Friday, November 7, 2008

Transitioning

I usually put up all of my fall decorations after Halloween to give me a break before Christmas but this year I decided to just pack up the Halloween decorations and keep the fall things. I just rearranged some things and added a few turkey decorations.




I turned my "BOO" pumpkins around so I don't have to pack them up just yet.

I also put out the wheat stalks that I got at the recent craft fairs. I think in the future I would like to buy more Thanksgiving-type decorations to transition to Christmas. How do you transition to Christmas without skipping Thanksgiving? I'm always open for ideas.

69 comments:

Vashti said...

looks awesome! I love fall......except here its spring!!! so backwards!

Darlene said...

Hi Shannon,

Your pretties look GREAT!! You have seen that I just take down anything that looks Halloween-ish and leave out everything else...plus added some more turkey and scarecrow people.

Sue said...

I just took the Halloween up and left the pumpkins...I need more Thanksgiving things. I have a tub that I haven't located yet in my attic. I know I'll find it when I get my Christmas. I love everything you have done....it's always beautiful.

Amanda said...

pretty...same as you, pumpkins, ghords and this year (oustide) I sprayed all my orange non-carved pkins, the prettiest shade of gold, they look great all grouped together. I also use my kids Tgiving artwork as decs, I am making a Leaf garland for the mantle too.

Scrapper Mom said...

You have done a wonderful job with the transition! Everything looks beautiful...as usual.

At Home In Georgia said...

I do the same as Darlene...take away the jackolanterns but leave all the pumpkins and then add a turkey or two or pilgrim. Doing this makes me enjoy November and not wanting to rush ahead to Christmas. Your Thanksgiving stuff looks really pretty!

Vanessa Greenway said...

It looks great! I've done the same... I'm getting tired of the fall decor and I've been wanting to put all the Xmas stuff aroud the house! Yours looks wonderful! Have great day! :) Vanessa

Blanca said...

What a beautiful transition.

duchess said...

Everything looks beautiful, Shannon. Just a few more weeks & you can pull that Christmas stuff out.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Marshalls and TJMaxx have some wonderful Native American and Pilgrims figures. Very pretty! I really like your idea with the Southern Living plate. I hardly ever use mine!

Wendy said...

I think your things look lovely. I do pretty much just what you did...take out the Halloween...leave the fall...add a turkey here and there! Happy November!

coco said...

As usual it all looks wonderful! I put fall up and then add some Halloween just for that week or so. I put away the Halloween and have a few turkeys and pilgrims that I have added until Thanksgiving.

Rambling Girl said...

Love your Thanksgiving decorations Shannon. I myself don't have that many so I am going to start buying some. I did buy a small white pumpkin that says Give Thanks and also a Thanks sign. I am also pulling out my Christmas decorations this weekend and put both of them together. My family will be here for Thanksgiving and not for Christmas and so since we all won't be together I thought I would have both out...Then at least we can be "thankful of the baby Jesus was born. Guess trying to feel that just because I have Christmas out doesn't mean I can't be thankful either. I think both holidays cocide with each other. Some may not but We are truely blessed by God's Love!

Anyway just love all your things!

Laurel MacD said...

Of course, your house is lovely. I love it! I so the same thing you are doing,take down the Halloween, leave the pumpkins, and put up any turkeys. I don't have much, though.

ROXY said...

oh, looks so festive!! thanks for sharing:)

Sherri's Southern Style said...

Everything looks so pretty Shannon!
LOVE your Dress me up Plate! :) I don't have much Halloween, I like to stick more to the pumpkins and gourds so that I can use them right through Thanksgiving. The day after I put the Christmas tree up instead of fighting the crowds at the sales!
Happy Friday!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love it, I love how you turned the boo pumpkins around! Very pretty and fitting for the season!

julie & joe said...

It looks very nice! I need to get my Thanksgiving things put out.

The Berry's Patch said...

I do exactly what you do...take down Halloween and leave a few fall decorations out. I don't leave too many fall things out though. I want a clear plate before decorating for C-mas. Which is a huge job around here. Your house is just beautiful! :-)

Cari said...

Hi Shannon, I usually do the same type of thing. Some day I will get a decent digital camera so that I can also post some pictures. I like how you just turned the "BOO" pumpkins around. You really have a lot of nice things to decorate with. I myself am anxious to decorate for Christmas!

a boy, a girl and a pug said...

love your idea with the plate. mine is bare right now so i may have to try that. my house always fells so bare transitioning from Halloween to Christmas.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I love fall, but I don't have enough decorations. I've really got to work on that. I like what you've done.

