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11.13.2012

Thanksgiving Shelf Decor 2012 + Creative Fall Ideas Linky Party

 The walls are planked, (see DIY wood planked wall tutorial here) the shelves are back up and that means it's decorating time! I have to be completely honest and say that I'm a bit anxious to move onto Christmas designing, so I kept my Thanksgiving decor pretty simple this time around; and surprisingly, I quite like it!
:)

I'm not completely sure if it's the clean, streamline boards or the crisp, modern white paint on top of them, but I feel like I'm turning into a bit of a minimalist (don't quote me on that, I'm sure I'll snap out of it soon, ha!). I had a whole slew of Thanksgiving decorations set on my floor to play with and when it all came down to it, I felt like these few pieces were the only things that felt necessary, and right.
Natural elements in Jar - The Black Goose Design, Foliage - Tai Pan, Wreath - Joss & Main

Maybe photos don't do the details justice, but the texture from each object is just... yummy to me.
Do you ever just love stuff so much you want to hug it or gobble it up? No? hmmm...
Books - Thrift store (simply remove old, worn paperback covers, to reveal a books pages for a quick antique-looking stacking element), Pumpkins - Zgallerie (also seen at HomeGoods), White Pitchers - Tai Pan

Because of my obsession with quotes and words I knew I wanted a meaningful saying to appear on our shelves... but I felt like a lot of the Thanksgiving phrases had already been "done". Then, I stumbled on this one below. I painted a small board with Cornucopia yellow from Valspar, designed the vinyl and assembled the whole thing in just a few minutes.
You can get this quote from our shop, The House of Smiths Designs, but the last day for Thanksgiving orders is the 16th, so hurry-scurry! 
Feather Sculptures - Target, Turkey - Tai Pan, Gratitude lettering - The House of Smiths Design Shop

Often we can't see how fortunate we are until we really start counting our blessings one by one. Believe me, I'm completely guilty of this, so I'm not pointing fingers... but THAT'S why I love a small dose of typography, simple words and quotes around my home. They're gentle reminders of things I want to remember each day.
Orange Frame - Zgallerie (leaves were gathered from our yard, pressed flat and then adhered to the glass)

So I guess in a nutshell, for me this Thanksgiving it was ALL about texture and purpose... and not as much about "the stuff." Repeatedly I find myself getting hung up on trying to fill each little space with something amazing, crafty or new when I'm decorating (please tell me I'm not alone).
Who knew that sometimes, less IS more?

Have you decorated for Fall or Thanksgiving yet?
What types of items made it into your displays? We'd LOVE to see!
In probably the most informal linky-party ever... If you have any Fall or Thanksgiving decorating going on in your home/on your blog, feel free to include a link below so we can all take a nosey little peek into YOUR space this week, to get some great ideas!

No need to link back here on your posts or even comment, if you don't feel like it. Just simply link up anything Fall or Thanksgiving related that you'd like to share. If you're not a decorator then hit us with a yummy Fall/Thanksgiving recipe or craft! Sometimes it's just fun to show off your seasonal hard work!
:)

35 comments:

  1. looks great! what do you have the orange frame thing attached to the wall with?

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  2. Your shelves look gorgeous, Shelley. I think I am in love with that ZGallerie frame. Thanks for allowing us to link up our projects here. I am excited to check out all the wonderful ideas. :) Megan

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  3. Oooh ... I'm already loving some of the links! What a fun ((informal)) party! And btw, I am in LUURRV with your planked wall!

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  4. I'd love to know what those spiky balls...the Natural elements in Jar - The Black Goose Design...are called! I'm going to be on the hunt for those now!

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  5. I love that ZGallerie frame - I just had to order some in white! xoxo www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  6. I am in love with your BEAUTIFUL display, you have such a great eye! I also LOVE your planked walls! I saw your comment at Sweet Pickin's and clicked on over....it is my dream to do a planked wall someday....Thanks for the linky party!

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  7. Thanks for the linky party :) Love your fall/Thanksgiving display. So pretty as always!

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  8. I love the simple classic look here! That wreath is fantastic - great contrast against the white. Perfection!

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  9. I just LOVE how the planked wall has turned out and looks behind your shelves. Crisp, clean lines and typography - two things I can't seem to get enough of - love it!

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  10. Love that orange frame...it is just too cha cha for words!!

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  11. Oh my gosh, so many cute ideas on here. Thanks for hosting!!!!

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  12. Very pretty! I love how simple and clean it is. The orange frame gives it a nice punch of color. Makes me want to go home and get busy myself :)

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  13. The mantle is beautiful. The laid back link party was a fun suprise! Thanks for hosting :).

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  14. I can't wait to see the new kitchen! ackkkkkkkkk

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  15. I love the way your decorated your shelf. Your wreath is really pretty too. Thank you for including the link. I think I want to buy it!!! ;)

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  16. I just love your Thanksgiving display, especially the wreath. Clean & simple are perfect for Thanksgiving. Thank you for hosting the linky party, too. Sharon

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  17. love your shelves...the simple look is so classic and crisp.

    your plank walls are really gorgeous!

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  18. Your shelves look beautiful Shelley!! I LOVE that wreath!! So pretty!! But I especially, love your new plank walls!! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial yesterday! I showed it to my hubby, because I have been wanting a plank wall in our master bedroom FOREVER!!! To my surprise, he was all about getting started it on it!! After a trip to Lowes & about 5 hours worth of elbow grease, our plank wall is up!! YIPEE!! Now I just have to prime & paint the planks!! I can't wait to see it all finished!! I will be sharing pictures on my blog & I plan on linking to your wonderful tutorial!! Thanks again! :)

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  19. LOVE your Thanksgiving decor!! ALL of it! Don't suppose the wreath is still available..I didn't see it on their site. Did you buy it recently?

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  20. Thanks for the linky party :) Your shelves look great, I love the touches for nature you've added.

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  21. Thanks for the impromptu link party. I'm a beginning blogger and I know this is definitely a hot spot to share! I've been a follower FOREVER! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents.

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  22. beautiful as always! ha, it's funny that you asked about whether or not anyone has decorated yet.... i already put up our Christmas tree! lol. i get a little excited :) i do have a few thanksgiving items here and there though, and we had a vase of mini gourds on our table all of october :)

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  23. Shelley,
    Love what you have done!!! I can't wait to get home and get started on my place. You have a talent that most wish we had.

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  24. Have a great rest of the week! Can't believe Thanksgiving is here next week!
    Cindy
    crazylou

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  25. Looks great. Love the Gratitude wood sign and the orange frame. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. everything pops with the white background, very nice

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  27. Your Fall decor is beautiful! I love your silver pumpkins and turkey! Thanks for hosting the linky party too! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    houseontheway@gmail.com

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  28. I think your Thanksgiving vignette is perfect! I like a minimalist approach to holiday decorating so I may be biased!

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  29. Thanks for hosting this fun party...love your decor!

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  30. I'd love to know about the wreath too! Soo gorgeous! I couldn't find it on the link..

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  31. It may sound funny, but this little shelf area is one of my favorite things that you blog about! I love to see the ways you decorate it & change it for the seasons/holidays. It looks great - as usual!

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

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  32. Your style is an inspiration. Thanks for hosting the linky party. Your blog is the BEST!

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  33. Just linked up (#172)...thank you for hosting! Love the subtext on your "Gratitude" sign. So, so true!

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  34. I love it! I agree with you that less is more (usually) but I snap out of it every once in a while too. It's a beautiful vignette!

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