Friday, November 4, 2016

A Farmhouse Thanksgiving Dining Room {Thankful to bHome Tour}


Welcome friends! I'm so glad you're here and hope your week is going well. 

I'm happy to be joining my inspiring friends for the Thankful To bHome Blog Tour today, where I'll be sharing our Thanksgiving dining room. I hope you'll enjoy the entire tour, as well as enter the lovely and generous giveaway, at the end of this post. 



There's just something about the calendar flipping to November that starts me dreaming of Christmas. (You too?) Do you ever wonder when the best time is to transition your home from fall to Christmas? 


We used to wait until after Thanksgiving, but here's the problem: Since we decorate for fall in September, that's three months of fall and only one month left for Christmas. It started feeling rushed. Last year, we transitioned for Christmas early, and our three sons asked, "But what about Thanksgiving?" So here's the plan for this year... 


We will keep fall - and a Thanksgiving feel - in our dining room, where we will host Thanksgiving this year. In the rest of our house, we'll ease into Christmas and enjoy decorating a little at a time, without the hurry.


I loved finding the persimmons below (that resemble little pumpkins with personality :) at Trader Joe's. Mason jars with candlelight hang from a vintage orchard ladder in the corner. We have a similar look on our front porch.


Our boys are excited to start getting our home ready for Christmas, but will not have to ask, "What about Thanksgiving?" this year. Which is good. 

We have so much to give thanks for.

That includes you. Thank you for being here. It really means a lot to us.



And now, to enter the Hostess Gift Set giveaway (details in photo below):

2. Choose your favorite item there.
3. Come back here and leave a comment, sharing what your favorite item is!
Fall Tour GIve Away http://mysoulfulhome.com



Please enjoy the rest of the tour here!


Day One 
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Day Two
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Day Three

Thanksgiving tour collage http://mysoulfulhome.com

34 comments:

  1. Julie, I love this idea! It really is true, fall gets a long time to be displayed in our homes in all her glory, Christmas feels a little rushed. Your dining room is the perfect place to share the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, I love the pumpkin display on your mantel. and the lanterns hung from your ladder. How magical that must look at night, with the little candles glowing! It is a joy to be doing this bHOME Tour with you, and getting to know you. xo Lidy

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    1. Thank you Lidy! I enjoyed seeing your beautiful home and appreciate all your work and the fun giveaway from your charming shop. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  2. Your dining room is so wonderfully filled with such charm and fall beauty. I love your plan of how you will transition from Fall to Christmas. I feel that starting a little early gives us time to spend with our family with Holiday traditions and making beautiful memories!

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    1. I feel the same way Shirley! Once the backdrop is set, it does give us more time to soak up those traditions together. Love that. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.

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  3. I love how you decorated your dining room for Thanksgiving/Fall! The clock looks so perfect in there too. Glad that you found a compromise for your family in dealing with both holidays.

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  4. What a wonderful way to be introduced to new bloggers and new decorating ideas through this bHome tour. Our new home will have a California Country style and your blog will give me inspiration. I did go to The French Garden House to drool over her offerings. I love the 19th Century ironstone pedestal cake plate . That is tops on my Wish List.

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    1. So nice to meet you Nancy! How exciting about your new house... sounds like a beautiful style. You are entered into the giveaway!

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  5. Julie, you decorated your dining room beautifully! I love the stacks of pumpkins on your mantle - such a lovely detail! Enjoy your weekend ~

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    1. I appreciate that Annie - thank you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Oh my gosh Julie I LOVE your fall touches! "Pumpkins with personality" - you are so right! Darling idea!! I am going to share this idea with my Garden Club. As for enjoying Thanksgiving while preparing for Christmas - I think you have it all figured out and I am going to do the same! Already thinking of where the tree will go as this is our first real Christmas in out new - old - house. Lovely to know you Julie!

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    1. So kind of you Kelly! It's been so nice getting to know you and learn from you. You are amazingly talented and do so much. Thank you. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and how exciting to decorate your stunning new old house ;) for Christmas. Can't wait to see it!

