In spite of my fairly large collection of Halloween and Christmas decorations, my sum total of Thanksgiving decorations is paltry.
I have a pilgrim girl, a table runner, two leaf votive holders, a basket of assorted pinecones my son and I have collected on walks over the years, a harvest paper decoration that my mother-in-law used to hang in her cubicle at work and a not-so-lovely banner that I made last year. That’s it. I guess that goes along with the general attitude toward Thanksgiving decorations. Clearly they’re not as popular as Halloween and Christmas decorations. I had to take K to Hobby Lobby the other night to get a mask for a school project. While I was there, I perused the Thanksgiving half-aisle to see what they had. I found a very pretty china turkey that I really liked, but it was $39.99. Even at half-off, it’s still out of my price range for a highly breakable decoration. Just out of curiosity, I typed in “Thanksgiving Decorations” in the search bar on Etsy and 12,795 items popped-up under the “all items” category. I then checked “Halloween Decorations” which popped-up 37,1888 items under “all items” and “Christmas Decorations” which showed a whopping 117,880 items under “all items”. Thanksgiving is definitely the loser when it comes to decorating popularity. Why is that exactly? I kind of feel sorry for Thanksgiving and I want to do better than this.
I do like the basket of pinecones, though. They’re pretty and N and I have found a nice variety. I also stuck a few other found items in the mix to make things more interesting.
I have zero budget for Thanksgiving decorations, so I’ll have to do some web-surfing to see what ideas I find that can be made from already-owned items. What about you? Do you have any good ideas to share?