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  • Give Thanks and Decorate!
    Thanksgiving is almost here. It’s more fun to count your blessing surrounded by seasonal fall décor! Make your house feel festive with these fun ideas for decorating your fireplace mantel and home for the holiday.

    The Focal Point: The Fireplace

    Our favorite area to decorate is – you guessed it – the fireplace mantel. You get the most bang for your buck and effort decorating the mantel, since the fireplace is the focus of attention of the room. Set the tone for the holiday by adorning it in hues of amber and red.


    A smattering of fall picks contrasts nicely with a light-colored mantel



    Simple yet festive



    Fall accents, complete with scarecrows



    Lighted leaves add interest (Claren44 via Flickr)


    Keep in mind that fireplaces make fire, so don't place any decorations near areas that may become hot.

    Around the House

    Why stop at the mantel? Tap into these ideas to make your whole home feel bright and colorful this Thanksgiving.


    Mason jar filled and overflowing with brilliant fall leaves - easy!



    Food is beautiful and doubles as décor - in this case, cherry pie



    Festive contents are visible in a low-profile glass bowl



    Baskets are inexpensive and fun for displaying gourds, berries and greenery



    Dried grasses, cattails and berries make a fall statement like no other



    Rich hues of orange, red and green make lovely fall arrangements


    Decorate Outdoors

    Put everyone in the Thanksgiving mood before they cross the threshold with these ideas for decorating the outdoor spaces of your home.


    Bright flowers, gourds and pumpkins set the mood on the front steps



    Nothing says "welcome" like a wreath hung on the front door



    Fill a wheelbarrow with pumpkins - uncomplicated and portable!



    Almost effortless: strategically-placed corn, gourds, leaves and berries



    Traditional display: bale of hay surrounded by corn stalks, gourds and pumpkins



    Whiskey barrel topped with pumpkins and an old rake


    From all of us at Fireplaces.com, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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