By the end of next week it'll be November already. Before Christmas preparations go into full effect, it's time to embrace the warmth and coziness of Fall and Thanksgiving. The shop has been updated with papers and tins all in shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown.
Some Paper Packs are difficult to pull together and others are easy. These Autumn Paper Packs were some of one of the easy ones. I just love the colors of the season and all of the papers work together to create the felling of Autumn. My goal when searching for these papers was to highlight the traditions and feelings associated with Fall and Thanksgiving - time spent with loved ones, focus placed on family meals, and time spent at home. All of the papers are orange, yellow, and brown with touches of red and green.
I started with these vintage playing cards and the photography print, and built the rest of the collection around them. I loved the warm, rich tones and textures in the playing card on the left and it doesn't get more Fall than the falling leaves on the playing card on the right. And no Fall or Thanksgiving is complete without a big pile of pumpkins.
There are a few Thanksgiving specific pieces of vintage ephemera, including these two turkey place cards. The one on the top is both embossed and metallic. The one on the bottom has an amusing riddle. Humor from over 50 years ago is pretty funny in itself.
A big part of Fall and Thanksgiving is all about being at home - eating dinner together around the table, cozying up to warm fires, chatting with family over a hot drink. I wanted to include some pieces that reflected the importance of home and felt this vintage price tag was perfect. The mid century furniture certainly reflects a home from the past.
Family meals seem to become a little more important and hopefully a little more frequent in the Fall, especially the big one on Thanksgiving Day. I included a few pieces of cooking ephemera in case you're scrapbooking this special meal - perhaps write down a recipe that's been passed down the family on the vintage recipe card or include a family photo on top of the recipe index card tab.
And if you are planning on turning the Paper Pack into a mini journal to document the season, there are plenty of vintage ledger pages, dictionary pages, and magazine pages. The dictionary page included came from a 1940's dictionary with awesome aging on the pages. I made sure each page I picked out included a word that somehow relates to Thanksgiving - turkey, family, meal, and such. Be sure to search your dictionary page in case you want to highlight your Thanksgiving word!
I have more of the Autumn Paper Packs available than the Halloween Paper Packs that sold out very quickly, but quantities are still limited. If you want to pick up one to document and decorate the Fall season, be sure to check out the Fall & Thanksgiving section of the shop!