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Thanksgiving is near…


With Thanksgiving fast approaching I’ve gathered some quick & easy Thanksgiving ideas for you to recreate in your own home.




image via The Vintage Mixer

This table contains mismatched plates, simple glassware and centerpieces of gathered leaves, berries & nuts you can snatch up on your next outdoor walk!  Easy, Inexpensive & best of all SIMPLE!



image via Project Nursery


Set up a dessert station by covering a board or foam core with polka dot fabric.  I would personally use black and white polka dots so you can use it for a Christmas backdrop too!  Vary your heights on the sideboard or table with cake stands, or even plates with an upside down glass or crock.  After all “a flat table is a BORING table!”

Gather some outdoor abundance and slip them into mason jars tied with a simple ribbon.



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Don’t forget your outdoor entry way!  Assemble a grouping similar to this with a fun lawn chair, an old table and fall mums & pumpkins…..then add in some twinkle lights of course!


I wish you abundance and peace in this beautiful season.  Take the time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea outside snuggled in with plaid throw and enjoy God’s beauty that is all around us!

Warm Regards


Little Prairie Girl






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Fall Kitchen Island centerpiece in 5 minutes or less!

Not wanting to dig thru the attic this year dragging out all my fall decorating so I came up with this 5 minute idea.
Yes behind this grouping you get a sneak peek of my newly remodeled kitchen that I will post about soon!
First I placed a Pottery Barn rectangle cutting board.  Then I set one faux pumpkin and gourd.  Behind that I placed an antique amber glass and filled it with pheasant feathers the kids have collected along with my brother over the years…thanks guys!
To the left I placed my Taste of Home Entertaining Glass Hurricane and filled it with crushed up wine corks I bought at The Little Red School House in Independence, Iowa.  I nestled down inside the corks a Bath & Body Works fall spiced candle.

To finish it off I scattered faux leaves from Crate & Barrel and some more of my pheasant feathers.   That’s it…very easy and simple!


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Eye Candy I bought for my new kitchen

From Ebay I ordered from Mexico a hand hammered deep farmhouse sink in copper and a hand hammered square sink for our prep sink.
Look at these beautiful adjustable swivel iron bar stools from Wisteria. They are called Cooper’s Small Draftsman Stool and it lists the information as follows:

This faithful copy of an iron draftsman stool from France in the early 1900s makes a great stool, and in our house, is Cooper’s favorite. Made with authentic vintage engineering.

  • Sleek finish
  • Inspired by a French draftsman stool
  • Functional design

They will be perfect for all the various ages of children in our home. They can raise, lower, and make themselves dizzy till their heart’s content!

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Mary Carol’s kitchen

Her kitchen table is tiny but still manages to seat four. here she has it displayed with aqua blue placemats, white & aqua pottery and sparkling glasses. Whimsical frogs are dancing in the bowls they resembled zinc. Two cake plates were stacked and adorned with glass marbles to resemble sparkling water.
Here are some built ins she had going over a doorway…clever use of space. Grab a cake stand or picnic basket easily. She also has several cookbooks stored on these shelves. The white pottery was to die for!
This reminded me of a butler’s pantry. Glassware and plates were sparkling and stacked to the gills.
I sell this 3 tiered stand in my shop. Here she has it displayed in her kitchen with salt & pepper, sugar, honey and the top vase has a fresh picked hydrangea. Clever use of space…you get a lot packed in for such a little space!