Beautifully Decorated Chandelier for Fall & Thanksgiving

Beautifully Decorated Chandelier for Fall & Thanksgiving

In this post, I illustrate how I decorated a chandelier in my dining room for the fall season.


It follows the same basic process as the kitchen light fixture; outlined in Decorate a Chandelier for Fall in 3 Easy Steps.

I pull out the garlands and embellishments around mid September and leave both decorated chandeliers up through Thanksgiving.

A few key differences between the light fixtures impact the design and materials used.

The decorated chandelier in the dining room is brass, versus a painted one in the open kitchen. It’s also a much more formal setting. And, the brass chandelier has two tiers of candles, with nearly double the number of arms.

So, let me show you how I applied the same basic process to create a unique design for the dining room’s decorated chandelier. (more…)

Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch

Pumpkin Patch Table for Thanksgiving Brunch

Although it’s still weeks away, I’m sharing the Thanksgiving brunch table I plan to set for late morning on the holiday.


Early because, it’s the final day of this year’s Thanksgiving Tablescape Hop. All week long, nearly two dozen stylists have been posting a bounty of ideas for serving up feasts large and small.

Dinner here won’t be served until about six; to allow for family driving in on Thanksgiving day from Philly, D.C., and Cincinnati. Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate everyone at the Buzz Inn; so most will be staying at a nearby hotel.

However, our sons, mom, and Sistah B and her hubby will all bunk-in here. It will be all hands on deck to prepare the feast for about twenty. Gotta feed the worker bees first though! Especially since I’ll be putting everyone to work, while the rest of the family is enroute.

My Thanksgiving brunch table is set for just four, with another three place settings and buffet on the adjacent kitchen island.


Easy to Make Fall Decor: Sweater Pumpkin

Easy to Make Fall Decor: Sweater Pumpkin

In anticipation of hosting a gang for Thanksgiving, I decided to create some sweater pumpkin fall decor to incorporate into table centerpieces and decorate the house.


As I often do before starting a new craft project, I went to Pinterest for ideas and instructions.

So many bloggers have made an incredible array of decorative fabric pumpkins! Everything from luxurious velvet to flannel shirts — and just about everything in between.

I decided to recycle an old angora sweater and several socks with holes in the heels. Because the once beautiful sweater was looking it’s age, I rarely wear it anymore. I also don’t foresee going to the expense of having it dry cleaned again. So, I was delighted to find a new use for it.

In all, I made a total of ten sweater pumpkins to share with you. Although not a tutorial (there are plenty available online), I’ll explain how I put mine together.


Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

This is a busy week for setting holiday tables! Today’s tablescape showcases a large Thanksgiving horn of plenty, overflowing with seasonal abundance. 


It’s part of the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All week, 21 stylists are sharing tables large and small; simple to elaborate.

And, speaking of abundance, that’s in addition to the 21 other tablescapes in Tuesday’s, Gather ‘Round the Table hop. What a bounty of ideas and inspiration!

On Tuesday, I shared an intimate setting for four in the kitchen. The Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table frequently seats Thanksgiving guests, when the dining room is at capacity.

The main event takes place on a mahogany table with a horn of plenty centerpiece.


Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table

Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table

Today, I’m my Birds of a Feather Gather Together table is part of a Thanksgiving Blog Hop. Sponsored by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, the event includes 21 stylists. A bounty of inspiration and ideas!


If you are visiting from Paula’s Virginia Sweet Pea, welcome to Debbee’s Buzz!

My Birds of a Feather Gather Together table does homage to a colonial ancestor. Peacock was his first name. But to the British, Washington’s spy was known as The Rebel Bird.

A foul fowl in their view, with a price of 500 pounds sterling on his head! Fortunately, Peacock outwitted the Red Coats, and witnessed their surrender at Yorktown. Learn more about him at, Celebrating Patriots on Independence Day.

Family, friends and regular followers are well aware of my passion for all things peacock. They’ve seen the peacock home decor, Christmas decorationsFavorite Things Party, and an Exotic Peacock Tablescape.

Join my favorite feathered fowl at a Thanksgiving table featuring peacock transferware.


Shop, Pack and Store Holiday Decorations, Tableware

Shop, Pack and Store Holiday Decorations, Tableware

Because of the short time between holidays, I’m busy putting Thanksgiving decor and tableware in place as fast as I can! Today I thought I’d give you a behind-the-scenes tour of how I store holiday decorations.


Fortunately, some Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations overlap for the entire fall season.

Few people I know actually have Thanksgiving-specific decor as I do. Over many years, I’ve selectively collected turkey, pilgrim and Indian figures.

Right now it looks like Halloween exploded in the guest bedroom! Ugh. It’s fun decorating, but I hate packing up.

People frequently ask where I store it all. The short answer is everywhere!  I’ll do a little show and tell today, with ideas on how to organize and store holiday decorations.

Before I do that, there’s new fall and Thanksgiving decor and tableware that caught my eye.


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