How to Extend Your Fall Decor through Thanksgiving

Hello, hello! I’m here! I truly didn’t anticipate taking a month away from blog posts, but content work on social media got busy, coinciding with the kids getting busier. Mother’s Day Out started for Harry. We took a trip to Charlottesville, Virginia, to see my college roommate get married. And we enjoyed lots of family time with college football. But in that time, I’ve also gathered lots of content to share for you here. What better way to kick October off than some fall decor?

It’s probably ZERO surprise to you all that for the past two years in a row, the number one seller on the blog has been…MacKenzie-Childs pumpkins! I mean, can you tell I like to decorate for fall? Maybe it’s because I don’t like “scary” Halloween decor, so I like to make everything happy, whimsical, and bright inside the house for my kids. See my previous fall decor posts. Here, here, here, and here.

And since many of us share a love of Courtly Check, I wanted to share four ways you can extend the life of your MC fall decor! If you don’t rush out to get your Christmas tree up on November 1st, there are a few simple tweaks to enjoy it all through Thanksgiving!

First, let’s start where we spend a lot of our time, the family room. I currently have a mix of pumpkin patterns and textures with Courtly Check pumpkins, velvet pumpkins, and clay pumpkins. I also have these ghosts next to my ginger jars that were my Homegoods find of the year! All I’ll do for Thanksgiving is remove the ghosts and add the Woodland Acorn Picks to ginger jars and vases. If you have a woodland Christmas tree {, Harry does!} you can use them in your tree come December. They naturally curve out of the vase, and it adds a fun textural and shape element to your mantle.

Then, go around your home and swap candy corn or anything overly Halloween for acorns and owls. Turn your MC Jack-O-Lantern around, and place a candle next to it. This set of 3 acorns from MC is so cute, and I honestly wish I’d ordered two. I have found a million little spots to group them in the home. If you have a woodland nursery, they would look great on a shelf as well. And then these MC owls are something you can also use year-round on built-in shelves, but I especially love them with fall decor.

Now it’s time to tackle the front porch. I can’t wait to share with you more of ours, but I went all out this year. I wanted trick-or-treaters to be greeted by all things bright and happy- so there are plenty of oranges, pink, and MC woven in the garland. I always recommend stocking up on their wired ribbon during the Barn Sale, which you can add to a holiday door garland. Or keep it simple and wrap the ribbon on your wreaths and door hangers. How to transition this into Thanksgiving? While I’ll swap out the garland, of course, you can swap a wreath- but keep your pumpkins, door mat, and add in large ribbon to hang your door hanger with those autumn tones we love.

And my favorite part the Thanksgiving Table. I will never forget getting a call from the nurse saying we were having a baby boy while I was making Thanksgiving dinner the day before. Maxi was helping me mash mashed potatoes, and I was so thrilled knowing the joy he would add to our lives. I’m always extra thankful for him and the miracle that his life if, so I had to center the Thanksgiving decor around his favorite activity. That sweet boy LOVES to go outside and collect twigs, acorns, branches, and leaves and bring them back to me in the house. To know Harry is to know he just wants to bring all of the outdoors inside. ha. I have finally had to compromise with a big shoe box on the back porch where he can keep his treasures. 😉 With the table,  move those pumpkins from mantle to the centerpiece and mix in your favorite seasonal accents. I added in those acorns, mushrooms, and woodland candle holders to pair with the pumpkins. I’ll link a few wonderful options from MC below.

If you are interested, I can do more in-depth posts on our table and spaces, but I just wanted to give a quick overview for you as you think of how you’ll transition decor. PLUS, MacKenzie-Childs gave me a wonderful discount code you can all take advantage of! Y’all know they usually only do The Barn Sale, so I’m always incredibly grateful when they share a code. I’ve already jotted a list down in my phone of Christmas gifs to purchase with it. My code is KATEY15.

To make shopping easier, here is a little roundup of what was included in the post.

Thank you so much for reading, friends!! How are you decorating for fall?

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  1. S. Marie wrote:

    I am the reader who is the lover of white dresses on hair bowed little girls and baby/toddler boys in BUBBLE SUITS! My daughter is also a Katey! I went back and looked at your other Fall posts and see the Blue Willow Platter on the wall-my fav! Many family pieces and I always wondered HOW it would work w/MC! I always knew the blue, courtly check would work but I have some of the black check. PLEASE show MORE w/the blue Willow and the Courtly! My MC order just came from the barn sale. Delayed gratification!

    Published 08 Oct 22Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      You are the SWEETEST!! I’m on my way to MacKenzie-Childs right now and will share more! xx, Katey

      Published 13 Jun 23Reply
  2. Ana Finck wrote:

    Gorgeous table Katey. I want it all!

    Published 10 Oct 22Reply
  3. Brandi wrote:

    Thank you for this gorgeous, fun post! I love everything about it! It would be extra fun if you could include where your table linens are from. I always love all of them!💖

    Published 13 Oct 22Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Brandi! Oh thank you!! Yes, I’m going to blog the table to link it all for you! They are from Mrs. Alice Shop! xx, Katey

      Published 14 Oct 22Reply
      • Brandi wrote:

        Thank you so much, Katey!🧡

        Published 15 Oct 22Reply