Today I'm going to talk about setting the mood.
Decorating, though moderate, is an important aspect of the Thanksgiving table and home.
To the left is a "Mondo" pumpkin I bought at Sam's Club at the beginning of October. Pumpkins will last for a loooong loooong time. You can decorate them to last through autumn and winter. One time we threw our pumpkin in an old seed bed and though it first rotted, we were amazed to find a pumpkin patch sprouting up. Huge leaves and vine tendrils soon overran the bed. We loved it. So think about where you're going to deposit that beloved pumpkin. Chances are very good it will sprout where ever you put it.
I like to store all my seasonal items in one big plastic container so it's handy and accessible. If you store your box up in the attic, it's pretty easy to talk yourself out of decorating...
Hope these little tips help. Most of all I wish you all a blessed time with family, friends and food. Don't forget to give thanks to the Lord through whom ALL our blessings come.