Learning how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for Thanksgiving is one of the best ways to start the season.
Now that we live at 4500 feet above sea-level, Fall comes a bit earlier than it used to. High atop a mountain in Western North Carolina, our cabin is perched among a forest of pine, walnut, chestnut, birch and maple trees.
It seems that their leaves start to liven up our deck’s long-range view, just as Labor Day passes and Summer begins to fade.
That’s my signal it’s time to bring in the house plants that spent the summer in my porch’s antique wagon.
Time to store away the Spring/Summer mantle and hearth decor and pull out the bins that contain our Fall decorations.
And definitely time to make a visit to the garden center! I adore the wagon-full of rusty-orange mums I used as part of our front porch seasonal changeover. All-in-all, a glorious time of year!
Before we begin the seasonal part of how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for Thanksgiving, let’s discuss “details”. There are so many way you can add fabulous “little details” to your fireplace vignettes.
I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite items that will add lots of great seasonal style to your holiday decor. Any combination of these “little details” can help make having a fire anytime you want a little more fabulous!
These are the kinds of things that can stay put throughout the Fall and Winter seasons. You won’t need to swap them out until the first hint of Spring is near and it’s time to clean your firebox. (that’s where the fire is built)
I’ve amassed quite a collection of these items as I’ve decorated our new cabin. My favorites are my antique popcorn popper, a set of mahogany bellows and a retired creel basket for fat-wood storage. I love the idea of having “vignettes” set up to add interest to my hole in the wall!
There’s no reason to stick to only one kind of gourd! This creative display uses fresh, raffia, velvet and paper mache pumpkins for a creative and whimsical Fall season fireplace.
I’ve been collecting my Fall seasonal decor for years now. It’s so much fun getting creative surrounded by my decorations in front of my fave Netflix series on a crisp Fall afternoon.
I’m up to 7 bins in various sizes now, and am just about to graduate to an eighth with this year’s additions. I can’t resist picking up a few new items each year to refresh my designs. Hence, the eight storage containers. (outdoor & indoor) Another bane in the life of H.H. (hunky husband).
I favor traditional decor items in “kind-of-crowded” vignettes that give an air of “abundance”, rather than opulence. It’s a design esthetic I developed through my years of creating buffet decor for the numerous parties I catered. If it’s your style, it’s your style!
I want to add a stern warning here to make sure you can enjoy fabulous roaring fires all season long. CLEAN YOUR CHIMNEY – professionally or…
Before, during or immediately after wood-burning-season, you MUST at the very least use a Chimney-Cleaning-Log. It will help control the creosote accumulation in your chimney that’s built up all season long. You should have your chimney professionally cleaned every two years! Take heed…
I also wanted to share two of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that will take your turkey to new heights of juicy deliciousness!
The first is my fabulous Town & Country Turkey Rub. I not only cover my turkey with it, I also slide some under the breast skin to add extra flavor to the whole bird.
The second is my absolute favorite turkey brining solution. Town & Country Turkey Brine features citrus, apple cider and fresh rosemary, that will add lots of flavor to your turkey.
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So, do I have you thinking about how to decorate your home for the Fall Season yet? Then you really need to get more inspiration for your front porch for the changing of the leaves this year. Click this link to read Fabulous Front Porch Fall Decor Ideas
Then go check out how to create a Thanksgiving table display that will knock your guests’ socks off at the link below.
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