As summer slinks out the backdoor, autumn enters boldly through the front and redecorates nature’s home in hues of red and gold — with a blanket of white in some places! The crisp breezes of fall make us wistful for warm summer nights, but they also portend the festive season to come. And that season begins in a few short weeks with Thanksgiving.
November is the month of gratitude, of giving thanks, of celebrating all the people and things we love. Here are some of the things we love right now.
Kathy, our Mrs. Fixit, loves her collection of Pilgrim people. After years spent amassing 200-300 Pilgrim figures, Kathy creatively displays them in a huge group for maximum impact and enjoyment. Here’s a photo of just a part of Kathy’s collection of Pilgrim figures, displayed in our front shop window.
Even if you don’t have a storefront to show off your collection of Blue Delft (or anything else!), you can create eye-catching displays. Learn how to showcase your collectibles in creative ways by viewing this slideshow from House Beautiful.
John does our bookkeeping and loves to take fall drives through the North Carolina mountains to enjoy the amazing range of leaf colors. Somehow, Mother Nature always knows exactly how to mix-and-match colors to the best effect!
Mother Nature knows a pop of color can transform any space. Learn how to add deep ruby accents to warm up your room for fall.
Therese, who ably mans (womans?) our shop, looks forward to spending time with family during the Thanksgiving holiday. Good company and good food enjoyed in a warm, inviting setting — what could be better?
This festive holiday table uses floral bouquets as place cards. Check out some easy-to-make fall centerpieces that will make your Thanksgiving table memorable.
Throughout November, we’ll be exploring themes of gratitude: For families and feasts, for co-workers and clients, for antiques and decorating. Let us know how you switch up your home decor for the festive season.
Note: We’ve made all of these images pinnable for you. Feel free to add them to your Pinterest boards!
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!