Each year when we would be preparing for Canadian Thanksgiving in mid-October, my Oregonian uncle would joke “You folks never did get that timing right, did you?” However, on those occasions when his visits corresponded with our Thanksgiving celebrations, he never turned down the extra turkey dinner.
From a decorating perspective, it means that Canadians plan for Thanksgiving before Hallowe’en. Not much, but before. October is a busy month, so I’ve started planning in September.
I wanted to create an upcycled autumn planter, so I took the “Rosemary” tag off it’s stake and used Marine Gloop (awesome stuff) to attach it to an antique flower sifter. There are so many plants that invoke thoughts of Thanksgiving dinner, and Rosemary tops my list.
I added a scrumptiously rusty dish overflowing with succulents
I found this non-working modern clock in a curbside give-away pile. Initially I thought I would just paint it and turn it into a photo frame.
As I was cleaning up my container garden I saw a new role for my vintage tulip-shaped bundt pan. I had used it in this vignette, but unlike some of my bundt pans I didn’t want to permanently alter this little sweetie by drilling drainage holes. Today I was very grateful I hadn’t.
I grabbed a can of Rustoleum rust coloured spray paint and gave the entire clock – glass and all – a couple of healthy coats. As I was doing so I had an idea for a Christmas project, so I just used my hot glue gun to make a temporary Thanksgiving buffet wreath.
Nothing says the holidays like a heaping bowl of steaming potatoes mashed with fresh cream and big chunk of farm fresh butter puddling on top. An antique brooch adds a bit of bling to my Thanksgiving décor.