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Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Little Thanksgiving Decor

I was browsing through Big Lots earlier this week.
They had all of their autumn decor pieces at below 50% off.
A few things jumped in my cart, like this big mercury glass pumpkin.
Even the glass acorn ornaments, which I collect! 
They make a pretty centerpiece on the table!



 The plastic Halloween pumpkins that I painted joined some corn husk
 onions and garlic from the thrift store in this narrow basket for the buffet.



I have a funny story about the centerpiece.
I made it up on Tuesday and during dinner, I mentioned the
great deal I got on the mercury glass pumpkin.  He looked at
the centerpiece with an inquisitive look and said, "Oh, I saw that,
but I thought it was a bundt pan."   lol....oh dear.
I looked at him like he was hopeless and said, "You're kidding,
right?  You are hilarious. You just became a blog post."  :) 


I thought it looked a little bit fancier than a bundt pan. ha.
But maybe not as glitzy as this pumpkin.  She's wearing
a sequined gown for the holiday. :)




Any body know anything about the little ceramic purse vase?
It's tag says Purse-Onality.
It was at the thrift store for 99 cents.
Is it as vase?  ha.  I have no idea.  


We don't really need a sign to tell us to be
thankful.  I think we're feeling lots of gratitude these days. 


55 comments:

  1. Oh Betsy, your decor is sooo lovely. I'm very impressed.

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    1. Thanks! I tried to keep it simple and I loved those soft tones!

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  2. I notice you have some Booth Tarkington books. Throw back to your Hoosier roots?

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    1. yes! They were my dad's when he was a boy. Grew up in Burlington. Tiny little town. :)

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  3. how'd you get this many comments so quickly?!?

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    1. Kim left 2 in seven minutes. Is that quick? :)

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    2. My stupid phone didn't show your new post! I've been a victim of technology today.

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    3. Actually, I have to agree with the Mister and Brian. Looks like a bundt pan to me, too! Must be how the male eye perceives it. Ha.

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    4. The 'male eye'? haha...now if anyone the rest of us had said that, you would have given your famous scolding on stereo-types!

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    5. i added the 'ha' for that reason. :)

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    6. just like a man!......ducks....

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  4. Great pieces Betsy.....and your touch of putting them together♥
    Ha! Your Mr sounds like mine, when it comes to decorating!
    No idea what that cute little purse is....but...very smart!
    I guess Vincent had to go to bed....not allowed to stay up this late! hahahahaha!
    Perhaps the Silver Fox, is giving him a run for his money!
    Love the wee birdie....:o)...perhaps a purple finch...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. He does look like a purple finch! He made the cut because of his colors..blended perfectly with the other things in that bowl!

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  5. I have a mercury glass pumpkin for which I paid full price at Pottery Barn--boohoo!! I just read above that you are a Hoosier? I am a transplanted Hoosier!!


    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Oh, Bonnie I bet it's beautiful! This was $6 at Big Lots. I couldn't leave it there! Yes, a Hoosier. I've lived in Ohio since I was 9 years old but come from a few generations of Hoosiers!

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  6. nice...i like the bowl of ornament nuts...pine cones and birds....wow that is some glitzy pumpkin as well..ha....
    err, i might have said that bundt pan line myself...smiles.

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  7. I like the centerpiece. Men are weird. They see things in such a basic, mundane way.

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I did laugh and say, "Do you really think I'd stick a bundt pan in the middle of a centerpiece? hahaha....

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  8. Ok, the Mr. has me laughing...bundt pan!! That is so funny. But your Fall Décor is so lovely. You always give me idea...sorry but I'm stealing a few. You just have the gift!

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    1. Oh, it's all for the taking....can't wait to see what you do!

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  9. Frankly, I am impressed the Mr. knows what a bundt pan is! I have a couple mercury glass vases that I love. Such a vintage feel. I am also about to receive an interesting, low and long chest of drawers that is a prop piece from where I worked. The outside drawers are mirrored with a bit of mercury glass finish and it's very effective.

    Your fall décor is beautiful, Betsy. Fresh and creative. I like how the ornaments are reflected in the mercury pumpkin.

    I have seen several gorgeous purse vases that are made of blown glass – some are very expensive. I have noticed them on eBay too. They get their name because of their size and the fact that they have handles. I’ve never seen one that tiny and with a leather handle. I like it. Almost looks like it is for cigarettes… or chocolate mint sticks. Very sweet.

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    1. Well, the Mr. knows his desserts! haha.

      Your chest of drawers sounds beautiful. You need to start a blog so we can all see it! :)

      Love the idea for mint sticks...that's the perfect size.

