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Today, it's all about Thanksgiving! This is my dining-room tabletop centerpiece with the basket-weave cornucopia. I filled it with some of my orange, wine and green glitter-dusted leaves and set a small stuffed patchwork turkey in the opening. I also have two white turkey napkin rings with the yellow and oranges of Autumn in the napkin print. Also, I have two ceramic Autumn wire-winged Angels...

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In the living room, on the coffee table, I have a small real pumpkin along with my cracked glass, autumn colored votive candle holders [the candles are pumpkin spice scented], two resin Native Americans, the lady and man....then, behind them I placed a clear vase with acorns and pecans that I collected for the season and added small colored green, gold and orange balls. There is a leafless branch I picked up and cleaned and polished added for dimension....shown, in close-ups below-

On the fireplace mantel I added just a couple of colorful ceramic turkeys among my brass candleholders, and on a corner table grouping I added some seasonal flowers in a emerald colored vase along with two crystal dishes. One is filled with the Autumn colored acrylic acorns.

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"Mo", an old man of ninety-three,
resides in a nursing home.
He loves chasing young pretty nurses, you see!
Some will patronize him,
Still, others will flee...

While walking the halls; visiting the aged,
I overhear giggles coming from the storage room door - Open 'n' free!

I sneak closer, when comes this plea....
"Elmo! Tickle me!!"

POSTED: Friday, November 13th, 2009
12:30 A.M.


  1. i'm a solid devout fan of your 55's! so playful you are today!!! and i realised, oh, only about 2 blogs ago that's it's friday the 13th today, so i'm excusing myself for the rest of today... but there are worse things to do on a friday, mind you.

    and anni dear, your decorations are once again superb. if i ever get to that continent of yours, and i am able and allowed to visit, it sure is gonna coincide with one of your festive events. i HAVE to see it for real just once...

  2. Anonymous11/13/2009

    Very cute 55 today ~ I love Elmo! I see that you are, again, fast at work on your Thanksgiving decorations. So pretty and festive. May it be thankful!

    I'm up:
    Friday Flash 55 ~ DELETE

  3. Your Thanksgiving decor is lovely! I can't believe how close we are to thanksgiving already!

    have a wonderful day!

  4. That was a fun 55. People should never be too old for fun.

  5. elmo loves you! smiles. delightfully fun 55. thought it was going somewhere very different. hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Beautiful Thanksgiving decor. Lots of work and love goes into it. And creativity!

  7. I've always loved your traditions of decorating homes according to the season! Your decorations are just lovely.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

  8. Oh, that was so creative!!

  9. This is a really funny one!
    I love the end...
    Thank you!
    up there somewhere is mine
    HAve a nice weekend!

  10. Anni,

    You've got your house all decked out for Thanksgiving and it all looks lovely. I especially like your autumn-winged angels, the ceramic turkeys and the Native American couple. Very nice. It won't be long now until Turkey Day is here for you. I know you'll enjoy.

    Enjoyed your Flash Fiction. Have a lucky Friday the 13th.


  11. Happy Friday the 13th!! love your Thanksgiving decorations. And Elmo, so cute!!!

  12. Anni - you always amaze me with your decorating! Your house must always look great!

  13. I love this, very festive. I wish I could get in the holiday spirit, it's 80+ here today and this warmer weather during the holidays just kills the mood. South FL is great for a get-a-way but living here makes you miss snow!

  14. Love your center piece and all of your decor! Thanks for sharing. :o) Blessing to you and yours this wonderful Thanksgiving season!

  15. Look at all your decorations! Very nice and festive. I especially like those Angels. They are just sweet :0).

  16. he,he,he i had a father who was a chaser of cute nurses too. i love this 55!!

  17. Anonymous11/13/2009

    So pretty and festive. I love the angels. I've never those before. Also love the native Americans. Take care.

  18. I giggle over your 55. Your turkeys are something to be thankful for.

    Flash 55 - Blue Gill

  19. Awwww. Cute. I even hear it in Elmo's voice.

  20. I'm here at last. Busy day! Hi Anni, How are you? I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. I just love the way you have decorated your home. It really is a pleasure to pop over and see everything displayed so beautifully. You really have some nice things. How long will you keep them up for?
    The weather here has been miserable, wet and cold let's hope it is better at the weekend.
    Bye for a bit,
    Hugs and Love Suex

  21. Hello Anni,
    Seeing your post I thought that decorating is not only about embelishment or our personal aesthetic satisfaction. It is also a way of making our mark and acknowledging our own lives and the world around us. And you just did that. Thank you and be blessed and happy.

  22. You are all ready for Thanksgiving! And I love your turkey in the header!

    Have a great weekend!

  23. Cute 55. Great visuals in words. My 55 is up and here.

  24. What a fun 55! Just goes to show fun can be had in nursing homes:) Love your decorations, your candy dishes in the background remind me of my youth and my mama, so thank you for sharing and your comments at my place.

  25. Sorry, but the first thought I had about your 55 and it made me smile was something I heard during the many years I worked in nursing homes.

    The last thing (interest) to go is - you guessed it - s e x!!!


  26. Darling 55, cann't help but love Elmo. I got the grankids one a few years back and I've played with him ever since.

  27. It looks like your all set for Thanksgiving. I, alas, am not. Have a great weekend.

  28. That was soooo funny! Thanks for sharing that. Wonder what Elmo will be like at that age? I think he is around 20 now ;) Thanks for visiting.

  29. Love all your thanksgiving treasures ~Gobble Gobble Thanks for sharing Blessings Heather ;D

  30. Such a lovely post.

  31. Such delightful Thanksgiving decorations you have! I especially love your little patchwork turkey, it's so darling:-) No doubt you are anxious for Thanksgiving to arrive so that you can then start decorating for Christmas. I think I'm going to slowly start taking some things out over the next couple of weeks. I'd rather do that than take everything out on the same day and be exhausted afterwards!

    Loved your Flash Fiction 55...I so love Elmo! hehe xoxo

  32. Oh, Anni, it looks so festive at your house! Warm and cozy too.

  33. Your Thanksgiving decorations are lovely, I especially like the sparkly balls.

    Thank you for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.

  34. I love fall decorations. Yours are lovely.

  35. Anni Dear...
    You are so clever and talented!
    I love your blog, you decorate for every Holiday.
    Excellent 55 My Dear.
    Thanks for visiting and supporting others as well!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

  36. I keep forgetting it's Friday the 13th today.
    Love the picture of the cat standing on a ladder holding a mirror. :)

  37. Lovely colors and the turkeys are really great! Thanks for stopping by at Sweet Bee Cottage.

  38. Awwwwwwww.....cute 55!!! ♥

  39. Love the 55! Reminds me of a few stories of my own from the hospital, heehee. Thanks for visiting with me :)

  40. Ahhh... something to look forward to in my old age! LOL!!!

  41. Anonymous11/14/2009

    OMG...I love your 55. Well done my friend. Very cute. :) I love you Thanksgiving stuff. It's my favorite holiday of all time :) Have a great weekend my friend :)

  42. Anni, Looking very cute and festive around your place. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!
    Linda Q

  43. Anonymous11/16/2009

    Elmo was so cute when they first put him on, but like every star they thought more would be better and gave him his own show (Elmo's world) - Ack! Too Much! Cute 55 though ;-)

  44. I love your Thanksgiving decor. THose angels are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting.


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