This last week I’ve been joyfully busy spending time with grandchildren! We are so thrilled to be blessed with the addition of 1 more to our family!! I’m quickly writing this post a couple days early to prepare for traveling to meet our precious new granddaughter who was born just a couple days ago! Since I didn’t get the post I’ve been working on done in time… (next week maybe?)
I thought I’d just do a quick Thanksgiving Decor Re-Cap from past posts.
I’ll throw in a little chalk art I’ve been working on too.
A lot of you are new followers so perhaps this isn’t going to feel like a re-cap, this may all be fresh for you! For those of you that have been following for years, (or have perused through Simple Decorating Tips and found old posts with past year’s Thanksgiving decor, I’ll give you something new first!)
I’ll show you the chalk art I did this fall…
Inspired by the Camille Pissarro artwork ‘The Harvest’ from 1890, I drew my version of his art on the mudroom chalkboard:
This is the same chalkboard that we’ve now had in 3 houses! (here is where you can find hand lettering and art I’ve worked on) I finally got this chalkboard hung up in our new mudroom a couple weeks ago. To celebrate I wanted to do a chalk art for fall. Camille Pissarro is one of my favorite impressionistic artists from the late 1800’s. (here is where you can see the full painting of his and even order your own print of it!)
I’ve obviously never had any formal art training… But I do love to draw and paint. I think perhaps an art class would be something fun to think about doing in a few years. (after I get rested up from the renovating and moving we’ve been doing the past year)
Do you have things like that? Something new you’ve always wanted to pursue, but it never seemed like the right time? For sure art classes are on the top of my list… and dancing… like ballroom dancing. (unfortunately, I don’t think that’s on the top of my husband’s list! LOL!)
A couple years ago I was inspired to write this post on 5 simple Thanksgiving decorating tips after I went on a walk through the park a couple blocks from our house. There was a beautiful display of fall colors in the trees during that walk!
One tip was about collecting some of those beautiful leaves, pressing them and using them in a special and unique way at the Thanksgiving dinner.
A year before that I wrote this post with some simple tips on how I made a fall arrangement on the sideboard.
The pheasant feathers were from a friend, and one of my favorite details!
Last year, we were living in the lower level apartment of our new home while the rest of the house was being renovated. All the thanksgiving decorations were packed away among 100’s of boxes.
Using a brown paper bag and some thread in this post I showed you how I made this simple fall decoration for the vintage rooster light in the kitchen of the apartment.
I bought that cute vintage cross-stitched tablecloth last year too. It was perfect for our small table. Maybe I’ll use it on the kid’s table now.
This year I did get the front porch decorated for fall.
So maybe you can get inspired in a new way through these (mostly) old posts… What goes around, comes around, right? If you’d like to read more posts I’ve written on holiday decorating, be sure to check out this page: Holiday Decorating.
Now I’ve got to go pack… I’ve got a baby to hold!!!
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