Friday, November 2, 2012

Thanksgiving Mantel

With Thanksgiving fast approaching I figured it was time to clear off the cobwebs left from my Halloween Mantel and do something more appropriate for the season. 
 So here is my Thanksgiving Mantel.

I think it looks much warmer and more welcoming with all of the candles lit!

I was inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest of a Thanksgiving banner made from scrapbook paper.
The source of this beautiful banner is
I just loved the mix of colors and patterns and 
 wanted to incorporate this idea with using my little wood ladder.

Sticking with a fall color pallet of muted greens, oranges and browns, I made the tags and letters using my Cricut.  Most of the papers I used in this project were from a stack by DCWV called Rustic.

Below my Give Thanks Banner, I placed some small pillar candles in some glass dishes with white beans, and added more pillar candles and varying heights.

I found these acorn pedestals at Marshalls to anchor one end of the Mantel.  And at the other end  I used some ceramic pumpkins bought at Kohl's several years ago. 
I had to make sure that my candle flames were far enough away from my paper tags so that the whole thing didn't go up in flames!!  My father, a retired fireman, would not go for this at all.  But as always, use caution when burning real candles!
We have a lot to be thankful here in our household, we thank God everyday for our blessings, but it is nice to set a special day aside just to celebrate this occasion.

I am linking up to the following parties:
Thursdays are your Day @ 52 Mantels
Feathered Nest Fridays @ French Country Cottage
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy
Your Gonna Love It @ Kathe with an E 
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. I adore your Giving Thanks banner~ your ladder is the perfect way to display it over your mantel!

  2. I love the name of your blog! Love paisley and plaid!! Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet note!

  3. Your mantel looks great! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope to see you there!

  4. LOL that is the same inspiration from pinterest that I am using for my Thanksgiving card.(great minds think alike) I knew you would get a lot of use out of that ladder love how you used it here.