Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving French Country Home Tour

Here's what I've got for Thanksgiving decorations this year. I always feel like Thanksgiving is sort of a tricky holiday to find cute home d├ęcor items. I ended up making most of mine or picking up handmade items on Etsy. Keeping that in mind, here we go...

The front door.

I made the chalkboard door decoration from a $25 plastic IKEA frame. The frame is spray painted with metallic bronze paint and then antiqued with AS chalk paint. I rolled chalkboard paint right over the glass and then wove a pretty silk ribbon through the frame to dress it up a little more.

The entry.

Can you believe these gorgeous coral roses purchased at Costco!

Hearth room off the kitchen.

Love this antique farm bell, found on one of my junking trips.

Some wheat and dried corn, bought at the grocery store.

Turkey feed pillow found on Etsy. (Those are my Christmas amaryllis bulbs already in the works!)

The kitchen.

My favorite turkey :-) He came from Pottery Barn.

How cute are these little pilgrims hanging from the kitchen light! Also an Etsy find.

I took an antique frame, refinished it and then backed it with chicken wire for a dream board above the kitchen sink. The vintage Thanksgiving postcards are trimmed with German tinsel glitter and attached to the dream board with wooden clothes pins.

The dining room.

This chalkboard was another junk find. An old mirror from the 1960s that I refinished. It's 6 feet long! I love it! And more Costco flowers make the arrangement on the dining room table.

You can see the powder room in the hall on the right, which is coming up soon on the tour.

Drapes are a French ticking stripe made from Kate Forman fabric from London.

The living room.

Love this statue found at Home Goods. I made the velvet pumpkins and have a tutorial on my blog here.

The powder room.

I have a bunch of these vintage spice jars so I'm using them as little flower vases around the house.

The entry hall off my garage.
The kids decorate this chalkboard for me. You can see the tutorial on how to make this chalkboard here

Hope you enjoyed the tour! I'm already working on Christmas. Whoot!
Feel free to ask any questions for sources or whatever. I'll do my best to answer.

Happy Thanksgiving one and all!

~The Lemonista

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  1. Wow I really enjoyed your tour! That long chalkboard is fab. Love your "about me" too. I am a new follower. Stop by and see my Thanksgiving dining room tour if you get a chance, it is broken into three posts. Have a great Thanksgiving!


  2. Hi Erin! I landed here on your blog from a pin on Pinterest. I see that you haven't posted lately but I wish you'd come back. :)

    Your home is beautiful and the recipes look amazing!