Thanksgiving day decorations begin with soft and warm colors that represent the changing of the season into our magnificent Autumn. As evenings become shorter and the sun shines its daylight rays at acute angles, the days sparkle with the crispness of the cool Fall air. Inside, the scents of apple pie, pumpkin pie, oven broiled turkey, stove top stuffing and mashed potatoes hug the spirit in a warm and welcoming embrace.
This beautiful landscape is accented by the cheers of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the television, the clanking of pots, pans and closing oven doors and the sounds of children running around in joyous excitement fueled by the innocence and freedom of youth.
This is my home, and the reason I have many Thanks to give. I’m thankful for our home, our children, our family, and I’m personally thankful and grateful for my wife. She’s the one who gets up at the dawning of the day and cooks and bakes for our early afternoon Thanksgiving feast.
Besides the meal, she prepares the ambiance with the same warmness of the day and the season. Immediately after Halloween claims its finality, down come the Halloween decorations and up come the majestic Thanksgiving day decorations.
She starts by warming up the window dressings with burgundy colors, then matches the table cover with a similar color and accents of gold. Decorative fall leaves adorn the windows and tabletops before setting golden colored plates with disposable plates adorned with Christmas trees, as a reminder that Christmas is near as well as to make the Christmas decoration setup easier. This year the centerpiece is a mixture or silk pussy willows along with an artificial array of golden florals from mom-in-law.
Those unused and uncut pumpkins make a comeback and are staged on a tiered stand next to a fun miniature scarecrow from a local farm fair. Some school projects from the kids add the finishing touches, and the Thanksgiving decorations come together for a warm and festive Thanksgiving feast with the family on a beautiful (and snowy) Autumn day.