...because there is a little country living in all of us

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is a most busy time filled with traveling, family, food, shopping, and football (which I only mention because I love it so much!) but before it all begins let's all take some time to truly thank God, for we have much to be thankful for!

Somewhere in between the turkey and the football game, I would like to invite you into my humble farmhouse for a little harvest tour!  To take a gander at last year's fall adornment, please *Click Here*.

A vintage wooden flour sifter filled with gourds from the garden makes a simple table centerpiece!  It rests on a runner of orange painted burlap.

I found this perfectly-worn bread board at a newly discovered shop in Traverse City, Michigan, called The Red Dresser!  This wonderful boutique is filled to the brim with treasures and if you are ever in northern Michigan, it is definitely well worth a visit!


Vintage French ironstone situated atop the board makes for a delightful fall vignette on our kitchen island made of old crates.  I tied a piece of vintage French lace around the Sarreguemines pitcher for an added touch to complete the look!

Nothing beats ironstone, don't you think?  An ironstone English compote catches a pile of mini pumpkins for a festive fall touch on the shabby kitchen hutch.

Do you see the little pumpkins tucked into the fall cubby in our entry room?

Even the bath can't escape the season!  By simply filling a vintage French watering can with bittersweet, a touch of fall was added to the room.  I cut all of the bittersweet from our vine planted about five years ago when we moved to our home.  The vine has now reached the very top of our barn roof!

Oh how I love this antique hand-carved old chest picked out for my birthday from my mom and sister, Carla!  The chest is most likely a couple hundred years old.  It is from a delightful antique shop in Midland, Michigan called Prism Antiques!  I was able to chat with and get to know the owners last time I visited!  Ryan and Nicole are just the sweetest and often traveling from state to state, they find the most unique treasures to fill their shop!

I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  I would love to hear what you are especially thankful for this year?  I will go first... I am so very thankful for my dad's health!  Five years ago to the day, my dad was airlifted to a prominent hospital downstate because he had a spontaneous bleed in his spinal cord.  The doctors told us there was no explained cause for it and that he would probably never walk again!  But through much pain and prayer, he was miraculously walking in six months and reaching full recovery in a year!  Thank you for Your mercies, God!

On another note, I am over-the-top exited to be one of over thirty homes featured in the 3rd annual virtual Holiday Housewalk!  Oh boy, I am sure feeling the pressure on this one!  Last year, I linked up our own merrily 'decked halls' and won a stop in this year's tour!  To read all about it, please *Click Here*.  Want to take the virtual Holiday Housewalk and peek into all the inspiring, festive homes?  The tour begins at Jennifer Rizzo's home on December 2!  Mark the date on your calenders, then simply *Click Here* or on the button in my sidebar to start this gorgeous parade of Holiday homes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

PS.  I am very thankful for you too and so glad you are here!

Maria ~Rusty Hinge


  1. Beautiful Fall decor. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and I'm so thankful to be able to spend the day with my family this year.


  2. I love every single photo! Your house is lovely! I'm so thankful for the good news that we have another grand baby on the way!

  3. so many wonderful things, where to start. the cupboard is iconic, and the gothic window, amazing. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Maria, Your home is one of my very favorites. I love when you take us on your seasonal/holiday tours...I always see like 15 things I'd like to walk right out of your house with! :) Really, it's always beautiful and I can't wait to see Christmas.

    I wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving..... Sarah xo

  5. What gorgeous photos!, I love all of your ironstone and that bittersweet just pops. I am your newest follower.


  6. Beautiful touches, Maria! I love your hutch filled with all those pretty white pieces.

  7. I love it all!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!!!!
    xo~ Cheryl

  8. Oh Maria ~ your home look so warm and welcoming and full of the holiday spirit! Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family, sweetie!!! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  9. Oh, Maria- o h my goodness your pics are beyond amazing - wow - AWESOME!!

    I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with loved ones.

    I think you have one of the very best blogs!!!!!

  10. Everything looks wonderful here, your photos invite us in for a closer look.

    I am so looking forward to what Christmas brings over here.




Thank you for stopping by! I love hearing from you and appreciate all of your comments. It's a treat to read each one!