Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Thanksgiving Vignettes


I was stoked to receive an invitation to participate in the Thanksgiving Vignettes blog hop. I have followed Sherry at No Minimalist Here since my very beginnings and have loved her style. She has not only been an inspiration for me but has supported my little blog along the way. I am honored to share my Thanksgiving vignettes/decor with you today.


I hope you will grab your coffee, relax, and enjoy the “show”.

My oyster wreath on the facade of my home makes a seasonal statement. I added a corn husk wreath to the outside of it and two pheasants. A check ribbon adds to the autumnal feel.


On the front doors of my home are two large hand painted acorns. These were created by Melissa Henry of Show Me the Door. Pumpkins in urns and on the floor welcome all to my home.



In the parlor, the entry chest holds a large ceramic bird. J and I have dubbed him Tom the Turkey. Because we have no pets, he is our pet of the month. A Vagabond House acorn & leaf dish holds a Cire Trudon candle.



The mantle is always the perfect place to display a lovely Thanksgiving vignette. This season, I kept the deign rather simple for me. My English oak bowl holds antlers, gold-leafed pumpkins, and a pheasant. Two mercury glass pumpkins sit atop vintage leather-bounds books.

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On a zinc-topped side table, a wheat bunch rests under a favorite cloche, and a lone silvered pumpkin rests on bone-topped boxes.



The secretary features a vintage turkey plate.

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In the niches that lead to the stair parlor rests two cream pumpkins. I gold leafed the stem a while back. Two custom RJ monograms by Number Four Eleven add a touch of class. Thanks to Tricia of HKL Designs for the labels. I am so glad I have found her.

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In the stair parlor, my center arrangement received a Fall facelift with the addition of bittersweet, oak/acorn branches, and fall leaves. I love its presence in the large, vintage trophy cup. An antique chair holds a pheasant needlepoint pillow.

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Along the stairway, the concrete clam shell holds rustic acorns and another seasonal pheasant.


Do you want to see more?

In the dining room, my large dough bowl is filled with boxwood spheres, turtle shells, antlers, and realistic acorns. I am having so much fun using the dough bowl that J & I picked up in Fairhope, AL in March.

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On the buffet, my favorite oyster shell topped tureen sits atop a Vagabond House antler-handled serving tray. Acorns and leaves fill the perimeter.

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On the French-styled baker shelves, pumpkins rest in my large Alison Evans clam shell.

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dining pumpkins

More pumpkins and acorns sit in the Alison Evans oyster coffee table bowl. A cornucopia candle sits atop an acorn/oakleaf Vagabond House candle holder.

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The third shelf holds dishes topped with another ceramic pumpkin. Pheasant feathers fill a wine vessel.

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In the den, my fave deer head pillows from Amelia Island’s The Plantation Shop are wonderful for the season. The color green blends well with the decor.

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On the coffee table, an Oysteria bowl holds pumpkins and acorns.

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Chairs hold SK MacKenzie plaid pillows monogrammed in J & I’s initials.

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In the breakfast room, an oak pedestal holds a large ceramic pumpkin. I also love the new table cloth by Suzanne Kasler for Ballard Designs----more on that later.

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In the kitchen, glittered pumpkins rests in cast urns and atop my vintage bottle holder.



I hope you enjoyed this year’s tour of my Thanksgiving vignettes. I hope you will visit my other blogger friends participating in the 3-day blog hop.


No Minimalist Here

Uptown Acorn

The Vintage Nest

Dixie Delights

Common Ground

Hospitality Designs

The Essence Of Home

Northern Nesting

Miss Kopy Kat

21 Rosemary Lane

A Stroll Thru Life

All About Vignettes

I now wish to share with you some Fall Vignettes that I have created through the years.

From Atlanta to New Orleans…













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I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving Vignettes. Thanks always for the positive comments. Keep them coming. Thanks to Sherry for being such a fabulous host and for including the Uptown Acorn.

Thanksgiving Vignettes, y’all!


  1. Everything is just stunning, as always! I especially love the dining room vignette with the turtles, and the oyster wreath transformation. Both are gorgeous. Happy Thanksgiving Season!

  2. classic elegance and such beautiful unique creativity.....enjoyed the tour so much

  3. Ron, this is so beauty-FULL! I am on visual overload (in a very good way), and I don't even know where to begin complimenting you. I love that you pointed out so many of the details, otherwise it would be easy to overlook things. That leaf on the table in the breakfast room, your custom monogram, the oyster wreath, all of the textiles - love! Thanks for sharing.
    Rita C at Panoply

  4. Oh the entire tour is just gorgeous! Love all of the attention to detail and I absolutely love love love the green and blue plaid tablecloth...I am such a sucker for plaids! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day!

  5. Love all of your vignettes Ron....but I must say that I am seriously crushing on that oyster wreath!!...Exquisite!!!....FB'ing !!