My Place of Peace said...

Shannon, I love the lopsided pumpkin in the picture with the turkey plate! Too cute!
Have a great day!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Shannon,
Fall is my favorite season and I have a lot of decorations for it. I don't always put them all out, some years I've missed a box or two, lol. Most of my decorations are more harvest themed vs Halloween. After Halloween I pack up the few scary things and break out the Thanksgiving decorations to add to my harvest ones. Then everything gets packed up after Thanksgiving and I let the house rest till the first of December. I have seven trees to put up (only 4 get decorated) so I take my time with it since it's so much work!

joelandbecca said...

For a long time I only bought fall stuff. So I could use it for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. But, it seems like I suddenly got a bunch of Halloween stuff in the last few years. I need to bulk up on Thanksgiving things. All I have out now are pumpkins and leaves! I love your beautiful Turkeys!

AJ said...

Looks great! I have a hard time finding Thanksgiving decorations that I actually like. I really only have a few Fall decorations cause I've always been more into Halloween. I am looking forward to decorating for Christmas though:) Also wanted to let you know that I was on my girls' computer yesterday and when I clicked to email you your address did pop up. Must just be something my computer doesn't have? Anyway, now I know to use their computer:) Have a great day:)

Alissa said...

Cute Decorations! I love the plate in your kitchen. Hey, Do you know why my side bar information recently went to the bottom of the page? The last post I did I noticed all the side bar info( about me, etc) moved vertical on the entire page. I need help if anyone knows why? I am a novice at this blogger thing. Thanks so much Shannon.

ka1t_lyn said...

Everything looks awesome, I really like your harvest plate :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I know what you mean. I put away the Halloween stuff and then realized I really don't have very much Thanksgiving stuff. But I don't want to skip right to Christmas. So I am eager to hear what people say!
Carrie

Jennifer said...

I love your dish towels! Everything looks great!! I'm ready to see your house decorated for Christmas!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Shannon,
Your house always looks so lovely~♥

JuJu and Family said...

Hey there Shannon, the place looks awesome. I have no extra decor to put out. Maybe I'll hit up the sales after thanksgiving to stock up. Take care!

Alyce said...

gorgeous! I need to pull out my SLAH plate..I usually will put a pretty ribbon in it and write a Thanksgiving scripture on it.

Jennifer said...

SO beautiful!!! I decorate for fall in September and don't decorate for Halloween at all - so my transition isn't that hard I suppose.

I love how you turned the pumpkins around - what a simply and easy fix to keep things fallish! Those were my favorite things you shared - so creative and cute!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I do exactly what you did! After Halloween I turn around the faces of all my jack o' lanterns so they are plain and add some leaves, turkeys, etc. I was seriously lacking on the Thanksgiving decor so I just hosted a swap and got some cute new stuff - acorns, a garland, hand towels :) After Thanksgiving I spray paint my un-carved pumpkins (white last year) and still use them through Christmas!

Blissful Nikki said...

looks great! you know whats so funny? My mom has these ceramic pumpkins that she has had forever. On one side they look like a jack-o-lantern, so after halloween she always had us turn them around so they just look like pumpkins! I still do it to this day! :) hehe

Kim said...

I love that precious plate! Several years ago, I started purging the Halloween decor because I wanted to be able to decorate and leave it for the fall season, so my efforts could last a bit longer! I especially love creating an autumn atmosphere on the porch. I did used to pull things out and pack them away ;) Great ideas.

It is hard to make that transition without hopping right over Thanksgiving. Since my fall decor stays the same, I don't feel as stressed about moving it around. By the time Thanksgiving has come, I am ready to move on.

Your house is so precious and inviting. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sarah said...

Looks great! What a great idea to just turn the boo pumpkins around. I spend the weekend after Thanksgiving putting away T-giving decorations and putting out Christmas...I look forward to that weekend so much!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Your home is just beautiful!!!!

I do just what you do leave up the fall and take down the Halloween stuff. Then put up the Thanksgiving decorations.

Holly said...

Your decorations always look so pretty! I love to see what you're up to next.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Your home looks beautiful! A couple more weeks and it will be time to decorate for Christmas...yeah!

