I am soooo excited! It’s the day after Halloween and I have some Thanksgiving home decor up in the store, The Blue Building!
With a retail store to keep up with, 8,000 square feet of antiques and consignment heaven, it is difficult for this one woman show to keep up with the holidays. Usually I am setting up festive displays well into the season and long after other retail stores have their decor set. I will admit that part of my hesitancy is well engrained from my childhood days in Pennsylvania. My mom loved her holiday decorations. But, it was considered blasphemous to set any seasonal decor out before the previous holiday had passed. We NEVER put a Christmas item out until AFTER Thanksgiving Day! I still cringe when I drive through my neighborhood on November 1st and see Christmas lights! Y’all that is just wrong! And I know folks think I am nuts as a shop owner (well, besides the other reasons) who is one of the last to pull out the holiday decor. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday! Embrace it! Decorate! Wait on the Christmas! Rant over.
I love me some post holiday mark downs! Yes, y’all know I am not alone! On Halloween Eve, I stopped at Home Depot to scope out the potential great buys for the after-Halloween sale. I found these great lanterns reduced by 50%!!! What???
These may be fall decor but they can be used for Thanksgiving home decor! And afterwards, the fall foliage can be removed and replaces with Christmas greenery. And as another bonus, wouldn’t these be great on the deck or by the pool???
I also found this sweet stuffed cornucopia at a great price! It was like $6! Couldn’t walk away and leave it there!
Because my super sale sniffing powers were in full force, I headed to Lowe’s but they were pretty much wiped out already. I did grab this cute little set of mini gourds for $5. I also found the Give Thanks banner at Lowe’s for $9.99. Happy dance!
I found this cute little stool a while back and have been wanting to recover the seat. These colors seemed perfect for my vignette. I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby.
While I do love all of the Thanksgiving home decor, I might be most impressed by the beautiful cast metal eagle that arrive this week at The Blue Building.
With a wing span of 48 inches, he is simply magnificent! I love him especially because of the eagle’s symbol of our wonderful nation and this significance to Pop and other veterans. However, I do live in Alabama so War Eagle!!!
Speaking of Alabama, how great is this pallet wood state of Alabama? We have several…great gifts.
And lastly, since we are an antique store, this old lithograph of Italy seemed perfect over top of the dresser/console/buffet that I painted! I love the beachy washed wood look on both of these pieces.
So what started out for me as a quick Thanksgiving home decor display actually turned into a genuine thanks-giving representation:
Besides Thanksgiving Home Decor, I am thankful for:
- I am thankful for this sweet little crazy business that helps keep our family afloat during these crazy times! I am especially thankful for the wonderful strangers that have become friends through this business, online and in person!
- I am thankful for my talents and gifts that the Good Lord has lent me…the ability to take old beat up items and restore them for folks to enjoy! The opportunity to help folks find new homes for their beloved treasures, some of which have been collected over a lifetime, is very satisfying. Our estate and consignment services honestly bring comfort to the seller and the buyer! Win! Win!
- I am thankful for my home, community, and wonderfully blessed family here in this beautiful state of Alabama that we now call our home. I still chuckle at the childhood memory of uncles and cousins singing “Oh Suzanna” to me at family functions. Fate, I guess.
- I am thankful for my country and the selfless service of our veterans, both active and retired, who ensure that my children can enjoy the freedoms that other countries can only dream about.
Happy Thanksgiving my friends! Enjoy your blessings!
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