Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Harvest Display



I seemed to have skipped over Halloween.  There was nothing in me this year that yearned to pull out my spooky decor!  Maybe it is my constant struggle with the holiday or maybe I was just being lazy!  Either way, I did manage a few harvest displays.  I was inspired by a little journal that pictured a large galvanized tub full of hay, pumpkins, and corn.  The crow keeps falling over and it looks like I have a dead crow on my porch...so I guess to our visitors, that is pretty spooky!

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am searching ways to teach my children to count their blessings and to have a heart of gratitude.  What are some ways you celebrate Thanksgiving?  How do you show a heart of thankfulness?  Thanks for sharing your ideas with me, as I seek to teach my children!


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43 comments :

Two Shades of Pink said...

I wish I had a gazillion ideas to share with you but I don't. Last year we made coffee filter leaves using waterproof markers and spraying water on them. We cut them into leaves and left them in a bucket on our table and at every meal we talked about what we were thankful for. Then we glued them to some branches in a galvanized vase. My oldest said napkins at one point and we put it on there. It was super fun the girls wanted to keep doing it throughout the year. Nothing new but still incredibly special!

Christie said...

I love this idea! We will defintely do this! Thank you! Christie

Brandi said...

Your display is gorgeous! Your blog is full of some many creative ideas! Thanks for sharing!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous display Christie!! Martina

Pat said...

I always enjoy your posts! My kids are now in college but we have always put more emphasis on Thanksgiving than on Halloween. One activity that we have used many years involved 5 kernels of corn. We learned that during the first winter the Pilgrims were so low on food supplies they at one point they ended up with a ration of five kernels of corn per person each day. We gave each family member 5 kernels of popped corn each and had them name five things that they were most thankful for. Even as young adults, my children are still not into Halloween but they really look forward to Thanksgiving.

Kelly said...

I really love your harvest decor! It's simple and country and creative. The boots sitting out beside it add the nicest touch too.

Marsha said...

A lovely post. I stuggle with Halloween, too, at times, but I love the colors, the time of year and the pleasant memories of a safe and happy childhood. I also like the opportunity to be creative. I don't change or paint my furniture, so I enjoy the opporunity to decorate for a different look in my home.
For Thanksgiving, I have started reading a story about the Pilgrims (aloud to my family). It is a fairly simple story and it gives some information that doesn't always appear in most children's books. It makes these people and their struggles a bit more personal.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love the galvanized bucket full of harvest goodness. I don't tend to decorate for Halloween, I just seem to focus on fall in general and feel good if I can have that displayed by October 1st. I wanted to tell you how gorgeous those shots of your daughter turned out and yes, her sweet spirit shines through. Patty

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love the beautiful autumn display. Thanks so much for sharing. Karie

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Karen said...

Love your harvest display! It looks great in your old tub, and love the orange laces in the boots!

Logan said...

I am feeling very un-Halloween-ish this year, too. I have half-hearted (but fiddly to make) Halloween bunting in the living room and that's it. I might carve a pumpkin next week, I might not. I'm more ready for Christmas than anything.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fabulous Halloween post! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Cute display. Love the orange laces in the boots. Neat touch!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your galvanized bucket with the pumpkins and bittersweet. Looks so fallish!

Alison said...

What a great Fall display! I love the bird on the pumpkin.

A Thrifted Market said...

Beautiful fall pics!!

Kris said...

This is my kind of Fall display. I am no into spooky at all. I keep a old wooden red wagon by my front door, filled with gourds, hay bales, and pumpkins for my display. Along with my dried corn stalks, and some mums of course.
: ) Kris

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christie, I first fell in love with this on pinterest! Gorgeous... who needs Halloween!
xo Yvonne

Mels Designs said...

I own 3 of those number 2 wash pales and love each and every one of them....I even has a smaller one for magazines...lined in burlap and white ruffles....your fall display is so pretty....makes me want to do something with mine...thanks! Mel's Designs from the Cabin

Kathleen said...

Christie, Simple IS beautiful!

Babs said...

Rustic and welcoming. I love the little wellies/boots with the orange laces. Happy Fall.

gena said...

I LOVE this ! Such a wonderful feeling and coziness - I am not a halloween fan and this is right up my alley !

gena

Revi said...

I am SO right there with you. I love October - weather wise it's my favorite month of the year. I do not like Halloween anymore, though I used to as a child, and even did it with my children. Too bad my faith was not where it is today! Still, a friend reminded me that even October 31 is the day the Lord has made, and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Though I don't want to participate, I will no longer hide out in the back of the house with the lights off.

Off my soap box! Your home is lovely - I just found you today, and I'm glad I did!

-Revi

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful display!!! :)

kitty said...

I love what you've done! It just looks so natural & earthy!! I'm here from Wow Us Wed.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Love the brimming tub and rubber boots!

Honey at 2805 said...

I love Fall, Harvest and Thanksgiving and adore the decor that goes along with it. I don't do Halloween.

Your harvest display is beautiful!

Custom Comforts said...

Love your colorful fall display. Prettiest one I've seen this year. I'm not into Halloween, but love all the fall pumpkins, leaves & gourds. Yours is just beautiful.
cindy

Sarah said...

Christi, your harvest display makes a beautiful welcome statement. ~ Sarah

Sharing with Sherri said...

Such a charming fall display, I can't believe you found orange laces for the boots...so cute!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

such a beautiful display, as always, Christie!

Sally said...

Love all the fall things in the tub. I pass by my tub daily and it never dawned on me to use it. Thanks for the insperation!!!

KAT said...

simply natural and lovely looking

- KAT -

Kelsey said...

Awesome idea! I just pinned it so I won't forget it next year! Thank you!

Melissa said...

Hello!

I just found your blog. It has to be one of the most beautiful blogs that I have seen in a long time.

Your blog inspires the senses.

Melissa

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful front arrangement! I love it!

Gail said...

Love your harvest display! I just made one similar to yours but I painted my tub copper. I'll be posting it for Debbie Doo's magazine challenge on Monday. You have a beautiful blog and I have enjoyed my visit here. I'm one of your newest followers. Have a wonderful weekend.

janet said...

I love your harvest display..

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey friend! It's funny you say that about skipping over Halloween...somehow I've never been able to do a lot of "spooky" in our home. We definitely make the most out of Fall and have pumpkins coming out our ears! :-) I absolutely love your gorgeous Harvest display and think the crow is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love the boots with the orange laces! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

Shawna said...

Came across your idea for the fall tub on Pinterest and loved it so I had to jump over and take a look at your blog! It is lovely, full of great ideas, photos and love for family and God. Thank you for taking the time to share your talent. (I copied your idea for the tub full of pumpkins and it is on my deck for a party this weekend!)

Bridget from Refined Vintage said...

Rustic and charming Fall Display!

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