Thanksgiving in Canada really marks our Fall season in the West, and decor change-ups often go hand-in-hand. This year I put together an easy Thanksgiving vignette with vintage treasures punctuated by yellow sunflowers. Happy Thanksgiving ~ yes, Fall is here!
I don’t do a big overhaul for Fall in my home, but I do like to add a little seasonal touch. This is my time to take stock of where things are at in my home (code for clutter and dust), and where I want things to go. Tuck away, give away or redisplay?
This year I wanted to highlight a cute vintage cowbell my Mr. and I recently picked up on a quick dash we made to Nanton, AB. I love the patina of the bell and the way it pairs with this antique tin. The tin is apparently from the late 1800s and is one of my most prized treasures; it was gifted to me by my daughter when she was just ten!
You might remember the tin, actually. It was featured in my Thrift the Look: Lake House reveal. I participated in this challenge with the admin team from our Creative Vintage Darlings FB group. If you’re into vintage, come join us – we’re always looking for more vintage lovers to join our FB group.
To anchor the vignette I propped my vintage Mexican Dal tile tray as a vertical backdrop. This tray was thrifted quite a few years ago and I think I paid $4 for it.
It’s 1970s vintage and not normally the place I go, but every once in awhile I come across a piece that just feels right. I have loved finding opportunities to incorporate this tray into vignettes and decor for this time of year. The warmth of the rough, chunky hand carved wood feels like Fall to me, and has the essence of the comforts of home.
To keep things feeling earthy and organic, I chose my rattan covered vintage carafe for the sunflowers. I never use this carafe for wine or water, it’s only ever stepped in as a vase. It’s another thrifted piece I picked up a few years ago for our tiki nights and tiki-inspired deck.
The final touch, of course, was the small small bouquet of sunflowers. They came in a bunch of three and I added the berry-style filler. I don’t know what it’s called, but it also come in red. Do you know what it is?
To balance out the vignette I layered in the live edge cheese board I thrifted for my last Thrift the Look. You might remember this one, it was a cottage theme, and I went with Industrial Cottage Chic. I had so much fun with that one, because industrial chic is definitely my style!
You can see, it doesn’t take much to give your space a Fall touch and a little Thanksgiving kiss. Pick out a few of your favourite vintage treasures, decide on your basic theme, and then run with it.
For this vignette I worked with darker stained woods, tones and textures. Yellow was my splash of Fall colour, and for the finishing touch I scooped up a few dry leaves off my deck and considered it done. That’s it. No fuss, no muss, just a vignette of meaningful vintage pieces and Fall colours that play nice together.
What have you done for a quick and easy touch of Fall for your Thanksgiving decor?
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time…
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