Giving Thanks for Fall Changes in the Cupboard


I am grateful  for time at home and renewing health to do a little fall decorating around the house and in our farmhouse cupboard. Thanksgiving is just around the corner so decorating for Turkey Day and fall is a perfect segue into the holiday season…

I began with taking down all the teacups and teapots that were in the cupboard since summertime and giving each shelf a good cleaning.  Then the fun began with adding in favorite vintage cards, a small Longaberger basket and a little wooden chickadee bird found in Connecticut twenty-some-odd years ago while out Christmas shopping with my brother and sister-in-law.

The turkey platter was added to the scene next along with the two pheasant plates. The little German girl my mother found years ago in an antique’s shop added her sweet Octoberfest look along with a small half-timber house found in England. The two Stafforshire dogs also found in England add a bit of whimsy as does the hand-thrown maiden my daughter made in high school ceramics (behind the little glass door).

The wheat spray which was displayed on the new potting bench came in from outdoors. 

I love the wheat inside this old tea tin!

And here’s how it all looks together! I love this year’s fall display…

Technically this sweet postcard with a little girl and her chicken family is an Easter card, but I love chickens for fall and they kind of go along with our little turkeys. No fowl play here! 🦃 🐥

A small bee buzzed around our backyard today and I love this sweet reminder of his antics. The acorns are from our yard.

And that is our fall cupboard! The teapot on the bottom cupboard shelf says it all: 

This is the day the Lord has made, Rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24 

I am grateful for recovering from this Corona virus, twice. I am grateful for each beautiful fall day that I am alive to be able to enjoy it and to be here for Yoda and my husband, even if none of us feels all that well yet.  Yoda went to the vet this week and received four shots. He is limping around and a bit grumpy… It is hard to be an older dog and go through all that. Charles is getting over his bout with the virus pretty well. He is just more tired than usual. The antibiotic is beginning to kick in for me with the pneumonia beginning to break up and the infection inside my sinuses is beginning to drain and clear, too.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for taking care of us. 💝 

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Hope y’all are doing well this beautiful season…

10 thoughts on “Giving Thanks for Fall Changes in the Cupboard”

  1. Sorry to hear that Covid has visited your home Barbara, praise God indeed that you are recovering!You're most welcome to join me in a cuppa at Tea With Jennifer, Bless you, Jennifer

  2. Barb, your cabinet display is wonderful! I love the small items on the shelf with the turkey platter. I was immediately drawn to that postcard of the chickens and hen! The small turkey, pumpkin and cornstalks on that shelf – adorable, all! And the Staffordshire dogs below….great token from England!I'm also glad you're on the road to recovery, and didn't recall you saying your husband had it too. That had to be really scary. I hope it's behind you both once and for all. And really happy the antibiotics seem to have worked for you, at least to break up the pneumonia. That's really something to be thankful for right there. Try to be easy in going back to your normal routine. Have a good week.

  3. Barb, I am so sorry this virus has hit you there twice – yikes. Praying for your good health.
    Just wanted to say I think your hutch is just beautiful decorated for fall/Thanksgiving. It is so special.

    1. Thank you so much, Michele! It was fun to redecorate it and it made me feel better just to do something “normal.” I am getting better, thanks be to God. <3

      Enjoy your week,
      Barb 🙂

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