As I was pacing around my house last night I decided to pull out some Thanksgiving decor. Thanksgiving has quickly become one of my favorite holidays ... quite possibly because the Beau hit one knee on Thanksgiving night in 2006 (I will share pictures with you one day). Today, I will share some of my favorite Thanksgiving things:
I bought these 2 platters at Swoozie's right after Thanksgiving last year for 50% off so this is the first year I have been able to use them. It was like pulling out brand new presents last night ... don't you love it when that happens??!! So cute, so festive, SO CHEAP!
I absolutely love these ... they are squash, gourds and assorted fall fruits (or are they vegetables) that are actually candles. They are gorgeous when they are lit but I couldn't get a clear picture of them while they were burning. I ordered these from Williams-Sonoma last year and I like them so much that I am afraid to light them too often because I don't want them to lose their shape!I picked this soap up the other day from Bath & Body Works for only $3. That is as cheap as you can buy Dial from Wal-Mart. The scent is Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and it smells soo good. I want to wash my hands every five minutes just so I can sniff 'em!
For some reason I have been really in to candles lately. Pumpkin Pie from Yankee Candle smells just like the real thing ~ and since I have no idea how to cook the real thing ...
This, my friends, is worth $10. I ran in to a Williams-Sonoma while I was in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago and knew I had to have whatever it was that smelled so yummy. It was Mulling Spice! I haven't used it to make cider yet but if you put just a teaspoon of the spices in a pot with boiling water it will make your entire house smell just like the holidays!
UPDATE: We finally made a decision to spend Thanksgiving with the Beau's family and we will spend Christmas with my family. I am totally fine with it and I am open to beginning new holiday traditions. I picked up these cups and napkins at Swoozie's to take as a little gift when we visit at Thanksgiving ... cause I am a sweet daughter-in-law like that :)
Is there anything special that you love about Thanksgiving ... I love getting new ideas??!!
I also quickly wanted to say that we all have so much to be thankful for and despite last night's election (that did, in fact, leave me saddened) when it all comes down to it this is what I believe:
You're the God of this city, You're the King of these people, You're the Lord of this Nation!