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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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.

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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!

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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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Thanksgiving Figures, Pilgrims and Indians Decorate Home

Thanksgiving Figures, Pilgrims and Indians Decorate Home

A Short Season for Thanksgiving Decorations

I’ve really dragged my feet putting away favorite Thanksgiving figures. Although I love to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the

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major downside is them all occurring back-to-back, over three months.

Some years it feels like I barely got things up before its time to put them away – and move on to the next holiday. That was especially true of Thanksgiving this year, which came really early. Even though we went to out-of-town to enjoy the feast with family, there were still five days left in November after we got back!

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Turkey Tureen is Star of Thanksgiving Table

Turkey Tureen is Star of Thanksgiving Table

Today, I feature a second Thanksgiving table from the same holiday feast. A large Fitz and Floyd turkey tureen is the star of this tablescape. 

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Set for four, the table offered a more intimate setting for a small family group. Meanwhile, a larger group of nine were seated in the dining room.

Some years, I’ve also needed to set up a third banquet table in the family room to seat everyone for dinner.

A continuation of yesterday’s post, Cornucopia Takes Center Stage on Thanksgiving Table, both tables were set for the same meal. It was one of those years when we hosted a crowd of out-of-town family here to celebrate the holiday together.

The more the merrier!

Come have a virtual seat at the Thanksgiving table with me.

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