkey and a small pie pumpkin.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

I like this grouping a lot. They are sitting on my Autumn Jubilee quilt along two-block mat. Speaking of quilt alongs, I have had a few new followers in the past couple of days, I think to participate with the Scrap Dance Waltz quilt along.  I want to welcome to the newcomers, and I hope you like the variety you find on my blog. It is a lot of quilting, and a variety of other things too.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

The colors in the flowers also go well with this turkey, the largest one I have. The little ones are salt and pepper shakers.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

This collection gets a bit bigger from time to time, but it isn’t often that I find ceramic turkeys. I did find one earlier this year at the thrift store, and I was so excited about its coloring! I put it on the small bookcase table at the end of the kitchen counter, with the leaf decoupage plate and a cookbook for Thanksgiving. I needed to show you that I did in fact finish the replacement table topper I talked about in September. It matches the other one on the pie safe in the kitchen.  Isn’t that border print cute?

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

Have I shown you these candles before? I have had them for a very long time, turkeys on the sides!

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

They are on the cookbook bookshelf, with the Thankful plate and another ceramic turkey.  I choose a few books that sound like comfort food and bring to mind wonderful baking aromas.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

I still have an autumn color quilt draped over a chair, it has been used on a chilly day while reading. The table topper is my Moda Bake Shop recipe called Maple Star, link on the sidebar.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

The Autumn Jubilee mini quilt is still on the stand, and more turkeys are displayed with it.  I put the leaf topper back on, and changed the jack-o-lantern back to a pumpkin.  See the link to understand that statement if you weren’t following that quilt along. Some of my little tiny turkeys are set with this mini quilt.  The cornucopia wall hanging is on the wall beside the cabinet.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

I love these little guys, and I haven’t seen any like this in many years. They are about 2 inches high.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

On the coffee table, I set a turkey on a wool applique penny rug I made a while ago.  The Autumn Jubilee Wool Applique leaf penny rug is in the guest room now.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

This is my most special turkey. It is one my mother bought when I was a child. It was carefully stored in her cedar chest each year, and brought out in November. It just seems like the holidays are here when it comes out at my house. It is a wax candle, and it cost 25 cents, the sticker is still on the bottom. Of course, that was a few years ago, LOL!!

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

Yes, there are many more turkeys around the house, on the bathroom counter, near the fireplaces, on the tables.   I’ll show you the breakfast table tomorrow.

How are you decorating for Thanksgiving?

10 thoughts on “Decorating in November

  1. What a delilghtful post….I would add a note to your “new” readers to check out your older posts…I’ve had a wonderful time finding the quilting tips, recipes and decorating ideas. I love your penny rug with the cornucopia… you think THAT might be a future sew-along project? 🙂 Your mother’s turkey is lovely, as well. Isn’t it amazing how the simplest things can hold immeasurable value. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. So sweet of your DH to bring you such lovely flowers. I enjoy seeing your decorations and hearing of your memories. I’m still working on my Autumn Jubilee. Maybe it will get finished in time for Thanksgiving!

  3. manasotavacation

    Lovely! Well, MY Thanksgiving decorating will be confined to vacuuming I’m afraid!!! Out of town guests in 3 weeks so will be rushing around putting up Christmas. Your place looks fantastic!!!

  4. Melanie

    So many lovely and very special pieces to display and enjoy! I noticed your cornucopia wool piece and love it, too. :o) You have given me an idea where I have little table top space or wall space where I could set a small table next to MY kitchen counter to display holiday decorations and a small table topper of some kind. I always learn so much from you and appreciate your wonderful posts. :o) Yes, it certainly was in the last century that your mom found that turkey candle for 25 cents! LOL

  5. Brenda Ackerman

    Good Afternoon Carole! Your decorating highlights are always a highlight to my day. Each and every one of your special turkeys are lovely. I can not say for sure if you have shown the turkey candles before, but, I can say that I adore them! They are magnificent and I can see you have never lit them yet who could blame you, those are special and ones that you could not find today. Of course, each and every one of your quilts and table toppers are always taking me a double double look. They are fabulous with the gorgeous fabric choices you have made along with the patterns you chose. So, Thank You, once again for sharing and allowing us (me) to enjoy! Have a wonderful spectacular day!

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