First I pulled out the stuff I used last year when I decorated the mantel for Thanksgiving last year. I already had the large candle sticks (all the time) out and the water color was out too. This water color was an $18 purchased at an antique store (half price sale) and then I paid around $60 to get it framed. Still not too bad a price for an original piece of artwork that I like. The glass pumpkin on the far left is a dollar store find from last year.
New this year was the large platter my mother sent for my birthday and pretty much all the rest are things you have seen previously in the thrifting adventures over the past few days.
The Harvest Ladies are from Hobby Lobby and also from last year. The Lamp Berger was moved later.
Then I added all the thrifted things and some silk flowers from an arrangement I had made from flowers leftover from wreath making.
Dollar store pumpkin, new platter from mother and vintage mama and babies squirrel set--this was $4.00 from a new thrift store that just opened
Glazed pottery piece and sunflower candle holder-thrifted
Mr. & Mrs. Pheasant thrifted from Goodwill for 50 cents each
Finally the 75 cent small plate and $1.50 plate holder
And the whole sheeebaannng together
It is an improvement for sure but seems to just miss the mark again. So I'll keep watching Savvy Southern Style and the rest of you design gurus. Maybe some of your design talents will make it over my way "GRIN"