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  7. Julie, I can't tell you how much I love your Thanksgiving decor! I love that it's light and bright but I'm also fascinated with how you managed to use a touch of orange and still give the feel of neutral and clean. Well done! Love your idea of balancing the holidays, as well. I must ask, where are your fabulous dining chairs from?

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  8. Your dining room always feels good.
    I love FGH antiques. Wish I could have all the things! There's a little silk painting that is so charming.

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  9. This is just stunning! I love every detail. And what an amazing giveaway!
    Hugs, Jamie

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  10. Love the airiness of your displays and neutral look that doesn't look overdone at all. I also deliberate as to when to break out the Christmas decorations not to overlook Thanksgiving but love your solution and think we'll adopt it as well. So glad you helped me figure that out! Such a lovely give away and as I have quite a pitcher collection, I don't have anything like the checked one--love it! It'd look so sweet with bright red tulips or yellow daffodils in the spring.

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  11. dear julie...thank you for a chance to add to my french country pottery collection which contains old and new pieces. when i visited the sight i fell in love with the antique french country glazed pottery tureen in the large size. I have one but the lid or cover is missing. here is wishing i win...i would truely be blest with that collection of gifts...especially the quilted place mats. love and peace! norma

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  12. Julie, I never tire looking at your beautiful home. That Mora clock looks perfect. Just spent the last 20 minutes pinning some of their beautiful furniture. I am swooning over the the Eloquence One Of A Kind Vintage Vanity Tri-Fold Mirror in the Spring Green color.

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  13. Everything looks so beautiful. Such a totally wonderful setting in which to be thankful! So happy to be on this tour with you.

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  14. I am so excited to have stumbled upon your blog...your home is beautiful! French Garden House has the most amazing Eloquence crystal chandeliers....I could just imagine one hanging in my house!

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  15. I too struggle with the Christmas vs thanksgiving d├ęcor issue. I may try your idea this year. I love the Italian cameo bracelet its so special and unique but its hard to pick just one thing!

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  16. Julie, this is so beautiful. I can't decide what to do about Christmas decorating either, but your plan sounds good to do a little at a time.

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  17. julie- love your plan. i agree explaining to our littles about why the tree is up right after halloween is a tough one especially since they think santa is showing up at any minute. your dining room is just gorgeous.

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  18. What a wonderful idea! The best of both worlds. Your home is amazing. I love everything you have done. I love the Antique French Pot en Gres Storage Crock Jar Brittany 6. I can see this in my dining room.

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  19. Oh Julie, I love this room Your decorating style is so elegant, warm & inviting!!! When I close my eyes and think about how I want to decorate my dream farmhouse, it looks just like your home. It is just beautiful!!!

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  20. I have been off my blogs for awhile. I sure miss the blogging world. Yours is always one of the first I go too for inspiration. Thanks for sharing your home with us all. Thanks for introducing me to French Garden House. So many beautiful things. I love the Antique Belgian Zinc Country Bowl.

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  21. Love the ruffled tablecloths and seat covers. And I am new to your blog, but no longer. One of the best.

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  22. Everything on this site is lovely. I love white so my eye caught the Antique White Compote. Very beautiful and useful too.

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  23. Oh, I loved it all...but the French Country Linen Market Bag was stupendous!

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  24. Love your home and especially your dining room! Can you share the source for your beautiful clock?
    I so much enjoyed browsing the FrenchGardenHouse website. So difficult to choose just one fav but I especially love the Pom Pom quilted velvet placemats and also the Pom Pom linen napkins.

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  25. I love your Fall dining room, especially the persimmons! I went to the French Garden House and drooled over the round antique linen tablecloth and the contemporary round linen tablecloth. Both are lovely.

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  26. Love the fall decor,especially the simplicity of it all. Looks beautiful.
    My eye caught the blue enamel pitcher.

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  27. Your dining room is beautiful, I especially loved the ladder lighting. I loved the vintage red and white linens❤️

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  28. I love the French Country Green Apple Topiary :)

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