Monday, November 4, 2013

Thanksgiving Thankful Mantel


Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. 
Psalm 118:1-18

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” 
– William A. Ward 

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. 
– Meister Eckhart 

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Today we are sharing our Thanksgiving Thankful Mantel and hope to inspire you to create your very own.

Using tall candlesticks, we added some moss and pumpkins and turned them into pedestals. 

A pewter vase makes for another great pumpkin pedestal.

We pulled out some more pewter pieces to make even more pedestals.

And we also used a couple black candlesticks to hold a pumpkin or two.

The colors of Fall and Thanksgiving come through beautifully with the leaf garland and stems we decided to decorate with.

We used a tall glass vase to hold our Fall stems but first we added some glittered copper ball vase filler.

Around our mirror we hung a leaf garland.

We are so thankful and blessed in this life. The Lord is so good. We adore these chalkboard prints from the very talented and generous Nest of Posies   and used all three on our Thanksgiving Thankful Mantel.

Candlelight is a must this time of year. The more the merrier!

We picked up a Fall beaded garland from Pier 1 that is just beautiful. It is a wired garland that you can bend and shape whoever you like.

We added some more votive candles by incorporating our gold and silver mercury glass holders.

And of course, a thankful paper garland went across the front of the mantel. We found the idea and free printable from Shanty 2 Chic. We backed our letters onto some heavy wrapping paper, added on some pre cut scrap book leaves and strung it up.

We hope we have inspired you with our Thanksgiving Thankful Mantel to create your very own expression of thankfulness in your home.

For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
Romans 8: 3-4

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  1. I love how festive & your autumn decor. Lovely decorating. Theresa @DearCreatives

  2. Looks so festive and wonderful. Cant wait to see what you do for Christmas!

  3. Beautiful!
    Thank you for linking to Whimsy Wednesday! I wanted to let you know I featured you in this week roundup - Thanksgiving Give Thanks Printables & Decor! You can see your feature here >

    Hope to see you back again this week!