Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving banner and bookcase

 I love decorating with banners. I know that banners have been popular in blogland for some time now, but as a new blogger they are still new to me and I am enjoying making my own. I don't really have much in the way of thanksgiving decor, so I wanted to create something simple to signify the season. I also have an old bookcase that needed some attention, so I created a mini Thanksgiving display with banners and dishes.

I cut out some duck canvas in triangles and added my leaf and frenchy style letters stamps  to spell out my greeting. The style of the stamps adds a vintage look to the banner.

This bookcase is only 36 inches wide with three shelves, so I made the banners rather small and hung them at the top and bottom. Since this bookcase is so dark I used some small  white dishes to add some contrast. I'm really lovin' white dishes with the darker wood. I have an ironstone platter on the second shelf and the rest are white dishes from Ross's. Our living room isn't very large so this small bookcase fits in well here. I'm looking for a farmhouse mirror and decor to put above this bookcase. I also muted the colors somewhat because I like the farmhouse feel from this vignette.

I have a couple of frankoma pottery pieces that I added to the bottom shelf along with a french basket. I like to decorate in a somewhat  minimalist style with things that I enjoy.

 I'll really miss decorating for fall.  It's such a pretty season and you can make a statement with the simplest of things.
These are just some little turkey shakers. I thought they were kind of pretty and the price
was right.  I've also used this pier1 plate with the beautiful fall detail that I found in a thift store quite often.
I love the warm colors of fall and  I always want to approach Thanksgiving with a feeling of gratitude for family and friends, and an appreciation for all the special moments that bring us joy. Thanks so much  for stopping by.
 Comments are always welcome!

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  1. I love how you made your banner. It looks just great hung over the sweet bookcase. I'll miss fall decorating too-but on to Christmas!

  2. Hi Diane!
    Thanks for visiting my blog from Debbiedoo's. Yours is so cute and I love this bunting. Funny that we both made one! Diane, email me privately because you're a no-reply blogger and I'd love to help you fix that because I've been there.

  3. I love decorating with banners too - they're so under-rated! Thank you for following me and I'm now following you back from

  4. Very pretty! I like to stamp too :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  5. Your banner is really beautiful. Fall decorating is always fun and gorgeous. Thanks so much for visiting me!

  6. Hi Diane, I just wanted to let you know that I really like your blog and I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! See this post for more info:

  7. found you through Sarah Saturdiy - I am a fellow nominee for the leibster award - lovely site - I am a new follower

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG


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