TCKK said...

I love it. Looks really good.

Amber said...

I do the same as you did. Put away the Halloween but leave out all the fallish/Thanksgiving stuff. I actually don't go all out for Halloween, so I usually just have to put away a couple of pieces. Most of my fall decorations are also ones that are fine for Thanksgiving.

Brittany said...

I love that "Welcome Harvest" sign! It looks great! I can't wait to see all of your Christmas stuff this year!

Inspired Kara said...

Lovin the wheat stalks!

Erin said...

What beautiful decorations! I love them all!

Brenda said...

Your decorations are great - love the giant bottle cap!

I always pack up just the Halloween and add Thanksgiving (turkeys, pilgrims) to the fall that is already up

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Love your fall decorations...very pretty!

Jeana said...

Really love your blog. I have found the best way to transition from fall/thanksgiving to Christmas is to have a base color scheme that goes with both. I use gold and chocolate with lots of mercury glass. I add orange for fall and then dark red for christmas usually. This year I am doing pink and turquoise. Here is a link to the Halloween/Fall and I will send you the Thanksgiving after I do it this weekend if you like.
http://thedahles.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-if-i-must-i-must-fall-decorating.html

Katie said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love to decorate for fall so I seem to have a lot of it...maybe even more than Christmas decorations. I always put my fall stuff up, and then tuck in the Halloween pieces that can easily be removed after Halloween. And the fall stuff is usually stuff I can leave up at Christmas, too, with just a few alterations (like changing out the ribbon colors, or greenery, etc.).

Betsy said...

I just leave out a few fall things...I like the simplified decor from Halloween. It does give you a breather between holidays. Because it is no holding back come Christmas. I love the simpleness that goes along with Thanksgiving.

Deidre said...

I like to have decorations specific to Thanksgiving. The girls and I went yesterday and made a turkey platter using their handprints. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

BTW, I have looked everywhere for months for a cloche? I can't find one anywhere!! Any suggestions. I love the one in your first picture.

Becki said...

lovely decorations! The "ribbon" plate is very pretty, I haven't seen anything like it before. Did you add the words or purchase it like that?

AndreaLeigh said...

That is a good question. I'd like to move away from the halloween and buy or make more fall decorations... more bang for my buck.

HeathahLee said...

I have no idea how to transition, since I have never decorated for fall until this year! I'll look forward to see what everyone else thinks.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Looks great as usual!

We have everyone here for Thanksgiving so I like the house to be festive. I pack up the Halloween but keep the other fall touches. I found a couple of new items at Hallmark on clearance this week and I'll post pictures when they find a home!

And you already know how much I love my turkey on the door!!! ;)

Lana said...

First, this looks great! I love the kitchen towels on your stove and the "Give Thanks" plate! :)

audrey enloe said...

Are those Gooseberry Patch cookbooks I see in the background of your beautiful kitchen?! LOVE your decor!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful! I think I will be changing things up a bit this weekend too. Have a wonderful weekend. Jackie

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Shannon - thanks for popping by my blog - hubby is thrilled to be the "big feature" LOL

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love it all, girl! You don't need to change or add a thing. Love the plate! ;)

devri said...

I know you are talking about fall, but I just have to say I love your trees on your fireplace mantel.

Kim @ My Journey said...

Your decorations are so beautiful!!!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Your house is gorgeous, I love the fall decorations! So pretty.

Alex and Jill said...

Love the decor, as always. :)

I don't put out Halloween decorations (only fall) so I use my fall decor for Thanksgiving...pumpkins, leaves, etc...add a turkey and it works.

I'm trying to decide if I want my Christmas stuff up on the day of Thanksgiving...I usually put them up day after but am re-thinking that idea. When do you put yours up?

Sunny said...

Your home looks warm and inviting. Nice job on the T'giving transition!

Denise K. said...

Hi!

I just stopped by and wanted to tell you how much I love your Thanksgiving decorations!!! They are beautiful and it was so fun to read all your great ideas!

Thanks for sharing!

Love from Colorado,
Denise :-)

The Tulip Lady said...

Your center piece is really lovely. I grew up in a valley that grew a ton of wheat, I love it for it's simplicity, color, texture, it always reminds me of home.

Denise said...

i always think i do not have anything harvesty to decorate with, and here on your post i see 2 items i have in my own home. i had never considered them for a harvesty theme! thanks for the ideas!