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    2. I will try and take a pic when it comes to show you. Laughing at the Mr. knows his desserts. By the way... I have never seen a sequined pumpkin. I am glad she is standing alone with true diva-like presence. I bet she can hit a high C!

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  10. Your centrepiece and other decorations are beautiful Betsy! I'm impressed that your hubby knows what a bundt pan is, but I'm not sure that your lovely new pumpkin looks like a cake tin. I've never seen a vase like your little purse vase, but it is very pretty. Happy Thursday. xx

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    1. Yeah, he knew...but he loves food. haha.

      Need to do a little more investigating on the purse vase. I don't think it's worth anything, but I'd like to know where it came from and what it's really used for!

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  11. Hi Betsy .. they look amazing and I didn't know what a bundt pan was .. looks a little like a rum baba cake mould .. but obviously now I know is for a bundt cake .. the way you've decorated all your various goodies ... pumpkins, acorns, bundt pan .. etc ... the centrepieces look so beautiful .. clever lady! Cheers and more happy works ahead ... Hilary

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    1. Well, rum baba cake is much more fun to say! haha...

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  12. The sequined pumpkin/bundt pan (lol!!!) is truly amazing!!! Take care
    x

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  13. I love that mercury pumpkin, and the story that goes with it makes it even better!

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    1. I know...never a dull moment here. ...lol....I do tease him mercilessly, poor man.

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  14. A creative and beautiful display for your autumn holiday!

    I was lurking last night but the hour was too late then I have been in meetings all morning through lunch! But I see The Silver Fox didn't win the prize either. Maybe we can dual it out tonight. Of course, I'd let him win as long as I could have milady.

    Until later on,
    Vincent

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    1. The hour was late! The big kids were here for dinner and I was running behind. :)

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  15. Getting all fancy at your zoo
    hahaha when without a clue
    A blog post you become at your sea
    That is rather funny

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    1. Yeah, you will become the butt of a joke
      if through your words holes I can poke.
      hahahaha....

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  16. I need some Thanksgiving decorations; I'll have to swing by Big Lots and see what they have. Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. I had to stop there again today...there was still two large shelves full! I hope you find something!

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  17. Mmmm...lots of aurumn pretties. I like them all and loved the bundt pan comment :-)

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    1. I suppose we'll be calling that pumpkin a bundt pan forever now. ha.

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  18. Love the mercury glass pumpkin! It's very unusual. Your fall decorations make such a homey and cozy look.
    You will have to make a pumpkin bundt cake just for the mister : )

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    1. You're right! I should! Yum....that sounds good right about now!

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  19. My new word for today: bundt pan! Never heard of it before but wikipedia told me all. And I have a friend who has a collection of glass vases shaped like handbags (purses) but hers all have glass handles. Yours is really different. Do you always decorate so much for Thanksgiving? I'm impressed.

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    1. that pan is obviously an American thing...haha....

      Well, this is only the foyer table and a centerpiece. Is that a lot? ha. I always decorate my foyer table for seasons and holidays. It's just inside the front door. And I guess I always do a centerpiece, too. I thought that was minimal...lol....no decor on my porch or any other room of the house.

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    2. I guess it's hard to tell how much is much when you're looking at close ups. And I ought to remember that I usually hang about 15 strings of fairy lights for Christmas plus the tree of course.... But we'd never decorate for anything else. As for a bundt pan: I read it is inspired by a gugelhupf which is an Austrian or German cake. But it's not very English to make a cake with a hole in the middle.

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    3. Does that mean you don't have angel food cake, either?

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    4. That is baked in a tube pan...like a bundt pan but without the fancy sides. :)

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  20. Oh Betsy, your decoration is so pretty! And stylish! I do love objects made of mercury glass, but have never seen a pumpkin of that material beforel And I learned a new interesting word: bundt pan. Great. An Austrian, German or Alsatian Gugelhupf has indeed a similar shape, but usually is baked in a rather high pan.Do you make any special cakes for Christmas in Ohio? We have to start with "Stollen" und "Früchtebrot" soon.
    Take care
    Christel

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    1. Hi there! Over here Christmas cakes aren't as popular as Christmas cookies....which come in all shapes and sizes. Gingerbread, a Yule Log, fudge and candy are all popular, too. Mmmmm....it's all sounding pretty good! :)

      I know what a stollen is...but I need to look up a Fruchtebrot! :)

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    2. Oh sorry Betsy, "Früchtebrot" is especially popular in the Southern parts of Germany. It is made of an unsweatend dough as for bread, containing large amounts of rye meal and chopped, dry fruit like pears, figs, plums. You can store it for months and eat it with butter.

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  21. Just beautiful, I hope that Thanksgiving is amazing for you wonderful people.

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    1. You're pretty wonderful yourself, waffles... :)

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