After Halloween with all the black and bright colors I like to tone down my Thanksgiving decorations a bit. I tend to lean towards the softer shades of the season. I love how the colors look against my new gray walls too.

I decided to go with white accessories and use the pumpkins and flowers to add some color.

I made this “give thanks” vinyl about 4 years ago. It’s in a 8 x 10″ frame. I’m on the look out for a more interesting frame to change it into now.

I didn’t have to buy anything for the Thanksgiving mantel. I just tried out different items until I found the combination of things I liked.

I bought the leaf garland about 4 years ago. I think I bought it at Tai Pan Trading.

That’s my neutral Thanksgiving mantel except for the pop of teal ribbon left over from Halloween. I liked the way it looked so I left it up.

Do you decorate much for Thanksgiving or are you already thinking of Christmas?

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Hookin’ Up with HOH at House of Hepworths
Weekend Bloggy Reading Link Party at Serenity Now
Thanksgiving Link Party at Someday Crafts
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl

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nebuchudnessar November 7, 2011 at 3:50 am

A very nice decorating concept, really nice muted tones.
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Susan November 7, 2011 at 4:43 am

Leanneja I’m really loving the shutter on your mantel… I have a really long mantel and I’m seriously considering taking down my mirror and painting a shutter (I already have) white! I love the look! Great job!

Shannah @ Just Us Four November 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I love the colors you chose for Thanksgiving. The leaf garland is really pretty and fits in so perfectly.
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Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D November 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Oooh, I really like your 3 little pumpkins!
The white really makes the color pop.

I didn’t do a Halloween mantel, so were already into Autumn.
I’ll probably kick it up another notch. I have some great little birds sitting on acorns and pine cones that I picked up an after Thanksgiving sale last year.
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Nike@ChooseToThrive November 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Thank you Leanne! You’re my inspiration now that both of our red living rooms have gone grey. I haven’t like how my go-to fall decor for the “red room” has looked with the new grey. This all yellow leaf wreath and mantel ROCK! The colors are so warm and rich without having to play the red/orange game. Lovely!
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Karah @ thespacebetweenblog November 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Oh, I love it. The shutters, the colors, the composition. Beautiful!
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Treasia November 10, 2011 at 5:38 am

I love the new mantle look. Simply and quite lovely. Just right.
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Melissa November 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Very nice. I like the cream/white palette. Very calming and chic.

Veronica November 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Your mantel looks gorgeous. Love all your pitchers!
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Carly {xoxo teacherista} November 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

What a beautiful, beautiful mantle. The color palette is pure perfection. Where are your pumpkins from?? I just love them!

Trish @ Uncommon November 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

This is just stunning. I love the neutral colors and the little pop of blue with the ribbon! We are hosting a Home for the Holidays link party and we would love for you to share your mantel. It is just so beautiful!

Kim@todayismysome-day November 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Love the curvy candlestick! The muted colors look really great! Bravo!


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