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Does anyone besides me feel like Thanksgiving should be this week instead of next week? Since Thanksgiving is late this year, we all have extra time to prepare for it and also to enjoy fall and Thanksgiving decorations for a bit longer than usual.
Today I’m joining Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Road for a We Gather Together Thanksgiving Blog Hop. I’ll be sharing my Thanksgiving ideas along with a talented group of blogging friends. I am looking forward to the ideas shared and I know that you’ll enjoy them as well.
Many thanks to Amber for hosting this blog hop. Amber decorates her home beautifully with vintage style and if you’ve never visited Amber’s blog, I encourage you to do so.
We Gather Together – Ideas and Inspiration for Thanksgiving
Since I’ve already shared this year’s Thanksgiving decor, today I’ll be featuring Thanksgiving ideas from this year and years past.
Decorating for Thanksgiving with Vintage
The past few years I skipped decorating for Thanksgiving but not this year. I pulled out my vintage Thanksgiving decor and decorated our formal living room with my Thanksgiving treasures and also with a giant box of Bittersweet that my cousin harvested for me.
I have so much enjoyed this year’s decor and if you missed it, I hope you’ll hop over to see it and then come back to see the rest of my Thanksgiving ideas.
Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas
A few weeks ago I shared my Thanksgiving table that featured my vintage turkey collection. If you are looking for ideas for setting your Thanksgiving table, be sure to check out this post as I shared my table along with thirteen other bloggers who shared their table ideas.
We Gather Together Thanksgiving Tablescape
Last year when I shared my Thanksgiving table, I named it after my favorite Thanksgiving hymn, “We Gather Together”. Gathering together to celebrate and give thanks for our blessings is what Thanksgiving Day is all about.
I loved how this table looks and especially love the vintage pilgrim candle holder that I used as the table centerpiece.
Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard Collection
When I decorate for Thanksgiving, I love to use postcards from my collection dating to the early 1900’s. Most of my cards were sent between two of my great-great aunts. The picture below is from this year’s Thanksgiving decor, but if you are interested in seeing a close up of both the front and back of these cards, check out this post from Thanksgiving 2012.
If you are looking for Thanksgiving recipes, may I suggest Butternut Squash Rice Pilaf? It makes a great Thanksgiving side dish and it gets bonus points for being a healthy dish.
Pumpkin bread is a classic fall treat to enjoy but my pumpkin bread recipe is a bit different than the usual recipe. If you are baking pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving, check out my Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread. You won’t regret baking two loaves of this delicious bread.
We Gather Together Thanksgiving Blog Hop
I hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving ideas that I shared today. Get more Thanksgiving inspiration from my blogging friends by clicking on the links below. I’m looking forward to reading these posts and I’m sure that you will enjoy them as well.