  6. Ron, Everything is so beautiful that I had to go back and look again. I always love to see how you decorate for the seasons and you have outdone yourself for Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for joining the blog hop.

  7. Oh wow, you have really outdone yourself. Everything is stunning. I love the way you put a vignette together, they are all fabulous. I especially love the dough bowl, it is so pretty and the turtle shells are beautiful. Your linens and the monograms are all beautiful. You definitely pay attention to detail and it shows in every room. BEAUTIFUL

  8. Your oyster wreath is amazing all done up for fall!! Of course I love the monogrammed pumpkin and everything else too. xoxoxoxo

  9. Hi Ron, what an amazing tour you've shared with us. So many fabulous touches. The dough bowl is my absolute favorite, with all the pumpkins, antlers and boxwood. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  10. Ron, your talent for decor is amazing and this home of yours is stunning! Love the details and it's so classy and manly and just gorgeous. I love when you share you home with us.

  11. These are some of my favorite vignettes yet! I love that you incorporated the tortoise shells!

  12. Good morning, Ron! I always look forward to your seasonal decor, and this year, you did not disappoint! You have outdone yourself this year--so classy! Have a great day! xoxo

  13. Ron, this is beyond gorgeous. You win the prize today of all bloggers with your vignettes.

  14. Ron, you have done a bang-up job with all your vignettes. You have so many interesting pieces displayed so cleverly and beautifully. I absolutely love your front entrance. That large acorn just shouts welcome to the season and anyone coming in the front door must feel the pride and love in your home..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  15. Your home is absolutely beautiful! Very unique and creative autumn decor. I just love all of it!
    I have to admit, yours is my favorite of the Thanksgiving Vignettes! Thank you for sharing with us.

  16. Ron my friend you know I love it all!! The wreath outside gorgeous the way you filled your dough bowl so pretty and I absolutely love your French bakers shelves and the beautiful displays you have on them!!

  17. It's hard to know where to start Ron..Everything is exquisite..Love the mantel, pheasants and the pumpkins by the door..You've out done yourself...Happy Thanksgiving..

  18. Hi Ron! Oh, my goodness, just look at your beautiful home! Everything thing is just gorgeous! You have really done an outstanding job with all of your pretty displays. You just have the touch! :) You do have the most beautiful pieces to decorate with. I hope you're feeling well now!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Absolutely gorgeous pictures and delightful blog, I am so glad I stopped in for a visit!

  20. I love how you've incorporated Fall décor with your coastal décor. Using the oysters with your corn husk wreath etc. Such a great idea! Love the pheasant you're using and the deer pillows as well. Those are Fall icons! Also, your monogrammed pumpkins are so YOU!

  21. Hi Ron - I always love touring your home and your Thanksgiving decor is over the top fabulous! Everything is wonderful but I was drawn in by your oyster shell wreath, then your dough bowl filled with goodness and finally those deer pillows . . . I want some! I love that your home has a lot of rich colors and isn't all neutrals like so many other bloggers right now. Thanks for sharing your space and inspiring others. Blessings, Patti

  22. Wonderful autumn touches past and present. Your home is so warm and welcoming. It's obvious that you and J delight in living with beautiful things. Thanks for the tour!

  23. Very classy and attractive Ron! I love the earthy feeling your decorating offers- the pheasants really offer the perfect touch. The new tablecloth looks wonderful and I really like the dough bowl- great creation. The front wreath offers an unexpected look- love it!

  24. Really, I see another photo shoot in your future! Ya hear that, Lisa Mowry?! Perfection abounds!
    Enjoyed every shot, and the next one was better than the last! :). You and those Belles!!!

  25. One word: GORGEOUS!

  26. I'm so excited to have discovered your blog via Dixie Delights (love Amanda's blog too) & spent the majority of Monday reading past posts (sorry kids & hubby for a lackluster dinner that night)! You have a beautiful home & style. If I may, I too am looking at SK's blue/green plaid pillows & was wondering if the yellow or cream thread would be best for my monogram. (It appears to lean more yellow, but since I haven't seen the pillows in person, I'd love your input). Thanks so much, looking forward to more beautiful upcoming posts!

  27. Your home is simply amazing and you have the most beautiful and unique treasures! I would love to go shopping with you! Thanks for the inspiration and all the eye candy.

  28. Ok, wiping the drool off my keyboard! Amazing as always. Now to get you back to Atlanta to help style my home.

  29. Ron, you are so talented. No matter the season/holiday, your home is always decorated in such good taste...not too much, not too little: perfection. Love your blog.

  30. Just gorgeous! You always have such a beautiful home and I enjoy looking at it! I was so heartbroken when I saw the condition of your Atlanta home. We have had the same thing happen to us at our first home and it's so hard to see it not being loved. Thanks for sharing :)

  31. Stunning! You're home is gorgeous and magazine ready! You're very talented! I love your choice of Mercury glass pumpkins throughout Fall decor. You have such an inviting home that is classically styled!


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